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CQ WW RTTY CONTEST THIS WEEKEND

This weekend is the CQ WW RTTY Contest. See the link to the right under Challenge Cup Contest. It is the first of ten contests comprising the PNW Challenge Cup event between the leading NW DX clubs including the SDXA. SDXA member’s scores count. Send them to CQ and to our secretary Jay WA0WWW.


CRAIG KG7H TO SPEAK AT OCTOBER 6th SDXA MEETING


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The Shack
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The 6-meter EME quad array

He has a superstation in Clark Fork, ID. There are a lot of good pictures of his installation on his QRZ.com page. Make sure you attend this meeting for sure.


THINK 2017 DUES – DUE SOON
$20 PER YEAR – 2ND FAMILY MEMBER $10 –
UNDER 19 FREE


N7KR BACK ON THE AIR


Mike’s SteppIR antenna and Rohn 25 tower on the South Hill came down during the November, 2015 windstorm. Here is a before and after set of pictures.
Congratulations to Mike on getting back up and running again.

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What the wind can do – converting vertical to horizontal

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Back on the air


K7HPT’S ANTENNA AND TOWER
INSTALLATION ALMOST COMPLETED


Mark has a SteppIR antenna on top of a Rohn 45 tower. Future additions are 2 meter and 6 meter antennas for weak signal work. The installation consisted of Mark K7HPT, Gary AD7XG, and Steve K7AWB.
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His tower, his house, and my orange-colored Inferno 1 Toyota (k7awb)
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Gary AD7XG does the tower climbing on this project

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Mark asking Gary to move the antenna slightly to the right

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The SteppIR antenna wih a tree branch at no extra cost


ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
DECEMBER 1
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Longhorn BBQ
7611 W Sunset Hwy #2 – east end of Airway Heights
It’s a BBQ buffet with three choices of BBQ meat
(more information later)


DAVID WELLS N7AM SAYS THANKS FOR THE SDXA-SPONSORED 7QP PLAQUE

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David won the plaque in 2016 and that was his second time doing it. It’s for the highest digital score. He recently sent a picture of the new plaque and says thanks! n7am 7qp plaque
Here is a picture of him with his 2015 plaque too.


SOMETIMES WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE
THE BEAUTY OF A SUNSET
QTH OF STEVE K7AWB

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SDXA SUMMER PICNIC A GREAT SUCCESS
(EXCEPT FOR PARKING AT THE PARK)

We met at the Plante’s Ferry Park in the Spokane Valley for our annual Summer Picnic. As I drove in, an official asked for $5 for parking. It actually was for the soccer tournament parking so we got in free to our designated area for the picnic. But there was no where to park! I drove around a couple of times including out of the park to see if there was street parking areas – there were none. I went back in to the park and the nice lady parking agent took a “do not park here” cone away from a close parking space to the picnic area and gave it to us. Thanks! Here are some pictures from the event.
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SDXA Secretary Jay WA0WWW, SDXA President Chris WX7B, and 2017 SDXA Convention Chairman Randy K7TQ
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President Chris chats with the group


BOB LEE N7AU RECEIVES 5-BAND DXCC PLAQUE
CONGRATULATIONS, BOB!

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Bob N7AU and his new plaque
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The Plaque!


WHAT’S THIS TRAVELING CHALLENGE CUP
TROPHY AND TEN-CONTEST COMPETITION?
LINK


JULY MEETING MINUTES AVAILABLE
(no August minutes due to Summer Picnic)
Minutes LINK


INFORMATION ON THE 2016 SDXA MARATHON
 

Runs from January 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
New categories this year
Add up the number of countries (entities) worked this year (340 max) and add that to the number of zones you have worked (40 max) for your score

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Here are the rules & the form to record your contacts. The form is in .xlsx format which opens with Microsoft’s spreadsheet Excel or Corel’s Quattro Pro. The form may take a while to load. The rules are in a .pdf format. You can win a certificate!!

 

2016 RULES LINK
MARATHON SDXA FORM LINK


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

Here’s a link to SPACEWEATHER.COM, a quick source for the daily activity on the sun



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  • SDXA CALENDAR

    2016

    Sept 24 Spokane Hamfest
    Oct 6 October meeting
    Oct 8-9 PNWVHFS Conference
    Oct 20 SDXA DX Net
    Oct 31 End of SDXA Marathon
    Nov 4 November meeting
    Nov 17 SDXA DX Net
    Dec 1 Awards Banquet
    Dec 15 SDXA DX Net

    2017

    Mar 16 SDXA 15th birthday
    Aug 4-6 SDXA PNW DX Convention


  • JOIN THE SDXA

    Tribander And Tower Almost Ready For Hoisting

    Field Day

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


  • WANT TO ATTEND A NW HAM RADIO CONVENTION OR SWAP MEET?

    Lynn N7CFO keeps the best listing.

    More Information


  • MEMBERSHIP ROSTER ACCESS

    Active SDXA members can request a copy by email. Contact Secretary Jay WA0WWW. A simple list of members, and links to their QRZ.com sites, is at the Membership Tab.


  • LOCAL CARD CHECKERS

    More Information LINKcard checker Bruce N7ZA at 2015 SDXA Summer Picnic
    Bruce Wade N7ZA LINK

    Jay WS7I: And I thought someone would bring me cards to check between the dinner and desert!
    Jay Townsend WS7I LINK


  • IARC ETHICS & OPERATING PROCEDURES

    LINK


  • SDXA DX NET

    Next on October 20 at 7 pm
    every 3rd Thursday of the month
    NEW FREQUENCY
    145.25 MHz w/no tone, -600 KHz

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    Randy W7TJ, Net Control


  • DX NEWS LINKS

    by Randy W7TJ

    1. DX WORLD.NET
    2. ANNOUNCED DX OPERATIONS
    3. DX SUMMIT
    4. I2MQP DX NEWS
    5. DXCOFFEE
    6. DXER.ORG
    7. DXWATCH.COM
    8. DAILY DX


  • SDXA MEDIA LIBRARY

    More Information


  • 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.
    More Information


  • HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT REVIEWS

    eHAM.net
    More Information


  • HAVE A RECENT AWARD?

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    Marybeth AE7GT gets WAS certificate

    Marybeth AE7GT gets WAS certificate


    If you have achieved a recent, important award, let us know so we can publicize it.
    Photos appreciated.
    Send to: stetrekve at arrl.net

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