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



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Scott Dickerson

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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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It seems that our editor has a new camera.  If some of the pictures look strange, blame WD7F - John ! He's always twiddling around with that camera.  We had no presentation for the evening due to a logistical error, inadvertantly: a military word meaning nobody is going to be blamed, we had no laptop computer to show the presentation.  We will do better next time.



    W1KSZ - Dick

Next Meeting
20 November 2014

Scheduled Program TBD

Last Meeting
16 October 2014

W7RJ - Ron

N7BDZ - Elaine

We have TWO new member of SADXA, K7RJ - Ron and N7BDZ - Elaine, who have been guests at SADXA in the past and have joined us.  The moved to Tucson a while back and we are happy to say "Welcome to SADXA!"


Our meeting was opened by our President W1KSZ - Richard , starting with W7TUS - Mike explaining that the SADXA Christmas was to be at our normal party place, , and it to be catered Italian.  The cost is $15 per person, guests or members. Please pay W7LB - Larry sooner rather than later.  Bring appetizers if you desire and BYOB is you wish adult beverages.  Soda and water will be provided. And don't forget the White Elephant gift exchange.  Hams bring an ham radio gift, XYLs and significant others, bring something appropriate.  Editors Note:  Booze is nice!

Next we had a discussion of a possible donation to a 10 Meter Repeater project spearheaded by KD7UIZ - Don of the .  After much discussion of the matter it was voted that the matter would be tabled until the project was actually beyond the idea stage where it will be considered again.

The DXploits Round Table was started and there was a request for an antenna mounting event by W7EXG - Bill  on Monday, 21 October at 8:30 AM at his qth.  If you can help with his giant DB-42, please contact Bill.

Our newest member, K7RJ - Ron said that he had good luck with 40 meter CW and a 40 meter dipole, considering he hasn't had time to put up big gun antennas.

N7BDZ - Elaine related a story of how she had put together one of the gingerbread house kits and when it was complete, noticed that something was missing.  So, she constructed a Yagi antenna from toothpicks and what-have-you, added it to the house.  It looked so good she took a picture and sent it to QST magazine.  They published it in the December issue of 2009.  However, it's not in the on-line archives.

During the course of the round table, KB7GAI - Wally mentioned talking to a colorful amateur radio character, WA1HLR - Timtron, resulting in several stories.  WA1BZQ - Bruce recently visited Timtron at his shack in Maine and has pictures of Tim's shack.  You can find them at http://www.wd7f.com/amisking.htm

W7TUS - Mike said he had worked several new countries followed by W6XI - Jerry advising that the bands are open if you are on early.  He has worked SK8 and VK4 on 6 meters and with the upcoming CQ World Wide contest it's possible to work DXCC during the event. 

W7CS - Chuck  attended the Austin Ham BBQ this year plus he has a 2 meter antenna for sale, a 28 foot boom, suitable for EME and the price is right.  See Chuck for details.

The WARC bands have been good, so says WO7V - Jim

Our VP, N7WS - Wes had a list of accomplishments and countries so long that it can't possibly be listed here. See Wes for more details! 

Secretary/Treasurer W7LB - Larry says that we have $2025.78 in the treasury and to please pay for the Christmas Party as soon as possible.

As mentioned last month, KD6XH -Cliff is going to participate in the Western Samoa and the American Samoa DXpedition as 5W0XH, in November. Be on the lookout!

AB7AA - Bill was proud to tell us that his XYL, Laura , had managed to get her extra in just four months and has AB7BB.  How cool is that? She is enamored with the digital modes and won the Rookie Roundup in August.  Bill also said that he was listening to and especially the .  The announcer said something like "the prefrerred method of communications" and it played the Fortys on Four  in CW.  How about that?

Finally, W0LTL - Mike has came across a bunch of estate equipment and has disposed of quite a bit of it.  However, he still has Johnson 300W matchboxes, an FT-718, 2/440 gear, power supplies, anetnnas and other stuff.  He said the XYL and he were finding radios and equipment under the bed and elsewhere.  Where else would you keep it?

With that, the meeting was adjourned!

The Chief Enforcement Officer says "If you missed this one, you missed a good one.  Now, don't let it happen again or you'll pay the consequences!"



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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