SPOKANE HAMFEST AVAILABLE
See link below Hamfest picture on right side of this page
The annual PNWVHFS (Pacific Northwest VHF Society) conference is in Seaside, OR this year on October 11-12. Its a fun event with most attendees technical. Several SDXA members are attending.
September 13 @ 4-8 pm
CHANGE OF LOCATION & DATE
No August regular SDXA meeting, but there will be a September meeting as well as the picnic.
VALLEY MISSION PARK AND POOL
11123 E. Mission
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13…..4-8 PM
Home of Splash Down Waterpark
· 24 acres and 115 parking spaces
· Covered picnic shelter and electricity
· Picnic tables and restrooms
· Drinking fountain
· Play equipment
· Swimming pool & zero depth entry pool
· Pool shade structure and furniture
· Ball field, basketball, and tennis courts
No alcohol allowed in the park.
INTERNAL SDXA COMPETITION
Congratulation again to George W6AEA for the highest score from a SDXA member. George had 9,575,802 points and entered all ten contests.
The other member who entered all contests too was Jay WA0WWW.
Both are showing previously won plaques. Congratulations to both for their above average effort!
NORTHWEST CLUB COMPETITION
The winning club was the British Columbia Orca DX and Contest Club with 169,238,632 points. SDXA was 4th with 21,0872,626 points.
(no August meeting thus no August Minutes)
JOIN THE SDXA
Regular dues are $20 per person; A second family member is just $10
Under 19 years of age, its free
Here’s the link to the details: DUES LINK and we accept PayPal too!
The Latest News
PLANNING TO ATTEND A NORTHWEST HAM RADIO CONVENTION, SWAP MEET, OR OFFICIAL GATHERING?
Lynn N7CFO keeps the best listing.
2014 SDXA MARATHON STARTED ON JANUARY 1, 2014
The 2014 local contest runs from January 1, 2014 to October 31. This is YOUR year to enter and win your category! Results on the official spreadsheet are due to Jay (SDXA secretary) by 23.59Z on Nov 14.
JULY MEETING MINUTES POSTED
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 3RD THURSDAYS
ON OUR 2-METER FM REPEATER
NEXT: SEPT 18 – 7 PM
Randy W7TJ started a DX net to increase our repeater usage and spread the word on where the DX is. It is on the 3rd Thursday of each month on our 147.16 MHz repeater (tone specifications are on the right side of this page).
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
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON WANTED
Main duties: solicit new members, entice old members to rejoin, send out email notices at the beginning of the year for renewals, and contact late paying members who have not paid. Contact President Chris Pritchard WX7B.
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 who differs from you?
Here is a link to the entities in alphabetical order. 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.
MEMBERSHIP LIST ACCESS
The listing of active members, with their emails, addresses, and phone numbers, has been withdrawn from this site for privacy concerns. Any active member can request a copy for themselves by email by contacting our Secretary Jay WA0WWW. We still have a list of members and a link to their QRZ.com sites under Membership located below the mountain logo on the homepage.