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A Warm Welcome From NCDXF's President !
Welcome to the home page of the Northern California DX Foundation. NCDXF is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1972 by DXers for DXers. The Foundation's principal mission is to help support DXpeditions to rare DXCC entities through the awarding of financial grants. NCDXF partners with the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to operate a worldwide network of eighteen power-stepping beacons. It also oversees a scholarship fund supporting educational activities related to DXing.

The affairs of the NCDXF are managed by an eleven-member Board of Directors who all are experienced DXers themselves. Indeed, the current Directors collectively have about 500 years of DXing experience upon which to draw. The Foundation has no employees or paid staff. The Directors are volunteers who pay their own travel and lodging expenses when attending meetings, conventions and working at other DX-related venues.

Initially, all Foundation Directors lived in the San Francisco Bay area because their physical proximity facilitated getting the Foundation's work done. Today, with email and teleconferencing readily available, our Directors can reside virtually anywhere in the world. While our name still reflects our Northern California roots, the activities of the Foundation now truly are international in scope.

The funds which permit NCDXF to award grants come primarily from the annual contributions of our supporters in the DX community and from the interest earned on our investments. Neither source alone generates enough revenue to cover all of NCDXF's annual expenses. Thus, we are constantly seeking to expand our supporter base so that we are able to deal with the ever-increasing costs of the DXpeditions we help to finance. If you agree with the importance of NCDXF's work, and if you are not a contributor already, we hope you will become one by clicking the
"Join or Renew" tab found on the home page of this website.

If you have questions about the Foundation or its work, please feel free to contact me directly at

Warmest regards and good DXing,

Rusty Epps, W6OAT
President, NCDXF

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