John Miller

John was first licensed as WV2BQJ in 1958 while living in Syracuse, NY.  In 1976, John's career took him to Silicon Valley, where he reconnected with amateur radio in the late 90s.
John has focused heavily on DXing, Contesting, and recruiting new operators into the hobby.  His DXCC total stands at 330 confirmed.  He holds 8-Band DXCC and 5-Band WAS.s


  • PJ7E Sint Maarten (operator & webmaster) (2010)
  • NH8S Swains Island (pilot & webmaster) (2012)
  • C82DX Mozambique (pilot & webmaster) (2013)
  • K9W Wake Atoll (operator & webmaster) (2013)
  • FT4TA Tromelin Island DXpedition (pilot) (2014)
  • K1N Navassa Island DXpedition (operator) (2015)
  • 3GØZC Juan Fernandez (pilot) (2015)
  • K5P Palmyra Atoll (operator & webmaster) (2016)
  • VKØEK Heard Island Island (pilot) (2016)
  • President, Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF)
  • Chairman, California QSO Party
  • Past-President of the Northern California Contest Club (2008-2009)
  • Founding member of the CW Operators' Club (CWops #11)
  • Former Director of the Northern California DX Club (NCDXC)
  • Co-Chairman, International DX Convention, Visalia, CA: 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Contributing Editor, National Contest Journal, NCJ Profiles Column
  • "The No Excuses 160M Vertical ", QST, June 2009; pp. 32-36.
  • "Post-Contest Log Analyzers: Releasing the Gorilla in your Cabrillo", NCJ, Mar/Apr 2012
  • "K9W DXpedition - Remembering The Forgotten 98", QST, January 2015, pp. 72-74.

John has created websites for a number of DXpeditions and amateur radio organizations.


John recently retired after careers in research, marketing, and sales in the pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics, and human resources industry.  He holds BS and MS degrees from Syracuse University, an MBA from Pepperdine University and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.

Married to Celestine for 50 years, John has three children and four grandchildren.  Other hobbies include website design, jazz piano music composition, film noir movies, and exploring the back roads of the Bay Area on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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