WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB
OFFICERS

2017



PRESIDENT
Jerry Wothe - W6XI


VICE PRESIDENT
Don Birch - K7NN


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Larry Brown - W7LB

APPOINTED
POSITIONS

2017



SOCIAL DIRECTOR
Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ


ACTIVITIES  DIRECTOR
Carl Foster - KB7AZ


WEBMASTER
John Slusser - WD7F

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The Prez Speaks
 

As you know, the Great American Steakburger  is the 3rd restaurant that has closed our meeting place and we are looking for a suitable location again.  It is probably prudent that we not warn the proprietor of any prospecitve restaurant for our meeting lest they not desire to go out of business.  WA1BZQ - Bruce has found a meeting place at the on Tanque Verde for our January meeting. Remember, they are the ones that cut your tie off if you wear one to their establishment. They open their doors at 5:00 PM, so don't come too early.  Don't forget, SADXA officer elections will take place at the next meeting.

73
de W6XI
Jerry

 

Next Meeting
18 January 2018
 

The evening's presentation will be a video of the DXpedition in December 2014.  See you there!

TBD

 

Last Meeting
21 December 2017
 

  W6XI - Jerry ,opened the meeting explaining that our search was still on for a suitable meeting place.  After some discussion, the  restaurant on Tanque Verde was suggested as a meeting place for January.  WA1BZQ - Bruce will be contacting them to see if it's possible.  Jerry had a few of W0LTL's ham shack items left over and we had a to see who would get first choice for the remaining items. With that, he started our DXploits round table discussion.
W9FI - Jim said he had worked two V51 - Nambia stations on with 25 watts the past month.
W7TUS - Mike reported he'd made 35 - 40 contacts on 30 meters and has reached the 100 mark.
N7WS - Wes has been working 160 meters with his inverted L at about 55 feet and worked OH0 - Market Reef.
AA7FV - Darrel has a Whisper (WSPR) transmitter with a magnificent 1 watt output, which he says works OK, except it had a frequency drift.  He showed us infrared photos he took of the board when idle and when transmitting and it turned out to be a resistor that was getting too warm and causing the drift. If you're interested in WSPR, check it out here:
W7LB - Larry said he'd worked no DX, however, reporting as our Secretary/Treasurer, we had 16 paid members for the upcoming year.  Please step up and pay your dues!
Our VP, K7NN - Don, as usual, made 300 contacts in the recent CQWW CW contest, worked , Santa Claus,  worked 3D9HA on 80, and CX9 on 60 meters with 82 countries on .  What else is new, Don?
W1KSZ - Richard reported that he had been working Asia on .  The has 243 worked with 187 confirmed, 86 on CW, 112 on SSB, 24 digital with 39 Zones and 35 confirmed.|
Special thanks go to WA1BZQ - Bruce and to W7TUS - Mike for their work in establishing the Christmas Party at
the .  We had a good time, the food was good, the camaraderie was great plus we had a fun gift exchange.  Ask WD7F - John  about the gift he ended up with.  Check it out here if you haven't already.

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


SADXA Presentation

 

K7NN - Don had acquired a video of the first DXpedition to the new country of South Sudan. Back in 2011 when the country was new, it was a fairly stable environment and the DXpedition went smoothly.  The Grand Hotel in Juba provided pretty fair accomodations, allowing them to set up several antennas of every ilk and DX conditions weren't bad either. Highlights of the event were a visit from the Ministry of Communications who had authorized the event.  They had nearly 122K contacts and broke the RTTY record for the number of QSOs.  The video had very little narration and the only comments were text and a few in English although many of the team were Spanish, Italian and three or four hams from the U.S.  With political considerations as they are today, I don't think there will be  DXpedition to South Sudan soon.

I hope that the more central location of Pinnacle Peak will result in a few of the members from the other side of town showing up.  You're missing some good meetings.  You shoulda' been there!

NOTES

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?

 

 

LINKS

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