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
19 July 2018

Our VP, K7NN - Don has arranged for a short video from Peter MacDonald, the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, the evolution and practical application of the code in WW2.  Should be interesting.

 

Last Meeting
21 June 2018
 

Editor's Note:  Sorry I couldn't attend the meeting due to medical reasons, however, with the help of W1KSZ - Richard and W2TUS -  Mike, some pictures were taken and a list of events were created. I'll be looking forward to returning next month in good shape.
 

KF7EZJ - Andrew  KB7JAQ - Scotty

I see that the long lost Henning Brothers have returned.  It's been several months since we've seen Andrew.  Welcome back and hope to see you often, guys.
  

I thought that everyone knew that at The Pinnacle Peak Restaurant they have a very strict "NO TIES" policy.  And, it appears that W6XI - Jerry violated the policy in a big way and had to pay the price. Quoting W1KSZ - Richard, "Jerry, W6XI", wore a tie to the meeting, which is a big 'No-No' at Pinnacle Peak's.  So, to the racus clanging of an old Cow Horn (BELL...sorry, Richard), the waiter ceremoniously cut off Jerry's tie and it will be hung in the Hall of "Dis-Honor' in the rafters." Sorry I missed that, Jerry. 

  K6WSC - Bill  called the meeting to order and with no old business to discuss, allowed the introduction of two new faces, AF7SZ - Louis and NV7M - Rick.  Here's hoping they will become members of the club.

  K7NN - Don  gave his DX Report and talked about all the activity on 6 meters using the mode.  He also talked about the upcoming DXpedition secheduled for 27 June through 6 July 2018.

W7TUS - Mike, reported that as of last night, we had 27 members and we are still solvent.

K6WSC - Bill Under new business, Bill reported that W2RS - Ray Soifer of Green Valley wanted to join the club but had not been able to attend.  He was nominated and voted into the club with a unaminous vote.  Editor's Note:  Ray is an old AM operator

W7EXG - Bill  reported finally turning on the radio have fun on 10m this past week.  10m Beacons were very active.  He determined a major sunspot occurred causing sunspot numbers in the 50s, and sporadic E during this time.  Bill worked about 25 states in just one evening on 10m, many on east coast indicating multiple E-layer hops.  This included a K2 station on a beach in long island - who was running 20W on a 11m whip. K2 's local time in NY was after midnight (12:30 am). Skips were also short ( Texas , Denver and LA area). Clearly sporadic E works well into the night, suggesting a highly charged ionization, and/or slow recombination rate in the E layer. 6m was also active, but 10m pile-ups at 9pm MST were fun enough. 

W6XI - Jerry  said he is waiting in anticipation for the Baker Island DXpeditiion.

W7TUS - Mike is still waiting for his 5 Band DXCC certificate.  Richard says it's all those FT8 requests clogging up the pipes!

KE7DX - Gary says he has worked no DX or contests except for the AZ QSO Party.

W9FI - Jim has been working 10 Meter . Even though the band seems dead, a few CQ will still come in.  Spend more time CQing and less time listening.

K4HHX - Vince is still putting up his hex beam.

N6ITY - Dennis is in the planning stages for a tower to replace his dipole.  In the meantime, he's been working a lot o US and DX stations on .

W1KSZ - Richard has logged 236 Q's on 6 Meters since 4 May, having 246 worked and 199 confirmed.  He worked a lot of EU and JA stations.

Our VP, K7NN - Don has been working many on 6 and 10, mainly using .  He also worked a number of EU and JA on 6 meters.

K7RJ - Ron has been working 40 Meter WSPR mode, helping his friend in England get his radios setup.

 

 The meeting was ajourned for the evening presentation.


SADXA Presents
 

 

Our VP K7NN - Don presented  a Joe Taylor video describing the evolution of WSJT-X and the upcoming DXpedition to KH1/KH7Z Baker - Howland Island in June.  It showed info on the Fox-Hound mode for DX stations. 

 

FINAL COMMENT
Since I didn't get a first hand account of some of your DXPloits, I may not have accurately portrayed them. The only member who emailed his info to me was W7EXG - Bill.  If you are not interested in having your information displayed, please let me know and I will not attempt to determine the info for this page.  Thanks.


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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