President's Message

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the June 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 cadxa /at\cox.net.   The next meeting will be Thursday night, June 4th, starting at 7:00 pm.  You can begin checking in at 6:45 pm.  The program will be "Roving and Surviving in Nevada" by Petr Suchomel, AG6EE.  Tune in and find out how rare grid squares are activated field day style and the risks of doing so.  Please turn off your computer camera and microphone when the meeting starts. 

Petr, AG6EE, was born in Prague, Czech Republic. He got introduced to ham radio by his buddy at school and later joined the radio club OK1KZD.  While now defunct, the club was an excellent school for many youngsters.  Petr got first youth license at age 16 – OL1VGJ, and then OL1BMC after upgrading.  Later, as an adult, he obtained the callsign OK1VVK, which he continues to hold today.  After moving to the United States in 2010, Petr passed the FCC exams and got his U.S. callsign, AG6EE.  Originally, he had his license and radio mostly as an emergency backup for his endless Nevada explorations.  The radio stayed in the car trunk for years, but then one unforgettable day changed everything. 

At the May meeting, Lee, KY7M, presented “Viva Bijagua – The ARRL DX CW Contest at TI7W”.  Lee had some wonderful pictures of the lush scenery in the forest surrounding this world class contest station in northern Costa Rica.  He showed us a sloth in action and played the sounds of a howler monkey as well as describing how he and his British teammates prepared for and operated in the contest.  You can see the video of Lee’s program on YouTube.  For those of you who missed Ned’s April program on “DX Seasons”, it is also available on YouTube.

In this day and age, clubs may be looking for socially distanced speakers.  At CADXA, we have several presentations on the world of DXing, QSLing, and related subjects ready for your club.  We are used to presenting via programs like ZOOM.  Contact us through our website https://www.cadxa.org/contact.html or email cadxainfo@gmail.com for details.

See you again on ZOOM for the June meeting.

Larry Loen, WO7R
CADXA President

Welcome to the Central Arizona DX Association

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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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Central Arizona DX Association