Richard Solomon - W1KSZ

Wes Stewart - N7WS

Larry Brown - W7LB




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



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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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Here's reminding you once again about the picnic on the 19th of September.  The map below shows you where to go.  See you there.  And, yes, there will be a meeting in September on the 17th.


W1KSZ - Richard


Next Meeting
17 September 2015
Program TBD

Last Meeting

20 August 2015
W7KEY - Ted

It looks like the old timers are returning to the club.  Last month it was W9FI - Jim and now here is W7KEY - Ted.  It's been a long time, Ted.  Welcome back!

W1KSZ - President Richard opened the meeting and reminded us of the upcoming fall picnic.  W7TUS - Mike said that the picnic was free for members and $5.00 for guests.  If you want to eat, please notify him by email if you are coming.  Please include the number of guests.

As for old business, the discussion about SADXA joining was tabled until the November meeting.
N7WS - Wes told us that the video presentation he had intended to give had to be cancelled because of a defective DVD.  Wes said he is still having problems with his new   .  When will it all end, Wes?  He said he did work   Sable Island and (get this one)

With the exception of a couple of members, DX activity has been very limited due to it being the monsoon season and the terrible band conditions.

N7BXX - Gail attended the Williams Ham Fest and since he had been tasked to do so, purchased a PA system for our future presentations.  He said that he would like SADXA to join ARCA and volunteered to be the club representative because he wants to lobby to move the hamfest from Williams to some other location, possibly in the Casa Grande area.  Gail also mentioned the National Parks on the Air coming up next year. We'll have to see what that's all about.

As with most of our members, DX conditions were bad.  Busy, busy KD6XH - Cliff returned home to find that the monsoon storms had rotated his antenna and it's just too hot to climb the tower and fix it.

Some of the members are diehards, including KB7AZ - Carl who made several contacts such as the Galapagos Islands.  He gave an example of band conditions this year as opposed to last.  In the RTTY contest last year, he worked 225, this year it was 21.

KB7GAI - Waily told us of a new Short Wave station on 5.085 WTWW and has W6OBB - Art Bell's Coast to Coast program.  Take a listen.

Congratulations to W9FI - Jim , who being retired has now received his on 17 Meters and is filing for 30 Meters.  Good work, Jim.

Our Secretary/Treasurer W7LB - Larry reported that we are financially solvent, we have 37 paid members and to please pay him for any guests to attend the picnic.  Larry intends to begin collecting dues for 2016 at the next meeting.  In the past, he has had to collect late into the current year.  

Larry said that the Scout's attempt to contact the International Space Station in July failed because the Russian operator failed to show. The next attempt wil take place on 22 August at the High School.  This time, a operator is scheduled and will probably come on the air. 

Last month, K7WSC - Bill mentioned that he had worked 59 countries in the 2015 ARRL International DX CW Contest, Single Operator, Unlimited, Low Power scoring in the Top 10 - W/VE.  Check it out in the August issue of QST: Nice work, Bill !

W0LTL - Mike finished us off with a "Talking Dog" story and the meeting was closed.  See you next month! 

SADXA Presentation
(Sorry.  Rescheduled)

The SADXA Enforcer tells you that you need to be showing up for the meetings, or else.  Even without a presentation, the meeting was good!

Ominous cloud formation in the West after our meeting!


Members who showed up and are in good standing with Gail !



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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