K6WSC - Bill opened he meeting
quickly turning the meeting over to
- Don who breifed us on the
DXpedition mode called Fox & Hounds supposedly allowing up to
5000 contacts per hour. Here a link to the K1JT
- User Guide just published a couple of days ago. Don
also mentioned that there is a possiblity of up to five (5) new DX
entities, one being Kosovo that's been active lately, but not so
much here due to poor conditions. Be watching for LZ1GC - Stan
working in the Pacific in October/November and OM5ZW on 160, 80
and 40. Finally, he passed out the tickets for the evening
drawing for the two interesting publications.
- Mike, our Secretary/Treasurer reported that we are
solvent. We have (not counting the two new members) 24 paid
members. Mike asked that everyone please make sure their
mailing/email information is correct in that he is updating both.
K6WSC - Bill then
reported new business with a nomination of
N6ITY - Dennis and
K4HHX - Vince as new members and both were voted in unamimously.
N7WS - Wes
reported that the Britts were having a special event on the Isle
of Man to commemorate the Royal Wedding coming up soon.
using GR9RW as the call. He also said there was an
coming up soon, May 26 and 27th, 2018. In June, there will be
Rwanda Dxpedition, followed by
26 June - 7 July, 2018 and a group of Italians with a go at .
And the moment
we've all been waiting for:
W7TUS - Mike reported
that he received
confirmation for his 100th 80 Meter contact
that gave him 8 Band DXCC! Good job, Mke.
K6WSC - Bill was
operating in the 7th Area QSO Party as a County Expeditioin in
Cochise County being called by Lithuania, Germany, Austria, France
N7WS - Wes has now
worked 105 on
with 99 confirmed. He's trying to get that last one
confirmed. Wes also worked .
He said to check out
and if you want to join our real time DX communications group,
contact W1KSZ - Richard
who will provide the information to get you started.
W6XI - Jerry
said there had been 6 meter
openings and that the
contest is coming up which includes, of course, 6 meters.
W9FI - Jim says he's
spent almost all of his "on the air" time on 30m
He said here has been some good DX there, specifically Lord Howe
Island (VK9L), Wake Island (KH9), S. Korea (DS, HL), and Guam
(KH2). The band has also been open daily to Europe,
especially toward the Eastern European stations. The FT8
signals have been getting through when CW couldn't. He mentioned
that he had his Elecraft repaired. We didn't know it was
W1KSZ - Richard
has 15 issues of DXCC Yearbook that he would give to anyone who
might make a modest contribution to the SADXA coffers. He said he'd
been working quite a bit 6 meters with about 60 QSOs recently. Richard told of working a rare-rare
grid square, CM79 off the Coast of California and trying to get it
confirmed. He said the guy said he was, indeed,
there. So...we'll see? RIchard has been sorting QSLs and so far
has organized about 5000 cards using W7NN's QSL boxes. He
one of his most memorable cards, a card from the
Ukraine and from a Coal Mine Radio Club, no less. Check it out.
Our VP, K7NN
- Don had worked some 6 meters, HH7OA - Port Au Prince and
4X7OR in Israel on 40 meters.
N6ITY - Dennis one of our
newest members said that he was a member of the
President of the Lockheed Amateur Radio Club (LARC) and likes
He is a Meteoroligist by profession but is retired now.
- Vince is our other new member and said he is just getting
started again in ham radio.
Finally, we had our
drawing set up by K7NN - Don with the winners turning out to be
N7WS - Wes
who snagged the
K7NSW - Richard who picked up
Congratulations on your good luck, guys!