About Us

The Central Virginia Contest Club has been in existence for over 40 years. The members generally have an interest in DX and Contesting, be it HF or VHF/UHF.

Individually, members have won many contesting and DX awards, and as a group we participate regularly in the ARRL 160 and 10 meters contest, ARRL DX, and Virginia QSO Party for local club points. We have won numerous awards for our contesting efforts.

Please come to a meeting! We generally meet on the first Tuesday of the month at Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria 3434 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233. Meeting begins at 7PM.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact us to make sure the date hasn’t changed due to conflicts. Here is a link to our information on the ARRL’s Affiliated Clubs website:


The Club conducts short informal business meetings sometimes, and discusses contest plans and results, but mostly just fellowships!

Some of our contesting highlights:

1977 CQ WW DX Phone – Multi-single – W4DR – 4th USA

1978 CQ WW DX CW – Single Op All band – W4DR (WA8ZDT op) – 1st USA 2,727108 – a new USA all-time single-op record

1980 CQ WW WPX SSB – Single Op All Band QRP – W4DR (W4PFM/OA8V op – 2nd USA, 3rd World

1981 CQ WW DX Phone – Multi-Single – KX4S – 2nd USA 3,837,896 (1st place score was 3,867,840)

1983 CQ WW DX Phone – Multi-Single – KX4S – 1st USA 4,191,225

1985 CQ WW WPX SSB – Single Op – 1.8Mhz – KG4W – 2nd USA, 7th World

1985 CQ WW DX Phone – Multi-Single – KX4S – 1st USA 4,603,120 – new USA record

1985 CQ 160 SSB – Multi-op – WU4G @ N4EHJ – 2nd USA, 6th World

1986 CQ WW DX Phone – Multi-Single – KX4S – 1st USA 4.3M – 1st time using computer logging!

1988 CQ WW DX Phone – Single Op 1.8Mhz – KG4W – 2nd USA

1988 CQ WW DX CW – Single Op 1.8Mhz – KG4W – 2nd USA

1992 CQ WPX SSB – Multi-Multi – W4MYA – 3rd USA, 10th World

1993 CQ WPX SSB – Multi-Multi – WK4Y (at W4MYA) – 2nd USA

March 1993 CQ Magazine cover – KX4S and W4DR

1994 CQ WW 160M DX CW – Single-Op QRP – WA4PGM – 1st World

1994 CQ WW DX Phone – Multi-Mulit – W4MYA – 4th USA

1995 CQ WW 160 DX SSB – Single-Op QRP – WA4PGM – 2nd USA, 2nd World