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DX Engineering Career Opportunities
DX Engineering Family of Brands

DX Engineering Products

From station accessories and antennas to the cable assemblies, clamps, and hardware that bring it all together, DX Engineering products are made without compromise. DX Engineering always uses superior materials and expert engineering.

Build a better station with our fiberglass and aluminum tubing, element and saddle clamps, cable and connectors, and tools. Maximize performance with DX Engineering verticals and dipoles, antenna add-on kits, baluns and UNUNs, receiving and transmitting array packages, and more. And keep your station in peak condition with weatherproofing kits, grounding plate kits, and adhesives.

The newest additions to the DX Engineering antenna line are the acclaimed Skyhawk and Skylark Yagi Antennas. The antennas deliver the perfect combination of performance and operating ease. DX Engineering carries all the necessary repair and replacement parts for both antennas.

Butternut Antennas

Butternut has several critically acclaimed vertical antenna designs, including 2-band, 6-band, and 9-band options that provide efficient performance. The antennas' compact size makes them easy to install, yet they will deliver significant performance on each band.

DX Engineering offers add-on kits, plus repair and replacement parts for Butternut antennas.

Comtek

Comtek is known worldwide for its vertical antenna arrays and accessories. Comtek arrays deliver superior DX performance compared to common horizontal antennas, making them the antenna setup of choice for serious DXers, contesters, and hams. Comtek's antennas and components include four-square phased vertical arrays, four-square array controllers, two-element phased vertical arrays, antenna switches, cables, and more.

Cycle 24

Cycle 24 Galvanized Economy Saddle Clamps are an inexpensive solution for your antenna and tower projects. Offered in a broad range of sizes, the clamps' industrial grade galvanized steel saddles and U-bolts will last for many years in outdoor environments.

Meet the Team

At DX Engineering, we're active Amateur Operators just like you, enthusiastic and passionate about our hobby. Amateur Radio is what we know, and each of us takes pride in making sure that as a customer, you're completely satisfied.
Tim Duffy

K3LR

Tim Duffy

Tim is our Chief Operating Officer. He is very active on the HF bands. K3LR enjoys hosting multi multi DX radio contest events. Tim likes to help bring new people into the hobby by mentoring them in the fun of amateur radio. Tim is President of his local ham club, the Mercer County Amateur Radio Club. He is active in RACES, ACS and ARES. Tim is a member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame and was on Team USA for the World Radio Team Championship (WRTC) four times. Tim is the founder and chairman of Contest University (CTU). He is President of the Radio Club of America – the oldest wireless club in the world. K3LR is a past ARRL Section Manager for Western Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.

Tim is the recipient of the 2015 Amateur of the Year Award presented by the Dayton Hamvention® Awards Committee and the 2016 YASME Excellence Award.

Steve Hannah

KC8YSU

Steve Hannah

Steve is our Engineering Manager, and is looking forward to devoting more of his time to DXing starting this year. Steve wears many "hats" at the company, and manages many of the operational aspects of DX Engineering from getting products into manufacturing to resolving any issues getting orders out the door.

Bob Naumann

W5OV

Bob Naumann

Bob is DX Engineering’s Sales Manager. Responsible for all sales activities, he also manages the sales and tech support team listed here. You may speak with Bob on the phone when you call in, especially after 5pm ET. Bob has been licensed since 1973. He is well-known in the world-wide contest and DXing communities through many on-air activities. Bob operates from both domestic and DX locations including K3LR and K8AZ. He is an active DXer (DXCC Honor Roll). In addition to contesting & DXing on SSB, CW, and RTTY, he also enjoys VHF weak signal work and HF digital modes. Bob was a member of the CQ Contest Committee for over 20 years. Bob is a life member of ARRL and is also a member of both the Radio Club of America, and the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

Tom Parkinson

KB8UUZ

Tom Parkinson

"Parky" is our Technical Writer and develops all the DXE product manuals and instruction sheets. He is Amateur Extra Class, enjoys HF & 6 meter contesting with a long list of awards including WAS, WAC, WAZ, CQ-USA-CA, CQ Field Grid, WPX, VUCC for 6 meters and DXCC for 10 and 20 meters. Parky is an ARRL life member, A-1 Operator and Volunteer Examiner, 10-10 Life member, and founding member and the award winning newsletter editor for PCARS of Ohio.

George Proudfoot

K3GP

George Proudfoot

George handles Technical Support and Phone Sales, and received his first license in 1971. George's primary Amateur Radio interests are Contesting and DXing, with emphasis on RTTY. His RTTY awards include DXCC, WAS and WAZ. He also has 6 Band Mixed DXCC.

Rod Ehrhart

K8RR

Rod Ehrhart

Rod is our Lead Technical Support and Salesperson with over 20 years of experience in Amateur Radio sales and technical support. Also drawing on skills from previous jobs in broadcasting, manufacturing and retail sales, he helps write and edit copy and manage technical details for our website. Born in Wisconsin and raised in Euclid, Ohio, Rod found interest in radio and electronics at age 7 and has studied and experimented with antennas all his life. Originally licensed at age 14 in 1974 as WN8RQX, he held call sign WB8RQX for 24 years and then upgraded and held WN8R for 16 years. He enjoys CW DXing and he favors HF, VHF and 160 meter contesting, both at his own station and as part of multi-operator teams. Recent moves prompted changes to K8AAV and KS8U. After finally obtaining a 1x2 call sign, now as K8RR, Rod is enjoying the challenge of contesting and DXing with wire antennas on a 160 x 50 ft. lot in the small town of Ravenna, OH.

