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Meet the Volunteers (2018)

A year-long event to find and make contact with all of the people who devote time to keep 10-10 an active organization!
The goal? Make contact with each of the following volunteers during 2018. See the 2017 Volunteers

2018 Volunteer Check-off Sheet


AD4RXRogerPublications Manager
AJ7BRandyEditor and Newsletter Manager
G4BLHMikeGB Awards Manager
K0DBKBradCounties Award Manager
K4QHHBobMobile & VP Award Manager
K5BKTPeggyCommittee Member
K5ERJEdCommittee Member
K6DNRBobNet Controller
K6RDKDavidData & Membership Manager
K7CWSRayNet Controller
KA0ZPPJimChapter Coordinator
KA5VVDBobCommittee Member
KC1BTAJasonScout Award Manager
KC8IMDanNet Controller
KD5DEMelDigital Award Manager (Past President)
KD6FECRexScout Certificate Manager
KE1HGRexCommittee Member
KF4WKYMikeNet Controller
KI6OYLeeCW Award Manager
KM5EHMarcusOM/XYL Award Manager
KM5FFEddieWPX Award Manager
KQ4PKRobertNet Controller
KZ3TDanQSO Party and Lucky 13 Award Manager
N2WIETony1000+ Bars Manager
N5MTMikeDX Award Manager
N6ELKLouiseNet Controller
N6OPRBobNet Manager
N7YGJeffIT Manager
N9ACGeraldW6OI Trustee
N9KDBRuthCertificate Manager
NP2MRDavidCommittee Member
NZ1IKevinSecretary and WAC Award Manager
VE3MEWBillCommittee Member
VE7SSJGarryCommittee Member
W4MMABobbyCommittee Member
W5DJTDavidCommittee Member
W9HTJoshuaVice President
WA2SUHLarryScholarship Manager
WA3GMGregDirector at Large
WB0CONEvaWAS Award Manager
WB6OJBArnoldNet Controller
WB9WZIAlanNet Controller
WI9XJimQSL Bureau Manager
WN4AMOPaulPublicity Manager

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It was decided back in November board meeting to add two new classifications/categories to the 10-10 QSO Parties, LOW POWER AND HIGH POWER.

These changes have just recently been made and will be effective beginning with the Winter Phone QSO Party February 3-4, 2018.

The following changes are as follows:

Entrants may submit a log in ANY of the following classifications:

QRP: Includes single station operators and can also include OM/XYL teams or any families or groups of people using individual call signs and 10-10 numbers. CW/Digital operations max 5 watts and Phone operations max 10 watts during the entire event.

LOW POWER: Same as QRP listed above except that output power for CW/Digital operations is max 50 watts and Phone operations is max 150 watts during the entire event.

HIGH POWER: Same as QRP listed above except that output power for CW/Digital operations is max 100 watts and Phone operations is >150 watts for the entire event.







The authors of 10qsologger, WIN1010 and N3FJP 10-10 QSO Party contest programs will notified of changes and hopefully those changes can be made before the Winter Phone QSO Party. Any changes not made, you will then have to edit your Cabrillo logs to reflect the proper classification/category. I also hope to have the contest scorer updated so that those uploading ADIF logs will have the option to pick the proper category.

We are sorry for the late notice and any inconvenience this may pose but we wanted to get this out as soon as possible.


XXAssist Utility


This simple utility will allow a user to search a modified version of the master database for a callsign, a tenten number or by member name.  It will provide you with the members location along with any previous call signs the member has held in the past.  A notes field is also included to allow you to make specific notes for an individual call sign.  Those notes are stored in the local database.


This program was created using Java, therefore you will need to have a current version of the Java Run-time installed on your computer.  The program is also  platform independent allowing it to run on Windows, Linux and Mac.


The data for this program is a small subset of the Master Ten Ten database, updated every 24 hours and can be downloaded from inside the program at the users discretion.


The program is provided in a standard ZIP archive and can be download here.


