Bill Clark - K6WSC

Don Birch - K7NN

Mike Casey - W7TUS



Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ

Carl Foster - KB7AZ

John Slusser - WD7F






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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. 

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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!


Next Meeting
16 August 2018

The program for the evening will be N9VL-Valerie, a co-host on interviewing K9AJ - Mike all about the IOTA program.  One IOTA directory will be offered as a drawing prize.


It's that time again.  The Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, 22 September 2018.  Click on the Picnic Basket for Details (Map Below)


Last Meeting
19 July 2018

KI7YWE - Ryan 

A hearty welcome to KI7YWE - Ryan of Vail, AZ who is a new ham and attended our meeting this evening.  We hope you enjoy and become a member, Ryan.


  K6WSC - Bill  called the meeting to order, welcoming our guest, KI7YWE - Ryan.  He mentioned as old news, that he had received thanks from our newest member W2RS - Ray Soifer who was voted in as a new member.  As new news, Bill mentioned that he was still working on his Beginning DX presentation for other clubs in the area.  That was followed by our own..
 W7TUS - Mike, reporting that the club is solvent and gave the treasury report to date.
The next order of business was the upcoming Fall picnic.  Our Social Director, WA1BZQ - Bruce was tasked to arrange for the picnic in September.  After some discussion, it was moved and seconded that the picnic be held at the Colonia Verde Clubhouse as in the past.  Bruce will be shooting for the 22nd of September if possible based on availability.

K7NN - Don  reminded us that the World Wide VHF contest starts this weekend,18:00 UTC, 21 July 2018.  Also, mentioned by W1KSZ - Richard, that Kosovo,, Z66X would be working but, is it legal?

With business out of the way, the portion of our meeting started with Don continuing:

Don made 360 DX QSOs during the last month, contacting in 14 slots, He snagged a new country on 160 making 153.  On 60 Meters, He's worked 5 new countries making 91 on that band.  Don has 7 new prefixes and a clean sweep on the 13 Colonies including GB13COL and WM3PEN.  For WRTC, only one QSO with Y82N on 20 meter CW.  Six meters had great openings to Japan and he contacted over 50 different stations.  Six meters remained open for up to six hours at a time.

W1KSZ - Richard reported that the has worked 254 with 213 confirmed.  The club has worked all 40 zones with 38 confirmed, missing 04 and 18.  He reports that he is working 6 meter and his DXCC total has amost coubled from 27 to 48.  Richard is waiting for his 5 Band Worked All Zones plaque and it's been 3.5 months.

  KD7UIZ - Don said that he had mostly worked local and there had been some activity on the 10 Meter repeater on Mt. Lemmon.  He said that his most memorable contact was W6OBB (SK) - Art Bell.

KB7JAQ - Scotty and brother KF7EZJ - Andrew
had worked some 10 meter and 6 meter DX.

N6ITY - Dennis worked on 15 and 20 meter  and still using his dipole.

N6ITY - Dennis that he had turned on the radio once and worked  on 6 band slots, half on
and the other on CW.

KI7YWE - Ryan, our guest, said he was taking an on-line CW class and was going to learn CW. Ryan has already attained the Extra class and wants to expand even more.

  N7BDZ - Elaine said her DX consisted of having a schedule with a friend in Alberta, Canada on the very dead 20 meter band.  It was absolutely quiet and she keyed up and called and her friend answered with an S-7.  You know what they say about bad conditions when nobody is calling.

N7WS - Wes worked with 11 band slots and finally has on 160, the TOP BAND! This means he has 9-Band DXCC!  Congratulations, Wes!

W6XI - Jerry said he worked  4 times.  With W6XI, he worked them on CW on 160, 80 and 40 meters.  Plus he worked them on 160 using the call W7XI.  W6XI now has 207 countries on 160. Jerry mentioned that he has an Alpha 76PA amplifier for sale.  It has been his backup amplifier but decided it's time for a new home rather than collecting dust.  He's asking $1200 and it's a full power HF amplifier.

K6WSC - Bill worked .  In the   , he worked 10 ITU zones on 80 meters, 19 zones on 40 meters, 29 zones on 20 meters, 12 zones on 15 meters and 5 zones on 10 meters.  Who said the bands are dead?

  KB7AZ - Carl reported that since the last meeting: Anguilla, Baker Island (20 CW and SSB), Grenada, Kuwait, Malta, Latvia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Malawi, Congo, all 13 Colonies plus the bonus station, six of the WRTC stations, 98 confirmed on LotW on 40 with four paper QSLs, 239 confirmed.  Not bad, Carl!

W7EXG - Bill said that he was introduced to Ham Radio by his Scout Master at age 12 and was licensed at 13.  The impact resulted in Electrical Engineering Degrees and a carreer at Motorola for 30 years.  Unfortunately, the Scout Master was unaware of his impact on his life.  Bill reported working having 7 band slots using CQ and SSB (no FT8) on 40/30/20/17 and 15 meters. He couldn't hear Baker Island on 12 and 10 meters. Bill reported enjoying Sporadic E on 10 meters this summer with stations all over the US and some with incredible short skips due to low 110Km E layer.  He provided Field Day band slot points for many 10 meter stations.  As the names says, "It is SPORADIC!"


 The meeting was ajourned for the evening presentation.

SADXA Presents

Our VP, K7NN - Don presented a short video from Peter MacDonald, the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, the evolution and practical application of the code in WW2.


I am back and it's good to be back.  Not must worse for the wear with a new shoulder.  We had a good meeting and well attended.  Where were you?  You missed a good one!



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?




poppy - 2009



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