Welcome to the Spokane DX Association


SUBTOTALS FROM THE FIRST CONTEST IN THE
PNW CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION

It’s the competition between six PNW DX/contesting clubs through ten contests. 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

SDXA MEMBER TOTALS AS OF OCTOBER 6, 2018 LINK

The comparison of the six clubs’ scores are not available yet, but will be posted when they are available.

The ten contests are (in order):

The rules for some of the above contests are not available on their respective websites yet. Both CQ and the ARRL are slow in publishing the rules for the next contests. The ones in red (linkable) are the only ones currently published.


SALMON RUN CONTEST RESULTS ANNOUNCED


For more details on the wins of Gary K7GS and the duo of Jay WA0WWW and Randy K7TQ oererating as K7TQ/M, go to this SALMON LINK.


OCTOBER MINUTES RELEASED
MINUTES LINK


WHAT IS AN ELMER?
SDXA MEMBERS HAVE VOLUNTEERED
THEIR SERVICES TO YOU

ELMER LINK


SDXA members should have a list of the other members and their contact info, available from Secretary Jay WA0WWW by asking via email.

Oh, the Elmer definition. Here is an ARRL ELMER LINK to its meaning.


THANKS TO GEOFF W0CG – PJ2DX AND HIS PROGRAM ON CONTEST STATION PJ2T IN CURACAO


Geoff was the guest speaker at the October, 2018 SDXA meeting. His contest station observed its 50th birthday with the one remaining ham (Al Rousseau W1FJ) who operated at the original contest invited to attend. The event was featured in an article by Geoff published in the May, 2018 issue of CQ Magazine. Here is a LINK to that article.


Geoff W0CG speaking at a past SDXA-sponsored convention

Here is a link to the PJ2T website where you can make arrangements to travel to Curacao and operate at PJ2T:

PJ2T LINK


WE HAVE CHANGED OUR MAILING ADDRESS

Spokane DX Association
13010 S Short Rd
Cheney, WA 99004


The move was made to be more efficient:

1. We get very little mail in the PO Box, but it means someone has to make an hour or more trip to check it.
2. The box was costing $62 a year.
3. This way, the SDXA mail can be checked every day.


PAST AND CURRENT NEWS WE ARE WORKING ON. MORE DETAILS SOON.


New members will no longer get a free SDXA badge. SDXA badges and hats can be obtained at this LINK.

The annual SDXA Awards banquet will be held at the Airway Heights Longhorn BBQ on December 6 (Thursday). Meats will be BBQ ribs, BBQ beef, and BBQ zesty port.
Reserve that date for the best dinner in town.

As a sub-contest to the main PNW Challenge Cup 10-contest event, the Idaho-based IDEX club and SDXA have agreed to use their scores in the main contest to see who can score the most points and get the new trophy (to be decided). So SDXA members need to go all out and enter and score heavily in the remaining nine contests.

With a new trustee for our call of K7SDX, the SDXA officers will make a decision with Dick W7BHP on how to handle members wanting to use the K7SDX call for events and contests.

We have our changed our mailing address. Renewals and new members should use the new address for prompter attention.


THE NORMAL:

BUT WE WISH FOR:



WELCOME NEW MEMBER
JANET LOWREY WX7P
BENTON CITY, WA


Go to Janet’s QRZ.com page to read about her hill topping incident.

The call WX7P was held previously by one of our former members Wilse Morgan of Rice, WA for several years. Wilse was a great contributor to our organization and to contesting at his Rice station. He was inducted into the CQ Hall of Fame a few years ago and was the first VE in ALaska. He was also featured on two CQ Magazine covers.


SDXA’S CALL OF K7SDX HAS A NEW TRUSTEE
DICK SNELL W7BHP




Dick replaces Gary Elliott K7OX who became a Silent Key in 2018.

COMING IN NOVEMBER

November 1, 2018

Chris (KL9A)


Chris Hurlbut KL9A, a special speaker from Montana
“Contesting”
Past World Radio Sport Champion

Chris was on the winning team for the WRTC/IARU contest in 2014 in Boston. Also
won the NW Division IARU in July 2016 Operating K7IR in Oregon in Single Op,
Mixed Mode, High Power. His team in 2018 took 3rd place in the WRTC/IARU contest.

 His experiences with WRTC.
 Suggestions on how to be a better contester.

WRTC website LINK


SEPTEMBER SDXA DX NET CHECK-INS
Bob Lee, Net Control

K7GS Gary
WU7X Dale
K7TM Bob
N7AU Bob
K7ZR Joel (visitor)

NEXT NET IS OCTOBER 25 THURSDAY 7 PM
145.25 MHZ REPEATER, NO TONE, MINUS OFFSET

OCTOBER, 2018 EDITION OF SDXA TRI-FOLD BROCHURE AVAILABLE

TRI-FOLD LINK

Members are urged to print copies of the brochure and distribute to their interested friends or at ham conventions, hamfests, and swap meets.


SPOKANE HAMFEST IS OVER

Here is a couple of pictures by Mel N7GCO.


The ARRL Forum program. That is our EWA Section Manager in the red shirt.


Some of the candidates for the position of ARRL Director of the Northwestern Division replacing Jim Pace K7CEX. That is Vice Director Bonnie Atlas AB7ZQ on the left and Mike Ritz W7VO, President of the Willamatte Valley DX CLub.

ARRL CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR
NW DIRECTOR AND VICE DIRECTOR

ARRL Announces Director, Vice Director Candidates for Fall Election 08/23/2018
The ARRL Board of Directors’ Ethics and Elections Committee has declared as eligible the candidates for the 2018 Board election cycle. Incumbent Directors in four ARRL Divisions face challengers, as does one Vice Director. Both chairs are open in the Northwestern Division.

In the Northwestern Division, both the Director’s and Vice Director’s chairs are up for grabs, as incumbent Jim Pace, K7CEX, has opted not to seek a new term on the Board.

Incumbent Vice Director Bonnie Altus, AB7ZQ, is in a three-way race for the Director’s seat. The other two candidates are Horace Hamby, N7DRW, and Mike Ritz, W7VO.

A three-way race also exists for the Vice Director’s seat that Altus is vacating in order to run for Director. The candidates are Delvin Bunton, NS7U; Daniel Stevens, KL7WM, and Mark Tharp, KB7HDX.

The above from the ARRL News (LINK)

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UPCOMING & CURRENT DXPEDITIONS



Anyone for Curacao?

DXPEDITION LINK for more.


MOST WANTED LIST (TOP 20) FOR NORTH AMERICA, WEST COAST AS OF OCTOBER 2, 2018
from ClubLog

1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA)
2. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND
3. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
4. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
5. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
6. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND
7. KH7K KURE ISLAND
8. KH3 JOHNSON ISLAND
9. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
10. FT5/X KERGUELEN ISLAND

11. 3Y/P PETER 1 ISLAND
12. FT/G GLORIOSO ISLAND
13. YV0 AVES ISLAND
14. KH4 MIDWAY ISLAND
15. ZS8 PRINCE EDWARD & MARION ISLANDS
16. VP8O SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS
17. PY0T TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS
18. PY0S SAINT PETER AND PAUL ROCKS
19. VP6/D DUCIE ISLAND
20. SV/A MOUNT ATHOS

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.


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’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

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

    Oct 4 SDXA Meeting
    Oct 25 SDXA DX Net
    Nov 1 SDXA Meeting
    Nov 22 SDXA DX Net
    Dec 6 Awards Banquet
    Dec 27 SDXA DX Net


  • 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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