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Ned Stearns, AA7A

Ned Stearns, AA7A, was first licensed in August 1963 at age 12 as WN8JWY. Ned currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, and is active on all amateur bands up to 23 cm. He is active in DXing, contesting, and VHF/UHF weak-signal work. He has been on 25 DXpeditions on all continents including three to Top Ten Needed DX entities (Kingman Reef in 2000, South Sandwich in 2016, and South Georgia in 2016). He was also the first ever to accomplish DXCC on 11 amateur bands. He is recently retired from GD where he was a Systems Engineer for 41 years. He is currently busy building several remote stations in AZ to expands his operating capability. He is a four-time past president of Central Arizona DX Association, vice-president of the Northern California DX Foundation, and has been elected as ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director in 2005 and again in 2017. He is a member of the 2018 Baker Island DXpedition, KH1/KH7Z, and is activating this rarely visited and Top Ten Needed DX entity on all modes, including the recently developed FT8 DXpedition mode.

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Friday, September 21

4:00pm MDT

Saturday, September 22

4:00pm MDT