Remember that big year-long event last year where you got points for working ARRL officials and volunteers? Small points for Life Members; big points for working Kay the President. LOTW only.
Here is my Centennial Points Challenge Award for getting into the TOP LEVEL. Now I know other SDXA members got more points than I did so let’s hear from them for their achievements.
There was also a special W1AW portable stations WAS award, but that was not on my list to do.
Here is a link to the information on the awards – ARRL AWARDS LINK
MAY, 2015 MEETING MINUTES
WITH RANDY K7TQ AND JAY WA0WWW
As promised, Jay and I put 18 counties on the air May 2 while operating mobile from his pickup. We made a total of 455 Qs over the 16 hours (15 hours of operating). While we listened for SDXA folks, the only one we heard was Gary K7GS, who found us five times in ID Lewis, ID Owyhee, ID Washington, OR Malheur, and OR Baker. Only two operators were able to find us nine or more times – one in WV and the other in TX. Probably nine times was too high a bar. The jam is still safely stored in my basement. Perhaps it can be used as an incentive again in the Salmon Run in September.
Pictures and more details can be found at this 7QP TRIP LINK
Although our regular meeting schedule is the FIRST Thursday of each month, except for the month of the Summer Picnic, due to competition in local library scheduling by several other organizations, the follow temporary changes will be in effect:
JUNE meeting ….. Tuesday, June 9 at Argonne Library in Spokane Valley
JULY meeting …..Thursday, July 9 at North Spokane Library (delay due to giving you more July 4th time)
AUGUST meeting …..Summer Picnic, Saturday, August 15 in Sandpoint, ID at QTH of W7AL Al
All regular meetings are at 7 pm while the time of the Summer Picnic will be announced.
Chuck KI7DG made up a five page summary of Club Log for our members. If you are not a Club Log member (it’s free!), then consider joining to help the SDXA and your log statistics.
Here is a link to the pdf document entitled: CLUB LOG 101 OPERATION
SDXA MEDIA LIBRARY ON THE AIR
SDXA DX NET
WILL RESUME SEPT 17TH
meanwhile, continue to use the 147.08 MHz repeater with the 100 Hz tone to communicate with SDXA members
SPOKANE HAMFEST (SEPTEMBER 26)
NEW PNW DX CONVENTION WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING
HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET?
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROTATING CONVENTION
(SDXA HAS PUT IT ON TWICE)
FOR THE PNW CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION
BETWEEN THE LEADING PNW DX CLUBS
(We are working on getting the latest scores from each of the clubs to see where we are in the action and competition)
Ten contests count for the traveling trophy between 6 NW DX clubs.
What is the correct pronouncation of the former French Ivory Coast? To see the answer, go below to the Internet Entity Pronouncer link at the bottom of this page near the UTC Time analog clock and choose Cote d”Ivoire. Did you get it correct?
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A CERTIFICATE!
MORE INFORMATION BELOW AT THE ON AIR SYMBOL.
The Latest News
PLANNING TO ATTEND A NORTHWEST HAM RADIO CONVENTION OR SWAP MEET?
Lynn N7CFO keeps the best listing.
CLUB LOG 101 OPERATION
by Chuck KI7DG
MEMBERSHIP LIST ACCESS
The active members list (emails, addresses, and phone numbers) has been removed from this site. Active members can request a copy by email by contacting Secretary Jay WA0WWW. There is a simple list of members and links to their QRZ.com sites under Membership located below the mountain logo on this homepage.
2015 SDXA MARATHON HAS STARTED; MANY CATEGORIES TO WIN AN AWARD
The 2015 local contest runs from January 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015. The rules and spreadsheet form are at thisLINK.
JOIN THE SDXA
Regular dues are $20 per person.
A second family member is just $10.
Under 19 years of age are free.
Here’s the DUES LINK.
We accept PayPal too.
HAVE YOU WON A RECENT AWARD?
If you have achieved a recent, important award, let me know so we can publicize it. Photos appreciated too.
Send to: stetrekve at hotmail.com
SDXA DX NET
on vacation until September 17
147.08 MHz, 100 Hz tone
DX NEWS LINKS
Randy W7TJ came up with the idea of listing links to sites where info on DX is found. Here are the first few.
1. DX WORLD.NET
INTERNET ENTITY PRONOUNCER
What is the correct way of pronouncing a DX entity’s name? Do you battle it out at the club meeting with another DXer? Here is a link to the entities. On the site, 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.