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CQ Names John Bergman, KC5LK, as Worked All Zones Award Manager


CQ has tapped John Bergman, KC5LK, of Brandon, Mississippi, as the new CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ) Award Manager. The appointment, effective on January 1, was announced on November 18 by CQ magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU. Bergman will succeed fellow Mississippian Floyd Gerald, N5FG, who has served the DXing community in the position for the past 11 years.

“I am very appreciative of Rich and CQ magazine giving me this opportunity to serve CQ and the DX community,” said Bergman, “and will strive to continue the high standards of WAZ Awards program.”

Licensed since 1978 — initially as KA5AFT — Bergman has been heavily involved in DX and DXing for more than 20 years. He is a charter member of the 599 DX Association and a member and past president of the Jackson Amateur Radio Club. He is also a volunteer examiner and a card checker for both ARRL and CQ awards. John also dedicated 10 years to working with the W5 incoming QSL Bureau.

Bergman is on the DXCC Honor Roll (mixed and phone) and holds 5-Band WAZ with 179 total zones to date. He also has attained 5-Band DXCC with endorsements for 30, 17, and 12 meters and has 1680 band/entities in the DXCC Challenge.

WAZ is the second-oldest active award program in ham radio. As of January 1, any correspondence relating to the CQ WAZ Award program should be directed to John Bergman, KC5LK, PO Box 792, Brandon, MS 39043 USA or via e-mail. -- Thanks to CQ magazine




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