WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB
OFFICERS

2018



PRESIDENT
Bill Clark - K6WSC


VICE PRESIDENT
Don Birch - K7NN


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Mike Casey - W7TUS

APPOINTED
POSITIONS

2018



SOCIAL DIRECTOR
Bruce Betterley - WA1BZQ


ACTIVITIES  DIRECTOR
Carl Foster - KB7AZ


WEBMASTER
John Slusser - WD7F

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N7WS
K7BHM
K7NN
KF8N
W1KSZ
W6RLL
W6SCC
W6XI
W6ZQ
W7KQ
WA7NB
W9FI

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CURRENT INFO

ALL HAMS ARE ELIGIBLE

The  SADXA meets on the 3rd Thursday  of the month at the located at 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson 85715 and the doors open at 5:00 PM. Click on map for directions. 

 You can find WS7DX at too!
 
>Don't forget:  click on most images to enlarge or link<
     
The Prez Speaks
The SADXA is an interesting place to come and exchange ideas on operating, equipment, antennas, and especially DX.  We are a welcoming group of active hams who enjoy sharing our love of working DX with others.  We devote a portion of our meetings to the beginning DXer and can extend help when needed.  If you have ever wondered what working DX is all about, please attend one of our meetings and find out.  I hope to see you at the next meeting!

73
de
K6WSC
Bill

Next Meeting
20 September 2018
Scheduled Presentation



Our friend from Elecraft, KK7P - Lyle will be visiting us and telling us the latest from Elecraft.  Looking forward to that, Lyle.

 

The Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, 22 September 2018.  Click on the Picnic Basket for Details (Map Below) If you haven't paid, please contact W7TUS - Mike by the 15th of September, and give him the bucks!  Thanks.
 

 

Last Meeting
16 August 2018
 

AC2K - Alan 

W7AQK - Dave 

We have a new member of SADXA, AC2K - Alan who recently moved to Tucson, and a returning member, W7AQK - Dave a long time resident of Tucson.  Dave is a QRP Radio Builder and CW operator.  Welcome to SADXA.  We look forward to your contribution to the club!

  

   K6WSC - Bill  opened the meeting by welcoming our guests, AC2K - Alan and W7AQK - Dave.

K7NN - Don  Announced that the drawing for the evening would be an IOTA book detailing the IOTA probram and how it works.  In addition, he said that next month's meeting would be a presentation by KK7P - Lyle of our beloved . It should be an interesting presentation.

 W7TUS - Mike,  briefed us that we are solvent.  We have 30 paid members and new members in line.

WA1BZQ - Bruce briefed that the picnic was scheduled for the 22nd of September at the Colonia Verde Clubhouse as indicated by the map on the SADXA page.  Starting time will be 4:00 PM. Please pay Mike by the 15th of September if you plan to attend.. 

AC2K - Alan, our guest for the evening was presented to the membership and was accepted with a unaminous vote.  Welcome to SADXA, Alan!

As promised last meeting,  the eligibility for the was discussed.  It was moved, seconded and voted to allow SADXA members, ex-members and all hams who can be verified by QRZ to become users of the reflector.  

N7WS - Wes giving a DX report said that TX5T was up and running.  Other interesting operations included Captain Cook's ship, ongoing Kosovo and this Friday, a 1- day DXpedition on Wake Island.  is coming up in late October.  Upcoming is the All Africa DX Contest in September, the Russian RTTY Contest in September, the September ARRL VHF Contest and more.

And, of course, it was time for the portion of our meeting.

 W7TUS - Mike, said he hadn't operated in a couple of months due to WX.  Over the last 12 months (since I started using FT8 mode) I have 614 FT8 contacts with 146 countries and 337 band slots.

N7FG - Frank said he had worked , finally!

AA7FV - Darrel told a great story occuring in 1957, he was a student at university in England, and on break, he traveled to Turkey where he discovered a Turkish Amateur Radio club through a ham that he had met.  He said that the ham invided him to a club meeting up some creaky stairs to a room with a WW2 transmitter and receiver.  Darrel was thinking that Turkey was not authorized yet as an entity but they assured him that it indeed was.  So, he operated as TA/G3SYS from Turkey.  Sure enough, it wasn't, but he operated anyway.  Of course, things are diffeent today.

  N7WS - Wes reported that his Elecraft K3 is still at Elecraft, he has confirmed on 160 and now has 9 Band DXCC.

N6ITY - Dennis  said he has worked and made a few 20 meter contacts.  He has some equipment for sale.  In the process of getting his hole dug for his tower and subsequent activity, he had air conditioner problems and the repairman discovered Rattlesnakes in the unit.  That was fun, right Dennis? Something like this  maybe?

KW7CD - Cornell discovered a very interesting website that is similar to Google Earth except it plays live audio streams from all over the world.  It's called Radio Garden I played with it for a couple of minutes and it seems very interesting.  Click the logo. Thanks, Cornell.

K4HHX - Vince has been down for a while, however, said he had purchased a FTDX-3000 recently.

W1KSZ - Richard reported that 6 Meters had been dying down.  He had received a QSL from Finland for a contact that he made on his 78th Birthday last month.  He worked OH7PI on 6 meter .  Happy Birthday, Richard!

K7NN - Don had worked into Japan and Europe on 6 meters with 11 new countries for a total of 131 on .  Don also mentioned he has some equipment for sale.

W7WRJ - Michael  has returned from his work in Korea but said he'd obtained reciprocal agreement to operate from Korea on his next trip.  We'll be looking for you, Mike!

 

With that, the meeting was adjourned with a break and the evening's presentation.


SADXA Presents
 

The program for the evening was a short video of N9VL-Valerie, a co-host on interviewing K9AJ - Mike all about the IOTA program. This was arranged by our own Activities Director, KB7AZ - Carl .  Good job, Carl!

FINAL COMMENT
We had a very well atttended August meeting and picked up a couple of new members.  Sorry you missed it!  Where in the heck were you?


PHOTOS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRESIDENT BILL!!!

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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