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Veteran DX QSL Manager W3HNK Marks 50 Years of Service


It’s been 50 years this month since now-veteran QSL manager Joe Arcure, W3HNK, began serving as a QSL manager for DX stations, starting with ZE4JS (Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe). Since then he has handled QSLing chores for more than 400 DX stations, and anyone with DX QSL cards likely has one in the collection that W3HNK handled. Licensed in 1956, W3HNK was bitten by the DX bug the following year and, as he puts it on his page, “was off in a world of DX chasing.” He has operated from several spots in the Caribbean under various call signs. Joe says that after he signed aboard as QSL manager for ZE4JS, he “kept adding call signs through the latter part of the 1960s, all the 70s, 80s and 90s,” and the rest is history. Although he retired in 1998, Joe remains “active with the pasteboards,” as he puts it. W3HNK is a member of the CQ DX Hall of Fame, class of 1979, and of the ARRL. Congratulations, Joe, and thanks for your service to the DX community! The Daily DX,




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