Major ARRL Second Century Campaign Gift from JA1BK Will Support DX Log Archive
A major donation from noted DXer Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK, to the ARRL Second Century Campaign will support “The DX Log Archive Endowed by JA1BK.” Earnings from the generous gift will fund the creation and management of a DX Log Archive Program for paper DX logs of rare and significant DXpeditions that took place predominantly in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The archive also would include pre-1950 paper logs, as well as those from rare operations, and logs kept by long-time residents of very rare entities.
The ARRL will be reaching out to the DX community to collect paper DX station logs for inclusion. All logbooks will be inventoried and housed at ARRL Headquarters.
Confirmations from archived logs will be made available via Logbook of the World (LoTW) or, upon request, with a traditional QSL card.
The ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Department will manage the DX Log Archive Program. A qualified volunteer or part-time ARRL employee will execute the project. Earnings also will fund any equipment, software, and materials needed to maintain the program.
On behalf of the League, ARRL Individual Giving Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, expressed thanks and appreciation to Kan for his financial contribution that will make this new program possible.