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
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the November meeting will be held virtually using ZOOM. Meeting invitations will be sent to members via Groups.io and Slack a few days before the meeting. For anyone else who wants to attend, send an email to email@example.com. The next meeting will be Thursday night, November 5th, starting at 7:00 pm. You can begin checking in at 6:30 pm and visit informally with other club members on Zoom until the meeting starts. Please turn off your computer camera and microphone when the meeting starts.
The November program will be Top Band DXing from Central Asia by Nodir Tursun-Zade, EY8MM, the most active and best known ham in Tajikistan. He made his first QSO in 1979 at age 11 from club station UK8JBD. He held the call UJ8JMM since April 1984 and became EY8MM in 1994. As a DXer, Nodir has earned 5BWAZ, 10BDXCC, 5BWAS, and DXCC Honor Roll #1. An avid 160m operator, he has earned both WAZ and WAS and is the first station in Asia to reach the 300 level on Top Band. In 2009, Nodir received the YASME Excellence Award. He has participated in DXpeditions including YA5MM (1992), D44TT (2002-03), AP2ARS (2010), VP8ORK (2011), FT5ZM (2014), VP6R (2019). He has also participated as a Referee or Judge at the WRTC in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.
The October program was "Most Wanted DX Entities" presented by Bernie McClenny, W3UR. As the Editor and Publisher of The Daily DX and The Weekly DX as well as the editor of QST’s “How’s DX” column, Bernie has unique insights into the activation of rare DXCC entities. He went through his list of the “Top 25” most wanted entities based primarily on ClubLog statistics. Bernie clued us in on when some of these entities may be activated in the future as well as when they had their last activations by individuals or DXpedition teams. Not surprisingly, North Korea and Bouvet are at the top of the list. You can see the video of Bernie’s program on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCYFIFOsTUg
See you on ZOOM for the November meeting.
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