WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB OFFICERS
2013



PRESIDENT
Richard Solomon - W1KSZ


VICE PRESIDENT
Wes Stewart - N7WS


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Larry Brown - W7LB

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K7BHM
K7NN
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W1KSZ
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W7KQ
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1100 S Alvernon Way
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Scott Dickerson
520-275-9563

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CURRENT INFO

 
  

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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>Don't forget:  click on most images to enlarge or link<

A MESSAGE FROM EL PRESIDENTE

 

Sorry that I couldn't make the August meeting, but something came up that required my full attention.  I heard that there were 32 attending! Don't forget the upcoming picnic next month....    

20 SEPTEMBER 2014

Check out the picnic info just below the map!

73

    W1KSZ - Dick

PS:  There will be a drawing for a handheld radio!



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



It was mentioned at the August meeting that WA7NB - Art would be making a Yahoo Podcast concerning his DXpeditions, etc.  It should be available Wednesday, August 27 at http://amateurradio15.com

Next Meeting

18 September 2014

Scheduled Program

SP5EAQ - JACEK MARCZEWSKI will give a presentation on his "Suitcase DXpeditions"  He's done a bunch of them so it should be interesting!
 Hope to see you there!

Last Meeting
21 August 2014


K3TYE - Joe

KJ7OG - Steve

K7RJ - Ron

N7BDZ - Elaine
There was quite a crowd at the meeting and we had four guests.  Here's hoping we see more of them in the future.  It appeared that they had a pretty good time! A special welcome to Ron and Elaine who moved to Tucson recently.  I'm sure you'll be good for the Tucson ham radio community!

 
MEETING ACTIVITY

Our Vice President,  N7WS - Wes , opened the meeting by explaining that the September meeting, which was to be a social meeting, was going to have a presentation by SP5EAQ as mentioned above.  W7TUS - Mike mentioned the picnic and recommended that the members pay W7LB prior to the picnic if at all possible.  It was questioned if the attendees should bring anything and the answer is yes, if you want.  See the flier here:    W7LB - Larry told us that the cost is only 5 bucks per member and that's a bargain.  He also said that our club finances are good. 

Wes then started our round table of the members DXploits.  Most complained about the poor band conditions, however as usual, our big DXer, K7NN -  Don said that he had worked 85 countries during the last month.  What are we doing wrong? WA7NB - Art said he had good luck with 24 Mhz which had been open pretty regularly.  He also said that he was scheduled to make a "Podcast" with K4CDN on You-Tube concerning his DXpedition activities, noting that he wasn't sure what it was all about, but you can see here that it should be an interesting:   Keep us informed, Art.  The W7EXG saga with the big StepIR DB-42 may be nearing the end in September, according to Bill.
KD6XH - Cliff is heading out soon for an American Samoa DXpedition.  We'll be looking forward to a presentation when he returns. KB7AZ - Carl is working on DXCC on digital.  W7TUS - Mike says his activity has been mosly catching up on QSLs.

W7CS - Chuck told us that he has a 33' StepIR vertical up now.  

N7WS - Wes mentioned the low SADXA interest in the W1AW/7 QSO party for Arizona coming soon and the lack of sign ups.  Based on that, NQ7R - Tom said that he will relinquish some of his slots on the schedule to anyone that would like to work a slot even though they had not signed up.  Here's the schedule.  Just contact Tom if you're interested. Tom also mentioned that has been doing the W1AWs and has worked 12 EME contacts and 4 new countries.
KJ7OG - Steve said he had worked the recent 10 GHz contest and worked 'em all.  I believe he said five (5) was the number. Hi hi! Found this picture of him from a hamfest some time back!
Our guest, K7RJ - Ron said that he had been experimenting with LASER pointers and LEDs as a communications medium and had found that coherent light such as a LASER did not work as well as incoherent light sources such as a LED.  Interesting.  Maybe we need a future presentation by Ron, no?

With that, our VP dismissed the meeting in preparation for the evening's presentation.

NQ7R - Tom's part of the presentation explained how meteor scatter works and demonstrated some of the software used in conjuction with the various bands and modes.   After a few minutes of his presentation, we adjourned to the parking lot where K7NX - Lloyd with some assistance from KW7RS - Rolly set up a mobile meteor scatter station on the back of his truck with a nice quick setup 6-meter yagi.  Pictures below.  We had to dodge a few rain drops, but it was great and we attracted some attention of nearby civilians.  For a while, we thought the police helicopter was investigating the activity but they flew on after circling Jason's Deli or thereabouts!


How often have I said, "If you missed this presentation, you missed a good one!  You should be ashamed!"?

Not to brag, but some of these individual pictures turned out great!

 

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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