SDARC Member Ian, G3YBY has been an active Radio Amateur for some 40 years. A keen contester, and with a much envied station, Ian has just received the DXCC Challenge Award for working and confirming at least 1,000 DXCC on the Amateur bands, 160 through 6 meters (except 60 meters). Plaques can be endorsed in increments of 500. Entities for each band are totalled to give the Challenge standing. Deleted entities do not count for this award. All contacts must be made after November 15, 1945. QSOs for the 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meter bands qualify for this award.
Well done Ian from all of us at the club.