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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N7WS
K7BHM
K7NN
KF8N
W1KSZ
W6RLL
W6SCC
W6XI
W6ZQ
W7KQ
WA7NB
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CURRENT INFO

ALL HAMS ARE ELIGIBLE

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.

>Don't forget:  click on most images to enlarge or link<
    
Notes from the President

I'm sorry to report that I am out of town for the July meeting, but I'm sure that our VP K7NN - Don will be able to handle it with ease.  See you next meeting!

73
de W6XI
Jerry

 

Next Meeting
17 August 2017 

TBD

Last Meeting
20 July 2017

K7NN - Don opened the meeting and we had a discussion of old business concerning joining ARCA.  It was tabled for further consideration.  He reminded us that our BBQ and picnic was scheduled for 16 September at 4:00 PM as the Colonia Verde Clubhouse.  After some discussion it was decided that the cost would be $10 per person, in advance.  Please make sure to pay W7LB - Larry on or before the August meeting because the picnic is before the September meeting.
There was some discussion as to whether the club would want to take W7CS (SK) - Chuck Smallhouse's call as the club call or keep the existing WS7DX call.  It was pointed out that the WS7DX call is a more unique call and the unusual prefix helps in a pile-up situation.  Nothing definitive was decided.

The meeting was then turned over to the member for the usual DX Round-Table discussion.
K6WSC - Bill , worked 9 ITU zones on 80m, 24 zones on 40m, 35 zones on 20m, 16 zones on 15m, and 3 zones on 10m in the IARU HF Championship. Editor's Note:  If there's DX Bill and Don gets it done!
W1KSZ -Richard said that he had worked a new Digital Mode (Click it...this guy is a hoot!).  Also, Dick said that Flex is coming out with a new rig based on the Maestro addition to the Flex line.  He said he put himself on the reserve list.  The radio looks interesting. 
KB7AZ - Carl , was a world traveler this past month, but still managed to work Algeria, Monaco, Aland Island and Greece from home.  While operating from Grand Turk island, he worked France, Saint Martin, Spain and Minnesota.

KB7GAI - Wally  reported som DX with his new 20 meter dipole and worked the 13 Colonies and did the CQVHF Contest working mostlyTexas stations.
W7TUS - Mike passed around a letter he had received form the VA Hospital thanking us for the QSL cards and stamps he had collected for the hospital residents.  Good job, Mike.
NG7A - George said that he broke out his dusty 6 meter beam and worked the ARRL VHF IARU and made some contacts.
Our man Mike - WOLTL said the picnic was set at the clubhouse and mentioned that it was 40 years ago that the Rockwell/Collins bunch came up with the concept of the Global Positiion System navigatiion.  How can it be that long?
N7WS - Wes had been getting ready to try JT-65 but became aware of FT-8 and got that working, making one (1) contact.
Our Vice President K7NN - Don worked 40 countries on 6 meters and has 81 countries confirmed on 60 meters. What else is new?
Finally, WB7NB - Art briefed us that he had been working a DXPedition and was making progress and would be announcing it pretty soon. We're waiting with baited breath, Art!

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

SADXA Presentation

 

Our VP, K7NN - Don showed us a video of the 2012 Pitcairn Island DXpeditiion.  It was a year before the Thomas Coleman Christian, VP6TC, the lay leader of the residents of the island and a descendant of the famed Mutiny on the "Bounty", passed away.

During the DXpedition, they were able to participate in the annual Burning of the Bounty ceremony commernating the destroying and sinking of the ship in order to hide from the British. 

Afterwards, our Activities Director KB7AZ - Carl showed a short video of his recent trip to the Turks & Caicos Islands where he operated and did several scuba dives.  Here's the neat certificate he  was isued in order to operate as VP5/KB7AZ in Grand Turk Island. Thanks, Carl! 


Umph....another clingy tourist !

 

It was a good meeting and if you missed it, it must have been the storm that hit right after we started.  Hope you kept you feet dry! 

 

 

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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