WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB OFFICERS
2017



PRESIDENT
Jerry Wothe - W6XI


VICE PRESIDENT
Don Birch - K7NN


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Larry Brown - W7LB

APPOINTED
POSITIONS

2017



SOCIAL DIRECTOR
Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ


ACTIVITIES  DIRECTOR
Carl Foster - KB7AZ


WEBMASTER
John Slusser - WD7F

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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.

>Don't forget:  click on most images to enlarge or link<
   
Notes from the President
Do you remember at our meeting last month, we had a guest, N6CW - Terry, who came over from San Diego to visit me?    We didn't mention that he came over to operate my station as W7XI -Tanque Verde Contest Club in the ARRL International DX CW Contest.  We were kind of keeping it a secret. (wink-wink)  It turns out that in the 40 Meter, Single Operator, High Power, Unassisted, Terry came in 10th in the World, 5th in the US, operating for 32 hours and ended up with 726 contacts and 107 countries with a total of 233,046 contest points.  How about that? That is contesting!

 

73
de W6XI
Jerry

ABOUT OUR NEW PRESIDENT:  W6XI  has been involved with amateur radio for 61 years next month.  He has been operating primarily CW since he started in ham radio.  He has 366 countries counting the deletes in the Mixed Mode.  He has been concentrating on 160 Meters for quite a while and has 202 countries on 160 CW.

Next Meeting
20 April 2017

Presentation TBD

Last Meeting
16 March 2017

NG7A - George

Here's a belated welcome to NG7A - George who joined the club during one of the editor's absences. So, George, welcome to SADXA. We hope to see you often.

Our New President, W6XI - Jerry  opened the meeting with the traditional DXPloits Round Table.  KD6XH - Cliff , who said he had no DX activity because he's packed up his radio gear, has sold his house and is moving soon.  We're sorry to see you go, Cliff.
WD7F - John noted that K6WSC - Bill had emailed his DXPloits for the month in advance and it makes the process of recording the information and putting it on the website much more accurate and encouraged all to follow suit.  Editors Note:  Yes Please!
W7TUS - Mike said that conditions had been interesting, not much activity, but he is now at 298 countries.  (Not bad for the relative short time that Mike has been chasing DX, I'd say.)
KB7AZ - Carl had two new DX phone including the Ivory Coast on 20 meters.  He said he CQ'd for 45 mnutes with 1200 watts RTTY with not one contact.  Carl is also working on his 2nd off-center fed dipole.
Our newest member, NG7A -   George
has built a new delta-loop which is working well at 30 ft.
K6WSC - Bill worked 629 stations in the ARRL DX CW contest with country totals as follows: 80m 32, 40m 72, 20m 88, 15m 73, and 10m 26 countries. In the ARRL DX SSB contest, K6WSC worked 155 stations with country totals as follows: 40m 21, 20m 22, 15m 34, and 10m 10 countries.
(Now, THAT was easy!  Thank you, Bill.)   Bill mentiioned that the has started a new mentoring program and that he had a new ham visit him at his QTH and it was very rewarding for both of them.  Bill said that we all should get involved with this type of activity.
W0LTL - Mike reminded us of the presentation we had a year or two ago about the Search for Amelia E
arhart and the Eustace Expedition.  You can follow their progress here.  .
N7WS - Wes reports (by email, thanks Wes) that here were several DXpeditions active during the month, among them: 5U5R (ongoing) has been worked on CW, SSB and RTTY on several bands. E51DWC (ongoing) has been worked on CW on all bands 10 - 160; RTTY on 15, 17 and 30. TU7C (ongoing) has been worked on PSK63 on 40 and 20; RTTY on 20; SSB on 40. TX5T (concluded) was worked on CW on 7 bands, SSB on 4 bands; RTTY on 17. VP6EU (concluded) was worked on CW on all bands 10 - 160; SSB on 10, 12 and 17; RTTY on 15 and 40. XX9D (concluded) was worked on CW on 5 bands including 160;  RTTY on 20.
W6XI - Jerry has 3 new ones on 160 CW and worked , , and .  He mentioned how the Gray Line propagation had brought him .  He had checked at Gray Line for activity that evening and found what turned out to be 9G5X running S7 and giving contacts.  Jerry said it took an HOUR (3 minutes) for his amp to warm up but he did work them on first attempt and 15 minutes later, they were gone.  

As the meeting continued, there was a discussion of old business concerning the club financial situation briefed by W7LB - Larry   at our last meeting.  It was discussed as to whom and what amount we would be contributing to DXpeditions and since the primary function of SADXA is DX activity, it was moved, seconded and voted unanimously that the Summer Picnic and Christmas Party would be self sustaining and would not be relying on the club treasury to suplement the costs of those activities. Members would be required to pay in advance and the full price of the meals, etc.  In addition, the tradition of presenting a SADXA nametag/badge to each new member would be abolished and the member would have the option of purchasing the badge.  The DXpedition contribution discussion was tabled for further consideration at the next metting.

The President reminded us that our club card counter W6ZQ - Ron is now authorized to count 160 meter cards.

W7TUS - Mike wrote and read a SADXA Proclamation of Thanks to W1KSZ - Richard for his service to the club and a Certificate of Appreciation was presented by President W6XI - Jerry.  Once again, thanks from all of SADXA, Richard.

SADXA Presentation


K6WSC - Bill created a video of his contest activity during the SSB contest.  It consisted of photos of the QSLs and the audio exchange for 59 of his contacts during the contest.  Bill said that he worked much harder and longer on the video that he did during the contest.  It was very good.  Thanks, Bill.

KB7AZ - Carl showed the VP8ORK DXpedition to the South Orkney Islands in 2011.  Pretty interesting video.  Considering where they went, so near Antartica, the DXpedition went well with no weather hitches.  Quite a remote place to operate from. 

Yep, if you missed this one, you missed a good one.  How about setting your alarm clock and making the next one? 

 

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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