Welcome to the Spokane DX Association


THE LATEST ON THE SDXA DX NET
AND SPOTTING FREQUENCY

here are the latest decisions:

DX Net:
We have cancelled our experiment on using 3825 KHz on 75 meters (SSB) due to its unreliability of going long during the net, skipping over some of our check-in hams. The net will continue to be on its regular third Thursday of each month at 7 pm local, but on a new 2-meter repeater. The next net is on February 18.

We have gotten permission for the net (only) to use the 147.20 MHz repeater which is linked to several others for a large geographical coverage area. Its owner is Karl Shoemaker AK2O who is a well known local super-technical ham. The repeater is a closed repeater so the tones are not to be advertised, but will be given to SDXA members personally. Some SDXA members further out of Spokane may have to use different tones to access remote receivers into the repeater and, again, they will be given these tones. This agreement between Karl and our Vice-President Randy W7TJ is effective for 6 months on a trial basis.

Spotting Frequency:
We will continue to use the 147.16 KHz, 136.5 Hz tone repeater, located on the South Hill at 32nd & Grand Avenue. We know its range does not reach Sandpoint nor Moscow. If the interference noise on the 147.08 MHz Idaho Mica repeater is fixed, we will go back to that frequency for its great coverage which is excellent due to its height above ground.

Incidentally, a listing of the Washington state repeaters can be found at this LINK.


SDXA SPONSORS PLAQUE IN 2016 7QP AGAIN
MEET THE WINNER OF THE 2015 SDXA PLAQUE
 
7qp 2015 plaque

The 2016 7-land QSO Party will be held May 7-8. Rules in a nutshell are: 7th call area stations work everyone, others work 7th area stations only.

7QP 2016 RULES LINK

SDXA will again sponsor a plaque to the entrant with the highest digital score as a Single Operator. That usually means the highest RTTY score as that is the favorite digital mode used today.
n7am 7qp plaque
The 2015 winner of the SDXA-sponsored plaque was Dave Wells N7AM of Pima, AZ. He was kind enough to send some pictures of his plaque and of him. Here is a link to his QRZ.com site.

N7AM LINK


TIME TO PAY YOUR 2016 SDXA DUES
 
You can pay your 2016 SDXA dues by mailing them to the SDXA address at the top of this page or pay by PayPal by going to our SDXA Membership PayPal Option page under the tab at the top of this page called MEMBERSHIP.

DUES ARE $20 FOR THE YEAR, A SECOND MEMBER OF THE FAMILY IS AN ADDITIONAL $10, AND MEMBERS UNDER THE AGE OF 19 ARE FREE.


Shooting Yourself (And Everyone Else) in the Foot
 
This is an article about DXpedition non-stop calling, one of the many problems with recent DXpeditions. It was published in the February issue of the Western Washington DX Club newletter called the Totem Tabloid. The article is by the editor Kip edwards W6SZN.
ARTICLE LINK


FEBRUARY MINUTES LINK
 


SDXA MEMBER DXCC STANDINGS REVISED
DXCC PAGE 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

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.

 

2016 RULES LINK
MARATHON SDXA FORM LINK


SDXA FIELD DAY SUMMARY
 
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This is a summary of the history of SDXA’s Field Day activities since the first one in 2003. If you notice any corrections or omissions, let Steve K7AWB know. I thought we joined Idaho KARS for two years of Field Days, but I find only proof for one year so far.

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JOIN THE SPOKANE DX ASSOCIATION
NEW MEMBERS GET THEIR MEMBERSHIP BADGE FREE!
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example of name badge

 


2015-2016 PNW CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION


This is the competition between the leading NW DX clubs in ten particular contests throughout the contest year.

NEXT:
February 13-14, 2016: CQ WPX RTTY LINK contest #5 of 10

February 20-21, 2016: ARRL DX CW LINK contest #6 of 10




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  • SDXA CALENDAR

    2016
    Feb 13-14 CQ DX CW (5/10)
    Feb 18 SDXA DX Net
    Feb 20-21 ARRL DX CW (6/10)
    Mar 3 SDXA Mar meeting
    Mar 5-6 ARRL DX SSB (7/10)
    Mar 17 SDXA DX Net
    Mar 26-27 CQ WPX SSB (8/10)
    Apr 7 SDXA Apr meeting
    Apr 11 SDXA 14th birthday
    Apr 22-24 Idaho Convention
    May 7-8 7QP Contest
    May 28-29 CQ WPX CW (9/10)
    Jul 9-10 IARU HF (10/10)
    Aug 5-7 PNW DX Convention
    Oct 31 End of SDXA Marathon
    2017
    Aug 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

    Bruce Wade N7ZA LINK
    Jay Townsend WS7I LINK



  • SDXA DX NET

    Next on February 18 at 7 pm
    every 3rd Thursday of the month
    147.20 MHz on 2-meters
    requires a tone given to members

    Randy W7TJ
    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


  • SDXA MEDIA LIBRARY

    More Information


  • INTERNET ENTITY PRONOUNCER

    How do you pronounce a DX entity’s name? Do you battle it out at the club meeting with another DXer? 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



  • HAVE YOU WON A RECENT AWARD?

    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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