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November 7, 2019

Hey gang, our annual Christmas Party & Awards Dinner will be held this year on Wednesday December 18th from 6:30pm at Joe Morley's BBQ in Midvale. We booked the large banquet room. It will be great food, great company and lots of fun. Bring something DX or contesting related to share with the group: that hard-won QSL card, contest award... we all have a something to brag about, don't we? Dinner cost: $10 for dues-paying members, $20 for your guests. Please sign up on the club's website calendar.

I hope you have enjoyed as much as I have getting on the HF bands the past couple of months to make QSOs with some of the well-organized DXpeditions such as A82X (Liberia), VP6R (Pitcairn), ZK3A (Tokelau) D68CCC (Comoros). And TX7T is QRV in the Marquesas today through the 17th. Go work 'em!

The CQ Worldwide CW Contest is coming up the weekend of November 23-24. And this year it doesn't interfere with Thanksgiving weekend (now that's something to be thankful for). This is a great weekend to rack up new DXCC entities and band slots. Get ready for the contest by honing your CW chops on our UDXA QRS net Tuesday evenings at 8pm (3555 khz). Details are on the web site.

Speaking of CW practice, this coming Wednesday (13th) is a special slow-speed day for the one hour CW OPS mini-contests as it marks the graduation of another CW Academy class. This is an excellent opportunity to get your feet wet. Don't be shy, just dive in with the simple exchange of your name and state, knowing that the operator on the other side is happy to help you out. And if you miss part of his exchange its not the end of the world as no one submits logs anyway.

The club wishes to thank Bob (WR7Q) for organizing, and Jed AD7KG, Dan WV7V, Curt K7CU, Bill and Sandy AF7SJ, Larry AE7RH for their help in getting the tower and antenna out of Jim Cooper's (SK) QTH on Saturday. Its service like this that makes our club great.

As a reminder, our club lunch is tomorrow (Nov 8th) from 11:30 at Amber Restaurant (217 E 3300 S), and our November meeting is this coming Wednesday (Nov 13th) from 7:00 pm at SelectHealth - note this is one week earlier than usual. In keeping with Roland's presentation topic we will be drawing to give away a copy of the ARRL RFI Book.

See you then & 73,
John Mitton (KK7L)