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Kimo Chun,KH7U, and Krassimir "Krassy" Petkov, K1LZ/LZ1SA, Inducted into CQ DX Hall of Fame

     (Xenia, OH - May 18, 2018) - CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ DX Editor Bob Schenck, N2OO, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton DX dinner on May 18. The 2018 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
Kimo Chun, KH7U - was nominated by the Dateline DX Association, of which is is a founding member. He has operated on many major DXpeditions, including Kingman Reef, Christmas Island, Palmyra Atoll, Cambodia and Midway Island. In addition, he routinely provides logistical assistance to hams planning Pacific island DXpeditions; and provides electronic maintenance support for groups administering Pacific island nature preserves, including the Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A longtime member of Hawaii's Department of Emergency Management RACES team, Kimo was recently featured on an NBC News story about last year's accidental nuclear attack alert message sent out in Hawaii, and emphasized the role played by amateurs as the first to alert the public that the message was sent in error.
Krassimir "Krassy" Petkov, K1LZ/LZ1SA - Nominated by the Araucaria DX Group of Brazil, the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs and the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, Krassy has made many behind-the-scenes contributions to DXing and contesting over the years. A veteran of two dozen DXpeditions, Krassy has also provided or arranged financial and/or material support to many others. He also co-founded the Young Ham Contest Program in 2003, taking hams under age 21 to operate in major contests from Caribbean superstations; and served on the board of the 2006 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) competition in Brazil. He has also worked with fellow DXers during DXpeditions to promote amateur radio and provide equipment for hams in the countries in which the groups operated.
 The CQ DX Hall of Fame was established in 1967 to recognize those amateurs who have made major contributions to DXing and DXpeditioning. This year's inductions bring the total number of members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame to 73.

Announcing: 2018 Inductees to CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

(Xenia, OH - May 18, 2018) - The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has 11 new members, CQ magazine announced today.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. The 2018 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:
• Marlon Brando, FO5GJ (SK), iconic movie actor• David Brown, KC5ZTC (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster, U.S. Navy Captain, pilot and flight surgeon, posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Space Flight Medal, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Defense Distinguished Service Medal• Kalpana Chawla, KD5ESI (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster, aerospace engineer and first astronaut from India; also flew on Columbia in 1997. Posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Space Flight Medal, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal• Laurel Clark, KC5ZSU (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster, U.S. Navy Captain, flight surgeon, submarine medical officer. Posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Space Flight Medal, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. She also received three Navy Commendation Medals; the National Defense Medal, and Overseas Service Ribbon. • Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, pioneer in popularizing open-source Bit-X "semi-kits" using Arduinos for affordable QRP transceivers• Grady Fox, W4FRM (SK), SSB pioneer; worked on Manhattan Project during World War II and the camera for NASA's lunar landers• Wendell King, ex-2ADD (SK), African-American pioneer of broadcasting and college radio• Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, founder of QRZ.com, the most widely-accessed amateur radio website• Mark Pecen, KC9X/VE3QAM, wireless communication and networking pioneer, inventor, cybersecurity expert• Carole Perry, WB2MGP, longtime advocate for youth in amateur radio; moderator of Dayton youth forum for more than 30 years• Ed Westcott, W4UVS, photographer who chronicled the Manhattan Project during World War II and later helped the FBI with its investigation of the Jonestown massacre

Re-Scoring of CQWW CW Results Complete; Updated Scores Posted Online

The following is from CQ World Wide DX Contest Director John Dorr, K1AR:

As you may be aware, it was previously announced by CQ that all results for the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest would be re-scored based on the return to the usual and accepted methodology for handling duplicate QSOs <http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2018/05/2017-cqww-cw-contest-scoring-change.html>.

I'm pleased to report that the scores have now been updated and posted on-line on CQ World Wide DX Contest Web site <http://www.cqww.com/scorescw.htm?yr=2017&mode=CW>.
The good news is that there was minimal impact to the final scores with no significant changes to the final standings and only 40% of the total pool of logs affected at all.
Thank you for your patience as we worked through this issue.
73, John, K1AR