Welcome to the Spokane DX Association



REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2017 DX CONVENTION IN SPOKANE
AUGUST 4-6
HERE IS A LINK TO THE CONVENTION WEBSITE



STATISTICS ON 13 ACTIVE YEARS OF
SDXA’S FIELD DAYS
FIELD DAY LINK


JANUARY 2017 MINUTES RELEASED
LINK


TIME TO MEET YOUR 2017 OFFICERS
LINK


SOLAR ACTIVITY AND PROPAGATION SECTION

This feature is always at the bottom of the web page so I thought I would bring it up top to reintroduce it back to some of you.

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


THE SDXA LIBRARY
check out a book or video from
Jay WA0WWW the Secretary


LIBRARY LINK


LAMAR RAY WA7LT GIVEN AWARD
AT JANUARY 2017 MEETING



President Chris WX7B presenting to Lamar WA7LT

The award: Meritorious Service Award 2016…..Lamar Ray WA7LT
Thank You for Your Years of Service and Support as a Charter Member to the Spokane DX Association

Lamer WA7LT was awarded this plaque at the December Banquet, but could not attend. He was given it at the January meeting which he attended. It was good to see Lamar again. For a long time, Lamar had the only HF Multi-Op station in Spokane County until he moved to assisted living in the Spokane Valley. Here are a few pictures from his past.


Lamar wins the 2014 SDXA-sponsored EWA Salmon Run plaque


Lamar (right side) and Jim K9JF, former ARRL NW Division Director


A multi-op 48 hour contest operation at Lamar’s former QTH. Operators are (left to right) Steve K7AWB, Kirk K7EKM, Randy K7TQ, and Lamar WA7LT


In front of his antennas


Lamar at one of his former operating positions


GEORGE W6AEA GIVEN HONORARY MEMBERSHIP



At the January meeting, Charter member and high scoring George Tuncil W6AEA was granted Honorary Membership. This type of membership is given rarely only to great contributors to the Association. Most of the recent high scores from SDXA in the NW Challenge Cup competition were from George also. Congratulations to George who teasingly says he is just a “little pistol.” George has moved to the West side.


TIME TO RENEW YOUR SDXA DUES FOR 2017
$20 PER YEAR – 2ND FAMILY MEMBER $10 –
UNDER 19 FREE


Pay your dues by PayPal LINK or
Pay a check to SDXA, PO Box 28882, Spokane, WA 99228


GEORGE W6AEA RECEIVES PLAQUE ON HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO SDXA


At the recent December Awards Banquet, George W6AEA received a plaque on his long time contributions to SDXA. He was one of the original charter members, attending the noisy pizza place organizational meeting which started the SDXA. George has recently moved to the West Side (the Dark Side?) and is inactive until he finds a permanent place for towers.

The Plaque says:
Meritorious Service Award – 2016
George Tuncil W6AEA
Thank you for Your Years of Service and Support as a Charter Member to the Spokane DX Association

Here are some more pictures of George throughout the SDXA years:


George showing his ARRL Honor Roll plaque; Presently, he has 338 confirmed of the possible 339. Bouvet is his last need.


George W6AEA and his pal Wayne WA1PMA showing their twin ARRL Challenge Awards


George enjoying mankind’s best food from the Colonel at a recent Summer Picnic


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George at his operating position.


George’s Force 12 antenna, his big boomer which helped in achieving ARRL DXCC Honor Roll. In front of it is the SteppIR vertical and a nice looking pool.


CQ WPX RTTY CONTEST FEB 11-12, 2017
5TH OF TEN CONTESTS IN THE PNW COMPETITION

LINK TO MORE CUP CHALLENGE INFORMATION
LINK TO CQ WPX RTTY RULES


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IDAHO STATE HAM CONVENTION
APRIL 21-23, 2017
WYNDHAM GARDEN, BOISE AIRPORT
BOISE, IDAHO

A link to their website is available in the Sidebar over to the right side


WRTC 2018
WORLD RADIOSPORT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
RULES PUBLISHED
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Here is the WRTC 2018 LINK to their website and the rules.

Remember that the winning team from the last event (in new England, USA in 2014) included Chris Hurlbut KL9A, a former member of SDXA. The ARRL-sponsored contest called the IARU HF World Championship is held each July and coincides with the WRTC event every four year.

Previous WRTC events:


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CLUB LOG
ARE YOU A MEMBER?
IT’S FREE & COOL

Here is a link that Chuck KI7DG wrote a while back: CLUBLOG LINK.

The problem is that SDXA was dropped from Club Log as a group (SDXA) because some of our members did not follow the Club Log Rule that you MUST UPOLAD AT LEAST ONCE PER YEAR your log to Club Log to stay active. We have dropped below the 15-member minimum. In order to get back on, you are requested to review your situation and upload again if you have not done that in the last 12 months. And if you have never been a member, join. Again, its free and you just need your call and a simple password.

In my case, yesterday, I uploaded again my entire log of some 20,000 QSOs. Took about two minutes. It is in the program called DX4WIN and has all my contacts from 2001. Only three new contacts were added out of that database since my last upload, but one of them was Libya, my 300th country. Now, in my Club Log database, it shows that correct count. Uploading is simply making an ADIF file of your log and uploading. And if you are still manually logging, well…..

Here is the CLUB LOG LINK for their site.

Club Log also generates a Most Wanted List from all the logs uploaded. Here is a sample.

1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA)
2. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND
3. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
4. KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS
5. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
6. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND
7. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
8. KH3 JOHNSTON ISLAND
9. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
10. KH7K KURE ISLAND


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  • SDXA CALENDAR

    2017

    Jan 19 SDXA DX Net
    Feb 2 SDXA meeting
    Feb 11-12 CQ WPX RTTY (5/10)
    Feb 16 SDXA DX Net
    Feb 18-19 ARRL DX CW (6/10)
    Mar 4-5 ARRL DX SSB (7/10)
    Mar 11 Puyallup Flea Market
    Mar 16 SDXA 15th birthday
    Apr 8 Yakima Hamfest
    Apr 21 Idaho Convention
    June 2-4 Seaside
    July 8-9 IARU (8/10)
    Aug 4-6 SDXA PNW DX Convention
    Sept 23 Spokane Hamfest
    Oct 28-29 CQ WPX SSB (9/10)
    Nov 25-26 CQ WPX CW (10/10)


  • 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 January 19, 2017 at 7 pm
    every 3rd Thursday of the month
    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 (Lone Star DX)
    7. DXWATCH.COM
    8. DAILY DX
    9. DXMAPS


  • CONTESTING LINKS

    There are a lot of links to contesting activities in the DX/Contesting drop down menu above the 24-hour clock on the right of this page. But here are a couple of the best.
    1. WA7BNM
    2. CONTESTING.COM


  • 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. Covering only legitimate countries, it does not cover non-country ARRL entities.
    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 – 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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STEVE K7AWB RECEIVES HONOR ROLL PLAQUE

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2016 SALMON RUN RESULTS

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K7HPT’S NEW ANTENNA AND TOWER

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