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.

For the last decade, John has focused heavily on DXing, Contesting, and recruiting new operators into the hobby.  His DXCC total stands at 331 confirmed.  He holds 8-Band DXCC and 5-Band WAS.


  • Operator and Webmaster - PJ7E Sint Maarten DXpedition (2010)
  • Pilot and Webmaster - NH8S Swains Island DXpedition (2012)
  • Pilot and Webmaster - C82DX Mozambique DXpedition (2013)
  • Operator and Webmaster for K9W Commemorative DXpedition To Wake Atoll (2013)
  • Pilot - FT4TA Tromelin Island DXpedition (2014)
  • Operator - K1N Navassa Island DXpedition (2015)
  • Pilot - 3GØZC Juan Fernandez Island DXpedition (2015)
  • Past-President of the Northern California Contest Club (2008-2009)
  • Founding member of the CW Operators' Club
  • Director of the Northern California DX Club (NCDXC)
  • Director of the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF)
  • Co-Chairman, International DX Convention, Visalia, CA: 2011, 2013, 2015
  • 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:

  • C82DX DXpedition To Mozambique
  • California QSO Party
  • CW Operators' Club
  • International DX Convention
  • K9W DXpedition To Wake Atoll
  • NH8S DXpedition To Swains Island
  • Northern California Contest Club
  • Northern California DX Club
  • Northern California DX Foundation
  • NS Sprint
  • Palmyra 2016 DXpedition To Palmyra Atoll
  • Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association
  • PJ7E DXpedition To Sint Maarten

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 46 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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