THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 7 PM
ARGONNE LIBRARY IN SPOKANE VALLEY
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CORRECTED ARRL DXCC CERTIFICATE –
MISSPELLING HER NAME AS MERY BETH
(RATHER THAN MARY BETH) TOOK 16 WEEKS TO CORRECT
Mary Beth is our SDXA Treasurer and cookie/coffee specialist.
CQ WPX SSB CONTEST SUBMITTAL
for the latest PNW Challenge Trophy Cup rules and more information on the trophy competition, they are on our SDXA web site at this LINK
XII. LOG DEADLINE:
All entries must be emailed or post-marked WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: SSB logs no later than 2359 UTC 3 April 2015, CW logs no later than 2359 UTC 5 June 2015. Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log.
E-mail SSB logs in CABRILLO format to < email@example.com >. CW logs in CABRILLO format should be sent to< firstname.lastname@example.org >. Include only the entry callsign in the “Subject” line of the e-mail.
remember: be sure your claimed scores get to wa0www < email@example.com > for the challenge cup. e.g. if you post to SDXA google group, I will pick it up there.
please remember: I only need your claimed score (and ops in a multi-op), just the number. please don’t have the claimed score only in an attached file. if you want to do a quick copy paste of the band/mode/points/multiplier table into the email, that would be fine, as it is fun to see how everyone did on different bands.
have fun and good DX.
73 wa0www jay w
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.
The recent weather disaster on the island of Vanuatu brought up the question of the correct pronunciation of the DX entity. What do you think? 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 chose Vanuatu.
Here is a link to the complete story by Randy: K7TQ IDAHO QSO LINK
It’s the same 2-meter repeater that we use for our monthly SDXA DX net ran by Randy W7TJ. Randy W7TJ, AL W7AL, Mike K6MW, and others announce rare DX spots to the group. Listen during the day for any updates to help you get to those astounding numbers. 147.08 MHz, 100 Hz tone, located on Idaho Mica Peak.
ARRL WW DX PHONE CONTEST SUBMITTAL
The March 7-8 contest entries for the Phone competition must be emailed or postmarked by 2359 UTC Tuesday, April 8, 2015. Electronic entries for the Phone competition must be emailed to DXPhone@arrl.org
Remember: be sure your claimed scores get to wa0www < firstname.lastname@example.org > for the challenge cup, e.g., if you post to the SDXA Google Group, I will pick it up there. (I may not answer all the emails, the w@#$ thing, hope that is okay.)
Please remember: I only need your claimed score (and op names in a multi-op), just the number. Please don’t have the claimed score only in an attached file. If you want to do a quick copy/paste of the band/mode/points/multiplier table into the email that would be fine; it is fun to see how everyone did on different bands.
73 wa0www jay w
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.
MEMBERSHIP LIST ACCESS
The list of active members (emails, addresses, and phone numbers) has been removed from this site for privacy concerns. 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 3rd Thursdays
On 147.08 MHz, 100 Hz tone
Next: APRIL 16 – 7 PM
Randy W7TJ started a DX net to spread the word on where the DX is. The Net is on the 3rd Thursday of each month on the 147.08 MHz repeater (100 Hz PL tone) located on Idaho Mica Peak.
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.