CADXA is the largest ham radio DX club in Arizona with over 100 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


CADXA Members, Visitors, and Online Guests -

WELCOME to the Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA) website! We appreciate your visit and invite you to join us for our meetings.

Our hybrid meetings are held in-person coupled with online Zoom interaction. We meet on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time (0200Z). Before the meeting, an informal 'meet and greet' starts about 15 - 20 minutes earlier. Members, visitors, and online attendees can chat and catch up for a few minutes before the meeting. Please join us!

In-Person Meetings are held at:

Bethany Lutheran Church
Reynolds Hall
4300 North 82nd Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

The church is located approximately two blocks west of Granite Reef Road, halfway between Indian School and Camelback Roads, with parking on the west side of the church campus.

Our February 2nd Program was 'Parachute Mobile, Life at Terminal Velocity' presented by Carlos Felix, KD9OLN:

  • Carlos' program was awesome!  How many of us have either jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and/or operated a 100-watt HF station on the way to the ground???  After explaining and reviewing the safety aspects of both parachuting and operating a mobile station while 'in the air' there was a very interesting question and answer session
  • Search "LifeAtTerminalVelocity" on YouTube and you can access his activities 
  • Throughout 2023, the ARRL is having the Year of the Volunteers to recognize and celebrate the many volunteers who contribute to making so many things possible.  They will be kicking off with the Volunteers On the Air Operating Event, where W1AW will be activated across the US throughout 2023.  Brian, W7JET, will be coordinating the operating schedule for Arizona hams wishing to operate using the callsign W1AW/7 during the weeks of March 15 (0000 GMT)- 21 (2359), 2023 GMT) and August 30 (0000 GMT) - September 5 (2359 GMT), 2023.  He may be contacted via email at
  • The YouTube link for the February meeting is -

​Our March 2nd meeting will feature a presentation on Summits On The Air by Brian, W7JET who has earned  Mountain Goat status (three times) with the SOTA Program.

The CADXA website has been updated to show our newly-elected Secretary - Steve Thompson, N7TX - so please go to: and click around to see what there is.

Be sure and check-out our YouTube videos! Do a YouTube search on “Central Arizona DX Association” or “CADXA” and you should be able to find them.

If you would like information on how to become a member, renew your membership, or have general questions, comments, or suggestions about CADXA-related matters, then I am personally inviting you to contact me at:

Tnx es 73,

John, N7NWL
Central Arizona DX Association

Welcome to the Central Arizona DX Association

Announced DX Operations
by NG3K

Courtesy of The Daily DX™



​PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE – February 6, 2023

Central Arizona DX Association