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 current situation with COVID-19, the July meeting will be held virtually using ZOOM a week later than usual because of the July 4th holiday. 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 cadxa [at] cox.net. The next meeting will be Thursday night, July 9th, 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 July program will be "Remote Ham Radio from the Bluegrass State" by David Perry, N4QS. Tune in and find out what it takes to build a remote station from scratch. Dave ceased his home operations in 2017 and has been slowly building up a remote station on 3 acres of land he purchased in a remote part of McCracken County, Kentucky in 2016.
Dave, N4QS, has been an active DXer and contester for over 50 years. He operates CW, SSB, RTTY, and other digital modes on 160 through 6M. His all-time confirmed DXCC totals are 347 Mixed, 342 CW, 332 Phone, and 315 Digital. He has 9-band DXCC plus 99 countries confirmed on 6 meters. His DXCC Challenge total is 2,769 confirmed, and his lifetime goal is to become a member of the “3,000 Club”.
At the June meeting, Petr, AG6EE presented “Roving and Surviving in Nevada". Petr told us how rare grid squares are activated on 6 meters “Field Day style” and the risks of doing so. He showed us amazing pictures and video of the remote places in Nevada from which he has operated in recent years. These roving operations clearly are not for the faint of heart. They take a lot of preparation, a reliable 4-wheel drive vehicle (or a helicopter), and perseverance to overcome unpredictable obstacles such as dangerous unpaved roads, fallen trees, snow drifts, and curious sheep. You can see the video of Petr’s program on YouTube at https://youtu.be/lkqGRLN7qig .
See you on ZOOM for the July meeting.
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