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CHUCK KI7DG RECEIVES ARRL
40 CONTINUOUS YEARS PIN

Congratulations Chuck!


JUNE 2017 MINUTES RELEASED
MINUTES LINK

2017 DX CONVENTION IN SPOKANE
AUGUST 4-6


HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
The last day the hotel will honor our convention rate is JULY 4, 2017. Please be sure to reserve your rooms prior to this date!

PROGRAM SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED &
BIOGRAPHIES ARE ON WEBPAGE


Operating the Drum, Gary K7OX (left side) and Wilse WX7P (SK) draw
and announce the winners at the 2009 convention in Spokane Valley


2017 Convention Chairperson Randy Foltz K7TQ directing the 2013 Convention


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THE 2017 SPEAKERS

Rick Roderick, K5UR (President of the ARRL), “The DXCC Program”
Jay Townsend, WS7I, “Remote RTTY Contesting From W4AAW”
Dick Frey, K4XU, “Why the 7QP Works”
Geoff Howard, W0GC, “Postcards From PJ2T”
Dan Ransom, K7MM, “QRP Dxing and Contesting”
Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, “How To Overcome The Anticipated Low Solar Minimum”
Al Rovner, K7AR, “One Man Expedition to Austral Islands”

Sat Dinner Banquet – Speaker: Tom Taormina, K5RC
Topic: “Honey, I Want One Like This: The Journey from Hobby To Obsession”

Sunday Breakfast Buffet – Speaker: Ed Muns, W0YK and P49X
Topic: “P49X DXing From The Southern Caribbean”

Here is a LINK TO THE OFFICIAL CONVENTION WEBSITE showing the complete schedule, attendees, registration and hotel information, and some of the initial prizes.


THANKS TO BOB ZAVREL W7SX
FOR HIS SECOND PRESENTATION ON
ANTENNA PHYSICS AT THE JUNE MEETING


Bob discussed beverage receiving antennas, antenna aperture, radiation resistance, and many antenna topics of interest to the members. Bob is the author of the ARRL book entitled; Antenna Physics: An Introduction.


SPOKANE HAMFEST
UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
SEPTEMBER 23
HAMFEST LINK


LAST CONTEST IN THE CURRENT
CHALLENGE CUP CYCLE IS ON JULY 8-9

LINK to Challenge Cup information

IARU CONTEST: JULY 8-9, 2017 (10TH OF TEN) – RULES LINK


And then there is the awarding of the Challenge Cup Trophy, to the club which has the highest total score from all ten contests, at the annual rotating PNW DX Convention held HERE in Spokane on August 4-6.


2017 7QP RESULTS ANNOUNCED
7QP LINK

Pat Murphy N7UVH from Post Falls ID wins the SDXA-sponsored plaque for the highest single operator digital score. He also set the record for the highest low-powered digital score in the history of the contest. Congratulations Pat! We will attempt to get a photo of Pat and the plaque when he receives it.


REMEMBER THE STORY OF THE ARRL
DELETING TWO COUNTRIES
POSSIBLY CHANGING YOUR DXCC TOTALS?
(MIDWAY AND KURE ISLANDS)

Well, they have rescinded their original action and reinstated the two counties back to ACTIVE status. If you previously worked any of them, you should check your DXCC totals on LOTW and on the ARRL DXCC web pages to confirm everything is back to “normal.” Your logging program may have updated your totals so check those totals too.

ARRL ARTICLE LINK


KH1 – BAKER & HOWLAND ISLANDS
A RARE ONE!
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017


The Baker & Howland Islands are the forth most wanted entity from information on Club Log.

According to YT1AD’s web page:

Large expedition with Hrane YT1AD, team leader, Dave K3LP Co-leader and Aleksey, UA4HOX, planed to an island of the Pacific Ocean, Baker Island, which is part of group Baker & Howland Island, DXCC prefix KH1.
The IOTA reference for Baker & Howland Islands is OC-089. WAZ zone is 31.
Pointer: Lat: 0.505365 N, Lon: -176.572266 W
The expedition is planned for September/October 2017.
Landing on the island requires a special permit USFW service. Permit coming soon.
The team will be composed of members from WWDX, Interpid DXers and other interested amateurs.

This is the area of the Pacific Ocean that, during pre-World War II, the famous woman pilot Amelia Mary Earhart and her sidekick flight navigator Frederick Joseph Noonan disappeared without a trace. It was July 2, 1937.

APRIL 26 UPDATE LINK


ARE YOU READY FOR BOUVET ISLAND?
Early 2018


Bouvet Island is the second most wanted entity from information on Club Log.

You can prepare for them! There is enough time to consider more, better, and higher antennas. How about some more power? A new Transceiver?

◾Most Wanted Rank: 2
◾CQ zone: 38
◾Continent: AF
◾Primary prefix: 3Y/B

Below info courtesy of bouvetdx.com site

Bouvet lies at 54 degrees, 25 minutes South and 3 degrees, 22 minutes East. It’s the product of a volcanic eruption that last occurred in 4,000 B.C. Bouvet is 97% ice covered, and with surrounding rocks and small islands, has an area of 19 square miles, with 18.4 miles of coastline. Its location, ice, rock cliffs, high seas, harsh climate and surrounding pack ice and icebergs isolate it from human presence. Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier first saw the island in 1739. The island was not seen again until 1808. There was a disputed landing by Benjamin Morrell. But, the first documented landing was by the Norvegia expedition in 1927, which named the island Bouvetoya, and claimed it for Norway.

Sometime between 1955 and 1958, a landslide occurred, creating a rock-strewn, ice-free area on the northwest coast. The area was named Nyroysa, and subsequently became a Norwegian scientific and research site, which was decimated by an earthquake in 2006. A new research facility was erected in 2014.

Bouvet became a Nature Reserve in 1971. Several weather stations have been placed on the island, and a number of Norwegian expeditions have visited the island in the last 50 years. The island has hosted several previous DXpeditions, including:

•LH4C by W4BPD in 1962 – No documented landing.
•3Y3CC and 3Y1VC by LA3CC and LA1VC in 1977.
•3Y5DQ and 3Y1VC 1978-79 by LA5DQ and LA1VC.
•3Y5X by LA2GV, LA1EE, JF1IST, F2CW, and HB9AHL in 1989.
•3Y2GV by LA2GV in 1997.
•3YØC by N4BQW in 2000.
•3YØE by ZS6GCM in 2008.

Like most DXpeditions, they are heavily funded by our donations. This may be the most expensive DXpedition ever! Here is a 3Y0Z LINK to their website and further donation information.


SOLAR ACTIVITY AND PROPAGATION SECTION

This feature is always at the bottom of the web page so I thought I would bring it up top to reintroduce it back to some of you.

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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