Welcome to the Spokane DX Association


CRAIG KG7H SPEAKS AT OCT 6 SDXA MEETING
(the challenges and rewards of 6 meter EME)

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The Shack
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The 6-meter EME quad array

He has a superstation in Clark Fork, ID. There are a lot of good pictures of his installation on his QRZ.com page. Make sure you attend this meeting for sure.

Also keeping things mixed up with the “Room Around”……….. everyone will be asked to “briefly” recall the most unique { CQ } they have used or have heard on the air.


THINK 2017 DUES – DUE SOON
$20 PER YEAR – 2ND FAMILY MEMBER $10 –
UNDER 19 FREE


N7KR BACK ON THE AIR


Mike’s SteppIR antenna and Rohn 25 tower on the South Hill came down during the November, 2015 windstorm. Here is a before and after set of pictures.
Congratulations to Mike on getting back up and running again.

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What the wind can do – converting vertical to horizontal

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Back on the air


K7HPT’S ANTENNA AND TOWER
INSTALLATION ALMOST COMPLETED


Mark has a SteppIR antenna on top of a Rohn 45 tower. Future additions are 2 meter and 6 meter antennas for weak signal work. The installation consisted of Mark K7HPT, Gary AD7XG, and Steve K7AWB.
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His tower, his house, and my orange-colored Inferno 1 Toyota (k7awb)
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Gary AD7XG does the tower climbing on this project

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Mark asking Gary to move the antenna slightly to the right

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The SteppIR antenna wih a tree branch at no extra cost


ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
DECEMBER 1
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Longhorn BBQ
7611 W Sunset Hwy #2 – east end of Airway Heights
It’s a BBQ buffet with three choices of BBQ meat
(more information later)

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The SDXA founders at a previous banquet: Lamar WA7LT, Dan N5AR, & Gary K7OX

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Typical food at the banquet

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SDXA President Chris WX7B – is that the first time or going for seconds?

The 2016 Annual Awards Banquet will be December 1st 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 7:00PM.

The cost for the banquet this year is $27.00 per person, which includes the gratuity. You can still pay by cash or check to our treasurer Mary Beth Snyder AE7GT. To make it a bit easier to pay, we offer a PayPal option with the button below. When you click the “Add To Cart” button, it will take you to our PayPal page showing 1 item in the cart. If two or more people are attending, just enter the number in the Quantity box and then click the “refresh” link next to it. Once you are done, just click the “Check Out with PayPal” button on the page and it will take you to your PayPal login page to finish your transaction. Please be sure to note that once you log-in, there is a section at the very top of the page titled “Special Instructions” where it asks you to enter your name/call sign so we know who is coming and who paid us. Be sure to click this link and enter this information so we can keep a list of those attending.

We look forward to seeing you at the banquet!

PayPal link being worked on so do not use it yet!






SOMETIMES WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE
THE BEAUTY OF A SUNSET
QTH OF STEVE K7AWB

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BOB LEE N7AU RECEIVES 5-BAND DXCC PLAQUE
CONGRATULATIONS, BOB!

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Bob N7AU and his new plaque
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The Plaque!


WHAT’S THIS TRAVELING CHALLENGE CUP
TROPHY AND TEN-CONTEST COMPETITION?
LINK


JULY MEETING MINUTES AVAILABLE
(no August minutes due to Summer Picnic)
Minutes 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

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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. You can win a certificate!!

 

2016 RULES LINK
MARATHON SDXA FORM LINK


SOLAR ACTIVITY AND PROPAGATION SECTION

For additional info, try this SOLAR LINK for everything you ever wanted to know about the current Sun at the SolarHam site by VE3EN

Here’s a link to SPACEWEATHER.COM, a quick source for the daily activity on the sun



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  • SDXA CALENDAR

    2016

    Oct 6 October meeting
    Oct 8-9 PNWVHFS Conference
    Oct 20 SDXA DX Net
    Oct 31 End of SDXA Marathon
    Nov 4 November meeting
    Nov 17 SDXA DX Net
    Dec 1 Awards Banquet
    Dec 15 SDXA DX Net

    2017

    Mar 16 SDXA 15th birthday
    Aug 4-6 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

    More Information LINKcard checker Bruce N7ZA at 2015 SDXA Summer Picnic
    Bruce Wade N7ZA LINK

    Jay WS7I: And I thought someone would bring me cards to check between the dinner and desert!
    Jay Townsend WS7I LINK


  • IARC ETHICS & OPERATING PROCEDURES

    LINK


  • SDXA DX NET

    Next on October 20 at 7 pm
    every 3rd Thursday of the month
    NEW FREQUENCY
    145.25 MHz w/no tone, -600 KHz

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    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
    7. DXWATCH.COM
    8. DAILY DX


  • SDXA MEDIA LIBRARY

    More Information


  • INTERNET ENTITY PRONOUNCER

    How do you pronounce a DX entity’s name? 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


  • HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT REVIEWS

    eHAM.net
    More Information


  • HAVE A RECENT AWARD?

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    Marybeth AE7GT gets WAS certificate

    Marybeth AE7GT gets WAS certificate


    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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