WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB OFFICERS
2015



PRESIDENT
Richard Solomon - W1KSZ


VICE PRESIDENT
Wes Stewart - N7WS


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Larry Brown - W7LB

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N7WS
K7BHM
K7NN
KF8N
W1KSZ
W6RLL
W6SCC
W6XI
W6ZQ
W7KQ
WA7NB
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CURRENT INFO

 

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<

It is very saddening to report that W7CS - Chuck Smallhouse passed away Friday, 23 May 2015.  He will be missed. 

  

A MESSAGE FROM EL PRESIDENTE

I think that everyone enjoyed the meeting at Mimi's.  The food and service was good  plus the facilities were a bit more accomodating than the Golden Corral.  We'll see how it works out with the next meetings.


73

W1KSZ - Richard

 

Next Meeting
18 June 2015

Our program for the evening is titled:  "Why do we need LESS phase noise?", a presentation by our own KW7CD - Cornell , who is a renoun expert on synthesizer design and has published over 90 technical papers and articles in professional magazines and the author of . Check it out.  Here too: 


Last Meeting

21 May 2015

The meeting was opened by our President W1KSZ - Richard with the round table DXploits.  Many of the members had little or no activity.  KB7JAQ - Scotty said he had some success with trans-equatorial to South America and EA8 as well. It was basically the same for KF7EZJ - Andrew and KB7GAI - Wally .
W6XI - Jerry said that six meters should be opening now.  He said he has some coax on hand for the asking and some aluminum tubing as well.  Give him a call if interested.
K5RR - Richard has 700 feet or so of RG-11 coax and the price is right.  He also mentioned the K1N mega-DXpedition to Navassa Island article in the latest issue of
It was several firsts for W7EXG - Bill, who after 60 years of ham activity made his first contacts on 6 meters, four to be exact.  He worked China for the first time on 14.270 . Then he worked an Aussie on 17 meters where the operator was running QRP on the beach and they made contact with power as low as 1 watt.  The kicker was that the guy recorded the contact on along with some other qso's.  Bill was blowing him away with his DB-42!  Click it to see it.
N7WS - Wes has worked 120 DXCC stations, ordered a new Elecraft K3S and has had some success working early morning DX on 20 meters.
Carl - KB7AZ has been very busy working 180 contacts this past month and has 100 RTTY contacts for DXCC now.
Would you believe that K6WSC - Bill did not have his 3-page list of DX to share. Why not, Bill?

Finally, there was a discussion of a donation to the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands DXpedition in 2016.   It was moved, seconded and voted to donate $250 to that dxpedition.  You can find AA7A - Ned in that lineup.  We'll look forward to his presentation when that event is over.

The President also mentioned the Fall Picnic and 19 September is the target date at the moment.

At that time the meeting was dismissed in preparation for the evening's presentation.

 

SADXA Presentation

Our VP, N7WS - Wes, introduced our man NQ7R - Tom who gave his presentation of the E30FB - Eritrea, North East Africa DXpedition in March of this year.

Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups. It has a population of around six million inhabitants. Most residents speak Afro Asiatic languages, either of the Sematic or Cushitic branches. Among these communities, the Tigrinya make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30% of inhabitants. In addition, there are a number of Nilo Saharan speaking Nilotic  ethnic minorities. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea)

Tom's slide show consisted of many interesting pictures of Eritrea and he related some of the history of the small country and it's 30 year war resulting in its independence from Ethiopia.  Interestingly enough, it's a one party state and has not held elections since it's independence was established.  A notable  point was that the government owned hotel he stayed in did not accept the local currency and required dollars or euros. Go figure.

The DXpedition was hindered by an X-Class solar flare occuring during their stint according to the . Murphy's Law prevailed as well and computer difficulties resulted in a large number of CW QSOs being done by hand.  Yet, they managed to deliver over 60,000 QSOs.

 

 


You would think that having a meeting in a new place and an excellent presentation would be enough to get everybody to show up, right?  In any case, once again, you missed a good meeting.

 

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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