Welcome to the Spokane DX Association


NO-HOST LUNCHEON

December 17, 2016, Saturday, 1PM
Longhorn Barbecue Restaurant
2315 N Argonne Rd (corner of Argonne & Montgomery)
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
509-924-9600

All Amateur Radio operators, their family & friends are invited to attend this 16th annual fun get-together.

73 & HO, HO, HO,
From Elizabeth Ashleman N7WRQ


WE ALL HAD A SWELL TIME AT THE
2016 AWARDS BANQUET

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President Chris WX7B (left side) receives the “2016 DXer of the Year” award from Secretary Jay WA0WWW. A history of the award is at this DXer LINK.
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Here the award with a reflection of Chris on the left side. Neat!
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Some of the great BBQ chicken served at the Banquet along with zesty pork and beef.

LINK to more banquet photos


TIME TO RENEW YOUR SDXA DUES FOR 2017
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$20 PER YEAR – 2ND FAMILY MEMBER $10 –
UNDER 19 FREE


Pay your dues by PayPal LINK or
Pay a check to SDXA, PO Box 28882, Spokane, WA 99228 or
Pay at the January 5 meeting.


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PJ2T ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT CQ WW CW CONTEST

PJ2T owner Geoff Howard W0CG/PJ2DX sends this RBN picture of some of the activity. Geoff said, “The RBN map Saturday morning vividly shows where our 15 meter station is being heard. Now do you believe in daylight propagation??”


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IDAHO STATE HAM CONVENTION
APRIL 21-23, 2017
WYNDHAM GARDEN, BOISE AIRPORT
BOISE, IDAHO

A link to their website is available in the Sidebar over to the right side


WRTC 2018
WORLD RADIOSPORT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
RULES PUBLISHED
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Here is the WRTC 2018 LINK to their website and the rules.

Remember that the winning team from the last event (in new England, USA in 2014) included Chris Hurlbut KL9A, a former member of SDXA. The ARRL-sponsored contest called the IARU HF World Championship is held each July and coincides with the WRTC event every four year.

Previous WRTC events:


ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP CONTEST JAN 7-8, 2017
4TH OF TEN CONTESTS IN THE PNW COMPETITION

LINK TO MORE CUP CHALLENGE INFORMATION
LINK TO ROUNDUP RULES


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CLUB LOG
ARE YOU A MEMBER?
IT’S FREE & COOL

Here is a link that Chuck KI7DG wrote a while back: CLUBLOG LINK.

The problem is that SDXA was dropped from Club Log as a group (SDXA) because some of our members did not follow the Club Log Rule that you MUST UPOLAD AT LEAST ONCE PER YEAR your log to Club Log to stay active. We have dropped below the 15-member minimum. In order to get back on, you are requested to review your situation and upload again if you have not done that in the last 12 months. And if you have never been a member, join. Again, its free and you just need your call and a simple password.

In my case, yesterday, I uploaded again my entire log of some 20,000 QSOs. Took about two minutes. It is in the program called DX4WIN and has all my contacts from 2001. Only three new contacts were added out of that database since my last upload, but one of them was Libya, my 300th country. Now, in my Club Log database, it shows that correct count. Uploading is simply making an ADIF file of your log and uploading. And if you are still manually logging, well…..

Here is the CLUB LOG LINK for their site.

Club Log also generates a Most Wanted List from all the logs uploaded. Here is a sample.

1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA)
2. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND
3. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
4. KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS
5. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
6. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND
7. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
8. KH3 JOHNSTON ISLAND
9. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
10. KH7K KURE ISLAND


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

    Dec 15 SDXA DX Net

    2017
    Jan 5 SDXA meeting
    Jan 7-8 RTTY Roundup (4/10)
    Mar 11 Puyallup Flea Market
    Mar 16 SDXA 15th birthday
    Apr 8 Yakima Hamfest
    Apr 21 Idaho Convention
    June 2-4 Seaside
    Aug 4-6 SDXA PNW DX Convention
    Sept 23 Spokane Hamfest


  • 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 December 15 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. Covering only legitimate countries, it does not cover non-country ARRL entities.
    More Information


  • HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT REVIEWS

    eHAM.net
    More Information


  • HAVE A RECENT AWARD?

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    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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