SDXA Members with YouTube Channels

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

In addition to the SDXA YouTube channel, two of our members also have YouTube Channels you will want to check out.

Toivo Mykkanen W8TJM has a very interesting channel that includes several videos on Moxen antennas. He also wrote a couple of articles for QST on these.

His channel is:


Randy Foltz K7TQ has many videos on the SDXA channel and additional ones on his own channel including a couple of awesome tower/antenna videos. The receive antenna video is also available here.

His channel is:




The SDXA YouTube channel



I believe soon Jim Barber N7CXI will also be launching his YouTube channel. When he launches his channel I will add the link.

Art Charette SK

Friday, April 26th, 2024

I am sorry to report that apparently Art K6XT became a SK last weekend.
Just one month after being diagnosed with esophagus cancer Art passed away.

Art’s accomplishments included:
9 Band DXCC 160-10M >300 80 thru 10 except 281 on 12M and at 247 on 160.
DXCC 363/338 lacking only P5.
5BWAZ and 5BDXCC, CWDXCC 350, RTTYDXCC 312. Currently 247 on 160.
8 HF band WAZ 38 on 160.
CWOps #728. NAQCC #1342. ARRL Life Member. NCDXF.
Past prez 2x, VP, bulletin editor and general flunky San Diego DX Club.

SK (Chuck KI7DG) Tower/antennas taken down

Sunday, March 24th, 2024

11 Members of the Spokane DX Association (2 from Ephrata, 2 from Moses Lake, 1 from Davenport, 1 from Okanagon, and 5 from Spokane) made their way to Okanogon yesterday to take down a tower with antennas, plus three other masts with antennas for the widow of a SK (Chuck KI7DG). In spite of the rain we were able to get the job done. Appreciate the willingness of these SDXA hams to help a widow.

160 meter WAS

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Congratulations to Bob Lee N7AU for getting the WAS Award for 160 meters


Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

More than a year ago Mike/K7STO and Brian/W7BJN were talking about doing the 2023 and decided to do 80 SSB….in different categories for the simple reason they don’t like butting heads with good friends in Contests. So they ended up winning 2 different categories on High Power Single Op SSB. The heavy lifting on Brian’s end was just a simple Double Bazooka Inverted Vee. Mike’s antenna was the DX Engineering VA-2 Vertical… As you can see in the attached picture…One year and 2 days later they both received their Division Winner plaques in respective categories.

Congratulations to Mike K7STO on 5BDXCC

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Mike K7STO has received his 5BDXCC (Five Band DXCC) plaque.

Great achievement Mike. It will look good on the wall.


Friday, January 12th, 2024

Here is a PDF that tells about the SDXA — SDXA Information

SDXA YouTube Channel
Randy’s Ham Radio Playlist

Congratulations to Mike K7STO

Friday, November 10th, 2023

Congratulations to Mike K7STO for setting a new record for the 7th call area.

Mike was #1 in the 7th call area, #2 in North America and #8 in the world in the 2023 World Wide Digi DX Contest.

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

The SDXA 2023 EZNEC Antenna Workshop with Bob Zavrel W7SX was held at the Shadle Spokane City Library.

A great group participated.

Congratulations to Bob N7AU for the CQ 160 contest 2023

Friday, August 25th, 2023

Bob N7AU in the CQ 160 contest 2023 contest scored:
1st in Washington and
2nd in the 7th call area.

Congratulations to Bob!



SDXA at KARS Tailgate Party

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Here is a group of SDXA members at the KARS Tailgate Party

Spokane DX Association Contests and Incentives 2023-2024  

Sunday, August 6th, 2023

SDXA Incentives

  1. 10 JA Districts Incentive Award

Work all 10 JA Districts in any combination of contests or modes from the list below.

If you are a Million Point Club member, you must make all 10 JA Districts in a single contest.

  1. 5 by 6 Incentive Award

Work 5 DXCC entities in each of the 6 continents of North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania in any combination of contests or modes from the list below.

The List of Contests that can be used for the SDXA Incentives

The eligible contests include the ten Pacific NW Trophy contests plus two Digi* (FT8) contests.

  1. CQ WW DX RTTY, September 23 and 24, 2023, UTC
  2. CQ WW DX SSB, October 28 and 29, 2023, UTC
  3. CQ WW DX CW, November 25 and 26, 2023, UTC
  4. ARRL RTTY Roundup, January 6 and 7, 2024, UTC
  5. CQ WPX RTTY, February 10 and 11, 2024, UTC
  6. ARRL DX CW, February 17 and 18, 2024, UTC
  7. ARRL DX SSB, March 2 and 3, 2024, UTC
  8. CQ WPX SSB, March 30 and 31, 2024, UTC
  9. CQ WPX CW, May 25 and 26, 2024, UTC
  10. ARRL International Digi*, June 1 and 2, 2024, UTC
  11. IARU, July 13 and 14, 2024, UTC
  12. WorldWide Digi* DX Contest, August 24 and 25, 2024

The participating clubs in the PNW Challenge are ORCA DXCC Club, Western Washington DX Club, Willamette Valley DX Club, and Spokane DX Association.

Other Contests SDXA encourages members to participate in

Salmon Run                           September 16-17, 2023

Idaho QSO Party                    March 9-10, 2024

7th Area QSO Party                 May 4-5, 2024

ARRL Field Day                      June 22-29, 2024



13 Colonies Award

Saturday, July 29th, 2023

Mike K7STO worked all 13 colonies and the two bonus stations (WM3PEN in Philadelphia and GB13COL in Durham, England) for a clean sweep.

2023 SDXA Summer Picnic

Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

It was great to have 40 people attend the SDXA Summer Picnic at Del (WA7AQH) & Diane Morissettes home in Nine Mile Falls, WA.

Everyone had a great time and the BBQ Ribs & Brisket were excellent. This year we had a “show and tell” on mobile and portable systems.

Here are a few photos from the event.


Michael AG7IG Earns Two DXCC

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Michael AG7IG has earned two DXCC (Mixed and Digital)

Helping Michael achieve were Jeff NV2S who helped put up Michael’s antennas and John K7KB who has mentored Michael on logging software and WSJT-X.