WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB OFFICERS
2016



PRESIDENT
Richard Solomon - W1KSZ


VICE PRESIDENT
Jim Wysocki - W9FI


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Larry Brown - W7LB

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N7WS
K7BHM
K7NN
KF8N
W1KSZ
W6RLL
W6SCC
W6XI
W6ZQ
W7KQ
WA7NB
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WS7DX #75724

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No-Fee Testing
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Hardesty Multi-Service Center

1100 S Alvernon Way
@ E 22nd St
2nd Monday Each Month
7:00 - 7:30 PM Check-In
www.k7rst.org
AA3OF@arrl.net
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RFI Representative
Scott Dickerson
520-275-9563

TEP Shop
520-745-7179


RFI Representative
Dave Walk
520-840-3315
dwalk@trico.coop

CURRENT INFO

 
ALL HAMS ARE ELIGIBLE

The  SADXA meets on the 3rd Thursday  of the month at Mimi's Cafe located at 120 S Wilmot just south of Broadway at 5:30 PM. Click on map for directions. Come a bit early if you intend to eat.


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A MESSAGE FROM EL PRESIDENTE


The turnout was a bit poor for this month's meeting.  Radio conditions haven't been the best, the monsoon is in full swing and maybe people are taking a little time off from their radio activities.  It should be improving pretty soon.

There has been a correcton to the TEP Shop number.  It's 745-7179.  Thanks KW7CD - Cornell for bringing it to our attention.

Don't forget the upcoming SADXA Picnic next month!

73

W1KSZ - Richard

 

Next Meeting
15 September 2016

PRESENTATION FOR THE EVENING:

We're going to have a few of our members give short presentations of their stations and antenna installations.  It should be interesting considering some of us are not so clean and organized  By the way, this is an actual operating 813 AM rig.  Ain't it neat?


Last Meeting

18 August 2016

It looks like our man KF7EZJ - Andew has suffered a bit of eye surgery and needs to wear a patch making him very pirate like.  Hope you get well soon, Andrew!


Our President W1KSZ - Richard opened the meeting asking for any new or old business.  With no business being reported, he mentioned the ongoing St Paul Island Atlantic Cove and Northeast Point DXpedition and the upcoming  Aves Island as well.  Richard mentioned not to forget and let our Secretary/Treasurer know if you're attending the September 24th picnic and to come up with the $5 for guests soon.
The VP W9FI - Jim announced that he has a new (for him) and he was into JT-65 for Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand and 55 countries, having a good time.
As usual, KB7AZ - Carl   had some success working Market Reef, Gibraltar, Kaliningrad, Estonia, Luxembourg, Belize, Saba, Uzbekistan, Sardinia and Malta, making 36 contacts in the European CW contest and picking up five new ones in that mode. Good job, Carl.  He also said that there would be an
Luncheon on Saturday, August 27th from 10 AM until 3 PM at the Desert Diamond Casino on Old Nogales Highway.
W7EXG - Bill will be giving his Grayline presentation at the
and at the  "COPAFest" coming up.

The SADXA Secretary/Treaurer W7LB - Larry said that the club was still solvent and that he had sent our donation to the NCDXF.  He said that he's still working on his "Big Antenna" and should have it done pretty soon.
KW7RS - Cornell said he had purchased a new Yaesu FTDX 3000 since there were a couple of rebates involved, however, he had difficulty in getting the Yaesu folks to come up with the check. Buyer beware, I guess.  Cornell reported that the number for TEP was wrong on the SADXA site and it has since been corrected.  He had been suffering a horrible noise on 20 meters for sometime and was not having success with contacting TEP, well duh, and that he finally called KD7AYQ - Gary the retired RFI chaser for TEP and they resolved the problem.  It turned out to be a air filter sensor in his neighbor's Furnace/Air Conditioner. He's glad that has finally been taken care of.  He said his neighbor was very cooperative.
Our SADXA founder, K7NN - Don outshined us all with 61 countries for the month.  Don has been working YLs and has 169 confirmed YL contacts and one more yet confirmed from PJ6Y which will make 170.  How about that? Never thought of working all YLs.  Don is celebrating 60 years as an amateur radio operator and has been assigned the call K9E to operate from September 24th until October 7th. Congratulations, Don!
N7WS - Wes related to a message he sent to the SADXA reflector concerning the Navajo Code Talkers event and  the son of one of the WW2 Code Talkers, Herb Goodluck - N7HG  , operating as N7C.  Herb had difficulties operating from the shielded Code Talkers Memorial and Wes is trying to come up with a solution.  Wes provided this discussion: 
I am not a networking guy but after a little study I see that barring obstacles it appears that there are WiFi systems designed for outdoors that would cover the distance and provide Ethernet connections at both ends. Two of the standard 2 GHz WiFi band channels are actually in the ham band and usable  by only hams.  Hence these are absent the digital noise cluttering up the Part 15 public band channels, enhancing the range.  On the Navajo reservation I doubt this is an issue, however.

My two Elecraft radios actually have terminal modes, which when combined with suitable interfaces, can control each other remotely.  Unfortunately, the interfaces sold by (but not built by) Elecraft are quite pricey so absent any other use for them, I wouldn't want to buy them myself.  If this was a club sponsored event, we might borrow them from Elecraft.  We have a member, Lyle, KK7P, who works for them.

This is a long way off and I still need to get comfortable with dealing with Herb to determine whether this would be a go or not.  Just thinking out loud at the moment.

With that, Richard dismissed the meeting and preparations were made for the evening presentation.

SADXA Presentation

Our Vice President W9FI - Jim having seen pictures and videos of the VP8STI DXpedition to the remote South Sandwich Islands and the fact that there were penguins involved, came up with some short videos of the activities that occured on those inhospitable islands.  I heard someone say that they didn't particularly want to go anywhere that penguins roamed freely, DXpedidion or otherwise. Having watched the antics of the penguins and sealions, the cold, wind, snow, sleet, 15 - 20 day rocking ship trips on high waves, and with tents and antennas being destroyed by the extreme weather conditions of the Antartic, thought "Not for me!" and in my case, Mimi's air conditioning was working very well.  Brrrr.

 

Once again, don't forget the Picnic.  We'll have a meeting to remind you before, but keep thinking about it.  You shoulda' made this meeting, you know it?

 

NOTES

I have added a few additional links below as recommended.  I've received several new pictures of current members, but I'm still short a few as well as the bios.  I suppose it's not absolutely necessary that the page have your bio, privacy issues, you know.  However, after all, this IS an amateur radio organization and Hams like to talk and brag too. Hi, Hi.   I will be bringing my trusty camera to take pictures and I welcome any picture that you might prefer to replace the ones that I post.  Just e-mail a suitable picture to wd7f@wd7f.com

Thanks.  de WD7F - John

PS:  Any other amateur radio links you would like here just for fun?

 

 

LINKS

poppy - 2009

 


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