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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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President's Message

NOTE NOTE NOTE!    We have changed our meeting location.

We are now at our new monthly meeting place, the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale.  The next meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday night, December 5th.  Our social hour starts at 6:30 pm.  See below for news about dues and the Annual Awards Banquet.

Our presentation at the December meeting will be about the Phoenix Mesh Network.  Our presenter, Gary Hinton, AC7R, has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1975.  He has enjoyed participating at Field Day, doing Fox Hunting, and using APRS to support Public Service events.

Gary has designed and fabricated several PC boards, including:  Motorola Oncore(R) GPS APRS Tracker, Interference Tracking Node, and Repeater Control Backplane for the Arizona Repeater Association (ARA).

Recently, he has been learning about Mesh and helping to expand the Mesh Network in the East Valley.  Mesh is a means of expanding public service into UHF and microwave frequencies, allowing more modern data communications in localized emergencies.  Come hear about this important development.

Our November presentation was “Life is Long Enough for QRP!”.  Mark Gustoff, WO7T, gave a rousing presentation, complete with visual aids, and even a few prizes!  He excellently covered how to do QRP, especially portably, in the context of living and operating in Arizona.

Members should note that annual dues are due.  You can pay at any meeting or mail a check to our Treasurer, Mike Wright, N7MW (good on QRZ), or email him at n7mw [at] aol.com to arrange payment via PayPal.  Rates remain the same ($25 per individual, plus $12.50 more for each family member in the same household).

Our Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Friday night, January 17th, at the PERA Club, with meals similar to last year that were well received.  The cost is $30 per person.  Please make your reservation and pay our Treasurer for the Banquet as soon as you can.  Guests are always welcome at our Banquet.

See you at the Granite Reef Senior Center!

73,
Larry Loen, WO7R
CADXA President

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