• NJ4I
    Club Station
    2017 ETDXA
ETDXA meetings are held on the third Monday of each month except December. Dinner is at 6:00pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm. Family and friends are always welcome. The club meets at Puleo's Grill located at 110 Cedar Lane. Coming from Knoxville, get off I-75 North at the Merchants Drive exit and turn to the right (Northeast). Go thru the traffic light (at Central Ave Pike) and Puleo's is less than 100 yards on the right.

Next meeting:  June 19, 2017


Program:   The scheduled April Program is a video from the ARRL about JT65 HF digital mode.  An increasing popular digital weak signal mode that has lots of DX activity.




            Treasurer: Jack Creed K4EPC THANKS Jack!

            Secretary: Willard Sitton W4HZD THANKS Willard!

            Vice-President: Tim Berarducci AJ4HW Welcome Tim!  Many THANKS to Dan Davis KE4TCT who carried the load for the past two years!!

            President: Mike Mathis N4MIK  



 A program committee was comprised of George Dominick W4UW, Don Backys K9UQN and Lynn Lamb W4NL.  They will advise and assist the Vice President in obtaining programs for the next two years.



 New section:  Swap and Shop Ham Radio Equipment, Accessories, and Services

Accessory stuff for your Ham Shack. Can bring to Meeting
# New in box SURGE SUPPRESSORS. Two kinds:
(11) Dura Power Swivel Surge Tap, 6 outlet 120VAC 2160 Joule suppression.
Wall hugger outlets, three swivel out. Marked ETL/CUS/UL and Intertek tested
$10 (30 retail)
(5) Dura Power surge suppressor, single receptacle, 270J suppression.
$1 each ($3 retail)
(100 pcs) Retail display case of CFL bulbs Greenlite 13W/ELSU1 13W consumption, equiv to 60W incand. bulb
These DONT make RFI (I use them in my shack)
$1 each. (abt. $3.50 retail)
(pair) Radio Shack Optimus bookshelf speakers, 1980s. Rated 15W 8 ohm, metal cases black fabric grilles
spring loaded terminals $10
(3) Oil -type Foam air filters for Briggs and Stratton 5 HP engine (generator or lawnmower air filters) one has plastic
air filter housing, new, one is oiled $10 all
(1) Homebrew/ my design 2M full wave vertical BEAM, ~ 75" high, shunt fed with approx S-5 directionality
(that tested on the Hayesville NC repeater). The long shunt section creates a significant directionality without
wind load of a Yagi. All connections SOLDERED exc. shunt clamp, solder that after final tuning. Tuning via shunt clamp,
load coil and stub. SO 239 coax socket. Made of galvanized steel tubing. About 1.75:1 SWR or less across entire
2M band, centered at simplex. Design analyzed on Rig Expert analyzer- have plot. Mounted on wooden pole for
low feedpoint admittance.
New one $60 can build more.
Dave Campbell K8BYP Claxton TN 509-396-1784


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Latest update 6/19/2017


ETDXA Videos at W4TO    Available for check-out from Don Prater, W4TO, contact Don, or see him at the ETDXA meeting for details:

  1. CD, Book of Books by L. B. Cebik, W4RNL (SK)
  2. VCR, VP8SSI, South Sandwich Saga
  3. VCR and DVD, 5 DXpeditions of the Year, Bob, Alphin
  4. VCR, ZL9CI, Campbell Island  1999
  5. VCR, A52A, Bhutan 2000
  6. VCR, FO0AAA, Clipperton Island
  7. VCR, WRTC Finland 2002
  8. VCR, VP8THU South Sandwich Island
  9. DVD, XT2DX, Burkina Faso 2002
  10. DVD, K5K, Kingman Reef
  11. DVD, VP8THU, South Sandwich
  12. DVD, Five DXpeditions
  13. DVD, FT5XO Kerguelen, 2005
  14. DVD, 3Y0X, Peter I 2006
  15. DVD, K5D, Desecheo Island DXpedition
  16. DVD, HK0NA, Malpelo Island DXpedition
  17. Up Two by Roger Weston G3SXW
  18. Love Transcends All by Bill O'Kain
  19. DXpeditioning by Wayne Mills N1NG
  20. Six Meters, A Guide to the Majic Band
  21. The Shortwave Propagation Handbook by Theodore J. Cohen, N4XX
  22. VK0IR, Heard Island by KK6EK
  23. K4M Midway Atol 2009
  24. FT5ZM Amsterdam Island 2014