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PNW DX Convention

The Pacific Northwest DX Convention is coming August 5-7, 2022 to Spokane Washington. This is the largest DX and Contesting Convention in the Northwest and this year it is sponsored by the Spokane DX Association. The conference includes great speakers and opportunity to renew and make new friends who share your love of DXing and contesting. The convention is built around three themes: DXing, Contesting and Technology.

Downloadable Flier Link: PNWDX_Flyer

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THEME: DXing, Contesting and Technology

DXING

8:30 AM – “The 2022 DXpedition to Raivavae (Austral Islands) TX5N”
Presenter: Rob Fanfant N7QT
Bio: After a careen in Computer technology, Rob devotes his energies to operating from rare new places.

9:30 AM – “Radio Frequency Interference and the Radio Amateur” (RFI Seminar)
Presenter: Ed Hare W1RFI
Bio: After an industry career in product testing, Ed came to work at ARRL HQ in 1986. He started as ARRL’s “Product Review” test engineer, moved on to becoming ARRL’s “RFI guru” (notice his call!) and he now holds the position of Laboratory Manager.

10:30 AM – “Top 25 DXCC Entities”
Presenter: Bernie McClenny, W3UR
Bio: The creator of the DX Daily and DX Weekly

CONTESTING

1:00 PM – “A History of the World Radiosport Team Championship”
Presenter: Rusty Epps W6OAT
Bio: Rusty Epps, W6OAT, is one of only four individuals who has attended all eight WRTC events.  He wrote the rules and was Chief Judge for the first WRTC in Seattle in 1990.

2:00 PM – “The North American Competitor Experience at the European in IARU World Radiosport Championship”
Presenter: Pat Barkey N9RV
Bio: Competed in the Championship in 1996, 2002, 2006, & 2018. Former editor of National Contest Journal, Professor at Contest University, and a member of Big Sky Contesters club

TECHNOLOGY

3:00 PM – “Distributed Contesting”
Presenter: Brian Moran N9ADG
Bio: He was the editor of the ARRL Contest Update for over six years and a technology innovator.

4:00 PM – “Node Red: Station Integration for Contesting and DXing”
Presenter: Kyle Krieg AA0Z
Bio: Kyle has his own YouTube Channel

BANQUET – Dr. Ed Schweitzer III W7KOW  – “Spy Radios and Cryptography”
Bio: A prolific writer and inventor, he has authored dozens of technical papers in the areas of digital relay design and reliability and holds more than 200 patents.

SUNDAYNed Sterns AA7A – “DXing Using Remote Stations”
Bio: The technology leader on many of the major Dxpeditions.

Upcoming SDXA Programs

October 6, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

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)
Contesting – Jay Holcomb (WA0WWW)
DXing – Mel Ming (N7GCO), Bob Hallock (K7TM), & Mike Buettner (K7STO)
DX Awards – (100 Country Club & Challenge Award) Mike Buettner (K7STO)
DX Net – Pat (Murph) Murphy (N7UVH)
Health and Welfare of Members – Gary Swartout (K7GS)
Historian – Steve Sala (K7AWB)
K7SDX Trustee – Mike Buettner (K7STO)
Media – Mel Ming (N7GCO)
Membership – John Gager (K7KB)
Million Point Club – Randy Foltz (K7TQ)
New HF Mentoring – Del Morissette (WA7AQH)
PNW DX Convention Co-Chairs – Randy Foltz (K7TQ) & Mel Ming (N7GCO)
Photographers – Jeff Banke (NZ2S) & Bob Hallock (K7TM)
Pre-meeting  hosts –– Pat (Murph) Murphy (N7UVH), Del Morissette (WA7AQH), Jeff Banke (NZ2S)
QSL Card Checker — Gary Bytnar (AD7XG)
Refreshments – Mike Buettner (K7STO), Bob Lee (N7AU), Diane Lee (KB7JPX), Tom Flint (KC7UG) & Cathy Flint (KB7BEK)
Spokane Hamfest – Jay Halcomb (WA0WWW)
Spokane DX YouTube Channel – Mel Ming (N7GCO)
Technical – Gary Swartout (K7GS), Jeff Banke (NZ2S) & 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.

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