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JUNE 2019 MINUTES RELEASED

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2019 PROGRAMS
PAST & FUTURE

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2019 7QP CONTEST RESULTS
SDXA WINNERS RECEIVE CERTIFICATES

We can always count on a quick summary of the contest from the sponsors. 2019 is no exception. Here are the results of the SDXA members and the winner of our sponsored plaque. Also some of our certificate winners share their photos with us. Also the next article shows the past winners of our plaque. We have changed the plaque category from digital to CW in the past.

For all the winners and scores listed at the 7QP site, use this 7QP LINK.

Here is how SDXA winners (and former members) did:

Bob K7TM, 7th Area Mobile Single-op Low Mixed winner, 4780 points

K7TM certificate first place LINK

Jim N7ESU, 7th Area Single-Op Low Digital winner, 4,880 points

N7ESU first place certificate LINK

N7ESU county certificate LINK

Randy K7TQ (with Jay WA0WWW), 7th Area Mobile Multi-single Low CW winner, 82,500 points

Other SDXA members:

Gary K7GS, 76,500 points in the Single-Op Low CW category
Pat N7UVH, 2,460 points in the Single-Op Low CW category

Here is our 2019 plaque winner:

GEOFFREY MORSE K7GA, Yuma, AZ, highest 7th Area Single-Op (Unassisted) Low-Power CW, 131,841 points


WHO HAS WON THE SDXA-SPONSORED
7QP PLAQUE IN THE PAST?

2012 STEPHEN SALA K7AWB, highest 7th Area single op, high power, digital score, 9213 points
2015 DAVID WELLS N7AM, Pima, AZ, highest 7th Area single op, digital score, 4686 points
2016 DAVID WELLS N7AM, Pima, AZ, highest 7th Area single op, digital score, 8715 points
2017 PAT MURPHY N7UVH, Post Falls, ID, highest 7th Area single op digital score, 21,021 points
2018 LARRY READER KE2VB, Oro Valley, AZ, highest 7th Area single op digital score, 156,984 points
2019 GEOFFREY MORSE K7GA, Yuma, AZ, highest 7th Area Single-Op (Unassisted) Low-Power CW, 131,841 points

For other awards we offer, go to this LINK


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUNE 6, 2019 PROGRAM


Brian Moran N9ADG (N7GCO photo)

Part of the SDXA audience (N7GCO photo)

Brian Moran (N9ADG) Editor of the ARRL Contest Journal, did an outstanding presentation on “ARRL Sweepstakes from the Pacific Northwest

He is part of Team K7IR which has been competing in the Sweepstakes Multi-operator category for a number of years, and has earned the top spot a few times. Brian shared about the appeal of this contest, some of the things they’ve learned positively and negatively, and some techniques that apply. His winsome presentation made everyone want to be part of such a fun team. Brian clearly demonstrated how you can be competitive and still have fun at the same time. He also shared several needed technics if you are going to operate as a multi-station.

Per Mel VP N7GCO, “We are very privileged to have Brian speak at our club. He is a wonderful ham who has mentored many DXers. He designed the receive antennas used on the Ducie DXpedition. He is honestly one of the most effective hams I have ever known.”


CONTEST #10 OF THE
2018-2019 PNW CLUB COMPETITION
IARU JULY 13-14

IT’S THE 10TH AND FINAL CONTEST OF OUR TEN CONTEST CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION BETWEEN PNW DX CLUBS INCLUDING SDXA.



Jay WA0WWW is our representative tallying the SDXA’s scores and submitting them to the group as they occur.

There is both the tally of the SDXA members and the then the tally of the six clubs (SDXA awards a certificate at the its Annual Awards Banquet for the highest total SDXA member and any SDXA member who enters and submits for all ten contests).

