Renowned DXer, DXpeditioner and contester Wayne Mills, N7NG, of Jackson, Wyoming, has been named CQ magazine's DX Editor, annouced magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU.
- a 1999 inductee into the CQ DX Hall of Fame - succeeds Carl Smith,
N4AA, who has stepped down after writing the magazine's DX column for 13
in 1953 at age 11, Wayne began DXing in 1956 and went on his first
DXpedition in 1985. He was part of the ZA1A team that reintroduced
amateur radio to Albania in 1991, and the inaugural operation from the
newly-independent Republic of Kosovo in 2008. From 2000 to 2007, Wayne
was manager of the ARRL's Membership Services Department and worked on
developing the Logbook of the World electronic confirmation system.
Wayne also set several contesting records over the years, but says he
considers himself much more of a DXer than a contester.
in Carl's footsteps will be difficult," noted Mills, "but going forward
as the new CQ DX column editor, I will attempt to discuss items of
current interest such as DXpedition funding, pileup behavior and maybe
the many aspects of remote control DXing."
Mills will begin writing the CQ DX column as of the magazine's April 2013 issue.