of Brooklyn, New York, Rich has been married to
Susan since 1973. They have two children, Adam and
Jennifer. Rich received a BS in Economics from Brooklyn
College in 1972 and his MBA in Finance from Pace
University in 1976. Currently, he is employed by
an electric utility as Manager of Rates and Regulatory
Affairs for Pennsylvania.
Rich began DXing in 1964 when
he discovered his brother's Hallicrafters S-85 communications
receiver in the basement. His current receivers
are a Drake R-8B and a Lower HF-150, which is used
with an Alpha Delta DX SWL Sloper antenna and a
RF Mini-Windom antenna. Rich has been an active
member of many DX clubs over the years and has been
a member of the North American Shortwave Association
since the first all Shortwave Broadcast issue in
August 1966. He served as Chairman of the Administrative
Committee for the first 2 North American DX Championships
(1987 and 1988).
Rich has been very active in
a number of DX clubs worldwide. Currently, he is
the Executive Director for the NASWA and the North
American Secretary for the World DX Club (England).
In the past Rich has served as the Chairman of the
Board for the Association of North American Radio
Clubs ("ANARC"), Manager of the Company
Store and Awards Program Chairman for NASWA. Also,
he has been a member of the Board of Directors and
Editorial Committee of the Society to Preserve the
Engrossing Enjoyment of DXing ("SPEEDX").
Rich has participated in numerous
DXpeditions over the years with the current site
of choice being French Creek State Park in southeastern
Pennsylvania. His primary focus is shortwave broadcast
DXing. His major listening interests include Latin
America and the Pacific region with a big soft spot
for African stations. Clandestine stations and transatlantic
pirate operations provide special niche interests.
He has heard 225 radio countries and has verified
221 radio countries using the NASWA radio country