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ARRL 2014 CENTENNIAL AWARDS NOW AVAILABLE

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Remember that big year-long event last year where you got points for working ARRL officials and volunteers? Small points for Life Members; big points for working Kay the President. LOTW only.
Here is my Centennial Points Challenge Award for getting into the TOP LEVEL. Now I know other SDXA members got more points than I did so let’s hear from them for their achievements.
There was also a special W1AW portable stations WAS award, but that was not on my list to do.
Here is a link to the information on the awards – ARRL AWARDS LINK


MAY, 2015 MEETING MINUTES
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A 7QP ADVENTURE
WITH RANDY K7TQ AND JAY WA0WWW



2015 7QP with Jay WA0WWW adjusting while Randy K7TQ photographs

2015 7QP with Jay WA0WWW adjusting while Randy K7TQ does the photography


As promised, Jay and I put 18 counties on the air May 2 while operating mobile from his pickup. We made a total of 455 Qs over the 16 hours (15 hours of operating). While we listened for SDXA folks, the only one we heard was Gary K7GS, who found us five times in ID Lewis, ID Owyhee, ID Washington, OR Malheur, and OR Baker. Only two operators were able to find us nine or more times – one in WV and the other in TX. Probably nine times was too high a bar. The jam is still safely stored in my basement. Perhaps it can be used as an incentive again in the Salmon Run in September.

Pictures and more details can be found at this 7QP TRIP LINK

Randy, K7TQ

CHANGES TO OUR SUMMER MEETINGS

Although our regular meeting schedule is the FIRST Thursday of each month, except for the month of the Summer Picnic, due to competition in local library scheduling by several other organizations, the follow temporary changes will be in effect:

JUNE meeting ….. Tuesday, June 9 at Argonne Library in Spokane Valley
JULY meeting …..Thursday, July 9 at North Spokane Library (delay due to giving you more July 4th time)
AUGUST meeting …..Summer Picnic, Saturday, August 15 in Sandpoint, ID at QTH of W7AL Al

All regular meetings are at 7 pm while the time of the Summer Picnic will be announced.

CLUB LOG 101 OPERATION

Chuck KI7DG made up a five page summary of Club Log for our members. If you are not a Club Log member (it’s free!), then consider joining to help the SDXA and your log statistics.

Here is a link to the pdf document entitled: CLUB LOG 101 OPERATION

LIST OF SEMINARS RELEASED FOR THE AUGUST PNW DX CONVENTION IN EVERETT; AN EXCELLENT GROUP OF TOPICS AND RENOWNED PRESENTERS


SEMINAR LINK


SDXA MEDIA LIBRARY ON THE AIR
LIBRARY LINK


SDXA DX NET

ON VACATION
WILL RESUME SEPT 17TH
meanwhile, continue to use the 147.08 MHz repeater with the 100 Hz tone to communicate with SDXA members


SPOKANE HAMFEST (SEPTEMBER 26)
REGISTRATION OPEN
HAMFEST LINK


NEW PNW DX CONVENTION WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING
EVERETT, WA
HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET?
AUGUST 7-9
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROTATING CONVENTION
(SDXA HAS PUT IT ON TWICE)
CONVENTION LINK

LATEST SDXA MEMBER SCORES
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)

SDXA CHALLENGE CUP LINK

THE CLUBS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHALLENGE CUP


Ten contests count for the traveling trophy between 6 NW DX clubs.

– BC DX Club LINK
– Idaho DX Association LINK
– Orca DXCC Club (new) LINK
– Spokane DX Association LINK
– Western Washington DX Club LINK
– Willamette Valley DX Club LINK

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Cote d’Ivoire

What is the correct pronouncation of the former French Ivory Coast? 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 choose Cote d”Ivoire. Did you get it correct?

OUR SDXA VERSION OF THE DX MARATHON HAS STARTED
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.

    More Information


  • CLUB LOG 101 OPERATION
    by Chuck KI7DG

    More Information


  • MEMBERSHIP LIST ACCESS

    The active members list (emails, addresses, and phone numbers) has been removed from this site. 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

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    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

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  • SDXA DX NET
    on vacation until September 17
    147.08 MHz, 100 Hz 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.
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    1. DX WORLD.NET

    2. ANNOUNCED DX OPERATIONS
    3. DX SUMMIT
    4. I2MQP DX NEWS
    5. DXCOFFEE



  • 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.
    More Information



Recent News


RANDY K7TQ OPERATES 2015 IDAHO QSO PARTY

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MARY BETH AE7GT RECEIVES HER CORRECTED ARRL DXCC CERTIFICATE

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MARK MCMILLAN W7MEM RECEIVES 5BDXCC CERTIFICATE; WAITING FOR 11 BAND CONFIRMATION

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GARY K7GS RECEIVES HIGHEST AWARD IN HAM RADIO

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STEVE K7AWB RECEIVES 8 BAND DXCC AWARD

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