2017 MEETING PRESENTATIONS

January —– Video of the 2005 Kerguelen FT5XO DXpedition

February —– Steve W7VI gave a presentation on the 30 meter band.

March —–Celebration of the SDXA’s 15th birthday (for March 16); DVD on vintage WWII radio assembly at a Hallicrafter plant; Dick W7BHP showed some of his WWII radios.

April —– Vice-President Steve W7VI gave a discussion called: How to begin the art of DXing and contesting. It was about how the set up and start an operational DX station and work it into a small contest station, in particular, he discussed the SOTA activity which allows new hams (or experienced) to work mainly QRP from mountains, using small antennas and battery power.

May —– Bob Zavrel W7SX gave a presentation on antenna apertures. Further information on the topic and other antenna theory topics can be found in his ARRL published book entitled “Antenna Physics: An Introduction.”

June —– Bob Zavrel W7SX gave part 2 of his presentation on antennas.

July —– Steve W7VI presented his SOTA Operation with Mike K6MW. SOTA is the Summits On The Air program.

August —– annual Summer Picnic; 3rd SDXA-sponsored PNW DX Convention at the Hotel RL.

September —– Randy Cruz W7TJ presented a state-of-the-club session with constructive ideas on improving the organization.

October —– A skype presentation from Tim Duffy K3LR on DX’ing on a Budget. Thank’s Tim for staying up so late in PA.

November —– A DVD on the VK0IR DXpedition.

December —– The Annual Awards Banquet, live presentation by Lance W7GJ on his many 6 meter EME DXpeditions.