WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB OFFICERS
2013



PRESIDENT
Richard Solomon - W1KSZ


VICE PRESIDENT
Wes Stewart - N7WS


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Larry Brown - W7LB

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N7WS
K7BHM
KF8N
W1KSZ
W6RLL
W6SCC
W6XI
W6ZQ
W7KQ
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WS7DX #75724

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Hardesty Multi-Service Center

1100 S Alvernon Way
@ E 22nd St
2nd Monday Each Month
7:00 - 7:30 PM Check-In
www.k7rst.org
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RFI Representative
Scott Dickerson
520-275-9563

TEP Shop
520-745-7119

CURRENT INFO

 
  

The  SADXA meets on the 3rd Thursday  of the month at Coco's Restaurant
located at 6095 E Broadway Blvd across from Park Place Mall at 5:30 PM. Click on map for directions.

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>Don't forget:  click on most images to enlarge or link<

A MESSAGE FROM EL PRESIDENTE

 

The SADXA Fall Picnic in September is going to be on the 20th as planned, thanks to the efforts of W0LTL - Mike and KC9ORD - Mike .  Let Mike (ORD) know if you're coming and how many guests you might bring, and oh yeah, it's 5-bucks a member.  Even though the picnic is occuring on the 20th, a meeting SADXA meeting will occur on the 18th.  We'll make it a social meeting and there will not be a presentation.  As most of you know, the picnic will be held at the Colonia Verde club house near Sabino Canyon Rd and Tanque Verde.  There'll be no ants nor mosquitos, should be fun. BYOB!  See the map below and see you there!

    73

    W1KSZ - Dick

PS:  There will be a drawing for a handheld radio!

 



Click the map to enlarge!  Here's the flyer:


Next Meeting

21 August 2014

Scheduled Program

The August presentation will be a combined effort by NQ7R - Tom and K7NX - Lloyd , a subject dear to a true radio geek's heart, Meteor Scatter!  It should be fun.  Grab your umbrella, we're having some meteor showers!  Stay dry!


Last Meeting

17 July 2014



N6CW - Terry

We had a returning guest from San Diego, N6CW - Terry, who came to the meeting as a guest of W6XI - Jerry.  He came to attend the Tucson Summer Ham Fest coming up Saturday.

 
MEETING ACTIVITY

Our President, W1KSZ - Richard opened the meeting with a discussion of the Fall Picnic and then opened it up to the members for the introductions and DXploits.  KW7CD - Cornell was pleased that he had worked UA9KW.  Our 6-meter aficionado W6XI - Jerry told us of the 2014 WRTC, World Radio Team Championship, a competition between two-person teams of amateur radio operators testing their skills to make contacts with other Amateur Radio operators around the world over a 24 hour period. This year it was held in Westbourogh, Mass.  These are serious operators and the rules are tight.   Our guest, N6CW - Terry said he had an interesting experience, working from the East coast and hearing all the European activity that they enjoy.  Someone mentioned, "Well, we can work JA's!"  Yeah right!

NQ7R - Tom told of chasing the W1AW portables and had worked the 13 Colonies Special event resulting in a nice certificate: Good job, Tom.
 
K7NX - Lloyd said he had tried his hand at the digital paint drying mode, JT-65 and had worked 5 contacts and had a nice nap during the event. He also brought this for Show & Tell:  
W1Giant Happy Face - Rick  is still struggling with his Force 13 XR6C antenna...still waiting.  WD7F - John reminded the membership that here is a Member Publications section on the SADXA website and for anyone publishing ham radio items should submit them for the website.  Our man KC0ORD - Mike told us that he is about to become the owner of a new call:  W7TUS  He said that the 1X2 calls are just about impossible to come by.  Sounds good, Mike. 

W7EXG - Bill is about ready to mount his DB42 300 pound Steppir monster in place and might be operational next month.  W7LB - Larry , our Secretary/Treasurer reported that we have 45 paid members and $1529 in the treasury.  He's looking for an appropriate winch capable of tipping over his tower and has destroyed a couple to date, winches, that is.  Any ideas, anyone?  Of course, K7NN - Don was up to his usual and woked 60 countrys last month.  Don, why are we not surprised?  KD7UIZ - Don said not to forget the Tucson Summer Hamfest this coming Saturday at the Golden Corral restaurant area on 22nd and Columbus.

We are sad to say that N7UQ - Chuck is going to be moving to Huntsville, Alabama since his XYL, KD7ODC - Tammy has been presented with a lucrative promotion at Raytheon, but they must move.  Chuck say they may not return. We're sorry to see you guys go.  Stay in contact.  Finally, KG7IRJ - Paul announced that he has upgraded to Extra.  Congratulations, Paul, good job!

The meeting was adjourned to prepare for the evening's presentation.

 

Our VP, N7WS - Wes  started off the evening's presentation with an introduction of W7BBM - John, AKA W7JM - EME , explaining how he has known John for over40 years and their interest in the presentation topic since 1973.

John Molloy is a pioneer in the meteor& tropospheric scatter and has developed methods of communication ranging from 6 meters to 2304 MHz, working his way up from huge, multiple yagi arrays to building his own 10 meter dish from scratch, building whatever he needed as he went along.    These were formatable projects that he took on over the years, and some of them were "They said it couldn't be done!" and John just made it happen anyway. 


Folks, this was a great presentation.  You shoulda' been there!



N7BXX - Gail  SADXA Chief Enforcement Officer

 

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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