Clark was a member of the 1985 FOØXX Clipperton DX’pedition and has led four mini-DX’peditions as W8TN/6Y5, ZF2EK, W8TN/VP9 and XX9TN. He is president of the West Virginia DX Association (WVDXA), a member of the A-1 Operators Club and Life Member of both ARRL and AMSAT.
His operating awards include DXCC - Mixed Honor Roll - 356/339 (needs P5) and Phone Honor Roll, 5BDXCC, 10-Band DXCC, DXCC Challenge (2,000+), WAZ, 6-M W.A.S., 6-M VUCC and the first 6-M DXCC in West Virginia. His pursuit of DX has not been limited to HF.
He has worked DX on VHF/UHF including meteor scatter (SSB & WSJT) and CW Moon-Bounce (EME) on 2-M and 432 MHz. One of his biggest thrills was being the Technical Coordinator for the Kanawha School of Davisville, WV, for their SAREX communication with the Space Shuttle in 1994. He was first licensed in 1964 as WN8OQJ and then WA8UUY until 1977 when he became W8TN.
In addition to operating he has enjoyed just about every aspect of ham radio including Contesting, Building Equipment/Antennas, QRP, Satellites, MoonBounce, Software/Computers, Field Day, Nets, Traffic Handling, Mobile HF, VHF Roving, and the latest Digital Modes. Over the years he has been an Elmer to several budding hams and that, for him, is the most fulfilling aspect of ham radio.
Professionally he has been a Broadcast Television Engineer (held a First Class Radiotelephone License), an attorney, and is now semi-retired as a small business owner. He and his wife, Evelyn, live on a hilltop in Hurricane, WV.