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COULD YOU WIN THE SDXA-SPONSORED SALMON RUN TROPHY THIS YEAR?
September 20-21

Each year the SDXA sponsors a plaque for a particular category and our area of Eastern Washington. To be eligible for the plaque you must:

Be a Single Operator
Be in the Mixed category which means you have to make contacts using two or more of the three eligible modes (SSB, CW, or Digital {RTTY})
Be operating from the Eastern Washington Section of the ARRL
Be Low Power

Here is a LINK to last year’s winner and a listing of all the previous winners.

Here is a LINK to the Western Washington DX Club Salmon Rules.

WARREN TRIEBWASSER W7YEM SILENT KEY

His services Are Saturday September 27, 2014 at Riplinger Funeral on Division. 13:00 local.

SDXA member Warren Triebwasser died on September 9, 2014. According to Jay WS7I, “Warren, the long time EWARG treasurer and club member, was a leading SSB DXer over the years. He was also a SDXA member these last few years. W7YEM was a Official Bulletin Station for the Eastern Washington Section and a long time “Family Hour” member for many years. From Rabbit Hunting to Antenna Building, Warren had many interests in Ham Radio.”

Warren was an Extra Class and was born in 1936.

His DXCC count was 343 on phone.

ANTENNA ACTIVITY AT THE QTH OF K7AWB

There has been activity on antennas this Summer at the home of Steve K7AWB. The Force 12 MAG620 (20 meter 6-element) blew a balun probably during a lightning storm and was removed, the balun replaced, and the antenna reinstalled on top of the Rohn 45 tower #1. The M2 2M5WL (2 meter 17-element) was removed and replaced with a M2 6M7 (6 meter 7-element) at the top. The 2 meter antenna will go up soon at the top of the Rohn 25 Tower #2. Also, a Force 12 5BA (5 band 15-element) will go on that tower. 1/2″ Heliax is being installed from some of the antennas to the bottom of the towers to junction boxes. All the work is not done yet, but the hope is to finished before the snow flies. Here are a few pictures.

Bob N7AU and Wayne WA1PMA  detach the top guys to prevent interference to the raising of the Force 12 MAG620 Yagi and its 44' boom (while Mark K7HPT observes)

Bob N7AU and Wayne WA1PMA detach the top guys to prevent interference to the raising of the Force 12 MAG620 Yagi and its 44′ boom (while Mark K7HPT observes)

Gerry AE7KI and Dick W7BHP next to the MAG620

Gerry AE7KI and Dick W7BHP next to the MAG620

Mark K7HPT, Chris WX7B, Gerry AE7KI, and Bob N7AU pondering the situation (the tractor did all the pulling!)

Mark K7HPT, Chris WX7B, Gerry AE7KI, and Bob N7AU pondering the situation (the tractor did all the pulling!)

Jerimiah KD7DMP on top of Tower #1 with the 6 meter and 20 meter antennas installed

Jerimiah KD7DMP on top of Tower #1 with the 6 meter and 20 meter antennas installed

RANDY K7TQ FROM MOSCOW, ID WINS CQ RTTY CONTEST IN THE SINGLE BAND, LOW POWER CATEGORY

LATEST FLYER ON SEPTEMBER 27
SPOKANE HAMFEST AVAILABLE

See link below Hamfest picture on right side of this page

READY FOR SEASIDE IN OCTOBER?

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.

PNWVHFS CONFERENCE LINK

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • JULY MEETING MINUTES POSTED

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  • 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: OCTOBER 16 – 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

    2. ANNOUNCED DX OPERATIONS
    3. DX SUMMIT BAND SPOTS
    4. I2MQP DX NEWS


  • 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.
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