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 June meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. The meeting will be Thursday night, June 3rd 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 often start our in-person and now Zoom meetings with introductions and maybe a “brag” question to the group, we will have this stage from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, at which time our presentation will begin, the club business meeting will be held after the presentation. Please turn off your computer camera and microphone when the formal part of the meeting starts. 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.
June 2021 CADXA Presentation
Speaker: Lloyd Berg N9LB
Topic: Lightning Protection for Amateur Radio Stations
We are going to learn from Lloyd’s 50 years of experience of building and maintaining AM, FM, and TV Broadcast Stations. Before retirement, Lloyd held the top-level Society of Broadcast Engineers, "Professional Broadcast Engineer” certification. His most challenging work was 13 years of serving as Chief Engineer at WUSA AM/FM in Tampa Florida – the “Lightning Capital of the World”, with over 100 lightning days per year. Lloyd has been continuously licensed since 1969, and is a member of the Madison DX Club in Wisconsin. He is active on HF & MF frequencies with wire antennas and also on 1296, 432, 222, 144, and 50 Mhz. We are coming into our monsoon season here in the desert, so this presentation will be one of great interest to all our club members.
He will start his Zoom presentation at 0200 UTC as per request. He will try to answer questions at the end of his presentation. Thank you in advance to Lloyd for presenting to CADXA at our June meeting.
The May program was “Ferrites & Common Mode Chokes” by Kevan Nason, N4XL. The replay is posted at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpwjC5z9C2E .
CADXA has several year-long on-the-air activities set up similar to CQ’s DX Marathon. This allows members to track their progress working DX against other members. It encourages working the common ones again every year in between chasing the really rare DX entities. Also, someone with a smaller station working lots of casual QSOs might beat out a DXCC Honor Roll guy with a KW and a ton of aluminum in the air. Tune in to our meeting to see this month’s status!
In this day and age, clubs may be looking for socially distanced speakers. At CADXA, many of our members have presentations on the world of DXing, QSLing, Contesting, Station Construction, and related subjects ready to present to your club. We know how to present via programs like Zoom. Contact us through our website https://www.cadxa.org/contact.html or email us at cadxainfo [at] gmail.com or direct me at aa4q [at] arrl.net for details.
See you on Zoom for the June meeting.
Bill Poole, AA4Q
Announced DX Operations
Courtesy of The Daily DX™
Central Arizona DX Association