Meetings

2008 MEETINGS

January —– DXpedition Video: the 2000 Kingman Reef using the call K5K
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February —– “Do you think it is possible to find oil by studying leaves?” was a topic presented by Dan N5AR, an past engineer in oil research; he talked about the electronics used in oil research
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March —– Kirk K7EKM had a great presentation on tower climbing safety, with some focus on fall prevention systems, and how they are not the same as a positioning tower belt.
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April —– Wayne WA1PMA gave a demonstration on the VE7CC packet cluster; it can be accessed on 2-meters in the Spokane area or on the internet (for downloading the program) at this link: VE7CC
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May —– Gary K7OX had a great presentation on using WriteLog, which is the contest logging program that will be used at Field day
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June —– The program was a discussion of Field Day
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July —– Summer picnic held at the QTH of Steve K7AWB and Peggy W7PEG
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August —– Lecture by Dan N5AR on baluns
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September —– DXpedition video: Scarborough Reef
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October —– DVD of the 2008 J5C Guinea Bissau operation in Western Africa
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November —–WX7P, Wilse, did a great presentation on his 40m 4-square; after the hard work, expense, and paying attention to detail, it works and it works great
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December —–annual Awards Banquet at the Long Horn BBQ in Airway Heights

2007 MEETINGS

December —– Annual Awards Banquet with Al Rovner K7AR, guest speaker
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November —– Wilse WX7P presented a video of installing separate antennas using a helicopter and a hot air balloon during the 1980’s; it’s nice to have friends in Alaska; one of his tower climbers was Betty Mallay KL7AP – his YL at the time (SK in 2007)
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October —– Lamar WA7LT presented a talk on low band antennas for 40, 80, and 160 meters
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September —– Presentation by Jay WS7I on his contesting in the Galapagos
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August —– Summary of Field Day; Logbook of the World (LOTA), Part 2 by Gary K7OX; a video by ICOM showing the contest station of Tim K3LR and an introduction to IOTA
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July —– Summer Picnic held at Dale’s WU7X on June 30
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June —– A final discussion on Field Day by Gary K7OX
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May —– A video on the Northern California DX Foundation; an introduction to the
Logbook of the World (LOTA) by Gary K7OX
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April —– The upcoming ARRL Field Day was the main program, presented by Gary K7OX; statistics from the last several years were presented by Randy K7TQ
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March —– Program was by Mike Alfonso, N7MCA – an interesting program on the use of Ham Radio while sailing around the country in the ship called the Mango; his crew includes First Mate & wife Gladys and other family members
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February —– Gary K7OX presented his recent trip to ARRL Headquarters in Newington
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January —– PVRC Contesting Seminar video featuring by Bob Cox, K3EST
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2006 MEETINGS

December —–Annual Awards Banquet with Jim Fenstermaker K9JF in the Spokane Valley at Shari’s
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November —–Contesting software, a PVRC video
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October —–Gary K7OX described his 40-meter 4-square antenna array
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September —– Chris KL9A presentation on 2006 WRTC in Brazil
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August —– Field Day report by Randy K7TQ; 5 Dxpeditions of the year video (1993-2000) by Bob Allphin K4UEE
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July —– Summer Picnic at Dale’s WU7X
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June —–How high should your antenna be? – Part 2 of 2 by Lamar WA7LT
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May —– How high should your antenna be? – Part 1 of 2 by Lamar WA7LT and a PVRC video on the same subject
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April —- Dxpedition video: FT5XO Kerguelen
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March —– Past Field Day results by Randy K7TQ
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February —– The upcoming 3Y0X Peter 1 Island DXpedition video
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January —– “Danger! Solar Storm” video on the influence of the Sun on the Earth.

2005 MEETINGS

December—–Annual Awards Banquet in Spangle with Ward Silver N0AX – Kure Isl.
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November—–Shunt feeding a tower for 40, 80, and 160 meters by Dan N5AR
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October—–PVRC video- Lightning Protection, moderated by Lamar WA7LT
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September—–Field Day Summary by Randy K7TQ
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August—–PVRC video – Tower Installation
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July—–Summer Picnic at Dale’s WU7X
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June—–Banaba Dxpedition T33C video; photos of Dayton Hamvention; the Jay Leno Show battle between text messaging and cw
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May—–Field Day Efforts over the past 2 years by Doug W3AS
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April—–Installation of his tower and SteppIR beam by Dale WU7X
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March—– Ten-Tec video: intro to company and details on the Orion Transceiver
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February—– Intro to 6-meters with emphasis on Meteor Scatter by Steve K7AWB
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January —– What to look for in an amplifier, Part 2 by Dan N5AR

2004 MEETINGS

December—–Annual Awards Banquet in Spangle
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November—–What to look for in an amplifier, Part 1 by Dan N5AR
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October—–RTTY operating and contesting by Jay WS7I
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September—–Video on putting a 84′ dipole on a 140′ tower, moderated by Lamar WA7LT
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August—–Summery of Field Day Operations by Randy K7TQ
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July —–Annual Summer picnic at Dale’s WU7X
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June—– Discussion of Field Day planning
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May—–VK0IR Heard Island Dxpedition video (9V1YC Production)
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April—–Video on raising a 5-element, 20-meter yagi on a tram, moderated by Lamar WA7LT
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March—– June 2004 Field Day planning/ review of last year’s effort by Doug W3AS
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February—–4-Square antennas for 80 & 160 meters by Dan N5AR
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January—- WRTC Team Championships video, 2002 in Finland (9V1YC Production)

2003 MEETINGS

December—–Annual Awards Banquet at China Best restaurant in downtown Spokane; included a video on a DXpedition to South Georgia Island
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November —– A CQ Magazine video on contesting, covering both CQ and ARRL events
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October —– A continuation of dynamic reciever performance using an ICOM 756 PRO as the test unit by Dan N5AR
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September —– Annual Summer picnic at home of Dale WU7X
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August —– A program on receiver performance by Dan N5AR
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June —– Lamar WA7LT made a presentation on antenna installations – baluns, towers, and guying
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May —– VP8DHU South Sandwich Island video
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April —– Presentation by Doug W3AS on hanging antennas from trees (without harming the trees)
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March —– No formal program – “technical problems”
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February —– Doug W3AS and Randy K7TQ, presented a CQ Magazine video on contesting and gave some tips on using CW
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January —– Lamar WA7LT presented a view graph program entitled: So You Want an Antenna

2002 MEETINGS

December —– Annual Awards Banquet at China Best restaurant in downtown Spokane
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November —– The three founding members of SDXA (Dan N5AR, Gary K7OX, and Lamar WA7LT), who have DXCC Honor Roll plaques, presented some of their operating and QSLing tips
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October —– Randy K7TQ gave a program on computer propagation predictions – included W6EL Prop, Prop View, and VOA Cap
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September —– Lamar WA7LT gave an view graph presentation of the other side of contesting
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August —– Annual Summer picnic
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July —– Dan N5AR gave a view graph presentation of the many variations of the cubical quad antenna
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June —– Gary K7OX gave a live demonstration of the local 2 meter DX packet cluster
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May —– Randy K7TQ provided the NCDXA slide presentation of the St. Brandon DXpedition
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April —– 80-meter 4-square arrays by Dan N5AR — – – – First SDXA Official Meeting

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