Central Arizona DX Association
From DX Heat
Welcome to the newest member of CADXA: Mike Reed, K7UW
Do you struggle to make contacts on HF because of Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)? Come hear our July program and see how it can be overcome.
Our July program is titled “The Challenges and Triumphs of DXing from HOA Land” and will be presented by Mickey, K5ML. After being QRT since 1983, Mickey became QRV from Paradise Valley in January 2007. There was just one slight problem: the HOA and CC&Rs stringently limited his antenna choices.
Nevertheless, from HOA Land he has worked 320 ARRL entities and 318 of them were worked using ground mounted verticals and low-level wire antennae. All countries were worked from 160 through 10 meters using only SSB and CW. Despite receiving several threats of legal action from the HOA, Mickey held off their threats and is still very active today.
In this presentation Mickey will discuss his legal battles and what he has learned about what it takes to be a successful DXer regardless of HOA restrictions. In previous years, he was known as Michael LeBoeuf, author, business consultant, and professional speaker. He promises to keep it interesting and may even throw in a joke or two.
Our June Presentation was “DXCC in a Weekend” from Bill, K6WSC, and was an entertaining look at DXing from a suburban lot while still logging 100 countries over a DX contest weekend.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 11th, at the PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe. Join the informal social hour at 6:30 pm, the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. See you there. (NOTE: The meeting date is a week later than normal due to the July 4th holiday.)
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CADXA is the largest ham radio DX club in Arizona with over 140 members, many of whom are on the ARRL's DXCC Honor Roll. We have several members who have traveled to distant places to put "rare" countries on the air. We encourage any ham interested in DXing to join our club and learn about the many aspects of talking to hams around the globe who share this amazing hobby with us. Founded in 1974, we are an ARRL-affiliated club and a member club of the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA).