Welcome to the Spokane DX Association

AUGUST SDXA DX NET
Thursday, August 23, 7pm local
ON 2 METERS
145.25 MHZ, NO TONE, (-) OFFSET

Net Control: Bob N7AU

SUMMER SDXA PICNIC
SATURDAY
AUGUST 25, 1-5 pm

SPOKANE’S SHADLE PARK OFF OF WELLESLEY


The club will be buying the main entrée (Longhorn Pulled Pork) and providing plates, silverware, napkins and cups

Club members are asked to bring:

• For calls ending (last letter of call) in A-H, bring a water bottles, pop or other non-Alcoholic drink
• For calls ending (last letter of call) in I-P, bring an appetizer or Salad or chips
• For calls ending (last letter of call) in Q-Z, bring a dessert

Looking forward to seeing everyone August 25th, 1-5 pm

SPOKANE’S SHADLE PARK OFF OF WELLESLEY

Please RSVP to Mel (teammel@gmail.com) so we have enough pulled pork.

the Shadle Park gazebo

the gazebo is just South of the green and yellow painted water tower, representing Shadle High School’s colors

we have the covered gazebo again, rain or shine; set your calendars for this great event, same place as last year

THE REST OF THE YEAR
from August 6, 2018

LINK

VISITORS FROM THE SDXA AT THE 2018 PNW DX CONVENTION AT VANCOUVER, BC

left to right: Gary AD7XG, SDXA President and wife Svetlana – Randy K7TQ, former SDXA member, ex-Vice President, and twice chairman of the Spokane-sponsored PNW DX Convention and wife Meg – Del WA7AQH and wife Diane (super gardening expert)(Picture by Del WA7AQH)

VISIT THE SPARK MUSEUM
OF ELECTRICAL INVENTION IN BELLINGHAM

SPARK LINK

THE 2018 PNW DX CONVENTION
IN VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
IS OVER



Andy KE7AUB holds the newly won Traveling Trophy. Actually since the WVDXC also won it last year, it did not do much traveling. (Picture by Mike W7VO, WVDXC President)


THE TROPHY FOR THE CLUB’S HIGHEST SCORE IN THE 2017-2018 TEN-CONTEST EVENT WENT TO THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY DX CLUB IN PORTLAND.

The ten-contesting event is between the leading Northwest DX and contesting clubs:

Spokane DX Association (SDXA)
Western Washington DX Club (WWDXC) – Seattle
Willamette Valley DX Club (WVDXC) – Portland
Orca DX and Contesting Club – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Idaho DX Association (IDXA) – Lewiston, ID.
British Columbia DX Club – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Each season, the accumulated contest points made by members are tallied to see which club makes the most points from its members over the ten contests. The contest season starts in September and ends in July.

The ten contests are (in order):

Here a link to how the SDXA members did:

SDXA MEMBERS LINK

It looks like Mark K7HPT will get a certificate award at the December Awards Banquet for entering all ten contests during the year. And Mel N7GCO will receive one for his highest total score among the SDXA members.

How did SDXA do among the other clubs?

US VS. THEM LINK

Disregard the year span heading on the US vs. Them LINK table. This table is for the most current season: 2017-2018.

JULY MINUTES RELEASED
MINUTES LINK

IN 2006, SOME OF OUR MEMBERS WERE
CQ MAGAZINE CALENDAR PERSONALITIES

CQ photographer Larry Mulvehill WB2ZPI came through our area and photographed these personalities:


October, 2006
Lamar WA7LT at his antenna farm (two other towers are not shown)


March, 2006
Gary K7OX and Barbara KE7AJ at their operating station in their home


June, 2006
Doug W3AS and Brandi at a SDXA Field Day in Rathdrum, ID

THE ORIGINAL SDXA FOUNDING TRIO
All three Silent Keys in 2018
Thank you for your service to the SDXA


left to right: Lamar Ray WA7LT, Dan Hearn N5AR, & Gary Elliott K7OX

Our beginnings article LINK

WELCOME RETURNING MEMBER
MERLE TRENARY K7EIQ
ELK, WA

WELCOME NEW MEMBER
SCOTT MILLER N7SJM
TONASKET, WA

Per his QRZ.com page: Located in North Central Washington, Okanogan County, just 30 miles south of the Canadian border, and up around 3000 feet elevation on 40 acres.

FLYER FOR SEPTEMBER 22
SPOKANE HAMFEST RELEASED

FLYER LINK


UPCOMING & CURRENT DXPEDITIONS



Anyone for Curacao?

DXPEDITION LINK for more.


