[CCF] John Dorr K1AR is the new CQ WW Director

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Tue May 15 12:22:51 EDT 2018

 (Hicksville, NY) May 14, 2018 – Former CQ magazine Contesting Editor,
CQ Contest Hall of Famer and longtime CQ World Wide DX Contest
Committe member John Dorr, K1AR, has been named Director of the CQ World
Wide DX Contest, CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, announced today.

John succeeds Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, who has been CQWW Director for the past
two years, and who has stepped down for personal reasons. The CQWW DX
Contest is amateur radio's most popular contest and may be the world's
competitive sporting event in terms of numbers of participants.

     A ham since 1969, Dorr has been a member of the CQWW Contest Committee
since the mid-1970s and served as CQ magazine's Contesting Editor for over
20 years, from 1989-2011. He is also a two-time medalist in the World
Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC), a two-time president of the Yankee
Clipper Contest Club, chairman of the World Wide Radio Operators' Foundation
and has been emcee of the Dayton Contest Dinner for the past 25 years. John
was elected to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1997.

     Professionally, John is recently retired from a career in high
technology. He was also CQ's marketing director for several years in the

     "John has been part of the CQ and CQWW 'families' for nearly four
decades," said Ross. "He understands this contest and the people who make it
successful – 'big guns,' 'little pistols' and behind-the-scenes volunteers –
better than almost anyone. He also has the 'big picture' perspective of
CQWW's significance in the broader world of ham radio. We are very pleased
that he has agreed to 'come back home' as CQWW Director."

   "I am honored to be asked to lead the CQWW and its incredible group of
contest committee volunteers," noted Dorr. "My sincere thanks to Doug, KR2Q,
for his decades of service to the world's best contest and its

     Dorr's appointment is effective immediately.

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