K6WSC - Bill
called the meeting to order, welcoming our guest, KI7YWE -
Ryan. He mentioned as old news, that he had received thanks
from our newest member W2RS - Ray Soifer who was voted in as a new
member. As new news, Bill mentioned that he was still
working on his Beginning DX presentation for other clubs in the
area. That was followed by our own..
- Mike, reporting that the club is solvent and gave the
treasury report to date.
The next order of business was the upcoming Fall picnic. Our
Social Director, WA1BZQ -
was tasked to arrange for the picnic in September. After
some discussion, it was moved and seconded that the picnic be held
at the Colonia Verde Clubhouse as in the past. Bruce will be
shooting for the 22nd of September if possible based on
- Don reminded us that the
World Wide VHF contest starts this
weekend,18:00 UTC, 21 July 2018. Also, mentioned by W1KSZ -
Richard, that Kosovo,, Z66X would be working but, is it legal?
With business out
of the way, the
portion of our meeting started with Don continuing:
Don made 360 DX
QSOs during the last month, contacting
in 14 slots, He snagged a new country on 160 making 153. On
60 Meters, He's worked 5 new countries making 91 on that
band. Don has 7 new prefixes and a clean sweep on the 13
Colonies including GB13COL and WM3PEN. For WRTC, only one
QSO with Y82N on 20 meter CW. Six meters had great openings
to Japan and he contacted over 50 different stations. Six
meters remained open for up to six hours at a time.
W1KSZ - Richard
reported that the
has worked 254 with 213 confirmed. The club has worked all
40 zones with 38 confirmed, missing 04 and 18. He reports
that he is working 6 meter
and his DXCC total has amost coubled from 27 to 48. Richard
is waiting for his 5 Band Worked All Zones plaque and it's been
- Don said that he had mostly worked local and there had been
some activity on the 10 Meter repeater on Mt. Lemmon. He
said that his most memorable contact was W6OBB (SK) - Art Bell.
KB7JAQ - Scotty and
KF7EZJ - Andrew
had worked some 10 meter and 6
N6ITY - Dennis worked
on 15 and 20 meter
and still using his dipole.
N6ITY - Dennis that he had
turned on the radio once and worked on 6 band slots, half on
and the other on CW.
KI7YWE - Ryan,
our guest, said he was taking an on-line CW class and was going to learn
CW. Ryan has already attained the Extra class and wants to expand even
- Elaine said her DX
consisted of having a schedule with a friend in Alberta, Canada on
the very dead 20 meter band. It was absolutely quiet and she
keyed up and called and her friend answered with an S-7. You
know what they say about bad conditions when nobody is calling.
with 11 band slots and finally has
on 160, the TOP BAND! This means he has 9-Band DXCC!
W6XI - Jerry said
4 times. With W6XI, he worked them on CW on 160, 80 and 40
meters. Plus he worked them on 160 using the call
W7XI. W6XI now has 207 countries on 160. Jerry mentioned
that he has an Alpha 76PA
for sale. It has been his backup amplifier but decided it's
time for a new home rather than collecting dust. He's asking
$1200 and it's a full power HF amplifier.
K6WSC - Bill worked .
In the ,
he worked 10 ITU zones on 80 meters, 19 zones on 40 meters, 29
zones on 20 meters, 12 zones on 15 meters and 5 zones on 10
meters. Who said the bands are
KB7AZ - Carl reported
that since the last meeting: Anguilla, Baker Island (20
CW and SSB), Grenada, Kuwait, Malta, Latvia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia,
Malawi, Congo, all 13 Colonies plus the bonus station, six of the
WRTC stations, 98 confirmed on LotW on 40 with four paper QSLs,
239 confirmed. Not bad, Carl!
W7EXG - Bill said
that he was introduced to Ham Radio by his Scout Master at age 12
and was licensed at 13. The impact resulted in Electrical
Engineering Degrees and a carreer at Motorola for 30 years.
Unfortunately, the Scout Master was unaware of his impact on his
life. Bill reported working
having 7 band slots using CQ and SSB (no FT8) on 40/30/20/17 and
15 meters. He couldn't hear Baker Island on 12 and 10 meters. Bill
reported enjoying Sporadic E on 10 meters this summer with
stations all over the US and some with incredible short skips due
to low 110Km E layer. He provided Field Day band slot points
for many 10 meter stations. As the names says, "It is