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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. 

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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!


Next Meeting Presentation
19 April 2018



Last Meeting
15 March 2018

KB7KZ - A.J.

 From out of the past !  Here is KB7KZ - A.J., one of the original members of the SADXA who showed up after a very long hiatus from amateur radio and is getting back into it via   A.J. is a past President of the SADXA.  He was wearing a badge from a long time ago, sans name, but you can see it here.   Welcome back A.J., we happy to see you.


Another Past President  has returned, here is our SADXA Enforcer, N7BXX - Gail who came for the meeting.  Welcome back, Gail.


This guest for the evening, K7NSW - Richard, originally WN6PQN from the San Francisco Bay Area and later Idaho, has moved to Tucson permanently.  Welcome to SADXA, Richard, we hope you will join our group.

  K6WSC - Bill  opened our meeting by welcoming our guests for the evening and brought up the discussion of last month's  proposed changes to the SADXA By-Laws concerning new membership.  N7WS - Wes   has written the proposed changes as follows:

Proposed change:  Any person, as described in Art. 1, subsection 1, may become a member in good standing at any regular meeting provided that the membership is confirmed by a majority of those members in good standing who are present.

Original Version: Any person, as described in Art. 1. subsection 1, who desires to become a member shall inform the membership of their intent at the first attendance of a regular meeting.  That person may become a member in good standing at their second attendance at a regular meeting provided that the membership is confirmed by a majority of those members in good standing who are present.

A vote will be taken to approve the change to the By-Laws at the next scheduled meeting.

Bill has appointed a committee to look into ways to encourage hams to become involved in DXing which could include presentations to other radio clubs in the area as to the fun of DX chasing.  Currently, members are W7TUS - Mike and N7WS - Wes who gave a short presentation to the group later in the evening.

A certerficate of thanks was presented to W6XI - Jerry for his service to the club as President over the past year.  Our President read a certificate for W7LB - Larry who was not in attendance for the evening.


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With that, our President turned the meeting over to the DXploits Round Table Discussion.

W1KSZ - Richard was elated to report that he had FINALLY accomplished his 5 Band Worked All Zones award, by working UN7LZ this past Wednesday at 1348Z, his 40th Zone on 80 meters.  He had been trying to score that last illusive zone since 1989.  Only 965 hams have attained that goal since the awards inception in the late 70's.   At present there are 41 hams in the 199 Zone Level.

K7NSW - Richard said that he had received approval for an antenna at his new QTH from his homeowners association and is happy about that.

N7WS - Wes  commented on the many DXpeditions that have been occuring, he worked P29VXG for his 100th on , with a total of 103.  When confirmed he will have 9 Band DXCC.  Wes worked XR0YD on Easter Island on 23 of 24 available slots not counting FT-8, just missing 40 SSB.  He worked 9M0W on Stratley Island on 20, 30, 40, 80  and 150 CW. 3C0W, Annobon Island was worked on 15, 17 and 20 CW plus 20 and 40 SSB.  TN5R, Congo, was logged on 15, 20, 30 40, 80 and 160 CW plus 15 and 20 RTTT and 717 SSB.  He worked 3D2EU, Rotuma, on 15 thru 160 CW, 20 and 40 RTTY plust 17 and 20 SSB.  Congratulations, Wes!  (Wes, are you paying enough attention to Annette?)

W6XI - Jerry reported he worked Z60A twice, on 40m, to be sure to be in the log but when the log was posted he was not in it. So a couple of weeks later he worked Z60A again, and when the log was checked after that QSO it showed W6XI as having worked them three times.  He also reported working 3D2EV on 160, XR0YD on 160 and 40, 3C3W on 40, 9M0W on 160 and 40, as well as TN5R on 160 that sounded like a good contact yet doesn't show in the logs. The TN5 would be the 206th entity worked for W6XI on 160.

W7WRJ - Mike has 208 confirmed, 226 with 212 confirmed, 105 countries on and 89 confirmed.

  W7TUS - Mike has 101 on 80 and if confirmed, will have 8 Band DXCC. Great job Mike, and in a pretty short time at that.

KW7CD - Cornell is now fully solar with a capability of up to 6 KW peak giving him full power under solar power. Here are a couple of his 20 meter contacts with this setup: .

N7BXX - Gail said he has got onto and has 40 contacts so far.

K7NN - Don  worked TJ2TT and has 6 new giving him 2800+ contacts.  He said it's been a fun month with many DXpedtions to work.

K6WSC - Bill worked 90 different countries during the ARRL DX CW contest: 6 countries on 160m, 35 on 80m, 66 on 40m, 79 on 20m including Kosovo thanks to a spot by Wes, 47 on 15m, and 5 countries on 10m. Bill worked 3C3W thanks to a spot from Jim.  Bill also worked 60 different countries including 3D2EU, XR0YD and 4B4B during the ARRL DX SSB contest: 1 country on 160m, 19 on 40m, 51 on 20m, 33 on 15m, and 8 on 10m.    

With that, the meeting was ajourned for the evening presentation.


SADXA Presents

Our first presentation was given by N7WS - Wes , giving a comparison of DXing in past and now, primarily keying on the many tools that are available for hams to use that makes it much easier to chase DX than it was before. One such tool is a team messaging program called .  Wes would probably give you the details of how this works. This presentation or something similar would be a good thing to show to other radio clubs in the area to promote DXing.
The second presentation was a video of the 3C0L and 3C1L dxpeditions.  Not many words but LOTS of film not related to the DXpedition.  Long but interesting.



It was good to see "The Enforcer"  at this evening's meeting.  I hope that he will be returning to his arm-twisting duties to "ENCOURAGE" the members to attend the meetings.  Welcome back, Gail.

This Cowgirl was our 'handler' for the evening and made it all go smoothly.  Thanks!


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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