Welcome to the Spokane DX Association

DID YOU MISS THE PJ2T ARTICLE BY SDXA MEMBER
GEOFF HOWARD W0CG/PJ2DX ON HIS
CURACAO CONTEST STATION IN THE
MAY ISSUE OF CQ MAGAZINE?

Geoff W0CG & PJ2DX


Thanks to Rich W2VU: “Reprinted with permission from the May 2018 CQ magazine; Copyright CQ Communications, Inc., All Rights Reserved.”

ARTICLE LINK

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.

JUNE MINUTES RELEASED
MINUTES LINK

JUNE SDXA DX NET ANNOUNCEMENT

Net Control Bob Lee N7AU from Ephrata
June 28, Thursday at 7pm
145.25 MHz, no tone, minus (-) offset
All check-ins welcome

MAY 24 SDXA DX NET CHECK-INS

K7GS GARY
WA7AQH DEL
N7GCO MEL
AD7XG GARY
N7AU BOB, net control

JULY 5 SDXA MEETING
STARTING TIME CHANGED

The program is from 6:30 to 8 PM (Note we are starting early to allow more time for the presentation.)

Special Guest:
ROB FANFANT (N7QT)

Rob presenting at the February 1, 2018 SDXA meeting

Topic: “Setting up and using FT8” — The hottest digital mode.
Learn about installing and using WSTJ-X & JTAlert programs.
FT8 is the easiest way to work DX in the low sunspot cycle.

Rob is the President of the Western Washington DX Club

He is a very active DXer. Here are the DXpeditions he has led or been on:

• Nov 3rd –Nov 16th, 2017 – Mellish Reef ( VK9MA) Leader
• Nov 14th – Nov24th, 2015 – Middle Cay (VK9WA) Leader
• Sept 29th – Oct 27th, 2015 – Manihiki (E51MQT)
• March 11 – 25th, 2015 – Montserrat (VP2MQT)
• October 3 – 13, 2014 – Austral Islands (TX5Z)
• Sept 18 – Oct 2, 2014 – Christmas Island, Australia (VK9AN)
• April 2-14th, 2014 – San Andres (5J0X, HK0/N7QT)
• Nov 16-24th, 2013 – Sint Maarten (PJ7/N7QT)
• Nov 7-15th, 2013 – Saba (PJ6/N7QT)
• October 2-14th, 2013 – Austral Islands (TX5D)
• April 5-16th 2013 – Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT)
• Dec 2-12th, 2012 – Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT)

Ron is retired from Microsoft and lives in Bellevue, WA.

Meeting location: Argonne Spokane County Library
4322 N. Argonne Road in Spokane Valley.

All are Welcome to attend.

Mel, vice-President N7GCO


K7ID IDAHO KARS HAMFEST CANCELED

From their website:

2018 KARS Hamfest Canceled as of 2018-06-16
Due to a number of factors, the KARS Board has canceled this year’s KARS Hamfest, originally scheduled for 7/14/2018. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck for a local area hamfest, however. The Spokane-area hamfest is scheduled for September 22nd so be sure to mark your calendar. We will also now add back into the calendar the monthly meeting and license testing for July 9th. We hope to see you there.

Now you have no reason for not being in the IARU contest with the WRTC every-fourth-year parallel competition. More details below in PNW Contest Competition Info article.

FLYER FOR SEPTEMBER 22
SPOKANE HAMFEST RELEASED

FLYER LINK

GARY ELLIOTT K7OX – SK
ONE OF OUR ORIGINAL SDXA FOUNDERS

1937 – June 11, 2018


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Gary was the first President of the SDXA when it started in 2002. He served a total of 4.3 years for 2002, 2003, part of 2007, 2008, and 2009. He was the first Chairman of the Pacific Northwest DX Convention held in Spokane Valley in 2009 when the SDXA joined the rotation with other NW DX clubs in presenting the yearly event.

