SCARS Weekly Newsletter, June 15, 2015

The SCARS Schedule for the Month of June . . .
Ham College Episode 3 . . .
Ham-Com 2015 – Epilogue . . .
What is Field Day . . .
Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, SK . . .
Officers, and odd-links . . .
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles _…_._


The SCARS Schedule for the Month of June

It’s not a Trick Question, but there are some changes this month because of Ham-Com in Irving. And for certain we should not forget Field Day. Here’s the skinny:

Every Monday – KD5JSD Memorial 6 meter net run by Allan, W5DOH – 8pm local – 50.200 Mhz USB
Every Tuesday – Cleveland County ARES Net – 8pm local – 147.06 FM, 141.3 CTCSS, rollcall, training
Every Tuesday – Gossip Net – immediately following ARES Net – run by Loren, NJ3D, round-table
Every Wednesday – N5HZX Memorial 10m Net (Fred’s Net) – run by various – 8pm local – 28.445 USB +/-
Saturday, June 20 – SCARS Monthly Meeting, delayed due to Ham-Com, 9:30, FS#7, Norman
Saturday, June 27 – ARRL Field Day, SCARS Location – Reaves Park, Norman, setup begins 8AM
Sunday, June 28 – ARRL Field Day ends at 1pm local – all-hands needed for tear down (more detail in future edition)


Ham College, Episode 3

Ham College, the new show for those new to the hobby and those wishing to get into Amateur Radio.

In episode 3 we talk about voltage, demonstrate using voltmeters and cover 14 more questions and answers from the Technical class question pool.

You can either watch the episode online or download it.

Episode 2 – http://www.amateurlogic.tv/blog/?p=725


Ham-Com 2015 – Epilogue

I personally have not had any feedback from attendees at HamCom this year (I tried to return one member’s call I missed while in the Museum at Gettysburg – so far haven’t heard back), but with the exception of the dueling logistics between HamCom and the Marathon which occurred in the vicinity, I’ve seen nothing but kudos from attendees.

I’d really like to hear YOUR story! Send me your review – WB5ULK@arrl.net!


What is Field Day

Good question. It’s a lot of things.

It’s practicing for when WE need to go into the field to DO OUR THING, which is COMMUNICATE. To support a community partner during a disaster in our community, a neighboring community, or some other state if the situation warrants.
It is Fellowship.
It is Food.
It is Mentoring.
It is Public Relations.
It is Competition.
It is sharpening your operating axe.
It is solving problems on the fly.
It is Fun.

By the way, “Field Day” is not just us (US), it is MANY National Amateur Radio entities:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_Day_(amateur_radio)
But, as far as the U.S. is concerned, this pretty much describes much of what happens at Field Day in a more coherent manner than what I said above:
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2013/2013%20FD%20Flier.pdf


Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, SK

For those of you who do not receive notifications of the non-Newsletter posts to the SCARSNEWSLETTER blog, you may have missed that Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, Producer of co-founder of Amater Radio Newsline (formerly WESTNet) became a Silent Key on Thursday, June 11th. The amateurs who have stepped-up over the past months to fill-in for Bill produced this video about Bill and his contribution to the Radio Art. Bill worked endless hours to promote Amateur Radio and will be missed terribly by the Amateur Community.

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For those who have not yet found the officers on the webpage, here is the list:

President: Phil Sinnett, KD5UGO
President-Elect-VP: Harold Black, W5IFN
Treasurer: Doug Forsyth, WX5DF
Secretary: Chris Pape, KE5JZN
Past President: Bill Lockett, AE5F
Director at Large: Bill Baker, WG5T (appointment)
Trustee: Peter Laws, N5UWY (appointment)
Assistant Trustee: Gary Skaggs, WB5ULK  (appointment)

Also, some of you have asked about the site I use personally to track real-time lightning data. That site can be found here:
http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime


Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles

Link below lists all the ARRL-related hamfests within a 250 mile drive of Norman for about the next 5 months. Lots of good ones close to Norman.

http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search/page:1/Location.zip:73072/Location.area:250.rpt?format=html


As always…Nets, Links, Other Stuff in the link at the top AND in the sidebar. Have a great week!

73 de Gary, WB5ULK …_._

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