Richard Solomon - W1KSZ

Wes Stewart - N7WS

Larry Brown - W7LB




WS7DX #75724



No-Fee Testing
Upgraded the next day!
Hardesty Multi-Service Center

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



RFI Representative
Scott Dickerson

TEP Shop



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.

 map.jpg (93744 bytes)

>Don't forget:  click on most images to enlarge or link<

Our President, W1KSZ - Richard was out of town on personal business and we hope to see him next month. 

A very special thank you goes to Ned Stearns - AA7A who provided us with an always entertaining program for the evening with his presentation of the VooDoo group's 9K2HN - Kuait CQWW contest event.  Ned is most welcome at SADXA, any time! 


N7WS - Wes

Next Meeting
19 March 2015

Scheduled Program TBD

Last Meeting

20 March 2015

KE7GYQ - Doug

K6WSC - Bill

Welcome back to a couple of long missing SADXA's finest.  Where HAVE you been, guys?

KE7YTE - Tom

And here's a fellow who's been missing even longer.  Welcome back, Tom!

The meeting was opened by our VP, N7WS -Wes with a finance report by W7LB - Larry  who reported we were solvent, however, only 27 members have paid for 2015  Ante up guys!  
It was moved, seconded and voted that we donate $250 to the
A donation to the Herd Island DXpedition was tabled for further discussion. They have a ways to go to meet their financial goal.
(EDITORS NOTE: With some of our avid DXers having so much activity, it's necessary to limit the quantity of information that is posted here.  Sorry guys!)

While Ned was setting up equiment, the DXploits round table was initiated by W7EXG -  Bill  who is having fun with his DB-42 scoring Isle of Man, Sicily, Iceland, Iran & Israel for example.
WO7V - Jim had received a certificate  for 1 Hz accuracy on the K5CM Frequency Measuring Test on 3 March. He said he was surprised that he received it considering his equipment used for the measurement.
W7TUS - Mke is up to 284 countries.
Long missing K6WSC - Bill had a three page list of his DX & contest accomplishments.  He reported his (still rumored) contest results as singled operator, low power, assisted category. This all done with the help of a new Hex Beam.   Great work, Bill!

CW Worldwide DX, CW: 366 band countries
ARRL 10-meter: 79 countries, 1st Place USA
ARRL DX, CW: 412 band countries, 10th in the USA
ARRL DX, SSB: 247 band countries. 

There were several stories of the recent three day wind event here in Tucson with WD7F - John having a coax connector being completely unscrewed from a loop balun and W1GHF - Rick having ground/guy wires snagged and will require his tower to be tipped over to fix.
Our real-estate guru, KD7UIZ - Don, said he has workd six countries on 10 meter FM repeaters on 29.600.
AA7A - Ned
spoke of a portable moon bounce antenna he was working on and would be taking it on one of his future DXploits.
Six meters had a few interesting openings to CE and LU land during the recent solar flare said W6XI - Jerry .  

KW7RS - Rolly said that he has recently acquired a 50 Ft. tubular telescoping tower and will be working to get it up and ready.
W0LTL - Mike said he had recently met very good friends of the infamous Father Moran of Nepal, best known as 9N1MM (Mickey Mouse) and wondered if SADXA might be interested in hearing about him.

With that, Ned began the evening's presentation.

SADXA Presentation

Again, we were presented with an excellent slide show by AA7A - Ned of his VooDoo group on a DXpedition to Kuait with the hosting of 9K2HN - Hamad who provided nearly unlimited resources for a winning combination of antennas and a very comfortable quarters for operating, not quite like the South Western Africa countries of the famous VooDoo DXpeditions.  He said that the large 160 meter beverage antennas they constructed made all the difference when it came to setting a new CQWW record as a Multi-Multi.  You see all of the pictures of the event here.

This presentation was a good one you you missed it!  When will you ever learn? 



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


Visit Count