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

The ten contests are (in order):


IN 2009, SDXA PUT ON ITS FIRST PNW DX CONVENTION

LINK to the 2009 Schedule of Events

Were you there with us at the Spokane Valley Mirabeau Park Hotel? We joined with the WWDXC, WVDXC, and British Columbia DX Club in putting on alternate conventions. We did it in 2009 and 2013. Unfortunately we missed in the last notice, that in 2017 IDXA (Idaho DX Association) joined in with us and they did a tremendous job in helping put on a successful convention. This year’s convention is put on by the WWDXC in Everett. More info on this year’s convention below in articles.”


LIST OF NEW MEMBERS IN 2019

nz2s – Jeff Banke, Colbert, WA
wa7f – Dave Lehmann, Mead, WA (a new call too, was ki7aar)
wa7tnt – David Wilhelm, Cheney, WA
n7esu – Jim Monroe, Rathdrum, ID
kw7j – Harvey Brown, Greenacres, WA (returning)

ANYONE FOR BOUVET ISLAND?
NO NEW NEWS YET

LINK TO 3Y0I WEBSITE

LINK TO DX WORLD WEBSITE

THE RAREST OF THE RARE

LINK TO FUTURE DXPEDITIONS YOU NEED

QUID PRO QUO

(“something for something” in Latin) is a Latin phrase used in English to mean an exchange of goods or services, in which one transfer is contingent upon the other; “a favor for a favor”. Phrases with similar meanings include: “give and take”, “tit for tat”, and “you scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours” and “one hand washes the other”.

Every August in the Pacific Northwest, there is a DX convention which rotates between four cities: Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and Vancouver, BC. This year it is in Seattle on August 9-11 in the suburb of Everett. Features include a full day of technical and DXpedition topics, a major banquet where the Challenge Cup trophy is awarded, breakfast where the grand prizes are awarded, etc.

The SDXA in Spokane has sponsored or co-sponsored three of these conventions so far, in 2009, 2013, and in 2017 with the partnership of the Idaho DX Association (IDXA). We will possibly be doing it together again in 2021. When we expected a large gathering of hams from the Northwest in those years, this year the Western Washington DX Club (WWDXC) expects a QUID PRO QUO from us and the other groups. If we expect them to come to our conventions, then they expect us to come to theirs. Are you going to the convention in Seattle on August 9-11?

Don’t know much about it? Then go to this LINK to see all the programs, info on the hotel, exhibitors, etc.

Now what is your excuse?


PNW DX CHALLENGE CUP SCORES BY SDXA MEMBERS


The Challenge Cup trophy

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This link (dated March 8) shows the totals of the first 7 of the 10 contests for the trophy. The last contest shown is the ARRL DX SSB contest. The PNW DX club that achieves the largest score total from the ten contests, adding each member’s totals, wins this lovely trophy for the year.

GOING TO A HAM CONVENTION, SWAPMEET, TAIL GATE PARTY, CONFERENCE, HAMFEST, OR CAMPOUT?

Here is the LINK to the most complete listing for the NW by Lynn N7CFO

SDXA SUMMER PICNIC
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN
NINE MILE FALLS

at the QTH of Del WA7AQH
Details later

3830 … 3830 … 3830


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MOST WANTED LIST (TOP 20) FOR NORTH AMERICA, WEST COAST AS OF APRIL 9, 2019
from ClubLog

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

This list is taken from the ClubLog MOST WANTED section using filtering for North America, NA West Coast, all bands, all modes. The ClubLog list covers all 340 entities.

 


DXPEDITION SOLICITATIONS

ALL DXpedition funding requests are to be in writing to the club’s mailing 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

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

    2019

    Jul 11 SDXA Meeting
    Jul 13-14 IARU contest
    Jul 20 Moon landing
    Aug 3 SDXA Picnic
    Aug 9-11 PNW DX Conv


  • 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


  • LOCAL CARD CHECKERS

    GENERAL INFO LINK


    Gary Bytnar AD7XG

    card checker Bruce N7ZA at 2015 SDXA Summer Picnic

    Bruce Wade N7ZA


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