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Purpose and Activities

The foundation makes grants to projects it believes will benefit amateur radio in general and DXing in particular. The foundation provides financial support to individuals and groups who use radio communications to advance and promote education, science and international goodwill. Well-designed amateur radio DXpeditions to rare and unusual locations usually meet this criterion. Major support is normally restricted to expeditions that generate world-wide interest. A smaller amount of support is sometimes awarded to other expeditions and projects which in the judgment of the NCDXF directors are unusually strong in supporting the goals of the foundation. Participants themselves should have a significant financial stake in their expedition and the expedition should be likely to proceed even without financial support from the foundation. The foundation also provides scholarships to students attending a junior college, or 4-year college, university or trade school in the U.S., who demonstrate interest and activity in DXing.


Established in 1972 in CA - The foundation was founded to assist worthwhile amateur radio and scientific projects with funding and equipment. Although the words “Northern California” still appear in its title, the activities of the foundation are international in scope rather than regional. At its inception, the foundation received a substantial capital donation from Lee Shaklee, W6BH.



Operating foundation




PO Box 2012 Cupertino, CA United States 95015

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (781) 424-5978