Awards

Four ARRL-sponsored Gavels

Did you know the SDXA won
four ARRL-sponsored gavels in its early history?

Go to our CONTESTING LINK and read about the four gavels.

Here is a picture of one of the gavels which our current President uses to start the monthly meetings and to keep order.

Also at this same Contesting Link is an updated listing (SDXA Club Competition Results) of how the SDXA did in certain contests throughout its history.

 

The Flounder Cup

As explained in the September meeting, the IDXA and SDXA has a difficult time competing with our DX brothers of Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. We have always just “floundered” about trying to compete with those big guns but come home empty handed when it comes time for the PNW Challenge Cup presentation. So in the spirit of a friendly and fun competion, after having dinner with Rob Fanfant, and officers of IDXA/SDXA, The Flounder Cup was created by Randy Foltz – K7TQ as a local trophy that we can compete for.

The first presentation of the Flounder Cup was at the September 5th meeting of the SDXA with our club winning the trophy for this year. The IDXA won the “Per Participant” category and certificate.

Randy (K7TQ) created a nice .pdf file (Acrobat) about the Flounder Cup and the link is below:

Flounder Cup

So lets see who wins the award for next year!

These reports are provided by Randy after each contest.

Here are the results after the first contest this year. FlounderCupOctv01

Here are the results after the second contest this year. FlounderCupNov

 

Club Member Awards

IARU HF World Championship – Mel Ming (N7GCO)

  • #1 in the West Coast region US Single-Operator Unlimited Phone Only
  • #10 in the US Single-Operator Unlimited Phone Only

Field Day: Idaho Renegades win 1st Place Idaho 3A Category

North Idaho Renegades team:
  • K7TM  Bob
  • N7ESU Jim
  • N7UVH Pat
They were also 2nd place over all in the state of Idaho beat by Bonner County ARES and 24th in the Pacific Division

Congratulations to Chuck Williams (KI7DG) for receiving the CQ WAZ (Worked All Zones) Award

Congratulations to Bob Lee (N7AU) for receiving the CQ WAZ (Worked All Zones) Award


Bob N7AU’s new WAZ certificate

The SDXA-sponsored 7QP plaque

The plaque sponsored by the SDXA

The SDXA sponsors a plaque for the highest score in the 7th Area Single-Op (Unassisted) Low-Power CW category. The winner in 2019 is Geoffrey Morse K7GA of Yuma, AZ. Geoffrey sent us a picture of the plaque and of him in his shack. He says in his response to the plaque:

Here are the pictures! A wonderful addition to my meager supply! It was well worth the maximum chair time. Ham shack is semi temporary while finishing off a separate shop building for all the stuff (test bench, vintage table, main ops table). All I have presently for antennas is a 40 ft crank up pole for the X7 and a combo trap/fan inverted vee supported by a 60 ft Palm (80/40/30). Great antenna heights for domestic contests, but really gotta work for DXCC efforts. Next year hopefully I will have a bigger tower, 40/30 2L Yagi and inverted L ants for 160/80 all in the back 1 acre.

I had a Central Electronics 10B, 458 VFO to a modified DX-100B. NC-300 receiver back in the day in Brookings, Ore and later in Moscow, Idaho before joining the USN. My mother became an RN at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. My father bought me a Viking Ranger I (traded in the DX-100) at HCJ Electronics in Spokane, too. Do you remember that wonderful candy store?

73 and thanks for sponsoring the award!!”

Geoff Morse K7GA
Here are the previous winners of the SDXA plaque:

2012 STEPHEN SALA K7AWB, highest 7th Area single op, high power, digital score, 9213 points
2015 DAVID WELLS N7AM, Pima, AZ, highest 7th Area single op, digital score, 4686 points
2016 DAVID WELLS N7AM, Pima, AZ, highest 7th Area single op, digital score, 8715 points
2017 PAT MURPHY N7UVH, Post Falls, ID, highest 7th Area single op digital score, 21,021 points
2018 LARRY READER KE2VB, Oro Valley, AZ, highest 7th Area single op (Unassisted) Low-Power CW score, 156,984 points
2019 GEOFFREY MORSE K7GA, Yuma. AZ, highest 7th Area single op (Unassisted) Low-Power CW score, 131,841 points

SDXA sponsored two plaques during the contest season. One is the 7QP and the other is in September Salmon Run.

article by Steve K7AWB

Salmon Run Contest SDXA-Sponsored Plaque Winners

The Salmon Run contest is sponored by the Western Washington DX Club (WWDXC) of Seattle. More info is at their WWDXC LINK.

