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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K7BHM
K7NN
KF8N
W1KSZ
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WA7NB
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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
 

I want to thank the members of the SADXA for electing me to serve as your president for the next year.  SADXA is a club devoted to the art of working DX from Southern Arizona.  Our goal is not only to provide our members information on currently available DX and upcoming DX on the bands but also, to provide you with information through our monthly programs topics that are geared to inform you about how to get the most out of being an active DXer .  Through sharing our experiences with you, we hope that you get more information on how to make the best of your time on the air communicating with our fellow hams around the world.  I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming SADXA meetings.

Alan Komenski -  AC2K

 Next Meeting
18 April 2019

The presentation for the evening will be K5GS - Gene Spinelli who will be showing us the DXpedition that took place from 20 October until 3 November 2018.  Should be geat!

 

Last Meeting
21 March 2019  
KY7M - Lee AA7A - Ned

Our guests for the evening were KY7M - Lee, who gave us the evening's presentation, and SADXA's special friend, AA7A - Ned, Vice - Director of the ARRL Southewstern Division.

  AC2K - Alan opened the meeting explaining that we would not be doing the portion of the meeting so that our guests would be able to leave at a reasonable hour to return home.  There is some member activity posted below.  He mentioned that our Secretary/Treasurer W7TUS - Mike was a bit under the weather and that SADXA is financially solvent and will be back for the next meeting.  With no old business and no new business, the meeting was turned over to our Vice President K7NN - Don who introduced our guest speaker KY7M - Lee.

After the presentation, AA7A - Ned, our Southwestern Divisioin Vice - Director,  told us of the latest ARRL recent activities and what was in store for the future.

Finally, our VP, K7NN - Don, held the drawing for a $25 certificate from and the winner was WA1BZQ - Bruce.  Congratulations, Bruce!


With that, the meeting was dismissed. 

Although we did not have the DX Round Table portion of the meeting, we did have some activity to repoert:
AA4M - Bill reported that even though he had been on the air for 120 days with his 100 watts and a dipole, he has worked 105 countries.  Congratulations, Bill.  Bill said he's in the process of putting up his Mosley TA-54-XLN-6 and tower, just having issues with our wonderful Tucson bureaucracy and permits.  What else is new?

W9FI - Jim said he's been limited to repairing wind and weather damage to his antennas.  However, he's been able to work 9K2GS on 40 SSB, T21EU on 160, 80 and 20 CW, 7P8LB on 40 CW and 5V7EI on 40 and 20 CW.  Not bad, Jim.
W1KSZ - Richard worked several new ones on 160; VR2KW and FG/F6HMQ, 80; 9V1YC, DUG/N6SS, XX9D and V84SAA.  His DX Challengs is now 2476. Thanks for the submission, Richard.
KB7AZ - Carl reported that he worked Uganda on CW and SSB plus he claimed a score of 28,080 in the DX SSB contest.
K7NN - Don working has increased his count to 329, two short of the ARRL Honor Roll.  He has Honor Roll on Phone, Mixed and CW plus worked all countries in the world Top of the Honor Roll. His total on the 60 meter band is now 108.
K7NSW - Richard
worked China (PRC), France, Spain, Ukraine, Curacao, Germany, Martinique and Brunei using his Ten-Tec Omni VII and a G5RV up 30 ft. on a fiberglass pole. He said he made his first QSO using split but busted the pile-up with 3 calls. His shack is now wired for 220 and he can use his Centurian if necessary.

  

  

SADXA Presents
  

 
Our guest speaker, KY7M - Lee is an active DXer and contester, first licensed as WN9EBT in Chicago in 1962.  he is a member of the , operating with them in the ten (10) times and with multi-operator teams at KP2A, HC8N and PJ2T.  Lee is Top of and has 2825 confirmed in the .  He holds 5 Band WAZ as well.  Lee is a past president of the .  He  is the Trustee for NA7TB, the Milt Jensen Memorial Station in Safford and to round up his credentials, he is a recently elected Director of teh Northern California DX Foundation and is Program Co-Chair for the International DX Convention in Visalia this year.

Lee gave us the history of the PJ2T, Curacao permanent DX Operating station, what's happening today and future plans as well. PJ2T is recognized as the Caribbean Contesting Consortium operating from Santa Marta on the coast of Curacao.   He is a one of the 17 members of the organization operating over the past 15 years and dealing with the problems associated with a tropical, salt water climate requiring constant maintenance and periodic replacment of antennas and towers due to the corrosive location.   Here is a pictue of the Turkey who accompanies him on his trips to Curacoa since the DXpedition usually takes place during the Thanksgiving holiday.  However, it looked like they do OK as far as having Thanksgiving dinner during the activities.  Plus, there are many great restaurants and tourist attractions to keep you occupied should contesting not be in the immediate venue. 

It was a very interesting and  thanks go to Lee for coming down to give us his presentation

FINAL COMMENT

It would be great if you active DXers would email your activities to the webmaster before the meeting to facilitate the updates.


PHOTOS

Yep, Butch Cassidy did it again.  Makes it look easy, all those drinks, meals and getting the right check to the right person!

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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