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 February 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 meeting will be Thursday night, February 4th, 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 February program will be “ET3AA Ethiopia DXpedition” by Ken Claerboat, K4ZW. Ken was first licensed in 1977 as WD9DEE while attending high school in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. He later upgraded to Extra class and obtained the call KE9A. In 1984 he moved to Virginia after accepting a position with the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service in both engineering and management roles, supporting the secure, global network of US embassies and facilities around the world. He later spent six years in the private sector at a global telecommunications provider for Sprint, France Telecom, and Deutsche Telecom. He currently works for the Broadcasting Board of Governors in downtown Washington DC. Ken holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Telecommunications (Public Policy and Business) from George Mason University. Ken is currently licensed as K4ZW and enjoys contesting and chasing DX on the low bands, both from his home station and overseas.
The January program was “6O7O DXpedition to Somalia” by Ken Opskar, LA7GIA. This trip was Ken’s second to Somalia and he went there by himself this time, not a trip for the faint-hearted. Ken described all that he had to go through to get operating permission and relied heavily on a local friend for assistance in getting his lodging and all the required permits for his DXpedition. He gave many DXers an ATNO (all time new one) thanks to his amazing efforts to put Somalia on the air again. You can see Ken’s program on YouTube.
The CADXA Board of Directors for 2021 was installed at the January meeting as follows:
President – Bill Poole, AA4Q
Vice President – Ron Smith, N7RD
Treasurer – Mike Wright, N7MW
Secretary – Bob Davies, K7BHM
Director-at-Large – John Jolly, N7NWL
Director-at-Large – Eric Schecter, KC7ES
Past President – Larry Loen, WO7R
The DXer of the Year award for 2020 went to Tom Kramer, NQ7R. The Presidential Service Award went to Reinhard Geissler, K7RGG.
I’d like to thank the members of the 2020 Board of Directors for their service to the club.
Bill Poole, AA4Q - CADXA President
Announced DX Operations
Courtesy of The Daily DX™
Central Arizona DX Association