WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB OFFICERS
2017



PRESIDENT
Jerry Wothe - W6XI


VICE PRESIDENT
Don Birch - K7NN


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Larry Brown - W7LB

APPOINTED
POSITIONS

2017



SOCIAL DIRECTOR
Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ


ACTIVITIES  DIRECTOR
Carl Foster - KB7AZ


WEBMASTER
John Slusser - WD7F

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CURRENT INFO

ALL HAMS ARE ELIGIBLE

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<
    
Notes from the President

The May meeting of  the SADXA was one of the most interesting presentations we have had in a long while. "The Safford Story" presented by Ned, AA7A, and Lee, KY7M, gave us some history of the incredible remote contest station, originally started by Milt, N5IA(SK), and what it has become since Milts passing.  Ned and Lee have become custodians of the station and have added much to it since they were granted the rights to keep the N5IA legacy going. The presentation was typical AA7A, which is always very professionally composed and presented by both he and Lee.

Photos do not do the remote site justice for the number of towers and all the cabling to control and feed them. If you missed this meeting you truly missed a very interesting  presentation. 

73
de W6XI
Jerry

 

Next Meeting
15 June 2017 

Presentation

The program for the evening will be presented by our own Vice President - K7NN.  Don is going to give us a presentation on "Secrets of the 60 Meter Band".  It should be interesting, be there, be square!  

  

Last Meeting
18 May 2017

 
W6XI - Jerry  opened the meeting welcoming our guest speakers for the evening AA7A - Ned and KY7M - Lee , both whom have assumed the responsibility for the NA7TB Memorial Station for N5IA (SK) - Milt Jensen.
That was followed by a request for any old business.  W7TUS - Mike asked if we were going to visit the SADXA DXpedition donations.  Jerry said that we would table that discussion until a later meeting.
Do you remember? Two entities were deleted from the DXCC list, Kure (KH7K) and Midway (KH4)? Jerry informed us that the
had second thoughts and rescinded that decision and reinstated those entities. Must had stirred that hornet's nest with a short stick!

With that, the meeting was adjourned for the evening's presentation.

SADXA Presentation

With the tragic death of N5IA - Milt Jensen last year, AA7A -  Ned , having successfully contested remotely from Milt's huge 160 Meter 8-Circle and his 80 Meter 4-Square antenna arrays, contacted his family and learned that they wanted the antenna farm maintained as a memorial, if possible.  With that, Ned and KY7M - Lee started traveling to the location near Safford, Arizona to evalutate the system.  The station is in an old school bus on a remote location about 15 miles from Safford.  They found that almost nothing had been documented, therefore, nearly everything had to be reverse engineered with some parts having to be redesigned to prevent premature failure .  Ned said that Milt was not an engineer but, like many hams, just made things work.

KY7M - Lee showed us his K3 Remote that he uses to interface the remote location and although he had worked 160 over the last 25 years or so, just could not believe how these antenna arrays perform.  He was able to easily complete his 160 DXCC, working stations heretofore unheard of from 7-land.  Had it not been for the NA7TB (Top Band) memorial club station that had been established, they might of questioned the operating from Arizona.

In the short time since Milt's death, Ned and Lee have erected other antenna arrays such as a Ned's designed Dual Band 30/40 Meter 4-Square, a 20 and a 15 Meter 4-Square as well.  All work beautifully.

Ned and Lee are both members of the and the contest organizations.

Editors Note:

Speaking of making things work.  Back in the 80s and 90s, Milt was the active player in a 2 Meter/440 network called the ZIA, named from the sun symbol of the Zia Pueblo natives in New Mexico.  The network extended from California to Texas, being relayed from mountain top to mounain top including the 147.150 repeater on Mt. Lemmon.  One of the main links was on Jack's Peak.  Upon Milt's death, with the family's permission, N5IA becamse the call of the Jack's Peak Amateur Radio Association.  The ZIA was discontinued but has evolved into a similar network affiliated with the .


This one was a wonderful presentation.  Too bad you missed it.  You'd better make the next one! 

 

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

poppy - 2009

 


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