MOST WANTED LIST (TOP 20) FOR NORTH AMERICA, WEST COAST AS OF JULY 7, 2018
from Club Log

1. SV/A MOUNT ATHOS
2. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
3. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA)
4. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND
5. FT/G GLORIOSO ISLAND
6. YK SYRIA
7. FT5/X KERGUELEN ISLAND
8. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND
9. ZS8 PRINCE EDWARD & MARION ISLANDS
10. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
11. EZ TURKMENISTAN
12. Z6 REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
13. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
14. T5 SOMALIA
15. PY0T TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS
16. 5A LIBYA
17. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
18. YV0 AVES ISLAND
19. 3A MONACO
20. 3Y/P PETER 1 ISLAND

REMEMBERING OUR SILENT KEYS – LINK


If you have any more pictures or documents relating to these SDXA Silent keys, let Steve K7AWB know.

JULY SDXA DX NET CHECK-INS
July 26


K7AWB STEVE
WA7AQH DEL
K7STO MIKE
WA0WWW JAY
W3AS DOUG
AD7QJ HAROLD
W7HEE HARRY
END AT 1921 LOCAL

N7AU BOB, net control

Next DX Net: August 23, Thursday, 7 pm
145.25 MHz, no tone, minus (-) offset

NEW SDXA TRI-FOLD BROCHURE AVAILABLE


UPDATED APRIL 28, 2018

TRI-FOLD LINK

This document includes our new President Gary Bytnar AD7XG. Members are urged to print copies of the brochure and distribute to their interested friends or at ham conventions/hamfests/swap meets, etc.


SDXA MEMBER INFORMATION


All members to asked to be certain their contact information is up to date in the SDXA records. A roster of members can be requested from our Secretary Jay Holcomb WA0WWW.

DXPEDITION SOLICITATIONS

ALL DXpedition funding requests are to be in writing to the club PO Box address. Since funding is limited, in this manner, our DXpedition funding committee can give your request the consideration it deserves.


SOLAR ACTIVITY AND PROPAGATION SECTION

This feature is always at the bottom of the web page so I thought I would bring it up top to reintroduce it back to some of you.

For additional info, try this SOLAR LINK for everything you ever wanted to know about the current Sun at the SolarHam site by VE3EN

Link to SPACEWEATHER.COM, a quick source for the daily activity on the sun

Link to NOAA SPACEWEATHER

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  • SDXA CALENDAR

    (#x/y = PNW DX Cup)

    2018

    Aug 23 SDXA DX Net
    Aug 25 SDXA Picnic
    Sept 6 SDXA Meeting
    Sept 22 Spok Hamfest
    Sept 27 SDXA DX Net
    Oct 4 SDXA Meeting
    Oct 25 SDXA DX Net
    Nov 1 SDXA Meeting
    Dec Awards Banquet


  • JOIN THE SDXA


    Hams helping hams!

    Regular dues – $20 per person.
    Second family member – $10.
    Under 19 years of age are free.
    DUES LINK.
    We accept PayPal too.


  • NW HAM RADIO CONVENTION & SWAP MEETS

    Lynn N7CFO keeps the best listing.

    More Information


  • MEMBERSHIP ROSTER ACCESS

    Active SDXA members can request a copy by email. Contact Secretary Jay WA0WWW. A simple list of members, and links to their QRZ.com sites, is at the Membership Tab.


  • LOCAL CARD CHECKERS

    GENERAL INFO LINK


    Gary Bytnar AD7XG

    card checker Bruce N7ZA at 2015 SDXA Summer Picnic


    Bruce Wade N7ZA


  • IARC ETHICS & OPER PROCEDURES

    LINK


  • OUTSIDE HELP IN ANTENNAS & TOWERS

    LINK



  • DX NEWS LINKS

    by Randy W7TJ

    1. DX WORLD.NET
    2. ANNOUNCED DX OPERATIONS
    3. DX SUMMIT
    4. I2MQP DX NEWS
    5. DXCOFFEE
    6. DXER.ORG (Lone Star DX)
    7. DXWATCH.COM
    8. DAILY DX
    9. DXMAPS
    10. DX UNIVERSITY


  • CONTESTING LINKS

    There are a lot of links to contesting activities in the DX/Contesting drop down menu above the 24-hour clock on the right of this page. But here are a couple of the best.
    1. WA7BNM
    2. CONTESTING.COM


  • SDXA MEDIA LIBRARY

    More Information


  • INTERNET ENTITY PRONOUNCER

    How do you pronounce a DX entity’s name? Here is a link to the pronouncing. There is also a audio link to a human voice saying the entity’s name correctly. This authority is the 3rd edition Merriam Webster Geographical Dictionary. Covering only legitimate countries, it does not cover non-country ARRL entities.
    More Information


  • HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT REVIEWS

    eHAM.net
    More Information


  • HAVE A RECENT AWARD?


    Gary K7GS receives SDXA-sponsored Salmon Run plaque for 2018


    Twins? Honorary members George W6AEA (former SDXA Secretary) and Wayne WA1PMA (former SDXA President) show off their DXCC Challenge Awards. George is on the West side now and Wayne is enjoying Florida temperatures.

    If you have achieved a recent, important award, let us know so we can publicize it. Photos appreciated.
    Send to: K7AWB at arrl.net


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