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


President's Message

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the August meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.  The meeting will be Thursday night, August 5th starting at 7:00 pm (0200Z).  You can begin checking in at 6:30 pm and visit informally with other club members on Zoom until the meeting starts. We usually start our meetings with introductions and maybe a “brag” question to the group. We will do this from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.   Please turn off your computer camera and microphone when the formal part of the meeting starts at 7:00 pm.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all members just prior to the meeting. Our meetings are open to all. If any of you reading this would like to join via Zoom or would like any other information about CADXA, send me an email: aa4q [at] arrl.net.

August 2021 CADXA Presentation
Speaker:  Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
Topic: “3Y0Z – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”

This month we are lucky enough to have Glenn Johnson as our honored speaker for the club.  I want to thank Glenn, W0GJ, for his willingness to present his program to us.   Following is a bio of Glenn’s journey that summarizes his outstanding accomplishments.


Glenn grew up near Marshalltown, Iowa.  After getting a degree in Forestry at Iowa State University, he then received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa.  After an internship in Seattle and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, he spent five years in the US Air Force in Anchorage, Alaska.  He then returned to practice orthopedic surgery in Minnesota and after 30 some years has returned full circle back to Iowa.  For the last 10 years Glenn has been working part-time for the Mayo Clinic Health System.  In 2012, he and Vivien, KL7YL, made the move permanent to a “perfect” retirement QTH between Decorah and Calmar on top of the highest hill in Winneshiek County, in the very northeast corner of Iowa. 

Glenn’s interest in amateur radio started as a youngster listening to his grandfather’s short-wave radio.  He was licensed at the age of 15 and within 3 months had worked all 50 states with a homemade crystal transmitter…with 3 crystals, one for 80 meters, two for 40 meters, one of which also worked on 15 meters.  He has always been interested in contesting and working DX.  He has achieved #1 Honor Roll, 5BDXCC, and 5BWAZ awards.

Glenn has 8 First Place World scores in the QRP category in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest.  He has co-led 4 major DXpeditions to #2 Most Wanted areas: Bhutan (2020), Lakshadweep (2007), Desecheo (2009), and Navassa (2015).  His first DXpedition was to Heard Island (1997).  He was on the 2004 Andaman Island VU4AN DXpedition, the 2012 Palmyra Island DXpedition, and the 2018 Bouvet Island attempt.  All of these DXpeditions (except Bouvet) were awarded DXpedition of the Year.  His most recent DXpedition was in 2019 to VP6R Pitcairn Island. 

In 2003, Glenn was inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.  In 2012 he was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame. He has been a Director of the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) for the past 12 years.  He is currently the Secretary of NCDXF.

See you on Zoom for the July meeting.

Bill Poole, AA4Q
CADXA President

Welcome to the Central Arizona DX Association

Announced DX Operations
by NG3K

Courtesy of The Daily DX™