I am writing to inform you of a significant change in the CQ WW 160M
Contest. Effective immediately, Dave Thompson, K4JRB, is retiring from his
leadership position as contest director. Taking over the reigns will be Andy
Dave has been director of CQ’s 160M contest for 16 years, stepping up and
taking charge after former director, Don McClennon, N4IN (formerly W3EIS and
W3IN), passed away. During Dave’s watch, the contest has grown by over 300% in
terms of entries, but more importantly has become one of contesting’s top
The task of contest director is a tiring and sometimes thankless job. Over
the years, Dave has performed his job with quiet reserve and a smile on his
face. His reliability in delivering the results to CQ and to the contest
community at large will always be appreciated.
As we move forward, Andy, N2NT, has some big shoes to fill. However, his
contesting experience and organizational skills will prevail--we can all count
I encourage you to take the time to thank Dave for his faithful, 16 years of
service. We wish both Dave and Andy the best. Dave will continue to support
the contest behind the scenes as the transition to Andy takes place. In the
meantime, I want to personally thank Dave for his commitment and dedication to
our sport. Well done, OM.
73, John, K1AR
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