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Tim Duffy K3LR: Grounding & Bounding

December Meeting: Technical Presentation

Tim Duffy K3LR
Tim Duffy K3LR – Photo by DX Engineering

Tim has been an active contest operator for 49 years. He has hosted over 145 different operators as part of the K3LR multi operator DX contest efforts since 1992 – which have made over 800,000 QSOs. Tim served on the ARRL Contest Advisory Committee as a member and multi-year Chairman. K3LR has
been an active member of the CQ Contest Committee for 31 years. Tim was the Atlantic Division Technical Achievement award winner in 1998. He was moderator of the Dayton Contest Forum for 10 years and has been moderator of the Hamvention Antenna forum for 38 years. He is a founding member and Vice President of the North Coast Contesters. K3LR serves as founder and chairman of Contest University (15 years) and the Dayton Contest Dinner (28 years), chairman of the Top Band Dinner (9 years) – as well as coordinator of the Contest Super Suite (35 years) in Dayton. He is founder and moderator of the popular RFI Reflector ( He has been a guest on Ham Nation many times. Tim was a member of Team USA at WRTC – five times. Tim serves on the board of directors of the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) as Chairman. He was President of The Radio Club of America (RCA) from 2016 to 2018. Tim is President of the Mercer County Amateur Radio Club – W3LIF (20 years). K3LR was elected to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2006. He was honored with the prestigious Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio service award by RCA in 2010. Tim served as ARRL Section Manager for Western Pennsylvania 2015/2016. K3LR currently serves as a director on the ARRL Foundation board. Tim was honored to be the 2015 Hamvention Amateur of the Year. K3LR was awarded the YASME Excellence Award in 2016. K3LR is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.

Tim is the Chief Executive Officer of DX Engineering.

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