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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.

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Once again, we had a short dicussion  concerning someone volunteering to be the Social Director with no results.  The question is, "Are we going to have a Fall Picnic, or not?"


W1KSZ - Richard


Next Meeting
19 May 2016

The presentation will be made by our old friend Ned Stearns - AA7A.  Ned worked both DXpeditions and said this in response to W9FI- Jim's comment about how South Sandwich was considerably harder to work than South Georgia.  Ned said "VP8STI is further from W7.  VP8STI is behind a big hill that blocked the path to W7.  The duration of common darkness with W7 was quite a bit less than at VP8SGI." (Editors note:  "I think I got it.")

Last Meeting
21 April 2016

K2HLW - Mike

Our guest for the evening was K2HLW - Mike who lives over on the west side came to our meeting.  He said he'd been here many, many years ago.  Mike, we hope you'll come back often.  He  says he's been a ham forever, since 1954 and has lots of experience.  Welcome to SADXA, Mike!


President W1KSZ - Richard brought the meeting to order asking if there was any old news.  He mentioned that no one had volunteered to be the Social Director and if no one steps forward, there will not be a Fall Picnic.  He mentioned that in the past we had sponsored a plaque for the and asked if we should repeat the action.  It was moved and seconded with a unanamous vote that we would donate $45 for a plaque.  Richard said that CARA was having a Hamfest on 7 May and although it was small, he always found something good there.

Another bit of news, the SADXA Club Call WS7DX has been awarded due to the efforts of N7WS - Wes , W1KSZ - Richard and K&NN - Don .  Good job, guys.  If there are any others who have provided, let us know.
Our VP - W9FI - Jim claimed first place in the single operator, high power Arizona segment of the .  Congratulations, Jim.
K7DV - Tom said he has now worked 225 countries.  Just wait till he retires!
WD7F - John said he has a new VibroCube key and has actually worked some CW for a change. Will wonders never cease? It weighs 6 pounds and you don't push IT around.
Our Club Veteran KB7JAQ - Scotty had a stack of cards he had received from the QSL Bureau and said that there were cards in there from as far back as 2000!
W7EXG - Bill worked 4 band slots from and worked FT4JA
.  Bill said he was working on a future presentation on the Gray Line propagation.  That should be interesting.
Our Secretary/Treasurer W7LB - Larry reported that we are solvent and that we have 35 paid members.
N7FG - Frank noted that with is 100 watts and a vertical, the
was actually UNHEARD Island.  That's how it goes, Frank.
Heard Island and Juan de Nova was on W7TUS - Mike's list, he had worked many bandslots but he really had success working African countries and only lacks 4 of working them all.  Will that qualify him for the award?
W6XI - Jerry worked Juan de Nova and Heard with band slots on 17 and 40 plus Juan de Nova on 40 and 80 meters.
W0LTL - Mike mentioned something about DX to Demming on the EARS Network.  Does that count?
N7WS - Wes worked Heard on 17, 20 and 30 meters.
Being tenatious is WA7DHQ - Bob's nature because he said he had worked the
, St. Helena, Morrocco and East Kiribati Island with his Pro III and a Comet Vertical from his RV home.  However, Heard was Unheard.
KB7AZ - Carl was busy for sure, working 400 in theWPX contest in February and 200 in the .  Good job, Carl.

With the end of the round table, we took a break to set up for the evening presentation.

SADXA Presentation

Three of SADXA's finest KB7AZ - Carl , our VP - W9FI - Jim and K6WSC - Bill represented us at the 2016 Visalia International DX Convention.  What made it special for them was that they flew over from Tucson to Visalia in Carl's Piper PA-32 six passenger plane.  Judging from the photos and the description of the trip, they had a very good time.  Wonder if they coulda' carried just one more?

Aren't you sad that you didn't make this one.  You should be ashamed.  You can make it up by attending the May meeting! OK? 

Our waitress for the evening.



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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