I had the great pleasure of visiting ham radio friends in Phoenix, Arizona during October 2016 – I took advantage of a family visit to the USA to plan a stop-over in Phoenix – home to my Voodoo Contest Group colleagues and also some of the Arizona Outlaws.

Lee KY7M and his wife Debbie very kindly offered to host me; the date I had chosen was coincidentally a Central Arizona DX Association meeting day and Lee, in his capacity as President of CADXA was quick to ask me if I would like to make a presentation to the meeting.

After collecting me from the airport, Lee gave me a quick spin around downtown Phoenix and then it was on to the QTH of John K7WP for lunch.

I had already given a presentation about my 2015 CQWW CW trip to Honduras to several clubs in the UK, so it was my pleasure to give it to CADXA on the evening of my visit. Prior to the club meeting, Lee and I were joined by several others for yet more food at a local Chinese restaurant.

Fred NA2U, Mike KC7V, Bud N7CW, John G4IRN,  Jim KF7E, Lee KY7M (Photo: Steve K7SP)
Fred NA2U, Mike KC7V, Bud N7CW, John G4IRN, Jim KF7E, Lee KY7M (Photo: Steve K7SP)

 

The following morning, I was able to take a listen on the air from Lee’s station and to my surprise, found 17m open to Europe. It was great to work several FOC colleagues and friends back at home in the UK as W7/G4IRN.

 

W7/G4IRN on the air
W7/G4IRN on the air