NINE CHECK-INS INCLUDING SANDPOINT, DAVENPORT, & EPHRATA
147.08 MHz …. 100 Hz tone …. +600 Hz offset
Longhorn BBQ in Airway Heights
Thursday, December 4
Eyeball QSO hour starts at 6 pm
Dinner at 7 pm
$25 per person including tips
Send to SDXA mail address at top of this page or use this PAYPAL LINK
(This banquet replaces the regular December meeting)
The 2014 Annual Awards Banquet will be December 4th this year, again at the Longhorn BBQ in Airway Heights. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, rekindle old friendships, brag about your latest DX catch, and just have fun! Eyeball QSO’s / “refreshments” start at 6PM, with the dinner starting at 7PM.
CONTESTS IN PNW CHALLENGE CUP
PRESIDENT – CHRIS PRITCHARD WX7B
VICE-PRESIDENT – GARY BYTNAR AD7XG
SECRETARY – JAY HOLCOMB WA0WWW
TREASURER – MARYBETH SNYDER – AE7GT
The 2014 local contest ran from January 1, 2014 to October 31. Results on the official spreadsheet were due to Jay WA0WWW (SDXA secretary) by 23.59Z on Nov 14. There is a link to the rules below in THE LATEST NEWS section. Winners to be awarded at the December Awards Banquet.
-CONGRATULATIONS ON THE LONG JOURNEY-
she was recently notified by the ARRL that she also was awarded her first DXCC for mixed and phone.
The Latest News
PLANNING TO ATTEND A NORTHWEST HAM RADIO CONVENTION OR SWAP MEET?
Lynn N7CFO keeps the best listing.
SOLAR DISPLAY HAS CHANGED
The display on the right side which displayed HF propagation parameters such as the A and K indices is no longer supported. Its author Julian Moss G4ILO recently died from brain cancer. So I have been experimenting with another from Paul Herrman N0NBH; it is above this message. Comments welcome.
MEMBERSHIP LIST ACCESS
The listing of active members (their emails, addresses, and phone numbers) has been removed from this site for privacy concerns. Any active member can request a copy 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.
2014 SDXA MARATHON ENDED
The 2014 local contest ran from January 1, 2014 to October 31. Results on the official spreadsheet were due to Jay (SDXA secretary) by 23.59Z on Nov 14. The winners will be announced at the December Awards Banquet.
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 CHANGE
ON 3RD THURSDAYS
ON A LOCAL 2-METER FM REPEATER
NEXT: DECEMBER 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 the 147.08 MHz repeater (100 Hz PL 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
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON WANTED
Main duties: solicit new members, entice old members to rejoin, email notices at the beginning of the year for renewals, and contact members who have not paid yet. 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? 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.