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).
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Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the April meeting will be held virtually using the ZOOM meeting computer program. Meeting invitations will be sent via email to all 2020 paid club members a few days before the meeting. For any non-members who want to attend, send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting will be on Thursday night, April 2nd, starting at 7:00 pm. You can begin checking in at 6:30 pm. The program will be "DX Seasons -- a yearlong review of propagation events" by Ned Stearns, AA7A. Please make certain you have your computer camera and microphone turned off when the meeting begins.
Have you noticed that there are some months of the year when DX is harder to find than others? Our April speaker, Ned Stearns, AA7A, will enlighten us about what he calls “DX Seasons” with a yearlong review of propagation events. You will learn how the bands behave, season by season. Come and find out what you might be missing in the Arizona DX world and how to organize your time for greater success.
Ned is at the top of the DXCC Honor Roll for Mixed and Phone and only needs P5 for CW. He is on the DXCC Honor Roll for Digital, has 5BWAZ and 11 Band DXCC. He is also accomplished on VHF having worked nearly 1,000 grids on 6m and 900 grids on 2m. Ned is the first in W6/W7 land to pass the 3,000 level on DXCC Challenge. Come hear what our ace of aces has to say about DX Seasons.
At the March meeting, our speaker was Kelly, N0VD. He did an outstanding job of presenting his trip to D4 Cape Verde Islands. He wow'd the crowd with his mountaintop pictures of one of the world's coolest contest locations. Thanks Kelly!
Members who haven't renewed yet should know that dues for 2020 are overdue. 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.
Larry Loen, WO7R
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