SCARS Weekly Update, December 8, 2014

SCARS Christmas Banquet

If you do not already have it on your calendar, you should make certain that you attend this year’s at the Golden Corral in Norman THIS Tuesday – December 9th, 6pm. We’ll go through the line and then proceed to the backroom set aside for us. This year we will be recognizing the 14 year long Presidential term of Bill Lockett. Bring a gender appropriate gift which cost no more than $10.

SCARS Monthly Club Meeting is this Saturday!

Pretty self-explanatory. Be there!

The K7RA Solar Update

Shared by ARRL – Average daily sunspot numbers rose substantially over the past week, from 97.4 in the previous seven days to 152 for the most recent. Average daily solar flux rose from 168.9 to 172.1. Predicted so…

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Conditions Look Good for ARRL 10 Meter Contest December 13-14

Shared by
ARRL – Always a favorite among serious and casual contesters alike, the 2014 ARRL 10 Meter Contest may enjoy excellent worldwide openings, plus a record number of participants! Activity in the CQ World Wi…

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Chameleon Antennas 

Got an advert this week about these stealthy little antennas and thought I’d pass the link along. Pretty cool even if you aren’t in the market for one of them…

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After reading many posts on DX-er opinions on the DXCC Program and its rules, and then also talking to several members of the DXAC and even the fine folk in Newington, this is how I view the ARRL DXCC Program Rules…

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The Full Moon and Low Band DXing

The November 2001 issue of CQ included an interesting article titled ì80 Meter DX ñ

The Moon Effectî by Donald Anderson W7DD. In his opening paragraph he stated:

Many years ago I noticed a phenomenon on the 80 meter band when working DX. It seemed that one night each month the band would be incredibly good. From Arizona I would work 30 to 50 Europeans in one evening. A few days before and after that day would also be above average. As this time period passed, the following weeks would be back to the normal poor band conditions I had learned to expect.

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ARRL Centennial Membership Certificate

Shared by
kc5fm – It seems the ARRL website has a PDF they generate, available for download for members of the ARRL, that want a Centennial membership certificate. Nice looking layout with your call sign right in th…

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1947 December 5 2014

  • CEPT recommends new testing procedures for people with disabilities
  • Mysteries of NVIS propagation are being studied down-under
  • Japan asteroid recovery mission with two ham-sats launched
  • Cocos Island operation definate for February 2015
  • Will Graphene be a part of our future
[Note: the links above all work]

 Regular Happenings

All there in the sidebar to the right marked as “Announcements” under the Category heading. Or just click the heading here.


Have a great week!

73 de Gary, WB5ULK

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