Richard Solomon - W1KSZ

Wes Stewart - N7WS

Larry Brown - W7LB




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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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Even though we're having the SADXA Christmas Party a couple days after the meeting, we decided to have a December meeting and make it more of a social hour.  We'll see you there on the 17th and at the party on the 19th.


W1KSZ - Richard


Next Meeting
19 December 2015

No particular agenda, just camaraderie!

Don't forget the Christmas Party on the 21st!


Last Meeting

19 November 2015

WA7DHQ - Bob

WA7DHZ - Bob, a Tucson resident, was our guest for the evening.  Bob is now retired says he's a full-time RV'er, having fun with some DXing.  We'll look forward to seeing more of you, Bob!  Welcome to SADXA.


W1KSZ - Richard opened the meeting by calling on W7TUS - Mike to give us the latest news on the Christmas party coming up soon. Italian will be the cusine for the evening and the cost is $15 per person.  Please pay W7LB - Larry now or at the next meeting.  Equally important is Mike needs to know if you are coming by the 12th of December.  You may come to the party if you haven't committed, however, there may be a problem if you want to enjoy the meal. There will be  an optional 
ham related gift exchange and a $10 max gift exchange for the XYLs.  We always have a good time with the gift exchange.  Make also said to bring your own  and appetisers for maybe four people.  That should be plenty.

The next order of business was the previously tabled motion to join (Amateur Radio Council of Arizona).  N7BXX - Gail moved that SADXA join ARCA.  It was seconded and opened for discussion.  Several members expressed their opinions as to why or why not join the organization and finally it was put to the vote.  The motion to join ARCA was defeated by a raised hand count.  

Our VP, N7WS - Wes,   brought up the subject of  , a web based system of producing DXCC league tables, expedition tools, log search services and most wanted lists. He related a problem occuring because non-members of SADXA were indicating on the ClubLog site that they were members.  After some discussion, Wes was selected as the SADXA representative and in conjunction with our Seretary/Treasurer W7LB - Larry, would be determining the exact membership status of previous or non-members and having them removed from ClubLog as members of SADXA.

And finally before the break for the evening presentation, our President W1KSZ - Richard presented a certificate awarding W0LTL - Mike a Lifetime Membership in SADXA that had been voted on at last month's meeting.

Congratulations, Mike and thanks!

SADXA Presentation

W6XI - Jerry  began his presentation by asking all of us what would happen with all our ham gear if we suddenly disappeared?  How would our families cope with handling all of the radio gear which most of them are totally unfamiliar with?  What kind of a burden is it on them added at their time of loss?  Would they just throw away gear because they just don't know what the value might be?  Jerry explained that it was exactly what happened when W7CS - Chuck passed away.

Chuck was actually on his deathbed when he realized he had not prepared at all, not thinking over time that he might reach this point so soon and asked Jerry if he would take care of it.  Well, Jerry did.  With the help of several hams over nearly the next three months, most of his gear has been disposed of.  What a job!  We saw many pictures of the extensive collection of antennas, towers, gear and parts that Chuck had accumulated over many years of activity.  Chuck's remote homesite up in Oracle didn't help the situation either.  Much of the items that might have been of value to someone had to be discarded.

This presentation made us all think a bit, I'm sure.

Jerry, you were a good friend, indeed.

W7CS (SK) - Chuck
22 January 1932 - 22 May 2015

Not a bad turn out says our SADXA Enforcement Officer!


If you missed this one, you missed a good one....as ususal!




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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