Windows Installation Instructions:

  1.  Download the program to your local computer.
  2.  Create a folder on your local computer called XXAssist.
  3.  Using your favorite Archive Software, extract the contents of the archive you downloaded to the folder you just created.
  4.  To launch the program, double click the file XXAssist.jar.  If your Java Run-time is correctly installed, the program will run.  If the file association has not been properly set, then you can launch the program using the file XXAssist.bat
  5.  Right click which ever file launch the program and create a desktop short cut.


Linux and Mac Installation Instructions:

  1.  Download the program to your local computer in your /home/Download folder.
  2.  Double click the file  This should launch the defualt archive program.
  3.  Extract the files contents to a folder in your /home folder called XXAssist.
  4.  Open a terminal window in this folder and make the file executable  -- (chmod +x
  5.  Create a shortcut on your desktop to the file


Program Icons:

Icon files have also been provided to assign to your launchers.

Windows -- catfish.ico

Linux/Mac -- catfish.png or catfish.svg


To obtain the current Java Run-Time package, Visit the Oracle Website.

Ten-Ten International will be in attendance at the following Hamfest.  If you are attending any of these, please stop by our booth to chat, pay dues, or sign the logbook.

Name Date Location Web Link
Hamcation (FL) Feb 9-11, 2018 Central Flordia Fairgrounds
Yuma  Hamfest (AZ) Feb 16 - 17, 2018 Yuma County Fair Grounds
Tucson (AZ) TBD    
Charlotte (NC) Feb 9, 2018 Cabarras Arean & Events Center
Houston (TX) March 16 - 17, 2018 Fort Bend County Fairgrounds
Las Vegas (NV) TBD    
Dayton (OH) May 18 - 20, 2018 Greene County Fairgrounds
HamCom (TX) June 8 - 10, 2018 Plano Events Center
Sea Pac (OR) June 1 - 3, 2018 Seaside Convention Center
Friedroshagen (Germany) TBD    
Huntsville (AL) August 18-19, 2018 Von Braun Civic Center
Shreveport (LA) August 11, 2018 Bossier Fairgrounds

Aaron Boots AA0RN


I wanted to thank you for your work with the Foundation of Amateur Radio. I am truly honored to be a recipient of the 10-10 International Net Scholarship this year. This August I will be returning to Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) to continue my degree in Electrical Engineering. This scholarship will go a long way in my goal to graduate with minimal debt


I became interested in radio communications through my involvement in disaster relief work with Crisis Response International and received my technician’s license at the age of 17 in January 2013. I was also inspired by my father (KD0TXA) who got his license a month before I did. I quickly became interested in radio as a hobby through involvement with my local club and over the next twelve months received both my General and Extra class licenses. When I passed my Extra I changed my call to AA0RN (previously K0ARM and KD0UDB). I continued learning and experimenting in amateur radio as I finished high school and took my first two years of engineering courses at a community college. 


This last year I transferred to Missouri S&T and became heavily involved with the ham radio club on campus (W0EEE). I get on HF SSB very frequently from my local residence and the school club station. In December of 2016 I was elected the president of the club. With the help of several of our dedicated members we have seen explosive growth in the club which is mentioned in page 20 of the May 2017 QST. One of the biggest factors to our growth has been the Technician Class courses we have been offering. Over the last year we have assisted over 20 students in becoming amateur operators. I am interested in getting "younger" people into ham radio, and I am always converting people into to the hobby. I was Vice President of the Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club (W0ERH) from August 2014 through August 2016. In addition, I have been an ARRL Volunteer Examiner from February 2017 to the present and a Laurel Volunteer Examiner since August.


Last semester I was given an opportunity to start working on software defined radios in a paid undergraduate position. My amateur radio knowledge was vital for this project and opened the door for this opportunity. I am excited to discover what the next year will bring to me both academically and in the world of radio communications. 






