Next Club Meeting
Annual Christmas Dinner & Party
Presenter: Club Officers
Location: Dan Bishop's QTH
The annual UDXA Christmas Party and dinner will again be hosted by Dan and Debbie Bishop: 847 East 500 North, Orem. We will begin at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 10th. As before, the club will provide a variety of barbecue meats & soft drinks; Debbie will again treat us to her fresh-baked rolls; and club members should bring potluck side dishes.
We will be presenting awards to a few members who have excelled this year in the pursuit of DXing, and in mentoring others in the hobby. The vote for our club president to complete the 2017 election of officers will also take place then. We will post candidate bios soon.
Come hungry! See you then!
Bios of 2017 candidates
As we will be voting for our 2017 club President at the upcoming Christmas Dinner, the candidates have provided the following bios and messages for our consideration. Note that both Jack and Jed have served as club President in the past and we are pleased they are willing to serve again in this capacity!
The UDXA has inspired me to more serious DXing. I would love to see the club increase in regard to both DX activity and new members aspiring to become holders of DXCC.
Also I would hope that more members would become involved in the different committees.
Though UDXA is by name a DX club, it is gratifying to see several also contesting.
Keep up the good work.
First licensed in 2005 and upgraded to General and Amateur Extra in October 2006. Also joined UDXA in 2006. Served as UDXA President in 2009 and 2010 and Vice President in 2013. Received DXCC in 2010 and 5 Band DXCC in 2015. Earned Worked All Zones award in 2011. Current confirmed DXCC count stands at 296.
Amateur radio interests include DXing, contesting, portable operations and giving presentations on various topics related to amateur radio. DX University faculty member.
Jed W. Petrovich, AD7KG
2017 UDXA Officers - Nomination and Election Status
President: Two Nominees:
Jed Petrovich, AD7KG
Jack Friend, AK7O
The election for president will be held on December 10, 2016 at the annual UDXA Christmas Dinner
Vice President: John Mitton, KK7L (elected by acclamation on Nov 16 since he was the only nominee)
Secretary: Ron Wilcox, KF7ZN (elected by acclamation on Nov 16 since he was the only nominee)
Treasurer: Charlie Mayne, WF0V (elected by acclamation on Nov 16 since he was the only nominee)
Director (2 year): Wayne Mills, N7NG (elected by acclamation on Nov 16 since he was the only nominee)
Returning 2017 Board Members:
Immediate Past President: Bob Carter, WR7Q
Director (1 year remaining): Bob Craven N7GTE
Proposed Changes to UDXA Constitution and By-Laws Posted for Review
I strongly suggest that every UDXA Member refer to the minutes of the September 6, 2016 meeting of the UDXA Board of Directors (under Club Organization/Board Meetings) and carefully review the documents which follow those minutes. They are copies of the current UDXA Constitution and By-Laws which have been marked up with changes that were recommended by the UDXA Board of Directors during their September 6, 2016 meeting. All recommended changes are printed in RED. All recommended deletions have been overstricken with a horizontal black line. These recommended changes will be formally presented to the club membership at the September 21, 2016 UDXA Meeting with the plan that voting for acceptance of the recommendations will take place at the October 19, 2016 UDXA Meeting.
Mark your calendars - Sept 21st presentation from Don Butler
Many thanks to all who came out to the club BBQ at Richard's home. It was great food, great company, with gracious hosts! It was nice to visit with many of you who have assisted me in my journey back to activity in HF radio and DXing... a journey which began in February of last year with Mark (W7HPW) diagnosing my new antenna/coax issues over the phone to Don Butler (N5LZ) checking my first batch of QSL cards for the DXCC certificates adorning my wall five months later (I'm now up to 180 worked / 172 confirmed - yippee!). I could go on and on with many thanks (you all know who you are!) but anyway, the UDXA is fine group of hams. I'm looking forward to joining Jared (N7SMI) on my second DXpedition to Tuvalu later this month, where we are already working with the Tuvalu Red Cross to establish backup communications via amateur radio for the next time another devastating cyclone hits that rare DXCC entity and hope to have some locals licensed and active on the bands before we leave.
Mark your calendars for our next club meeting on Sept 21st from 7:00pm at the Select Health Building in Murray where our own Don Butler (N5LZ) will present “Busting Those Huge Pileups.” Don will share tricks and techniques that he learned as he worked his way to the top of the DXCC Honor Roll. It’s going to an informative audio-visual presentation and is really the core of what we DXers do in working our way up the DXCC ranks.
We will also have a “101” training class beforehand at 6:00 pm from Ron (KF7ZN) on “The History of DXing.”
See you then,
John Mitton (KK7L)
Regular Monthly UDXA Board Meeting Sept 6, 2016
The next monthly UDXA Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm MDT Tuesday Sept 6, 2016 via Teleconference. UDXA Members are welcome to participate in the meeting by calling 1-302-202-1110 and, when prompted for the conference code, entering: 218085. Board members will be unmuted; visitors will be muted by default. Attendees who are muted can let the host know that they have a question or wish to comment by tapping 5* on their phone keypad.
Club BBQ 2016
We are on our summer break.
Please join us for our next event, the Club BBQ at the shack of Richard Harris NI7F, on Saturday August 20th at 4 pm. We will begin getting together from 4pm and food will be served at 5:30. The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and drinks. Please bring a side dish to share and folding chairs for those in your group.
Take 400 south Springville exit on freeway
Head east until you get to State street in Springville where you turn right
Stay in right lane curving to right
Stay on this road until you get to stoplight at 1600 south where you turn left
After about 2 miles turn left on 600 east and his home is 2 blocks after this turn
Hal Turley (W8HC) Presentation June 15th
We are excited that veteran Pacific DXpeditioner Hal Turley (W8HC) is visiting Utah this month and will make a presentation to the UDXA on Wednesday, June 15th at the Select Health buliding in Murray (just west off I-15 @ 53rd South).
Hal has served as ARRL SM for West Virginia for two terms and is past president of the West Virginia DX Association. An avid DXer and contester, Hal is on top of the DXCC Honor Roll with 349 entities and has 9-band DXCC.
His DXpeditions to the Pacific are many, including participating in successful activations of:
- 2012 Swains Island (NH8S)
- 2013 Wake Island Commemoration (K9W)
- 2015 Willis Island (VK9WA)
- 2016 Palmyra Atoll (K5P)
Please join us for this special meeting prior to Field Day to learn from Hal's experience in working both sides of the pileups, and gain insight from him as to what it takes to secure permits, plan, and execute the activation of rare entities.
DX LABS NPOTA Instructions
UDXA Intra-Club 2016 Contest
For more information on the 2016 DX Marathon please visit the following address: http://dxmarathon.com/
At the very enjoyable Christmas party held last Saturday at the home of Dan and Debi Bishop, the annual elections were held for club officers. The officers elected for the 2016 year are:
President: Bob Carter, WR7Q
Vice President: John Mitton, KK7L
Secretary: Bryon Densley, W7RIV
Treasurer: Charles Mayne, WF0V
Director: Bob Craven, N7GTE
Past President: Darryl Hazelgren, K7UT
Director: George Hirst, WF4U
Congratulations to the winners. Good luck and much success in the coming year.