This year’s award goes to a notable DXer Johannes Hafkenscheid 5T5PA, who was very active while living and working in Mauritania throughout 2020.
This award is to recognize Johannes’s outstanding efforts to activate Mauritania during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We recognize Johannes’s unselfish act to activate this challenging and much needed entity on behalf of a grateful Global DX Community. During 2020, Johannes made 35,000 contacts and made a total of 192,514 contacts during his years of activity from Mauritania.
It is for these reasons that we honor him with our Intrepid Spirit Award, presented at the International DX Convention, on May 16th, 2021.
This “Intrepid Spirit Award” is made in memory of our fallen friend and member, James McLaughlin, T6AF, who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan in April, 2011.
The award is intended to recognize and honor those individuals or teams that boldly activate rare entities where their own personal safety is secondary to their pursuit of providing contacts to the DX Community. While we do not encourage DXers to go into harm’s way, we recognize that circumstances sometimes require that and we recognize those Intrepid Dxers with the Intrepid Spirit Award.
Paul S. Ewing-N6PSE
President & Founder
The Intrepid-DX Group