WELCOME TO THE
 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
TUCSON - WS7DX

CLUB
OFFICERS

2019



PRESIDENT
Alan Komenski - AC2K


VICE PRESIDENT
Don Birch - K7NN


SECRETARY/TREASURER
Mike Casey - W7TUS

APPOINTED
POSITIONS

2019



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 President's Comments
 

July starts the kickoff of the .  Details of this club contest can be found by clicking the logo above.  Whether you take this event as a serious challenge with the intent of coming out on top in one of the class categories or, if you are approaching it in a casual manner, what we want is for you to have fun.  Working DX may or may not be your passion but after all, we are a DX club and we want to do what we can to encourage you to get on the air and work DX!  Our DX Challenge provides many options for you to compete to receive an achievement award in a targeted class of operation.  Whether you prefer phone, CW or digital modes, or whether you run high power or low power or even QRP, we have a class in the challenge that will fit your operating preferences. So, shut off the TV, tell the dog he or she will have to wait for you to take them out, go into the shack and get those DX contacts in your log.  Above all else, have some fun on the air! .

Alan Komenski -  AC2K

It's soon to be here.  Our Social Director, WA1BZQ - Bruce has booked the Christmas Party, so, he says: "Save the date, Sunday, December 8th at 6 PM for our Christmas Party at the   They have a very extensive menu which will fit everyone's budget and appetite."

Please to provide to Bruce the number attending by 4 December. 

Next Meeting
19 December 2019
 

TBD 

 
Ancient SADXA Badges From Another Era!

 

Last Meeting
 22 November 2019  

AC2K - Alan, our President, opened the meeting, recognizing KE7DX - Gary, saying that he was selling raffle tickets for , the prize being an ICom IC-7300 to be held 8 December.  Alan then  commentied on the SADXA DX Challenge in progress and followed it with a request for a Treasurer's report.
  W7TUS - Mike reported that we are solvent and have 43 paid memebers.  He said that he's ready to receive payment of dues for next year.
  K7NN - Don said that there would be a drawing for the  and the Contest Calendar with the first winner having first choice of the publications.
WA1BZQ - Bruce reminded everyone of the soon to be Christmas Party and to notify him how many are attending by 4 December.

K7NN - Don said that his DX activity was a bit less than last month but not bad.  He reported 118 on 60 meters, 157 on 160 meters, 240 on 80 meters and 303 on 40 meters.  activities are 159 mixed mode.
WA1BZQ - Bruce said that the U of A was holding a special event on 7 December to commerate Pearl Harbor from 9 AM until 3 PM.  All hams are invited to visit.
  N7FG - Frank
  I paid more attention to the DXpeditions and spots the last month or so and picked up seven ATNOs: ZK3A Tokelau Is., T30GC West Kiribati, C21WW Nauru, A82Z Liberia, TX7T Marquesas Is., S29HP Sao Tome & Principe, and D68CCC Comoros, using a mix of CW and FT8.  I also made new digital contacts with VP6R Pitcairn Is., CU3AC Azores, and ZD7JC St. Helena on FT8, which brought my digital DX count to over 100 and put a new DXCC award on the wall. (Congratulations Frank, and thanks for emiling me your DXPloiits.)
K4HXX - Vince  said that his antenna camouflage project was almost complete.
N7WS - Wes In addition to a short Wes mentioned the WW CW this weekend and December's 160 and 10 meter contests coming up.  As for the VP6R, he worked 25 band slots saying he needs to get on 60 meter . He reported missing them on 160 SSB but so did everybody else including super station KY7M.  Wes said the worked TX7T, Marquesas officially on 12 slots, working them on 12 meter CW and SSB as well,, but they didn't show up in the online log.  VK9CZ Coco Keeling:  worked on 80 meter CW Tuesday morning at our SR, his SS.  Finally 5K0K, San Andres IS., worked all bands 10-160 on CW, 4 bands on SSB and a diital RTTY QSO as well.  He found them hard to work at times when they seemed really deaf.
N6ITY - Dennis has his antenna up and he has 87 countries confirmed thus far.
W0PZD - Dick says his computer is finally working and he's working and and worked 2 new Chinese contacts on .
  KB7KZ - AJ says he's been working with his vertical but intends to have his 80 meter loop ready for tomorrow's WW CW contest. (Yours truly reminded him of the OPRC Field day at Kennedy Park over 30 years ago when he and I worked 20 CW and the local were there and I have a VHF of my world famous hand working a Bencher key.  It was about 115 that day!)
AA7FV - Darrell reported that after two years of his F5LAW weekly 20 meter CW schedule, he figured that he had a 95% success rate, even with band conditions as they have been.
W7AQK - Dave has been having fun with his 40 - 10 meter antenna and VP6s on CW.  He worked Corsica saying they were strong but only gave him a 579
. (Something must have been wrong, Dave, usually every report is 599.)  Sadly, Dave told us that he is moving permanently to Oregon for family reasons but might be back in town on occasion.  Sorry to see you go, Dave!
W7DCM -Dave reports, It's been a good past few months with better than expected DX finding its way into my logbook.  I am now up to 80 entities since coming off QRT two years ago, all with 100 watts and a wire.  The top three were 5K0K, VP6R (on 10, 15 and 20) and TX7T.  VP6R on 10 had me in Gloat City for the better part of that weekend.  I am planning on jumping into the CQ WW DX country in an effort to further along to DXCC. And for the SADXA challenge, I am at 34 countries in the low power CW category. (Dave, thanks for emailing me your DXPloits.)|
K6WSC - Bill says he's looking forward for the WW contest this weekend.
W7EXG - Bill  said he'd worked a couple of Chinese stations on 20 SSB and said it was late afternoon.
W7TUS - Mike reported that he enjoyed the last contest very much and his computer and Flex system was working good and he has 157 in the .
KB7AZ - Carl has 258 total with 42 on 80 and he worked Corsica.
AC2K - Alan said that his tower has been up for a month and he worked 80 on CW.  He also reminded us that January elections are soon upon us and that he, Don and Mike were intending to run for another term, however, be prepared to nominate if you desire.
K7NN - Don said that they were considering three new DX entities and they were soon to have a vote for Boganville, possibly beaking from Paupaa New Guinea.  He also reported that the French were about to open 60 meters. 
 

After a short break, the evening's presentation began.

Finally, the drawing for the publication, was held.  KB7JAQ - Scotty was the winner of the and the winner of the was WD7F - John.  Congratulations, guys.

 

  

  

SADXA Presents  
 
  W9FI - Jim was scheduled to present Solar Cycles, however, he had personal business which kept him from attending. 
 

Our presentation for the evening was given by W7EXG - Bill and it was a very interesting presentation explaining why it was possible to work 40 meters 24/7 during the Winter Solstice, referred to as @ Solar Noon.  Bill has made a very technical and comprehensive study of the phenomenon created by the Wintersoltace with Arizona being in prime position to be able to work DX within a half hour plus and minus of the called Solar Noon into the night or day.  Bill has presented his findings to and it was very well received.

FINAL COMMENT

Please send your DXploits to wd7f@wd7f.com. I makes it so much easier to get it straight for the record. Thanks to N7FG - Frank and W7DCM - Dave, they know how to send email.


PHOTOS

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

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