WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB
OFFICERS

2018



PRESIDENT
Bill Clark - K6WSC


VICE PRESIDENT
Don Birch - K7NN


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Mike Casey - W7TUS

APPOINTED
POSITIONS

2018



SOCIAL DIRECTOR
Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ


ACTIVITIES  DIRECTOR
Carl Foster - KB7AZ


WEBMASTER
John Slusser - WD7F

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N7WS
K7BHM
K7NN
KF8N
W1KSZ
W6RLL
W6SCC
W6XI
W6ZQ
W7KQ
WA7NB
W9FI

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CURRENT INFO

ALL HAMS ARE ELIGIBLE

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. 

 You can find WS7DX at too!
 
>Don't forget:  click on most images to enlarge or link<
     
The Prez Speaks
The SADXA is an interesting place to come and exchange ideas on operating, equipment, antennas, and especially DX.  We are a welcoming group of active hams who enjoy sharing our love of working DX with others.  We devote a portion of our meetings to the beginning DXer and can extend help when needed.  If you have ever wondered what working DX is all about, please attend one of our meetings and find out.  I hope to see you at the next meeting!

73
de
K6WSC
Bill

Next Meeting
21 June 2018
 Presentation TBD 

 

Last Meeting
19 April 2018
 
K6ITY - Dennis  K4HHX - Vince
Here we have two new members who were volted in this evening, K6ITY - Dennis and K7HHX - Vince who should provide some new blood to the membership.  Welcome to SADXA, guys!! 

  K6WSC - Bill  opened he meeting quickly turning the meeting over to  K7NN - Don  who breifed us on the DXpedition mode called Fox & Hounds supposedly allowing up to 5000 contacts per hour.  Here a link to the K1JT - User Guide just published a couple of days ago.  Don also mentioned that there is a possiblity of up to five (5) new DX entities, one being Kosovo that's been active lately, but not so much here due to poor conditions. Be watching for LZ1GC - Stan working in the Pacific in October/November and OM5ZW on 160, 80 and 40.  Finally, he passed out the tickets for the evening drawing for the two interesting publications.

W7TUS - Mike, our Secretary/Treasurer reported that we are solvent.  We have (not counting the two new members) 24 paid members.  Mike asked that everyone please make sure their mailing/email information is correct in that he is updating both.

K6WSC - Bill then reported new business with a nomination of N6ITY - Dennis and K4HHX - Vince as new members and both were voted in unamimously.

N7WS - Wes  reported that the Britts were having a special event on the Isle of Man to commemorate the Royal Wedding coming up soon. using GR9RW as the call.   He also said there was an upcoming
coming up soon, May 26 and 27th, 2018.  In June, there will be the Rwanda Dxpedition, followed by 26 June - 7 July, 2018 and a group of Italians with a go at  .

And the moment we've all been waiting for: 

W7TUS - Mike reported that he received confirmation for his 100th 80 Meter contact that gave him 8 Band DXCC!  Good job, Mke.

K6WSC - Bill was operating in the 7th Area QSO Party as a County Expeditioin in Cochise County being called by Lithuania, Germany, Austria, France and Equador.

N7WS - Wes  has now worked 105 on with 99 confirmed.  He's trying to get that last one confirmed.  Wes also worked . He said to check out and if you want to join our real time DX communications group, contact  W1KSZ - Richard who will provide the information to get you started.

W6XI - Jerry  said there had been 6 meter openings and that the contest is coming up which includes, of course, 6 meters.

W9FI - Jim says he's spent almost all of his "on the air" time on 30m .  He said here has been some good DX there, specifically Lord Howe Island (VK9L), Wake Island (KH9), S. Korea (DS, HL), and Guam (KH2).  The band has also been open daily to Europe, especially toward the Eastern European stations.  The FT8 signals have been getting through when CW couldn't. He mentioned that he had his Elecraft repaired.  We didn't know it was broken, Jim.

W1KSZ - Richard has 15 issues of DXCC Yearbook that he would give to anyone who might make a modest contribution to the SADXA coffers.  He said he'd been working quite a bit 6 meters with about 60 QSOs recently.  Richard told of working a rare-rare grid square, CM79 off the Coast of California and trying to get it confirmed.  He said the guy said he was, indeed, there.  So...we'll see?  RIchard has been sorting QSLs and so far has organized about 5000 cards using W7NN's QSL boxes.  He brought this: one of his  most memorable cards, a  card from the Ukraine and from a Coal Mine Radio Club, no less.  Check it out.

Our VP, K7NN - Don had worked some 6 meters, HH7OA - Port Au Prince and 4X7OR in Israel on 40 meters.

N6ITY - Dennis one of our newest members said that he was a member of the , was President of the Lockheed Amateur Radio Club (LARC) and likes .  He is a Meteoroligist by profession but is retired now.

K4HHX - Vince is our other new member and said he is just getting started again in ham radio.

Finally, we had our drawing set up by K7NN - Don with the winners turning out to be N7WS - Wes who snagged the and K7NSW - Richard who picked up the . Congratulations on your good luck, guys!
 

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


SADXA Presents
 

Our VP K7NN - Don provided  two short videos, the 2016 KP5 Palmyra and the T32DX Christmas Island DXpeditions.  Short and to the point.  Enjoyable.

 

FINAL COMMENT
It was nice to induct two new members into SADXA.  It was a good meeting and you should' been there.  Where the heck were you?


PHOTOS

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

poppy - 2009

 

 


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