N2NC New Director of CQ WW VHF Contest

(Cleveland, OH) – June 11, 2024 – The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, John Golomb, N2NC, will be assuming the Director role for the CQ WW VHF Contest (cqww-vhf.com).

A ham since 1980, Golomb has been an active contester throughout, being widely respected for both his technical contributions and operating skills. Over the years, John has produced an impressive list of world-class contest results, participating at a high level in both HF and VHF/UHF competitions. In particular, Golomb has participated in the CQ WW VHF contest for seven straight years, amassing nearly 2500 QSOs along the way. John’s VHF experience includes building stations for his own use as well as via several technical partnerships, with operational capabilities ranging from 6 meters to 23 centimeters and beyond.

Professionally, John recently retired from a career with the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, where he led a team responsible for the power systems of electromagnetic aircraft launch equipment.

“John possesses a unique combination of technical and operating skills at the highest level of radiosport. He has also demonstrated tremendous leadership capabilities that, in total, make him the perfect leader for the CQ WW VHF contest,” said WWROF Chairman, Tim Duffy, K3LR.

“I look forward to leading this world class event into the future alongside WWROF and am honored to be asked to be the contest director,” noted Golomb. “My sincere thanks to John, K9JK, for his past service to the CQ WW VHF contest and its participants.”


The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation is a non-profit, donor-supported organization dedicated to improving the skills of amateur radio operators around the world, utilizing education, competition, advancement of technology and scientific research, promoting international friendship and goodwill, and preparing them to better serve society in times of communications need. In addition, WWROF provides major assistance, including the infrastructure for log submissions, log checking, reporting, and other support services for many popular radio contests. For more information, log on to: https://wwrof.org/.

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