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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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We are rapidly approaching the end of the year and, once again, it will be time to elect new club officers.  I have served several years and will not be a candidate for office.  Our Vice-President W9FI - Jim has stated the same.  So, it's time to be thinking about serving SADXA and stepping up to the task, please.


W1KSZ - Richard


Next Meeting
15 December 2016



The presentation will be "A Digest of Recent Activities" by W7RAP - Rick Paquette, The Assistant Section Manager for the ARRL - Arizona.  Be there or be square!

Last Meeting
17 November 2016

The President W1KSZ - Richard opened the meeting by reminding us that the end of the year was near and we would be soon electing club officers.  He and the Vice President W9FI - Jim have served us well and it's time for some new blood.  Everyone who has enjoyed the club and associated events should think of stepping up and taking on the task.  Richard also mentioned that there IS a SADXA meeting scheduled for the month of December on the 15th.  He said that the Christmas Party was scheduled for the 18th of December at the Colonia Verde Clubhouse, as usual, and the cost was $15 per person with W1SR - Steve being in charge of that event.  Steve said that had been chosen to cater the event.  Please notify Steve or or Secretary/Treasurer  W7LB - Larry if you plan to attend and how many guests.  Please pay at the next meeting or at the door, for sure. With some discussion he moved the meeting on to the DX Round Table.
K7NN - Don reported he had been awarded for his 60 years of active amateur radio with a temporary call of K9E.  With that call, he worked 703 contacts in that week and had some big time pile ups. In addition, he worked 262 contacts in 68 countries during the recent World Wide contest mostly on 30 meters.  He reminded us that our friend AA7A - Ned is working with the   as PZ5V.  The has now worked 200 countries but not all confirmed as of this date.
W6XI - Jerry reported that he had little activity and that 160 has been open but nobody's there.  Wally - KB7GAI  said that contacts on 10 had been rare and the same with 160.
W7TUS - Mike said that in September he had a very productive run that included 4 ATNOs (Central African Republic, Central Kiribati, Comoros & Saint Paul Island plus a bunch of new band slots.  The CWW SSB contest added 7 new 80 meter contacts. Good job, Mike.
Our gray-line guru W7EXG - Bill said he'd been perfecting his Gray Line Propagation presentation and had given it to the
and was well received.  He reported that he came home to find his giant DB42 in a vertical orientation and, somehow, the locking mechanism had let go.   Bill said that he forgot to thank K7RJ - Ron at the meeting for his help in trying to push the SteppIR DB-42 90 degrees back to the normal position using a long pole while it was still nested upright on the tower.  The 90 degree rotatiion was due to a tilt plate rotation lock failure during some wind at the QTH.  We were not successful, so, Ron helped with tilting the tower over for correcting the issue.  I'm currently addressing the failure of the rotation lock and hope to have a fail-safe remedy in place soon.  the antenna appears to have survived odeal.
KB7AZ -Carl reported the following: His DX consisted of Central Kiribati, Comoros, East Malaysia, Hong Kong, Namibia, Norfolk Island, Sao Tome & Principe and Temotu Province.  AND.....last week, Carl received his award.  Congratulations, Carl !!
K6WSC - Bill was to have emailed his DX accomplishments but the editor has yet to receive it.
KW7CD - Cornell  is in the process of building a solar power setup for his entire station including linear power.  He said that the inverter was one large item!
Our VP W9FI - Jim is still primarily using the digital modes and some CW, mostly on 30, 40 and 80 Meters.
President W1KSZ - Richard said tried working Chatham Islands ZL7G on 160 with no luck.  He did work them on 30 CW & RTTY.
Lastly, don't forget the big
gift exchange for the Christmas Party.  Hams bring a ham related gift and other guest who wish to participate bring a suitable gift for XYLs.  It shoud be a fun event with Annette running the show.  Hope to see you there.

The meeting was dismissed in preparation our guest W8VG. 

SADXA Presentation

W8VG - George Eveland Presents

W8VG - George gave an excellent and very interesting presentation with a history of ham radio and stories and pictures of pre and post WW2 era and 50's equipment, with hollow-state radios that glow in the dark up until the solid-state gear hit the market and became predominate.  George brought nostalgia to the older hams in the crowd and may have awakened curiosity in some of the hams who have never dealt with the heavy-metal gear.   Well done, George ! THANKS !


We did a pretty good job of getting the word out for George's presentation and we had a nice turn out. But, if you missed it, you missed a good one!  Shame on you!



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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