Since its inception in the summer of 1974, the Central Arizona DX Association has been dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of DX. The original founders of the CADXA were not satisfied with the "general interest", social-based Amateur Radio clubs - they wanted to form a dedicated group of DXers to promote the passion of DX to the fullest extent.
In the early days, the original 16 members began meeting at each other's QTHs, eventually moving the meetings to the old Sands Hotel on East Van Buren Street in Phoenix in the early summer of 1975. More than three decades later, the legacy continues as those passionate about the hobby gather monthly to discuss everything "DX".
Over the past 40 years, CADXA has helped to set the pace for the DX community on an international scale. Some of the DX community's most well-known players have been closely involved with the CADXA, and the club membership has supported and participated in many large-scale DXpeditions to far-reaching corners of the world.
The CADXA has always had an incredible mix of members - some have worked for the ARRL, many have highly technical backgrounds both in their careers and in the hobby, many have been on multiple DXpeditions, and quite a few have achieved top honors for DXing and CW operating. The combined experience across the membership makes any club gathering an exciting opportunity for discussing everything DX-related.