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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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.


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A MESSAGE FROM EL PRESIDENTE

We had a nice turnout (28) for the meeting including a few guests as well.  There was not much old or new business, but, we are still thinking about the picnic coming up later in the year. 


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W1KSZ - Richard

 

Next Meeting
16 July 2015

Program TBD

Last Meeting

18 June 2015


KE7KA - Keith


XYL - Ellen


K4HHX - Vince


KF7OOO - Jerry


W0MPH - Dick

KK7P - Lyle

We were honored by several guests for the evening, some having been invited by KW7CD - Cornell who gave the evening's presentation.  SADXA welcomes all of you and we hope that you will return.   And, we had a couple of prodigal sons such as W0MPH - Dick and KK7P - Lyle who showed up too. Plus, KD7KEQ - Randy from W7SA was here (See below).   It was a good meeting.

The SADXA  President, W1KSZ - Richard,  opened the meeting with a welcome to our guests and quickly dispatched the business portion of the meeting.  Since the band conditions have been terrible and the heat has made us lazy, the DXploits portion of our meeting didn't produce many notable results.

One of our more active DXers W7EXG - Bill    says that it's a fact, 14.270  is the Chinese calling frequency.  Not letting us down, Bill did work island and the Azores.  Once again, good job Bill.
 K7WSC - Bill , not to be outdone, worked several on 6-meters and others too.
KF7OOO (Out of Order) - Jerry worked a warship from San Diego on 20.
KW7CD - Cornell told us of his DX-302 that he "stole" for $30 from some unsuspecting ham, just because it didn't work.  
Our Secretary/Treasurer, W7LB - Larry gave a short financial report and said that he was getting his satellite act back together so he could work the ISS in July.  Larry also reported that we recevied a thank you letter from the
for our donation to the cause.
The Catalina Radio Club
representative, KD7KEQ - Randy , graciously welcomed us to attend the upcoming operation sponsored by both the Catalina Radio Club and the in their combined effort up in the coolness of the Catalina's on Bigelo, NEXT WEEKEND (27 &  28th).  Thanks Randy.
N7BXX - Gail has been doing  .  Gail, it's about time!
W0LTL - Mike has recently acquired an SX-100 receiver and your truly has volunteered to check it out. 
KD6XH -  Cliff said he had been to for the first time since 1985 and passed around a copy of a 1915 issue of
QST he had picked up there.  He also said that the Army program were phasing out the VHF portion of their service, however, HF is still thriving.

Finally, KK7P - Lyle said he has been working hard on the program that he is deeply involved in..
At that time, the meeting was adjourned for preparation for the evenings presentation.

 

SADXA Presentation

The presentation"Why do we need better (LESS) phase noise?", was introduced by our VP N7WS - Wes and given by 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 available on Amazon.  His interesting talk with slide support was a bit technical for some of us (me), however, it did foster quite a few questions and comments from the members.  He painted a picture of how the engineers for our major amateur radio manufacturers have only recently begun to take into consideration the effect of phase noise on a receiver and may not have previously understood what was really happening or what to do about it.  For example, the latest ICom product, the IC-7851, boasting a $15K pricetag, is nearly capable of phase noise figures near to Cornell's own   home brew Star-10 design. Click on it to read about his rig.  At the end of the presentation, it appeared to have sparked a pow-wow between a few interested parties.  


Since we had a fairly good turnout, the SADXA Enforcer was pretty happy, as you can see.  However, if you missed this presentation, shame on you.  You missed a good one!


This lady, single handedly, took care of food and drink needs of the entire party very efficiently.  I'll get her name next week.  Thanks! Your editor has enjoyed the meetings at Mimi's for this reason, among others. Yes, I was there too.

 

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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