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Summary Financial Report 2016

UDXA Summary Financial Report 2016  
Donation $400.00  
Interest Inc $1.01  
Membership Dues $2,152.00  
Misc. $68.06  
TOTAL INCOME   $2,621.07
Badges ($114.33)  
Club Parties ($795.29)  
DXpedition Sponsor ($750.00)  
Fees & Charges ($99.64)  
Liability Insurance ($200.00)  
Plaques & Awards ($101.31)  
Presentations ($196.60)  
Web Hosting ($469.97)  
BALANCE FORWARD TO 2017   $1,835.95


December dinner party & meeting minutes

The annual Christmas Party and dinner was held on Saturday, December 10th 2016 at the home of Dan Bishop (WV7V). It was again well-attended with 20 members, friends, and spouses joining.

The following awards were presented:
DXer of the Year: Rich - KM7R
Rookie DXer of the Year: Dave - K7AHF
Outstanding Member of the Year: Jim - W7CT
Elmer of the Year - Bob - WR7Q

Jed - AD7KG - was elected club president for 2017

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned. 

John - KK7L


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.
Jack AK7O

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

Hey gang,

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

Hi all,
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.
Click here for QTH map: 589 E 1400 S, MAPLETON, UT 84664-5025 
  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

Hey gang,

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.


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