Christos Kakoutas 5B4AIP


M y name is Christos Kakoutas, and I come from the island of Cyprus, located in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea. At the age of twelve, I joined my high school’s Amateur Radio club, 5B4ES, where older students teach younger students the electronics and operating theory behind the wonderful hobby of Amateur Radio. Mentored by alumni of 5B4ES, I acquired my CEPT license (the European equivalent of a United States Extra Class license) at the age of 15. My 5B4AIP callsign and C46W special contest callsign were handed to me, and I have been an active Radio Amateur ever since. Chairing 5B4ES from 2009 until graduating in 2012, as members of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) we co-operated with the Cypriot Scouts Organization in introducing scouts to Amateur Radio. Furthermore, while continuously upgrading our QTH, we organized various equipment projects and participated in many contests, with highlight the 2011 All Asian DX Contest, where I scored 2nd place in the world and 1st in the under-18 SOSTAB HP category.


Upon graduation from high school in 2012, I was enlisted for my national service. 

Completing my military service in 2014, I matriculated at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, England, to study Engineering. This year I completed my Batchelor’s Degree in Engineering, having read Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics, Control, and Electromagnetism. In September I will return to Cambridge for my Master’s Degree, specializing in Fluid Mechanics. At Cambridge I joined G6UW (special contest callsign M4A), the Cambridge University Wireless Society, and served as its secretary from 2015 to 2017. I was also fortunate enough to participate in the 2015 IARU YOTA Conference, which took place in Italy. The M4A contest calendar peaks every year with the CQWW SSB contest, where in 2016 we ranked first in the UK in the MULTI-TWO category. I am also a member of the ARRL, RSGB, CARS, the Nicosia Club (5B4NC) as well as the Nicosia Contest Group (C4A). 


I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to the Ten-Ten International Net and all the people behind it. This is the third year I have received your scholarship. This summer I was accepted to participate in the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Climate Engineering in Maine, USA, and with the scholarship I can manage my participation better and be able to fully enjoy the experience. Besides being indebted by this act of kindness, I am honored for receiving this academic scholarship, and thus determined to improve my activity in the hobby, the HF bands and 10m in particular. 




John Herrick, KK4BSM


I ’d like to thank the Ten-Ten International Net for sponsoring the Ten-Ten International Scholarship fund. I greatly appreciate your generosity in sponsoring this scholarship, and all the efforts you all do to promote amateur radio.

I’m currently a rising senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Geography with a double minor in Meteorology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I plan on entering the workforce upon completion of my undergraduate degree. I aspire to work for the National Weather Service as an Electronics Technician or another technically-inclined position

My curiosity led me to amateur radio. Radio communications has been my sole passion since elementary school. As a high school freshman, I studied for and passed my Technician and General class exams, upgrading to Extra class the following year. I remember being gifted my first HF radio, a Radio Shack 10-meter mobile unit. I spent the first two years on HF exclusively on 10m, and had many fun memories working DX. Since then, I’ve been active in nearly every facet of amateur radio imaginable.

I’ve had a lot of memorable activities with the Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association (K4KDJ). I had the opportunity to assist with a high-altitude balloon mission, run a major contest pile-up, Golden Packet APRS Event, etc. There have been many things I’ve been able to check off my ham “bucket list”. Experimentation is what really drives my interest in amateur radio. I like knowing what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Over the past 3 years, I’ve helped proctor 20 exams as an ARRL and Laurel ARC-certified Volunteer Examiner. Our testing group provides testing services free of charge to the applicants. In addition to licensing exams, VTARA assists with multiple public service events each year, usually event support for parades or cycling races. I’ve served as Club President for the past two years, and continue to work closely with other club officers.

Virginia Tech has been an excellent fit for me. Much of my academic studies revolves around remote sensing. One of my department’s field projects involves installing remote weather stations on local peaks. When our equipment was having difficulty finding a signal, I used my SDR as a spectrum analyzer to troubleshoot the station’s cellular modem. Having outside experience in amateur radio has given me a distinct advantage, and appreciation for the technology used by today’s industries.