Bob Hajdak

N8QE

Bob Hajdak

Bob is also one of our Technical Support and Salespersons. He was first licensed as WN3FNT in Greenville, PA in 1966 at the age of 15 and has been Extra Class since 2007. His favorite ham radio on-the-air activities are to operate 10 Meter & 6 Meter QRP CW/SSB and PSK31 digital modes. Bob enjoys recreational ham radio contesting, and has qualified for WAS & DXCC. Bob is the 2012 President's Award Winner for the Portage County Amateur Radio Service Ham Radio Club in Ravenna, Ohio. Bob belongs to: QRP-ARCI #3014, 10-10 International #55415, SMIRK #6760, QCWA #33362, Flying Pigs QRP #1795, and EPC #3048 plus the ARRL. He is also a ARRL Volunteer Examiner and Technician / General Class Instructor for PCARS.

Andy Peskie

KC8YST

Andy Peskie

Andy is one of our Technical Support and Salespersons. Having been involved in hobby radio and electronics for over 30 years, Andy brings a wealth of experience to our DX Engineering team. He has been serving customers in Retail Sales and Customer Service for years - both with DX Engineering and our parent company. Interested primarily in VHF/UHF operations, Andy may be found on local repeaters and occasionally chasing VHF DX.

Mark Ludwick

W8BBQ

Mark A. Ludwick, Sr.

Mark is one of our Technical Support and Salespersons. Mark has been licensed since 1987 and he is very active on the HF bands. He’s primarily interested in chasing DX on all modes and filling in new band slots. Mark will occasionally enter a DX contest, but not too seriously.  Mark has several notable awards including 8 Band DXCC, DXCC on Phone, CW, and RTTY. DXCC Challenge Award (2000 Medallion), Triple Play Award, All Japan District Award(JARL), ADXA Asia Award (JARL) along with WAZ, WAS, WAC, & WPX. Mark is a member of ARRL He is also a member of the Straight Key Century Club, and the Quarter Century Wireless Assn.

Mike Gruttadauria

KC8NMW

Mike Gruttadauria

Mike is a member of our Sales and Technical Support Team. Mike was first licensed in 1999, upgrading to General in 2000 and Extra Class in 2003. Mike worked at AES in Wickliffe, Ohio for over 10 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the DX Engineering team. He enjoys the HF bands, mainly 40 and 80 meter rag chewing and nets, as well as chasing DX. He plans on getting more active in contesting in the near future. He especially enjoys helping new hams choose the right equipment whether it’s their first HT, mobile set up or HF base station.

Dave Fairbanks

N8NB

Dave Fairbanks

Dave primarily provides Quality Control and helps out in Technical Support and Sales from time to time. He has been a ham operator since the age of 13 when tubes were used instead of semiconductors. He enjoys operating all modes and all power levels. He also enjoys assembling his own QRP equipment. His favorite operating event is Field Day where he gets to share his love of the hobby with many new hams. Among his awards are: 8 band DXCC, QRP DXCC, WAZ, WAS, and the DX Challenge Award. Dave is a member of the ARRL and QRPARCI. He is also trustee and awards manager for the Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association.

Jeff Phillips

KB8ZWT

Jeff Phillips

Jeff started working at DX Engineering in June 2017 full time in the retail store area. He's a retired law enforcement officer having been with the Village of Silver Lake police department in Ohio for 25 years. Jeff received his Technician license in 1995. He first learned of amateur radio in 1980 when a high school classmate showed him his family's ham radio shack. Jeff is looking forward to upgrading to General Class and setting up his first HF station. Currently he is active on VHF, a member of ARRL and two local ham radio clubs.

Teri Grizer

K8MNJ

Teri Grizer

Teri has been working here at DX Engineering for several years. She is responsible for coordinating with our vendors to insure we have plenty of gear to sell. Teri also takes care of our DXpedition and Hamfest sponsorship programs. Early in 2015 K8MNJ upgraded to General class, and then she passed her Extra class exam only a few weeks later! Teri is active on the HF bands, enjoys DXing & contesting and is working toward her DXCC, WAZ and WAS certificates. She is a member of the ARRL and a local radio club. K8MNJ also leads the Contest University (CTU) organizing committee and many other Dayton related activities.

Melanie Hardman

K8KSU

Melanie Hardman

Melanie is our Merchandiser and is responsible for bringing in new products and maintaining current vendor relationships. She is also responsible for the layout of our showroom; making sure the latest products are available for everyone to see. Melanie also works on the DX Engineering catalog, advertising, promotions, and our event planning. She recently upgraded to General class. You can frequently find K8KSU on the DX Engineering Employee's Radio Club two meter repeater (146.985) and the Ham Nation chatroom.

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