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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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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A MESSAGE FROM EL PRESIDENTE

 

We had an excellent presentation by AA7A - Ned Stearns of the VooDoo Group's 2013 Cypres DXpedidion.  Ned travels all the way from Phoenix so we had a short meeting and skipped the introductions and DXploits portion of the meeting to allow him to leave earlier.  Thanks, Ned!

73

W1KSZ - Dick

Next Meeting
15 May 2014

Program TBD

Last Meeting
17 April 2014


W7JM - John

One of our guests for the evening was W7JM - John, an avid EME pioneer who has an impressive record on 10 GHz - VUCC and 2 Meter WAS as well.  This was accomplished in the 80s.  Checkout the home built 10 meter dish! 



W7AH - JIM KM7N - Adam

Welcome to W7AH - Jim and KM7N - Adam, both of Tucson.  We hope you become members of SADXA.  Thanks for coming!

 
MEETING ACTIVITY


Our President, W1KSZ - Richard, brought the meeting to order with the introduction of our guest speaker for the evening AA7A - Ned Stearns, who has made several presentations of his activity with the dxpedition group.

To begin his program, Ned briefed us on the results of the March Arizona QSO party and said that Arizona did quite well completing over 50,000 QSOs, third highest of the states.  We're hoping for a bit more participation in the second round for Arizona in August.


Editors Note:  Our members, N7CL - Eric
and N7BXX - Gail operated 160 meter CW at the QTH of K7EWE - Jim.  Some pictures of the operation can be seen at Just click the AM logo!


For years, the group had made expeditions to countries in Africa, none of which were easy considering third world conditions, politics and expense.  This time, they decided to do something different and combined a vacation and a DXpedition to Cypress.  After vacatiioning in Greece and Cyprus, they sent their wives home and continued to the DXpedition site.  As you can see, conditions were not so bad.  Shown below the picture of the grouup are comments from the VooDoo webpage.

Despite the African years being over, we always maintained that the Voodoo spirit would live on. For CQ WW CW in November 2013, a team operated in the Multi/2 High Power category from Cyprus, call-sign P3F. Many thanks to Bob 5B4AGN and his XYL Karen for making it possible and so comfortable.

We operated a Multi/2 set up – the two American ‘dudes (Ned AA7A and Lee KY7M) shared one radio and operated 160, 80, 20, 10 and some 20m. The other radio was shared by English ‘dudes Roger G3SXW and John G4IRN, operating 15, 40 and the remaining 20m. Operational and motivational support was provided by Bob 5B4AGN and XYL Karen.

Here are a few pictures of the operations depicting the hardships endured along with the results!

Once again, thank you Ned Stearns for a great presentation.  We look forward to the next one!


Not being one to exaggerate, but I've told you a million times, if you missed this one, you missed a good one.  Where the heck were you?

 

 

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

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