Jerry Wothe - W6XI

Don Birch - K7NN

Larry Brown - W7LB



Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ

Carl Foster - KB7AZ

John Slusser - WD7F




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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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Notes from the President
I think that the additiion of a wireless microphone for use in the DX Round Table worked out very well.  What do you think?

de W6XI


Next Meeting
18 May 2017



Last Meeting
10 April 2017

W6XI - Jerry  opened the meeting with the usual DXploits round table. As a first for SADXA, Jerry had set up a PA system and passed the around to make it easier for those at the opposite end of the table to hear.  Jerry reported that everyone was two entities closer to having them all.  Two entities were deleted from the DXCC list, Kure (KH7K) and Midway (KH4).  Editors Note: Thank you, President Obama 
Our Secretary/Treasurer, W7LB - Larry reported that we were solvent, however, we needed to discuss just what DXpedition we would support and for how much.  W6XI - Jerry said we would discuss that in future meetings.  Larry reported that at the
, the club had received $125 for donated equipment that had sold on W6XI's table.  We should do that every hamfest, yes?
W7TUS - Mike reported that he had been pretty active and had worked several countries including: Ceuta & Melilla, South Cook Island, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Western Sahara, Pitcairn Island, Andorra, Hong Kong, Montserrat, North Cook Island and the Central African Republic. Not bad, Mike! Pretty impressive.
When handed the mike, KB7GAI - Wally says in his best voice, "Thank you very much!" but had no DX to report.
K6WSC - Bill worked a handful of DX in the CQ WPX SSB contest, and 32 of the 50 Japanese prefectures in the JIDX CW contest.  Bill said he was giving a presentation to
on May 9th titled "Radio Sports - Getting Started in Contesting".  Should be interesting. 
Long lost WA7NB - Art said there was some DX out there.  He's worked Asians on 40 in the evening, Aussies on 20 in the AM, worked some on 12 meters about an hour after sunset.  Art reported that he was setting up a DXpedition with W2IJ for possibly 2018 or 2019, however he wouldn't say where and only that it was one of the top 5 on the list. Do you think it'll be P5 land? Get the call?
KW7CD - Cornell reported that he had completed his high power solar setup   having 2 X 100W panels, batteries and converter to provide 220 VAC at 6.2 KW peak power which can run his entire station including his linear.  Pictures will be provided later on his Member Projects pages.  Not only that, Cornell worked the Philipines, Spain, Russia, Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Argentina, Hungary, France, Chech Republic, Romania, the Ukraine and Bulgaria.  Good work, Cornell.
W1KSZ - Richard introduced his friend, Joan,  from San Diego and reported that the club call had worked 216 countries with 145 confirmed on
that were missing zone 2 for WAZ. 
N7WS - Wes reported that he has 310 on CW. He's been working on a 160 vertical to give him a better chance as DXCC on his remaining band.  Good luck, Wes!
W0LTL - Mike that we should consider our next picnic so that he could make the reservations at Colonia Verde Club House as usual.  It was decided that we would have picnic in September.  In addition, Mike announced that his XYL - Lillian had recently celebrated her 84th!  Unbelieveable, right? Congratulations to Lilliana!
As a final note before the presentation, W6XI - Jerry said he had been wondering around an antique fair at Tanque Verde Elementary when he found a stack of QSLs at one of the tables.  There on top was a card that SADXA member WA7BBM - (W7BBM & W7JM) - John
had sent to K7WRZ here in Tucson way back in 1966. Jerry told the man that he knows John and he gave it to him.  Jerry was hoping John would be at the meeting so he could present it to him.  Anyway, it's a small world!

With that, the meeting was dismissed in preparation for the evening presentation.

SADXA Presentation

The presentation for the evening was titled Lightening and Grounding, given by K7DF - Tom.  Just in case you might question Tom's qualifications on the subject, here's just a sampling of his background.  Tom has been an ham since 1976 starting as WB7NXH and then K7DF since 2007.  He was the ARRL Arizona Section Manager from 2005 - 2013 and is assistant manager at the present. He was an ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Pima County and the Arizona Section as well.  In addition to his ham radio activities, he is a Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Engineer with Raytheon and holds many certifications too numerous to mention here.  Tom is active in Scouting and his family is "Radioactive" as well, all holding amateur radiio licenses.    Check it all out on https://www.qrz.com/lookup/k7df  
If you haven't seen Tom's presentation, make it a point to see it some time.

How many times have you been told not to be missing our meetings? Shame on you! 

Happy Birthday, Lillian!



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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