President's Message


Hello and welcome to the website of the Mile High DX Association.

My name is Richard (Dick) Williams K8ZTT; I’ve been DXing for many years. I am a twice retired pilot (USAF in 1989, and United Airlines in 2005) who got started in amateur radio in 1961.

Since I was a young boy, I had an interest in electricity and electronics; but it was not until I was a sophomore in high school that my dad (though not a "ham", knew the code) sat me down every evening for about two weeks and taught me the code. Once I was "proficient" we took out Novice exams and ended up with calls one letter apart (K8ZTS and K8ZTT). I made my first contact on 29 Apr 1961with W4BMI in Dresden, TN. By the end of June, I had obtained my General class license.

Besides DXing (#1 Honor Roll), I enjoy devoting time to ARES, Denver Radio Club, Parker Radio Club, and the Mile High DX Assn (MHDXA).  Additionally, I am an ARRL Rocky Mountain Division DXCC card checker, the Rocky Mountain Division DX Advisory Committee Member, and a W5YI CVE.

The MHDXA brings together some of the best DXers on the bands. If you're newly licenced or just interested in learning more about DXing, this is the place to be. If you've been on the bands and wonder about pile-ups and other characteristics of chasing DX, we can teach you the ropes. If you're an experienced DXer we appreciate the opportunity to learn from you.

There is no obligation to join the club, come to a meeting and enjoy the program. If you like what you see we'd be happy to have you as a member.

Please come to our next meeting, we’re also at most Front Range hamfests.


Dick K8ZTT