SLSRC July Program – “Tips for Working DX and Improving Your Contest Score on CW”

July 22, 2020….

The July St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club general meeting will be held ON-LINE on the 24th of July at 7:00 pm, logins at 6:45 pm. The program will be “Tips for Working DX and Improving Your Contest Score on CW.” This program will be presented by Dale Holloway, K4EQ, and is a followup from our April program.

Dale Holloway, K4EQ, will be sharing with us his experiences using Morse code and the impact it has on contesting. This program should be especially helpful for new hams, new DXers, and new contesters.

Dale was raised in Michigan and was licensed as a Novice in 1960 as KN8WHB. He then changed to K8WHB when he passed the General class exam. Due to a move to Indiana in the 70s, the FCC changed Dale’s call to W9NXD. Dale’s family returned to Michigan when he passed the Advanced and Extra exams and changed his call to NJ8X. When the new vanity call sign program began in 1996, Dale was in Virginia and elected to change to K4EQ.

Dale has lived and visited many areas of the world and has operated radio all over. He has transmitted from Costa Rica, Honduras, Russia as NJ8X/UA3, and Canada.  His primary interests in Amateur Radio are CW and QRP. Dale enjoys building several QRP kits and also enjoys operating them on the air. 

Dale is a graduate of Vennard College (BA), Michigan State University (MA), and Trinity Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). Professionally, he was in Christian ministry for 45 years, including nine years in international missions, four years with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and the rest as a pastor. Finally, Dale has also served as an adjunct professor in the religion department at Indiana Wesleyan University

Let’s all get comfortable at our computers and learn from Dale by attending this program ON-LINE. Click on the link below to join our club’s YouTube Channel and enjoy the meeting and program.  If your YouTube username is not your name or call sign, we ask you to place your name and call sign at the front or end of your chat statement to identify who is talking.  To say something in the chat, you must have a YouTube  account. If you have a Google account, you most likely also have a YouTube account.  Please join in.