Welcome to the Spokane DX Association  

Serving Eastern Washington and North Idaho

Next SDXA Meeting

October 6, 2022

 

 

 

 

December 1, 2022

December Awards Dinner

Location to be determined.

Always a great time to celebrate many DX and Contest Achievements and enjoy connecting with friends.

January 5, 2023

WWDXC DXpedition to Palau (T88WA) With Rob Fanfanr N7QT

The team includes N7QT Rob, WA7CPA Robin, N7JP Jack, N9ADG Brian and K5EM Justin. Rob and Robin are both also members of the SDXA.

You can read all about it and follow it on QRZ.com (T88WA)

Hear first hand how the DXpedition went.

SDXA Officers

President – Gary Bytnar (AD7XG) — Card Checker, Room Setup, & Towers/Antennas
Vice President – Mel Ming (N7GCO) — Programs, User Group, YouTube Channel, & Webmaster
Secretary – Jay Holcomb (WA0WWW) — Contests & Spokane Hamfest
Treasurer – John Gager (K7KB) — Finance Team, 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)
Finance Investment Team – John Gager (K7KB),  Gary Swartout (K7GS), Del Morissette (WA7AQH)
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)
Pre-Zoom meeting  hosts –– Pat (Murph) Murphy (N7UVH), Del Morissette (WA7AQH), Jeff Banke (NZ2S)
QSL Card Checker — Gary Bytnar (AD7XG)
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 September 9, 2022

  1. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
  2. P5 DPRK NORTH KOREA
  3. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND
  4. FT/G GLORIOSO ISLAND
  5. SV/A MOUNT ATHOS
  6. YK SYRIA
  7. FT5/X KERGUELEN ISLAND
  8. 3A MONACO
  9. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND
  10. ZS8 PRINCE EDWARD & MARION ISLANDS
  11. EZ TURKMENISTAN
  12. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
  13. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
  14. PY0T TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS
  15. T5 SOMALIA
  16. 5A LIBIA
  17. YV0 AVES ISLAND
  18. AP PAKISTAN
  19. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
  20. 3Y/P PETER 1 ISLAND
  21. VU7 LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS
  22. ZC4 UK BASES ON CYPRUS
  23. PY0S SAINT PETER AND PAUL ROCKS
  24. FT/T TROMELIN ISLAND
  25. ET ETHIOPIA

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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The Miscellaneous Area

SDXA CALENDAR

2022

  • September 28, 2022 SDXA 80 Meter Net 8 AM & 160 Meter Net at 8 PM
  • October 5, 2022 SDXA 80 Meter Net 8 AM & 160 Meter Net at 8 PM
  • October 6, 2022 SDXA Program and meeting – 7 PM (Zoom)
  • October 12, 2022 SDXA 80 Meter Net 8 AM & 160 Meter Net at 8 PM
  • October 19, 2022 SDXA 80 Meter Net 8 AM & 160 Meter Net at 8 PM
  • October 26, 2022 SDXA 80 Meter Net 8 AM & 160 Meter Net at 8 PM
  • October 28-30, 2022 CQ WW DX SSB Contest

JOIN THE SDXA

Regular dues – $20 per person.
Second family member – $10.
Under 19 years of age are free.
DUES LINK.
We accept PayPal too.

  • NW HAM RADIO CONVENTION & SWAP MEETS

    Lynn N7CFO keeps the best listing.
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Gary Bytnar AD7XG

  • IA ETHICS OPER PROCEDURES

    LINK

  • OUTSIDE HELP IN ANTENNAS & TOWERS

    LINK

  • CONTESTING LINKS

    There are a lot of links to contesting activities in the DX/Contesting drop down menu above the 24-hour clock on the right of this page. But here are a couple of the best.
    1. WA7BNM
    2. CONTESTING.COM

  • INTERNET ENTITY PRONOUNCER

    How do you pronounce a DX entity’s name? Here is a link to the pronouncing. There is also a audio link to a human voice saying the entity’s name correctly. This authority is the 3rd edition Merriam Webster Geographical Dictionary. Covering only legitimate countries, it does not cover non-country ARRL entities.
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