The South Florida DX
Association was founded in 1974 and its early members were
made up of many of the old FLORIDA DX Club, and other established "DXers" in the
Miami/Dade, Fort Lauderdale/Broward, and West Palm/Palm
Beach area of South Florida.
To improve the
coordination of chasing DX more effectively SFDXA members
used 2 meter FM in conjunction with the "one ringer"
alerting system. As the group grew in size and range,
simplex or point to point communications no longer was
A simple split site repeater was set up
between N4XZ's QTH and W4QQN's using UHF between the two
sites. A new arrival into the area W4FLA "Sherm" as
manager of the Miami Heathkit store, brought with him a
packaged repeater. Although operating on a different
frequency, the group quickly migrated to the new and
effective "machine". Sherm accepted a
opportunity with Heath in Benton Harbor and became K8HAM.
The SFDXA was fortunate to
establish a new repeater on the channel 4 TV tower through
one of our members W4WJ. This site served the club for
many years until FM broadcast interference caused a need to
Again a fellow member came to our aid, Ed WB4HNM who
instrumental in establishing a club HF station and repeater site. Our repeater is now
located in The Florida Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and was established in 1982. Our
Club HF station K4FK is also located at FMC with towers and
antennas mounted on the roof. (see details
Our goal is to further the
interest in amateur radio DX
communication, serve the public interest where possible, and
promote high standards in amateur radio operation. The club meets
bi-monthly utilizing meeting facilities of the Florida Medical
We are an American Radio Relay League affiliated club in
the South Florida Section.
Consideration for membership may be submitted to the
SFDXA Membership Chairperson. For an Application
to application page.