Central Arizona DX Association
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).
From DX Heat
Our January meeting will be the CADXA Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, January 17th, starting at 6:30 p.m. in Sandhill East at the new PERA Club, 1 East Continental Drive, Tempe. The main entrance of the new building is on the south side. You can’t miss the new building from the main parking lot, and there will be signage to direct everyone where to go. Reservations are now closed and no last minute walk-ins are allowed. Our program will be given by Dr. Philip VanderMeer, Emeritus Professor of History at Arizona State University. He will be talking about the Goldwater family and their role in the history of Arizona.
Our December meeting program was on the Phoenix Mesh Network. Gary Hinton, AC7R, gave us a detailed explanation of the history of Mesh and how it is expanding public service communication into UHF and microwave frequencies, allowing more modern data communications in localized emergencies. He brought along samples of the various types of transmitters used for Mesh communications and set up a mini-Mesh network in our meeting room with the types of Mesh devices and antennas that can be used independent of the internet.
Members should note that dues for 2020 are now due. You can pay your dues at any time, including at the Banquet. You can mail a check to our treasurer, Mike Wright, N7MW (good on QRZ.com) or email him at n7mw [at] aol.com to arrange payment via PayPal. Dues remain the same at $25 per person, plus $12.50 more for each additional family member residing at the same address.
Finally, from my family to yours, wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and a great year for DX in 2020.
Larry Loen, WO7R
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