The SDXA sponsors a special plaque in this contest to the entrant who scores the highest number of points in the following special category:

Single Operator
Low Power – 100 watts or less
Operate in the EWA Section of the ARRL exclusively
Enter in Mixed Mode (two or more of the multiple modes and meet the percentage requirements in the Salmon Run rules

Here are the past winners of the plaque:

2003 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (84,416 points)
2004 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (131,080 points)
2005 GARY ELLIOTT K7OX, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER – SK) (170,154 points)
2006 GARY ELLIOTT K7OX, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER – SK) (172,800 points)
2007 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (104,140 points)
2008 WILSE MORGAN WX7P, RICE (SDXA MEMBER – SK) (124,992 points)
2009 GARY ELLIOTT K7OX, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER – SK) (261,236 points)
2010 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (172,264 points)
2011 RICK OLSEN N6NR, TIETON (245,096 points)
2012 RICK WERNER K7UK, WALLA WALLA (77,595 points)
2013 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (132,653 points)
2014 LAMAR RAY WA7LT, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER -SK) (160,630 points)
2015 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (52,976 points)
2016 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (97,430 points)
2017 GARY SWARTOUT, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER) (60,162 points)
2018 GARY SWARTOUT, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER) (97,527 points)
2019 GARY SWARTOUT, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER) (119,818 points)

SDXA members have won the plaque 8 times and non-SDXA hams won it 9 times. And don’t forget that we honor the highest score (using any modes) for Spokane County and the other counties for our outlying SDXA members.

article by Steve K7AWB

SDXA ANNUAL AWARDS LISTING

Most of these awards are given out at the annual SDXA Awards Banquet by the organization in December. Some awards may be given by other organizations to our members too. Some awards are sponsored by us in third party contests.

DXER OF THE YEAR

This award is for recognition of a SDXA member who has gone above and beyond for the club and/or it’s members. It is not to be an award for operating and doing well in contests or rare DX, etc. It likely will not be handed out every year. Club members are encouraged to nominate a member when they see someone going above and beyond. Nominations can be done by letting any of the officers know,giving justification (simple is fine) why the member is deserving.

2007 WAYNE WA1PMA
2008 N/A
2009 GARY K7OX & RANDY K7TQ
2010 KIRK K7EKM
2011 JAY WA0WWW
2012 N/A
2013 RANDY K7TQ
2014 RANDY W7TJ
2015 DAN N5AR
2016 CHRIS WX7B
2017 STEVE K7AWB
2018 GARY AD7XG

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

This award is given to an outstanding member recognized by the SDXA President.

2008 STEVE K7AWB
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 KIRK K7EKM
2012 MARYBETH AE7GT & DAVE AC7MV
2013 N/A
2014 JAY WA0WWW
2015 STEVE K7AWB
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 N/A

SERVICE AWARD

2015 WAYNE WA1PMA
2016 GEORGE W6AEA; LAMAR WA7LT
2017 RANDY FOLTZ

YOUTH AWARD

2015 CONNER J. KOPPLIN

PNW CHALLENGE CUP

SDXA MEMBER HIGH SCORE

This is the SDXA member who has the highest total in the ten contests comprising the PNW Challenge Cup competition between PNW clubs.

2010-2011 GEORGE W6AEA 4,298,464 POINTS
2011-2012 GEORGE W6AEA 9,285,004 POINTS
2012-2013 GEORGE W6AEA 5,657,116 POINTS
2013-2014 GEORGE W6AEA 9,575,802 POINTS
2014-2015 GEORGE W6AEA 7,835,634 POINTS
2015-2016 GEORGE W6AEA 6,512,769 POINTS
2016-2017 GARY K7GS 767,937 POINTS
2017-2018 MEL N7GCO
2018-2019

PNW CHALLENGE CUP

SDXA MEMBER 100% PARTICIPATION IN ALL 10 CONTESTS

These are the SDXA members who entered all ten of the contests comprising the PNW Challenge Cup competition between PNW clubs.

2010-2011 JAY WA0WWW
2011-2012 GEORGE W6AEA, JAY WA0WWW, AND MERLE K7EIQ
2012-2013 GEORGE W6AEA & JAY WA0WWW
2013-2014 GEORGE W6AEA & JAY WA0WWW
2014-2015 GEORGE W6AEA & JAY WA0WWW
2015-2016 GEORGE W6AEA & JAY WA0WWW
2016-2017 NONE
2017-2018 MARK K7HPT
2018-2019

SDXA MARATHEON

These are the winners in the several categories in the SDXA Maratheon contest which is a parallel contest to the CQ Magazine international contest of like name.

2010
UNLIMITED CLASS – NON-WORKING: GARY K7GS, 237 ENTITIES
UNLIMITED CLASS – WORKING: NONE
FORMULA CLASS – NON-WORKING: NONE
FORMULA CLASS – WORKING: JAY WA0WWW, 60 ENTIITES

2011
UNLIMITED CLASS – NON-WORKING: GARY K7GS, 276 ENTITIES
UNLIMITED CLASS – WORKING: GARY AC7GP, 161 ENTITIES
FORMULA CLASS – NON-WORKING: NONE
FORMULA CLASS – WORKING: JAY WA0WWW, 145 ENTITIES

2012
UNLIMITED CLASS – NON-WORKING: AL W7AL, 302 ENTITIES
UNLIMITED CLASS – WORKING: JOHN K7KB, 290 ENTITIES
FORMULA CLASS – NON-WORKING: NONE
FORMULA CLASS – WORKING: JAY WA0WWW, 67 ENTITIES

2013
UNLIMITED CLASS – NON-WORKING: WAYNE WA1PMA, 232 ENTITIES
UNLIMITED CLASS – WORKING:
UNLIMITED CLASS – ROOKIE:DAVE WD7K, 246 ENTITIES
FORMULA CLASS – NON-WORKING:
FORMULA CLASS – WORKING:

2014
UNLIMITED CLASS – NON-WORKING: GARY AD7XG, 158 ENTITIES
UNLIMITED CLASS – WORKING: CHRIS WX7B, 229 ENTITIES
FORMULA CLASS – NON-WORKING: NONE
FORMULA CLASS – WORKING: JAY WA0WWW, 91 ENTITIES

2015
UNLIMITED CLASS – NON-WORKING: MIKE K6MW, 302 ENTITIES
UNLIMITED CLASS – WORKING: NONE
FORMULA CLASS – NON-WORKING: NONE
FORMULA CLASS – WORKING:JAY WA0WWW, 73 ENTITIES

2016-2019
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SALMON RUN

PLAQUE
A plaque is given by the SDXA to the ham who satisfies the following criteria in the annual WWDXC-sponsored Salmon Run contest:

a. Operate in the Eastern Washington ARRL Section
b. Be a Single Operator
c. Operate with Low Power(100 watts or less output)
d. Be in the Mixed Mode category. Contest Modes: Phone, CW, and Digital (Any computer-to-computer mode is considered digital (excluding CW) and only one digital contact may be made with a station on each band). Mixed-mode entries are required to make at least 5% of the total contacts on a second or third mode to be eligible for an award.

2003 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (84,416 points)
2004 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (131,080 points)
2005 GARY ELLIOTT K7OX, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER) (170,154 points)
2006 GARY ELLIOTT K7OX, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER) (172,800 points)
2007 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (104,140 points)
2008 WILSE MORGAN WX7P, RICE (SDXA MEMBER) (124,992 points)
2009 GARY ELLIOTT K7OX, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER) (261,236 points)
2010 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (172,264 points)
2011 RICK OLSEN N6NR, TIETON (245,096 points)
2012 RICK WERNER K7UK, WALLA WALLA (77,595 points)
2013 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (132,653 points)
2014 LAMAR RAY WA7LT, SPOKANE (SDXA MEMBER) (160,630 points)
2015 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (52,976 points)
2016 GENE BYE W7WMO, EPHRATA (97,430 points)
2017 GARY SWARTOUT K7GS, SPOKANE (60,182 points)
2018 GARY SWARTOUT K7GS, SPOKANE (97,527 points)
2019 GARY SWARTOUT K7GS, SPOKANE (119,818 points)
2020

CERTIFICATE (given by Western Washington DX Club [WWDXC])
Salmon Run high score for Spokane County (any modes, any category)

2002 STEVE K7AWB (36,848 points)
2003 STEVE K7AWB (100 points)
2004 STEVE K7AWB (97,600 points)
2005 GARY K7OX (170,154 points)
2006 GARY K7OX (172,800 points)
2007 RANDY K7TQ (67,768 points)
2008 GARY K7GS (49,940 points)
2009 GARY K7OX (261,236 points)
2010 GARY K7OX (171,520 points)
2011 K7SDX SDXA (207,514 points)
2012 RANDY K7TJ (375,094 points)
2013 JAY WA0WWW (73,075 points)
2014 LAMAR WA7LT (160,630 points)
2015 MARK AB7MP (non-member) (1556 points)
2016 GARY K7GS (94,244 points)
2017 GARY K7GS (60,182 points)
2018 GARY K7GS (97,527 points)
2019 GARY K7GS (119,818 points)
2020

7QP CONTEST

PLAQUE
SDXA sponsors a plaque in the 7QP contest in May. Here are the winners of our plaques.

2012 STEPHEN SALA K7AWB, highest 7th Area single op, high power, digital score, 9213 points
2015 DAVID WELLS N7AM, Pima, AZ, highest 7th Area single op, digital score, 4686 points
2016 DAVID WELLS N7AM, Pima, AZ, highest 7th Area single op, digital score, 8715 points
2017 PAT MURPHY N7UVH, Post Falls, ID, highest 7th Area single op digital score, 21,021 points
2018 LARRY READER KE2VB, Oro Valley, AZ, highest 7th Area single op (Unassisted) Low-Power CW score, 156,984 points
2019 GEOFFREY MORSE K7GA, Yuma. AZ, highest 7th Area Single op (Unassisted) Low-Power CW, 131,841 points
2020