[CCF] Fwd: [CQ-Contest] AA3B, Named WPX Contest Director

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 17:23:05 EDT 2020


Contact: Rich Moseson, W2VU
w2vu at cq-amateur-radio.com

Joseph "Bud" Trench, AA3B, Named WPX Contest Director

(Hicksville, NY April 13, 2020) - Joseph W. "Bud" Trench, AA3B, of
Boyertown, Pennsylvania, has been named Director of the CQ WPX SSB and CW
Contests, CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. He succeeds Randy
Thompson, K5ZD, who has been serving as Interim Director.

Trench has been licensed since 1970 and has more than 1.4 million QSOs in
his logbook (which would be very thick if still on paper!). Bud has a
passion for contesting, achieving 15 first-place finishes in the CQ World
Wide DX CW Contest in the Single Op Low Power category using call sign
V26K, including the current world record. He has been among the top-10 USA
scorers consistently since 2005 in the CQ WW WPX CW High Power category,
and has achieved the top North American score six times in CQ WW WPX RTTY.
In addition, he was the Single Op World Winner of the CQ WW WPX Triathlon
plaque in 2014, and competed in WRTC 2018.
Bud is an officer of the Frankford Radio Club and Pennsylvania QSO Party
Association, and a member of the First Class CW Operators' Club, CW
Operators' Club, Activity Group CW - DL, CWJF Group, A-1 Operator Club and

Professionally, Bud is retired from a career at Lockheed Martin, where his
responsibilities included leading large organizations developing complex
hardware and software systems for the US Government.

"I am honored to be trusted with leadership responsibilities for the CQ WW
WPX SSB and CW contests," said Trench, "and I look forward to serving all
stakeholders to ensure the continued robustness of these premiere operating

Interim WPX Contest Director Randy Thompson, K5ZD, said, "I, and the
contest community, appreciate Bud stepping forward to take on the
responsibility of managing the CQ WPX Contest. Bud is an extremely prolific
contester who is active on all modes. He will bring a fresh perspective to
the contest."

Bud is jumping in with both feet, starting immediately to work with Randy
on processing the results of last month's WPX SSB weekend, and taking the
reins for next month's CW weekend.

Forwarded by Randy K5ZD

Jukka OH6LI

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