2009 Citations For The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame
16 January 2009
During the past few months a group of Kiwi DXers from the Kiwi DX Group have worked to set up The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame to honour those outstanding ZL DXers who have excelled in our radio sport hobby over many years. The panel of judges, Ken McCormack ZL1AIH, Duncan McMahon ZL3JT and Bill Carney ZL3NB have been nominated to the panel for three years.
Their first task was to draw up a long list of possibles from which the first three ZL DXers to be elected to the Hall of Fame were chosen. After much deliberation the judges were unanimous in their selection and have elected the first three ZL radio amateurs to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame for 2009. Their individual citations are below.
Roy Jackson - ZL4BO
This 1st ever award recognizes Roy's extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. His DXing skills over many decades are legendary and the inspiration and help that he has given to other ZL DXers has been immeasurable. His personal achievement in the ARRL DXCC program is outstanding and he has been at the top of his game for decades.
We wish Roy well in the future and hope that he will enjoy having this award on his wall
Ron Wright - ZL1AMO
The election of Ron as the 2nd inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame recognizes Ron's extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. Ron was also elected to the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 1985. His DXpedition exploits around the Pacific over many decades are legendary and he has enabled a generation of amateur radio operators worldwide to obtain that elusive new country. His personal achievement in the ARRL DXCC program is outstanding and his contribution to INDEXA and DXing internationally has been immense.
We wish Ron well in the future and hope that he will enjoy having the award plaque on his wall.
Jock White ZL2GX - (SK)
To the Family of Jock White
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Jock White, ZL2GX has been elected to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame.
This 3rd award ever made recognizes Jock's extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. His radio DXing skills over many decades are legendary and the inspiration and help that he gave to other ZL DXers has been immeasurable. His personal achievement in the ARRL DXCC program in being the first to achieve 300 countries is outstanding. He was an outstanding ZL radio amateur for decades.
A Message From The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Panel Convener
We wish your family well in the future and hope that you will enjoy knowing how accomplished the great New Zealand DXer was.
We offer our heartiest congratulations to these outstanding ZL radio amateurs who have been elected to inaugural New Zealand DX Hall of Fame.
Thank you to Ken ZL1AIH, Duncan ZL3JT and Bill ZL3NB for their work in selecting the inductees. I looked at the long list of ZL DXers that was initially drawn up and was amazed at the DXing abilities and history of these fine ZL DXers. It was a formidable job for the panel to reach a unanimous decision but the amateurs chosen are the cream of New Zealand Amateurs. I will be looking forward to the next three inductees in 2010.
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