The timing of the scholarship was very fortunate since I will be moving off-campus for the first time this year. I have signed a lease for a quiet, but unfurnished apartment. The funds will help with the new living expenses as well as required books/software. Additionally, I will install a new hard drive for my laptop computer which needs one after three years of portable use.

Again, thank you very much for this scholarship.



Owen Cruise N0WEN


I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the generous scholarship from your organization. I recently graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego. This fall, I will be attending the University of California San Diego. Your gift will greatly help me finance my education. For the past few years, amateur radio has been a favorite hobby of mine. Since discovering the club at Mt. Carmel (W6SUN) during my freshman year, I have enjoyed the science and art of the hobby. Between the high-altitude balloon payload launches, the fun in setting up HF and satellite rigs, and more, the ham club was fully integrated into my time in high school. Along the way, I worked with

talented engineer mentors, and I met many amazing people. Beyond the club, I strived to be involved with other amateur radio groups and events. I am a member

of the PAPA System repeater group as well as of ARRL. In addition, I have attended and operated at Field Day 2016 and 2017, and I operated on the USS Midway’s station (NI6IW), which was definitely a highlight for me.


My other hobby for the past seven years has been playing string bass. I began playing the instrument in my middle school orchestra and jazz band. As a musician with the San Diego Youth Symphony, I had the unique opportunity to travel to China on their tour in the summer of 2015. I also formed a separate jazz ensemble with friends and performed at restaurants and retirement homes around the county. Currently, I am a member of the San Diego Philharmonic Orchestra, a new group started by a friend of mine. I hope to join the La Jolla Symphony while at UCSD. Ham radio and music were the defining cornerstones of my high school experience, and while very different from each other, I know that these two passions helped me to be successful with the academic aspect of school. The amateur radio club activities were instrumental in guiding my decision

to study mechanical engineering. UCSD has an amateur radio club, and I plan on staying “radioactive” throughout college and beyond, both on and off campus.


Again, thank you so much for your generosity in supporting my education. I wish the Ten-Ten International Group nothing but the best in all of its activities and functions







Tom Jose, VU2TO


T hank you, 10-10 International and the FAR Scholarship Committee for selecting me for a $2000 scholarship this year. This will certainly help me with my studies.

I am currently pursuing my 2nd year Bachelor of Technology education with an emphasis on Electronics and Communications at Swamy Vivekananda Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. I grew up in an ecosystem surrounded by Amateur radio operators as both of my parents VU2JOS & VU3LMS work at National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR). Having seen my parents and others experimenting, I got inspired to join this hobby and worked towards getting my license at a young age of 13 years. I was designated the Call Sign VU3TMO (Restricted Grade license) in 2011 and upgraded to VU2TO (General Grade license) in 2015.  


I have participated in numerous contests from NIAR club station and received operating achievement from ARRL, CQ USA, RSGB Great Britain, DARC Germany, JARL Japan, ARI Italy, IARC Israel, Australia, France, Poland, Ukraine, India etc. I was awarded the prestigious ARRL Diamond DXCC Award when I was 14 years old in 2012. My efforts in providing emergency communication with NIAR team during the Hud Hud cyclone in 2014 has been appreciated by several National and International media organizations. I made a presentation at the Youth Forum during 2015 Dayton Hamvention about my ham radio activities.


Last year, in the Fall 10-10 News I told you about my involvement in emergency communications during Cyclone Hud Hud that occurred in October 2014. Once again it was proved that when everything else fails, Ham Radio gets the job done. I was interviewed by the film star Mr. Nagarjuna on a popular TV program about my emergency communications. This was telecast several times and by several local TV channels. I was featured in the July 2015 issue of CQ Magazine (Page 12).


Details about my emergency communication activity is now taught in the Class IX English subject in the schools in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India. I am helping to propagate the hobby among the youth of my country.


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