SCARS Weekly Newsletter, July 13, 2015

Amateur Radio Newsline . . .
Ham College Episode 4 . . .
Ham Holiday 2015. . .
Officers, and odd-links . . .
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles _…_._

Amateur Radio Newsline

Amateur Radio Newsline continues in good hands. Here is this week’s episode:

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1967 July 9 2015

  • Amateur Radio Newsline returns; welcomes KD2GUT to the team.
  • Heightened recognition comes for radio amateurs in the days before Field Day.
  • Some new QSOs make their mark aboard the International Space Station.
  • Changes are coming on 160 meters.
  • In Europe, young hams are packing for a one-week radio camp in Italy for amateurs
  • And the FCC seeks additional comments for new usage on lower and medium frequency bands.




Ham College, Episode 4

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

In episode 4 we talk about batteries, experiment with lemons, copper, and zinc plus more questions and answers from the Technical class question pool.

You can either watch the episode online or download it.

Episode 4 –

Ham Holiday 2015

Ham Holiday is less than two weeks away. You won’t have to drive 100 or 200 miles to go to a great HamFest. Here is info, schedules, and more.

Friday July 24:
Ham Holiday open from 3pm to 7pm
Banquet – 7:30pm

Saturday July 25:
Ham Holiday            9:00am
VE Testing                9:00am
ARRL Forum             9:30am
Radio Merit Badge   10:00am
Digital Mobile Radio  11:00am
ARES Forum              12:00pm
Intro To FLDIGI           12:00pm
OKDXA                        12:00pm

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More information at the Ham Holiday webpage:


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:

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.

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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