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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1100 S Alvernon Way
@ E 22nd St
2nd Monday Each Month
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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
 

This month we released information on the 2010 SADXA Member DX Challenge.  Details can be found on below.  We have established a contest with a set of rules and classes of operation just for the second half of 2019 with the intent of taking your input at the end of the year on how to fine tune the event going into 2020.  Our goal is to get the members more involved in working DX and at the same time taking on the challenge of competing for the top award in the class of operating of your choosing.  In the end, we want to put some fun into your seeking out and working DX entities for the rest of this year.  Good luck to everyone in the .

Alan Komenski -  AC2K

 
KB7AZ - Carl Went to Dayton!!
Next Meeting
20 June 2019

Our presentation for the evening will be by our Vice President, K7NN - Don , titled Lightning and Grounding.  A drawing will be held for the ARRL Publication: .  It should be an interesting presentation.  See you there!
 

 

Last Meeting
 18 April 2019  

SADXA President, AC2K - Alan, opened the meeting, announcing a program for our members titled as was mentioned in his President's Comments above. The purpose is to encourage our members to get on the air and so some DXing with a bit of competetive spirit between us.  The contest will be from 1 July 19  through the end of the year.  Click on the picture above and check out the rules.

W7TUS - Mike, our Secretary/Treasurer reported that we have 43 paid members and that we are solvent.

N7WS - Wes, gave us the , mentioning 
W7ISG - Ingrid's National Parks operations, first from the ARRL 2016 NPOTA event, where she and husband, K7RGG - Reinhard, traveled over 25,000 miles while visiting 40 states and putting 123 national parks on the air. Currently they are in Canada, participating in their National Parks operation. Both are members of the DX club up the road, the Central AZ DX Association, CADXA.

He also mentioned the passing of two amateurs of note, SV3ASP/A - Monk Apollo and W7LFL - Owen Garriott.  Apollo was the only ham in the entity of Mt. Athos.  Owen was the first ham to operate from space.  Wes was one of about 300 hams who made two-way contacts with him in the ill-fated Space Shuttle, Columbia.

AA4M - Bill  said that after a long hiatus from ham radio, during the last 5 1/2 months, he as worked 128 countries on and now has his 6 band Mosley up and running.  Congratulations, Bill.

W6XI - Jerry, in reference to the SADXA email reflector asked "What is the definition of Band is Open?", noting that people who post on the reflector might indicate just which band they are referring to when they make that announcement.

W7EXG - Bill reported some Sporatic E on 6 and 10 meters and that he had a 10 meter contact with Wilcox, AZ about 8:30 in the PM, an unusual occurance considering conditions that have been.

N6ITY - Dennis was working 20 Meter SSB about 8:00 in the evening and talked to a VK4 of Brisbane for a half-hour or so.  Is it coming back?

W7DCM - Dave  said that the equinoctial period was in full swing when he worked several stations in South America on 20 meters during the afternoons.  Some mornings saw openings to Europe on 20.   Additionally, he erected a new dipole for 40 meters, and worked Spain and France during its first night of use.  Quoting Dave, "As much as I'd like to take credit for the antenna, the propagation on 40 has been very good for me. I am looking forward to working sporadic E on six".

K6WSC - Bill  reported that he was called by DL3DXX while operating as a Cochise County Expedition during the 7th Area QSO Party.
 

K7NN - Don introduced K6WSC - Bill for his presentation of his use of the N1MM Logger program.

  

  

SADXA Presents  
Presented by: 

K6WSC - Bill

 
K6WSC - Bill
gave us a briefing on the workings of the logging program. N1MM - Tom Wagner is an MIT Computer Scientist and has developed this comprehensive program and provided it free for all to use. (Click the logo to learn more about the development of this program). 
 


Bill showed us how to make the initial setup and then demonstrated how the program  interfaces with other resources available on the web to aid you in contesting and logging.  It has the capablility to interface simultaneously with two radios (bands), allow control of the rotor and access to the various spotting resources on the internet. Bill remarked that the two radio mode requires some serious concentration but it was a lot of fun.  It is a very powerful tool for a serious contester. An interesting presentation, Bill.
 

FINAL COMMENT

Three of you sent your DXploits information as requested.  In my advanced age, I have difficulty in writing down the pertinent information when you tell us.  It's wd7f@wd7f.com.  I would appreciate your help.  Thanks.


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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