American Radio Relay League
I became one of the first batch of DXCC card checkers appointed outside North America. DXCC is the world’s premier DX award, and is the prime benchmark by which DXing prowess is measured. My presence, along with the introduction of the Logbook of the World, has served to make DXCC participation much more accessible to South Africans. Having cards checked locally has not only significantly reduced the cost of DXCC participation, but has also removed the risks associated with sending treasured QSL cards overseas.
Dave Sumner K1ZZ, ARRL CEO, Tjerk ZS6P and Kay Graigie N3KK, ARRL president