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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Hardesty Multi-Service Center

1100 S Alvernon Way
@ E 22nd St
2nd Monday Each Month
7:00 - 7:30 PM Check-In
www.k7rst.org
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RFI Representative
Scott Dickerson
520-275-9563

TEP Shop
520-745-7179


RFI Representative
Dave Walk
520-840-3315
dwalk@trico.coop


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."

They are offering us our own private dining area with plenty of room and quiet.  More information to follow as to the cut off date to get our exact numbers in to the restaurant.

Next Meeting
17 October 2019

 

The evening presentation will be a video update by K1JT - Dr. Joe Taylor titled "Digital Modes Contesting". Should be interesting.

The door prize will be an book. Make sure you're there to claim your drawing ticket.

 

Last Meeting
 15 August 2019  

Your SADXA web guy was out of town for the last meeting so there are no treasurers report, minutes or with the exception of K7NN - Don, who was kind enough to email his activity.  Also, thanks to photographer N7WS - Wes for taking the fine pictures of our members.

The SADXA Fall was a success.  Our Social Director, WA1BZQ - Bruce, with the help of our mentor Lillian, managed to book the Colonia Verde Club House where our own Henning Brothers, KB7JAQ - Scott  and KF7EZJ - Andrew came through with the BBQ'd burgers and brats.  With all the other good suff that folks brought, it was a fine picnic.   Click here to see the pictures:


K7NN - Don  reported: For me it has been another exciting month for DX.  Two new countries on 160 meters (5T5 and T30L) for a new total of 160 countries on that band. One new one (C21) on 60 Meters for a total of 111 on that band.  The challenge award since July first is 121 countries mixed, CW, Digital and Phone and total FT8 countries now 200.  

 

 

  

  

SADXA Presents  
Presented by: 

AA7A - Ned Sterns

(Notes Provided by AC2K - Alan)

 
 

Ned Sterns, AA7A, presented a very interesting program on remote operations from his shared Arizona remote station.

Ned first talked about the motivations for operating remotely, including needing space for antennas, having inadequate antennas at home, and maybe more importantly, to get away from local QRM/QRN,

He talked about challenges such as the weather , antenna failures and the hazards of operating a remote station located in a desert location. He provided interesting slides showing catastrophic failures of antenna, including tower failures, critter damage to wires and feed lines, as well as damage from corrosion from the elements.

Ned discussed the unique and very extensive beverage receiving system at the site which allows receiving in any one of 16 different directions. He talked about the effects of corrosion and damage to the receiving system tem from rodents and other animals.

He then discussed communication related issues including network delays and interference caused to local microwave receiving systems co-located at the site.  In addition, he spoke about the hazards of OS updates occurring when not wanted that broke communication links at the site unexpectedly.

Ned finished his presentation talking about the station and site management issues that could affect any remote site.  He emphasized the “team” effort that is required to keep the site operating properly, calling on unique skills that the members bring to meet the common goal of the site owners and users.

Ned always gives a great presentation, if you missed it, you missed a good one.  I only wish I had been there. Thanks to AC2K - Alan for taking notes.

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 K7NN - Don, he knows 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

poppy - 2009

 

 


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