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Wild Card Team #4

Tribute to WRTC 2014 Organizing Committee


Picture of Doug Grant, K1DG
Team Leader:

Doug Grant, K1DG

Other callsigns: n/a
Country: USA
Age (WRTC 2018): 63
Previous WRTC experience: Competitor: 1990, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006
Organizing Committee: 2014
Occupation: Retired
Doug Grant, K1DG, was born in Boston in 1954. He discovered ham radio at age 13 and began contesting soon after that. He has operated in all entry categories from single-op to Multi-multi, has won many, and holds several records. He is a member of ARRL, FOC, CWOps, A-1 Operators Club, Yankee Clipper Contest Club, and the Radio Club of America. He was elected to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Radio Club of America Barry Goldwater Award that same year. He was the editor of the CQ Amateur Radio Almanac, and has organized the Dayton Hamvention Contest Forum for over 20 years, and is on the boards of Contest University and the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation. His primary station is located on an island off the Maine coast, where he is active on all bands from 160M through 2M EME. Professionally, he worked for 30+ years in the semiconductor industry and now is self-employed as a consultant.


Picture of Andy Blank, N2NT
Team Mate:

Andy Blank, N2NT

Other callsigns: V47NT, V47T, VY2NT, VP2ENT
Country: USA
Age (WRTC 2018): 61
Previous WRTC experience: Competitor: 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010
Organizing Committee: 2014
Occupation: Manager, Worldwide Marine Communications
I have been licensed since 1972 and have been an active contester since my novice days.
Originally from NY, I have spent the last 30 years in NJ with my wife Bonnie.
I have a competitive station in NJ, but do most of my contesting from K3LR as one of the 20M operators. I also maintain a station in St. Kitts, V47NT (V47T) for CQWW.
Over the years, I have operated from many different winning contest stations, including NP4A, VY2ZM, VP2E, V26B, W2PV, W2YV, and many others. I am a member of the Frankford Radio Club and FOC. CW is my first love. Recently we have built a competitive VHF station with my long time friend N2NC.

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