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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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 day for the SADXA picnic is nearly here.  Don't forget, it's Saturday the 24th, 3:00 PM at the Colonia Verde Clubhouse near Sabino and Tanque Verde.  See you there.  The map is shown below!

73

W1KSZ - Richard

 

Next Meeting
20 October 2016

PRESENTATION FOR THE EVENING:

TBD

Last Meeting
15 September 2016

SADXA President W1KSZ - Richard  opened the meeting by reminding us of the SADXA picnic on the 24th.
W1SR - Steve said that preparations had been made and all was good to go.  The Henning Brothers KB7JAQ - Scotty and KF7EZJ - Andrew will be doing the cooking so be there, be square. The brats are always good!
Our DX Champion K7NN - Don who has a good month regardless of conditions said he worked 72 countries in the All Asian Contest, 47 QSOs and 35 countries in the All European contest.  He worked188 Club Stations with 122 confirmed on .  In addition, he had a clean sweep of the ARRL Route 66 special event stations on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK-31.  Don commented that he didn't think that JT65 was much of a contest mode. 
W7TUS - Mike said he had a couple of new ones and that was it.
N7BDZ - Elaine said that she and K7RJ - Ron hadn't had much activity, however, there had been a lightning strike on a suguaro near them. Pretty exciting.
Our Grayline Expert W7EXG - Bill said he had not been doing much DXing but was working on his Grayline Presentations for the clubs here in Arizona.
KD7UIZ - Don mentioned that the 10 Meter Repeater on 29.670 here in Tucson is on the air and it has had some activity.  The input frequency is 29.570 with a PL of 110.9.  Give it a listen. The transmitter is at N3TYE - Joe's QTH on Old Spanish Trail and the receiver is way out to the Southwest near Pima Mine Road and Mission at AE7YQ - Bill's  QTH. Plans are for additional receivers.
Our other active DX chaser, KB7AC - Carl had quite a bit of success the past month with Algeria, Antigua, Bahrain, Bolivia, Corsica, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Island on 5 bands, St Paul Island, San Marino and Western Sahara.  He has 95 confirmed on CW compared to 3 one year ago.
Finally, our President W1KSZ - Richard worked  C81AK Monzanbique
And with that, we took a break to setup for the evening presentation.

 

SADXA Presentation

The presentation for the evening consisted of pictures and a video of some of our members' stations and antennas beginning with K6WSC - Bill's setup.  Most of the serious DXers are looking for efficiency in their setup to give the best chance to work well in a contest situation. 

The next setup belongs to W6XI - Jerry and of course, you can tell it's setup for maximum efficiency.

W7EXG - Bill has one of those giant DB-42 antennas and he showed us some pictures of the raising of that big monster.  Very impressive.  Look at that garage floor covered with parts for that thing!

Our VP W9FI - Jim was predisposed and couldn't make the meeting but Richard showed us his station.

W1KSZ - Richard gave us a look at his shack with some nice test equipment as well as his operating station and his vintage Collins S-Line setup (not shown).

The last one for the evening was a video that KB7AZ - Carl made showing his station and antenna setup.  Looks like Carl has it all under control.

The station/antenna presentations were pretty interesting.  I hope there's more to be shown.  It was fun.  You shoulda' been there.

 

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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