Alan Komenski - AC2K

Dennis Dismachek - N6ITY

Mike Casey - W7TUS



Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ

Carl Foster - KB7AZ

John Slusser - WD7F






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The  SADXA meets on the 3rd Thursday  of the month at the located at 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson 85715 and the doors open at 5:00 PM. Click on map for directions. 

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The President's Comments

Hello Everybody,

Our June meeting will be in-person and also available on Zoom.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17.  We will gather at the CattleTown Steak House, 3141 E Drexel Rd., Tucson, 85706.

Those wishing to join us for dinner will start to gather at 5 PM.  Our
meeting will begin at 6:30, and the Zoom session will start shortly before

As this is our first in-person meeting in almost a year and a half, in
addition to a few business items, our agenda will be primarily social, and
we may have a video that may be announced when the Zoom invitation goes out sometime tomorrow.

Thanks, and I hope to see you all there for this first meeting in a long time.


    Alan Komenski -  AC2K  

Frank Wargocki - N7FG (SK)

Frank Wargocki passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2020. He was born in 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Wargocki, Sr.  Frank is survived by Patricia, his wife of 51 years, as well as two sons Mike and Steve and their wives Cindy and Caryn, plus four grandchildren: Alex, Cara, Ben and Julianna.  His loved ones also include countless relatives and friends.  

Family life was important to Frank and he devoted lots of time with them traveling, hiking, fishing, jeeping, and exploring museums and national parks.  He was an accomplished pianist and shared his love of  music with his wife, sons and grandchildren.  He was also a Lector at church, a Soccer referee and Scout leader for many years and loved exploring the Rocky Mountains through hiking and camping trips with his family.  

Frank had a Ph.D. in Physics and spent most of his career in the space and defense industries, with a primary focus on optics, physics, engineering and math.  His hobbies included astronomy, music and amateur radio.  Over the years, he enjoyed  ham radio contests and made contacts with people all over the world.  

Frank is remembered for his quick wit and ability to make people laugh.  He was a true old-fashioned gentleman who was modest about his achievements and enjoyed encouraging others as a mentor and friend.  

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

Editors Note:  The meeting for June was successful with AC2K- Alan at the helm. There have been some problems with the downloading and installation of Zoom by some due to the bogus site that installs a bunch of software on your machine.  Just make sure you use thee zoom.US.  There should be only one entry in your installed files.


Next Meeting
18 Feburary 2021

K3VNA - Barry Feleman  Nano VNA 

BIO:  I began my ham radio experience at age 13 (1958) by getting my Novice license, getting on HF bands (CW only) and working the world on 15 meters CW before I went to junior high school. I quickly advanced to General and had a wonderful time on CW and AM  (with a Heathkit DX100) on 10 meters. Yes, in 1958 10 meters was "open" to the world.

After high school I studied Physics and Astronomy in college, and learned what all of those ham radio terms really meant (I just memorized answers to set questions). I spent a year at Univ Arizona Tucson in Astrophysics as a graduate student, having spent many evenings on Kitt Peak. I went on to teach high school physics and astronomy for over four decades at Westtown School, a small independent Quaker coed boarding school just west of Philadelphia.

My interests in ham radio have centered lately around antennas, sound cards, and the new digital sound card modes. I am the net manager of the Pa NBEMS net Sunday mornings on 80m (THOR 22 and MFSK32 modes) and a member of our local county ARES/RACES team.

The Nano VNA is quite the gadget.  I think of it now as an "Antenna Stethoscope" since it really can show you a lot about your antenna and feed line.  I hope the talk this evening stirs some interest in how antennas work.

Please ask questions during the talk - unmute - don't wait until the end of the talk. I want this presentation to be as interactive as possible.

I will have some questions for you during the talk... don't be shy.


Last Meeting
18 June 2020 

   AC2K - Alan opened the meeting saying the presentation would be first and then we could have a discussion.  Other thatn Alan saying he has 155 countries now, mostly on 20 meters, there were no .  

  SADXA Presents  

Through the medium of , we had a very interesting presentation by K5GS - Gene abount his VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition.  Gene said he'd been on five DXpeditions since 2012 and this one was pretty difficult but was successful thanks to the efforts of K6NRJ - Nigel Jolly and the Braveheart. We've seen hime many times on these extreme Southern Hemisphere DXpeditions.  If you missed this presentation, you missed a good one.



Please send your DXploits to [email protected]. I makes it so much easier to get it straight for the record. I won't be held responsible for not being able to record it properly at the meetings. 


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 [email protected]

Thanks.  de WD7F - John

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




poppy - 2009



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