DX Hog Award


WHEREAS,

 he is generally considered a nice guy except in pileups, and 

WHEREAS,

 he is usually a considerate operator except when chasing DX, and 

WHEREAS,

 he is known to work the DX first and then spot it on the cluster, and 

WHEREAS,

 he has been known to display a piggish attitude in working them first, 

HEREAFTER AND ALWAYS shall he be entitled to call himself a DX HOG !

The recipient MUST display this award in a prominent place in his Ham Shack. If this award is not found in his shack by fellow member DX Hogs, he shall be liable to buy said member the beverage of his choice.

Signed, verified and attested to by the DX HOG Committee Chairman - W.E. Snortum

This award is presented during the Annual DX dinner, or other suitable forum, and has been a traveling award since 1980.

The FINE PRINT: The newly installed DX HOG can negate the consequences of the last requirement, i.e. having to buy the other DX hogs drinks for non-display of the HOG in his Shack in only one way: He must wear the honorable DX HOG HAT for the duration of the Hamfest while in and or around the Hamfest premises.


  • 1980- K4KUZ  "MIkum" (now W4UM)
  • 1981- KA2DIV Grant (N4GM - SK)
  • 1982- K4CEF  "Barm"
  • 1983- WB4BBH Frank (NA4CW)
  • 1984- K1ZX Jim White (K4OJ) (SK)
  • 1985- WB4OSN Joe (W4IR)
  • 1986- K8UNP Pete (N8PR)
  • 1987- K4MF Gary
  • 1988- K2PEQ Bill (W2CQ)
  • 1989- AA2X Harry (SK)
  • 1990- K2EWB Leon
  • 1991- K8PXG John (K4WJ)
  • 1992- W5OG Bill (SK)
  • 1993- N4TO Vic (SK)
  • 1994- W2FZY "Fuzzy" (SK)
  • 1995- KR4GJ Scott (W4PJ)
  • 1996- WA4YLD Tom (SK)
  • 1997- no award
  • 1998- K4LM Vant
  • 1999- W3AZD Don

  • 2000- no award
  • 2001- W4DTA  Steve "Estaban"
  • 2002- W4OV Bruce (W4OVU)
  • 2003- WA4WTG "Kappy"
  • 2004- W4BP Ron
  • 2005- W1RG "Gil"
  • 2006- W4QN Norm
  • 2007- K2AU Mark
  • 2008- W4DN Dave
  • 2009- N4RU Ray
  • 2010- N4II Ed
  • 2011- KB2TZ Elliot
  • 2012- NZ5N Bill
  • 2013- KE4PT Kai
  • 2014- W9IL Lou
  • 2015- WB3ANE Hope
  • 2016- K2SHA John
  • 2017-