Richard Solomon - W1KSZ

Wes Stewart - N7WS

Larry Brown - W7LB




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1100 S Alvernon Way
@ E 22nd St
2nd Monday Each Month
7:00 - 7:30 PM Check-In



RFI Representative
Scott Dickerson

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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<



The SADXA Fall Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, 19 September 2015 at the Colonia Verde Club House.  Thanks to W0LTL - Mike for getting everything arranged.  Click on the map for location.


W1KSZ - Richard


Next Meeting
20 August 2015

Program TBD

Last Meeting

16 July 2015
W9FI - Jim

Our guest and newest SADXA member is W9FI - Jim, a past member and former President of SADXA.  Welcome back, Jim!  We're happy you decided to return to the fold. Jim says he's retired now and he's ready for action.  You can see his antenna/tower on .

Our President, W1KSZ - Richard , brought the meeting to order and some new business was discussed.  N7BXX -Gail  suggested that we procure some low level PA system to assist those who make presentations be heard more easily.  It was moved and seconded that KB7AZ - Carl would look into it.
W0LTL - Mike told us that the picnic date was finalized, 19 September, and the cost was free for members and $5.00 for guests.  The Henning Brothers, KB7JAQ - Scotty and KE7EZJ - Andrew will be doing the BBQ as usual.  Thanks guys!  See you all there.
It was suggested by N7BXX - Gail that we might join . There was a motion to that effect, however, our President tabled the motion for further discussion as to any advantage we might have by joining. 
W1KSZ - Richard told us of the hamfest conflict with the Oro Valley Fall hamfest and the   hamfest are scheduled for the same day, indicating that someone is not paying attention to what's happening in Arizona.  
The DXploits round table proved that the radio conditions have been poor over the past few weeks.  
W7EXG - Bill managed to work 13 states on 6 meters including Connecticut.  Of course, our man K6WSC - Bill worked 59 countries in the contest.  Once again proving that die-hard DXers win in the end. Good job, Bill!
KW7CD - Cornell said that the only thing he had accomplished was to change the lamps in his DX-302 , saying it was quite a job.
Our Secretary/Treasurer W7LB - Larry reported  that we are financially solvent.
KD7AZ - Carl worked the 13 colonies in one afternoon, gained 8 new CW countries and has a new FTDX 3000 .  Nice rig, Carl.
Our VP N7WS - Wes reported that he has been fighting a 20 over noise at his QTH.  Of course, when the man came to investigate, it had rained and the noise disappeared.  His new K3  was sent back due to problems....already.  Wes said that however, he had worked E51 on 15 CW and S79 on SSB.
KD6XH - Cliff said he had not worked any DX, however, he has been working on a microwave project.

With that, our meeting was ajourned in preparation for the evening's presentation.

SADXA Presentation

N7WS - Wes  presented a video of the   

FT5ZM DXpedition to Amsterdam Island in 2014.  Those folks had an 18 day long boat ride from Fremantle, Australia to Amsterdam Island where they set up an impressive array of light weight aluminum towers and monobanders generously loaned to them by an Australian radio club making for nearly 165,000 contacts. They were on 10 thru 160, CW, SSB and RTTY. 

If you click on the SADXA logo
you will find it among the list of contributors to the DXpedition.  Editors note:  the link to SADXA is broken on the FT5ZM contributors page.  I've asked the webmaster to fix it.

You can also see lots of photos and the progression of the DXpedition from packing to completion on Facebook.  Click the logo.

I hope you didn't let the chance of a monsoon storm or two cause you to miss this presentation. If so, you missed a good one!

As always the best looking pictures first! After that..well...

This is Sheree, the lady that effeciently takes care of us for the meetings.  She does a good job considering who she has to deal with.



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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