More details later

THE ORIGINAL SDXA FOUNDING TRIO


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

Our beginnings article LINK


MEMBERS IN THEIR GLORY

Some of the magazine covers our members have visited


GARY K7OX & BARBARA AE7AJ (AND MILO THE COLLIE)
CQ MAGAZINE – MAY, 2006


LAMAR WA7LT
CQ MAGAZINE – FEBRUARY, 2007


WILSE WX7P AND BALLOON INSTALLATION
OF ANTENNA IN ALASKA
CQ MAGAZINE – SEPTEMBER, 1980


WILSE WX7P AND HELICOPTER
INSTALLATION OF ANTENNA IN ALASKA
CQ MAGAZINE – AUGUST, 1984


GEOFF W0CG/PJ2DX/PJ2T
PJ2T IN CURACAO 50TH ANNIVERSARY
CQ MAGAZINE – MAY, 2018

LAMAR RAY WA7LT – SK
ONE OF OUR ORIGINAL SDXA FOUNDERS


A memorial will be held on Saturday July 21; time and location forthcoming.


UPCOMING & CURRENT DXPEDITIONS



Anyone for Curacao?

These are not the only DXpeditions coming up or currently on so go to this DXPEDITION LINK for more.

BAKER ISLAND – KH1 LINK
June 27- July 07
The Baker Island 2018
Commemorative DXpedition
Destination: Baker Island, South Pacific
0°11′41″N 176°28′46″W
IOTA OC-089 GRID AJ10 CQ Zone 31 ITU Zone 61

MOST WANTED LIST (TOP 20) FOR NORTH AMERICA, WEST COAST AS OF JUNE 6, 2018

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. Z6 REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
11. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
12. EZ TURKMENISTAN
13. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
14. T5 SOMALIA
15. PY0T TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS
16. KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS
17. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
18. 5A LIBYA
19. YV0 Aves Island
20. 3A MONACO


OUR PNW CONTEST COMPETITION INFO

CONTEST 10 OF 10: ARRL IARU/WRTC HF CHANPIONSHIP July 14-15, 2018

It starts at 5 am Friday and ends at 5 am Sunday local time
Logs due within 5 days!

This contest is the tenth in the ten contest adventure 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):

  • CQ ww dx rtty Sept 23-24, 2017 finished
  • CQ ww dx ssb Oct 28-29, 2017 finished
  • CQ ww dx cw Nov 25-26, 2017 finished
  • ARRL rtty roundup Jan 6-7, 2018 finished
  • CQ wpx rtty Feb 10-12, 2018 finished
  • ARRL DX CW February 17-18, 2018 finished
  • ARRL DX SSB March 3-4, 2018 finished
  • CQ WPX SSB March 24-25, 2018 finished
  • CQ WPX CW May 26-27, 2018 finished
  • IARU July 14-15, 2018


The prize

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

some of the participants at the 2017 picnic

More details will come later as the officers plan the consumables.

REMEMBERING OUR SILENT KEYS – LINK


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

SDXA’S PNW DX CHALLENGE CUP SCORES (SO FAR)

Go to this March 30, 2018 LINK

COMING TO A SDXA MEETING SOON


Chris (KL9A)

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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The Miscellaneous Area

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  • SDXA CALENDAR

    (#x/y = PNW DX Cup)

    2018

    June 28 SDXA DX Net
    July 5 SDXA Meeting
    July 14-15 #10/10 IARU
    July 14-15 WRTC Germany
    Jul 14 KARS Hamfest- Cd’A
    Jul 26 SDXA DX Net
    Aug 25 SDXA Picnic
    Sept 6 SDXA Meeting
    Oct 4 SDXA Meeting
    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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RECENT NEW SDXA MEMBERS IN MAY, 2018

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THE WORKED ALL ZONES AWARD

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DAN HEARN N5AR SK

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BOB ZAVREL W7SX PRESENTED AT THE MAY 3, 2018 MEETING ON ANTENNAS

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SDXA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT – GARY AD7XG

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