Welcome to the Spokane DX Association  

Serving Eastern Washington and North Idaho

“Introduction to RTTY Contesting Workshop”

Monday, September 21st at 7 PM on Zoom

Presenter: Jay (WS7I) and Host Mel (N7GCO)
The primary audience is those knew to RTTY and RTTY Contesting or new to N1MM+.
Jay will focus on how to set up and use N1MM+ for RTTY Contests.
He will also talk about connecting your radio, computer, and N1MM+
Plus give some RTTY contest tips.
Jay was the Co-Creator of two popular RTTY contests the RTTY Roundup and the WPX World-wide RTTY contest. He has also earned the RTTY DXCC Honor Roll.

NEXT SDXA MEETING

October 1, 2020

John Gager (K7KB) — “Everything You Wanted to Know About Ham Radio Deluxe But Were Afraid to Ask”

 

John will lead us on a deep dive into the features and options of HRD.

 

UPCOMING SDXA PROGRAMS

November 5, 2020

Jim Barber (N7CXI) – “Modern HF Amplifiers & SDR Designs”

Jim is designing his own Amp and uses SDR extensively

 Jim has over 30 years’ experience in the design and implementation of firmware and software-based products for audio, RF and other industries. He holds US patents in audio DSP and robotics, and currently serves as Senior Software Engineer for F5 Networks in Liberty Lake WA.

January 7, 2021

Geoff Howard (W0CG/PJ2DX) will be sharing updates on the happenings at PJ2T

Geoff Howard (W0CG/PJ2DX) was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame 2020 at Contest University. This is one of the highest awards any contester can receive. Those in the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are the giants of Amateur Radio.

February 4, 2021

Janet Lowrey (WX7P)  “Building an antenna farm”

Janet has been building an antenna farm in Benton City. Janet will be sharing lessons learned – things that went right and things that didn’t.

 

 

 

April 1, 2021

Chuck Williams (KI7DG) “Paper Chasing: Strategies for Success”

Chuck is the ultimate expert on paper chasing. Literally every wall in his shack is covered with plaques and certificated. Learn about the fun of chasing and getting awards. Chuck is the master at this.

 

 

May 6, 2021

Mike Buettner (K7STO) “Ham how to do things”

Mike will be sharing half a dozen hints on how to be more effective: labeling coax, batteries for the MFJ analyzer, GPS time for remote FT8 timing and several others.

Before Mike’s retirement to Moses Lake he was a Master Electrician, State Electrical Inspector, State Electrical Plans Examiner.

SDXA DX Net

Every Wednesday morning at 8 AM on 3808 Lower Side Band.
Net Controller will be Murf (N7UVH)

The net will be:

SDXA CLUB LEADERS

SDXA Officers

President – Gary Bytnar (AD7XG) — Card Checker & Room Setup
Vice President – Mel Ming (N7GCO) — Programs, User Group & Webmaster
Secretary – Jay Holcomb (WA0WWW) — Contests & Spokane Hamfest
Treasurer – John Gager (K7KB) — Membership & Webmaster

SDXA Leaders & Activity Teams

Club Log – Pat (Murph) Murphy (N7UVH)
DXing – Mel Ming (N7GCO), Bob Hallock (K7TM), & Mike Buettner (K7STO)
DX Net – Pat (Murph) Murphy (N7UVH)
Field Day – David Wilhelm (WA7TNT) & Mike Buettner (K7STO)
Health and Welfare of Members – Gary Swartout (K7GS)
Historian – Steve Sala (K7AWB)
K7SDX Trustee – Dick Snell (W7BHP)
New HF Mentoring & Remote Station – Del Morissette (WA7AQH)
Photographers – Jeff Banke (NZ2S) & Bob Hallock (K7TM)
Refreshments – Mike Buettner (K7STO), Bob Lee (N7AU), Diane Lee (KB7JPX), Tom Flint (KC7UG) & Cathy Flint (KB7BEK)
QSL Card Checkers — Gary Bytnar (AD7XG) & Bruce Wade (N7ZA)
Technical – Bob Zavrel (W7SX)
Webmasters – John Gager (K7KB), Mel Ming (N7GCO), & Del Morissette (WA7AQH)

MOST WANTED LIST (TOP 25)
FOR NORTH AMERICA, WEST COAST
AS OF July 20, 2020

from ClubLog
1. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
2. SV/A MOUNT ATHOS
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. EZ TURKMENISTAN
11. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
12. 3A MONACO
13. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
14. PY0T TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS
15. T5 SOMALIAAP PAKISTAN
16. YV0 AVES ISLAND
17. 5A LIBIA
18. Z6 REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
19. 3Y/P PETER 1 ISLAND
20. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
21. VU7 LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS
22. PY0S SAINT PETER AND PAUL ROCKS
23. FT/T TROMELIN ISLAND
24. ET ETHIOPIA
25. EP IRAN

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. ClubLog is free to join with many SDXA members joining.

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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Second family member – $10.
Under 19 years of age are free.
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Gary Bytnar AD7XG


Recent News


CQ WW 160 Meter Contest

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N7AU Antenna Raising

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