Richard Solomon - W1KSZ

Jim Wysocki - W9FI

Larry Brown - W7LB




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1100 S Alvernon Way
@ E 22nd St
2nd Monday Each Month
7:00 - 7:30 PM Check-In



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Scott Dickerson

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RFI Representative
Dave Walk



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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Don't forget, be thinking about serving a stint as an SADXA officer.  The nominations and elections is coming up at the January meeting.  The President, Vice President and Social Director positions are open.   A special thanks to KB7JAQ - Scotty and KF7EZJ - Andrew for their support of the club as you will see below.  See you at the Christmas Party at the Colonia Verde Club House! 


W1KSZ - Richard


Next Meeting
19 January 2017



The presentation will be given by KW7CD - Cornell on "The Reconditioning and synthesizing the Drake 2NT Transmitter". We've seen the work of Cornell when he made a presentation of his home brew competition grade transmitter.  It should be very interesting.  See you there!

Last Meeting
15 December 2016

The meeting was opened by our President W1KSZ - RIchard reminding us that the club elections will be soon upon us and to think about stepping up and serving and that he would be retiring in January.

There was a discussion of who had signed up and paid for the Christmas Party on Sunday.  Please let W7LB - Larry know if you haven't already and you can pay at the door.  We have more food than we have attendees.

We are all looking forward to the gift exchange on Sunday.  That event is always fun.   And, of course, our one-and-only Annette will be making it happen.  See you there.

With that, our President and Vice President W9FI - Jim   made a special presentation followed by our DXPloits round table discussion.

The Henning brothers, KB7JAQ - Scotty and KF7EZJ - Andrew, have served SADXA well over the years, and have been providing the club with their BAR-B-QUE skills at all of our social events and have earned special thanks from all of us at SADXA. This Certificate of Appreciation is well deserved.  Thanks Scotty & Andrew, from all of us!

W9FI - Jim said he had scored 400,000 points in the CW contest and did well considering he has not been into contesting.

K6WSC - Bill reported the following (while the bands were dead):
CQWW DX SSB Contest, 13 countries on 10, 53 on 15 and 31 on 20 meters.
ARRL Sweepstakes CW: 200 QSOs, sweeping all 83 sections.
CQWW CW, 22 countries on 10, 55 on 15, 67 on 20, 52 on 40 and 19  on 80.
ARRL 160 Meter Contest, 30 sections.
ARRL 10 Meter Contest, worked 18 countries and 46 states and provinces.
Bill says "Try contesting if you want to work a lot of DX in a hurry (when the bands are dead)!  
Ok, Bill, now you're just showing off!

K7DF - Tom was with us this evening and he said he's been having a good time running Digital JT-65 and JT9 on 17 & 20.

Our Secretary/Treasurer W7LB - Larry reported that we were solvent, but, we have been declining in assets with outgoing exceeding input.  He also mentioned that he would be collecting dues for 2017.

Our guest speaker for the evening. W7RAP - Rick reported that he had a new IC-7600 and was having a good time with it having 69 contacts during the recent CQWW contest.

Our man KB7AZ - Carl said he Had 161 QSOs in the last CW contest, added Temotu Province, which is between Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and went over 150 confirmed on 15 meters.  Good job Carl.

W7EXG - Bill explained a bit about his antenna rotate lock failure.  He  made his Gray Line presentatin on 1 December at the CADXA.  Bill also mentioned the Marconi first radio contact from England to Newfoundland and how he must have went about it.  Saying that Marconi had to be the first amateur and had the first call "S" which he sent during that historical event.

K7NN - Don said he made 275 contacts in the 10 meter contest and he had worked 23 countries with JT-65 on 17, 20, 40, 60 and 80 meters.  Always busy, that Don!

President W1KSZ - Richard gave the SADXA DXCC status and said that there were 216 countries worked and 140 confirmed on .

The meeting was adjourned in preparation for the evening talk by W7RAD.

SADXA Presentation


W7RAP- Rick is running for Arrl Section Manager for the South West Division and told us of some of the things that the ARRL does for amateur radio as well as some of the things it has not been able to do such as the recent Amateur Radio Parity Act which had passed the House but was held from passing by one Florida Senator.  "We WILL try again next year!", said Rick.

W7RAD's Shack

We were missing some of those shining faces that usually come to the meeting.  Where were you guys?  Anyway, you missed another good meeting.  Your loss, our gain!



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?




poppy - 2009


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