Press Release

NCDXF Election Of Officers

August 4,, 2012

The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new Directors to fill vacancies created by retiring board members. Tom Berson, ND2T and Glenn Rattmann, K6NA were elected to fill these positions.

Tom Berson ND2T became a ham at the age of 11. He has lived and worked abroad for 7 ½ years. He is a past president and director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, Inc. Professionally, Tom is an expert in cryptography, computer security, information conflict, and high-tech business. Tom has been on several high profile DXpeditions and will be headed to NH8S Swains Island very soon. Tom has lived in Palo Alto, CA, since 1977.

Glenn Rattmann K6NA has been DXing and contesting since age 14. He has a degree in Marine Geology and has had successful careers in oceanographic survey work, electronic sales and manufacturing, and aerospace. He retired from Northrop Grumman in 2007. He has participated in many DXpeditions and is very active in contesting. He has worked all current DX entities and loves the low bands. He has been very active in the San Diego DX Club. Glenn lives in Valley Center, CA.

More extensive biographies for Tom and Glenn can be seen at

An eleven member Board of Directors oversees all of the Foundation's business. These Directors and the volunteer advisors who assist them have held responsible positions in the business or academic worlds. They all are active DXers. The Foundation does not have a paid staff, and no Foundation officer, director or advisor receives a salary or compensation in any form.

In keeping with the original intent of the founders, NCDXF has supported over 500 DXpeditions, large and small. For the expensive "mega" DXpeditions, NCDXF is usually the "anchor" sponsor and its grant often makes the difference in whether the DXpedition goes forward. Since its founding in 1972, NCDXF has donated in excess of $1 million to worthy DXpeditions. NCDXF also supports the world-wide NCDXF/IARU Beacon Project and provides for scholarships for worthy recipients in cooperation with the ARRL Foundation.

The Northern California DX Foundation relies heavily upon the generosity of its contributors to fund various projects. The NCDXF is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law for U.S. taxpayers.

Please contact me if there are any questions.

Glenn Johnson W0GJ
Vice President, NCDXF

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