Richard Solomon - W1KSZ

Wes Stewart - N7WS

Larry Brown - W7LB




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Hardesty Multi-Service Center

1100 S Alvernon Way
@ E 22nd St
2nd Monday Each Month
7:00 - 7:30 PM Check-In



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Scott Dickerson

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The  SADXA meets on the 3rd Thursday  of the month at Coco's Restaurant
located at 6095 E Broadway Blvd across from Park Place Mall at 5:30 PM. Click on map for directions.

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We had a great presentation by SP5EAQ at our September meeting.  Don't forget the picnic Saturday, see you there!  You might win the drawing prize for the handheld radio!


Check out the picnic info just below the map!


    W1KSZ - Dick

Click the map to enlarge!  Here's the flyer:

Next Meeting

16 October 2014

Scheduled Program TBD

Last Meeting
18 September 2014

WA7NB - Art

We have a new member of SADXA.  Welcome to WA7NB - Art who has officially joined us.  I'm sure that Art will be a great asset to the club.  We're glad to have you, Art !

W7VX - Chuck

W7VX - Chuck has attended several SADXA meetings and we are happy to say "Welcome to SADXA, Chuck!"  We're glad you decided to sign up! 


K6LUL - Dan

We had a guest for the evening, K6LUL - Dan, who says that he had been out of ham radio for decades, has retrieved his old call and is back in it again.  We hope to see you again at the SADXA again, Dan!  Welcome back to ham radio!!


W1KSZ - Richard opened the meeting by reminding us of the SADXA picnic at the Colonia Verde Club House Saturday, telling us that there'll be a handheld radio drawing prize.  W7TUS - Mike is responsible for making the picnic happen.  Thanks Mike!

Our man N7BXX - Gail said he has been getting his KWM-2 back in shape and not been very active lately due to the monsoon season.  KB7GAI - Wally   has been chasing the W1AWs and even worked the W1AW/7 AM station this session, as did your web page editor.
K0SBV - Carl told us of an informal group of Broadcast and Long Wave Listening enthusiasts consisting of  a dozen or so folks from Tucson and the Phoenix area who meet every few weeks at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Casa Grande.  Contact Carl if you are interested.
Our newest member WA7NB - Art told us that he has 2300 points in the DXCC Challenge Cup. He said that the Canton Island T31R dxpedition had been cancelled and rescheduled for 2015.  It seems that the T31M had also been cancelled and folks had assumed that it was a clash between the groups.  Art said that was NOT the case.  You can find it all over the web if you're interested.  He related that the indicators of band conditions on the web are not always on the mark and we should be patient and make the CQ calls.  You might be surprised.
W7LB - Larry, our Secretary/Treasurer reported that we have approximately $1700 in the club treasurery and $200 or so in the petty cash fund.  We are solvent.  He also said it's time to pay the SADXA dues.  Everybody pony up!
KD6XH -Cliff is going to participate in the Western Samoa and the American Samoa DXpedition as 5W0XH, in November.  We'll be looking for a presentation on that event, Cliff.  
KB7AZ - Carl has been busy on RTTY with six new countries and 200 contacts in the  RTTY contest.  Good job, Carl.  And, finally, W7EXH - Bill says his StepIR DB-42 is ready to put on the tower.  Good luck to Bill!  And at that, our president dismissed us in preparation for the evening's presentation.

Our Vice President N7WS - Wes introduced our guest speaker for the evening, SP5EAQ - Jacek a Polish ham operator who has made several "Suitcase DXpeditioins".  Jacek showed us some interesting pictures of the places that he has had his mini-DXpeditions in the Pacific area.  He said the one of the hardest places to get from Poland is the Pacific island stations.   So, he decided to visit those places and has done so with enthusiasm and has made large numbers of QSOs considering.  He explained that the hardest part of a dxpeditions was logistics.  Early planning was very important, however, sometimes the travel arrangements are difficult and some DXpeditioners have been stranded for months due to the insecuritys of travel, expecially by boat.  Jacek said that he will be operating as ZK3Q along with SP5ES - Marcin, on Tokelau Island for approximately 3 weeks starting on or about 9 October 2014, soon!  Be on the lookout.  Click the logo below.  It was an enjoyable presentation, Jacek!



Well, where the heck were 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?




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