Links from the August SCARS Meeting . . .
ARRL Letter – 7/30/15 . . .
Hawai’i QSO Party This Week . . .
How to Become A VE . . .
D-Star Stuff . . .
Amateur Radio Newsline . . .
Officers, and odd-links . . .
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles _…_._
Links from the August SCARS Meeting
NOTE: the link above is different from an earlier post. Youtube has lots of distractions with ads, pop-ups, etc. This one is a VIMEO link which has none of those. Great job Jeff! Enjoy!
ARRL Letter – 8/13/15
[Note: As of Sunday evening, the ARRL webpage appears to be undergoing maintenance. Hopefully these links are live when you click on them. This info courtesy QRZ.com Forums.]
The ARRL Letter
August 13, 2015
Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, Editor
AMSAT Echoes IARU Satellite Coordination Concerns
ARRL Teachers Institutes Chalk Up Another Successful Summer
World-Circling Danish Radio Amateur-Cyclist Now in the US
Joint Cuba-US DX Operation Planned; Will Include CQ World Wide SSB Contest
Texas Club Donates $1000 to Support Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Campaign
ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY is August 16
ARRL Logs Received Page Showing all 2015 Field Day Entries to Date
WWV’s 25 MHz Signal is Back on Original Vertical Dipole
Rockwell Collins to End Mechanical Filter Production
Yasme Foundation Announces Excellence Awards
Central States VHF Society Honors Wayne Overbeck, N6NB; Lauren Libby, W0LD
Katrina 10th Anniversary Mississippi Memorial Event Set
The K7RA Solar Update
Just Ahead in Radiosport
Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions and Events
Read it all here -> The ARRL Letter, August 13, 2015 | QRZ Forums.
Hawai’i QSO Party
Tom, KH6AAA, forwarded this info. For those of you looking to pick up one of the less-accessible states, this will be your chance, and you may very well get the opportunity to talk to a new Boy Scout Amateur Radio Operator to boot!
All went well for Troop 316 on Saturday the 25th of July. Eight scouts got their Radio Merit Badges. They were accompanied by 3 leaders. 4 hours classroom in the ships study area and 3 hours operating KH6BB in radio central.
Next event in radio will be what we call the “Hawaii QSO Party”. It’s a world wide gab fest for radio amateurs starting Friday, August 21st at 6pm HST.
How To Become A VE
If you are interested in becoming an ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE) and serving the Amateur Radio community, it’s easy and free!
Follow these three steps to become an ARRL Volunteer Examiner:
1. Review the Volunteer Examiner Manual, paying special attention to Chapter 2: Becoming a Volunteer Examiner.
3. Please fax, mail or email forms (Adobe PDF file or scanned JPEG image showing your real signature) to the address below: * *
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111 USA
Once accredited, you will receive in the mail a colorful, laminated VE badge, and badge clip to wear at exam sessions and a certificate suitable for framing. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the ARRL VE badge and certificate to arrive.
A bit more info at this link: http://www.arrl.org/become-an-arrl-ve
More and more Amateurs are getting into Digital radio and the OU Club does have a D-Star repeater with an antenna located on the roof of the Weather Center. The link below will get you on your way to understanding a little more about this new and very interesting way to talk to the world
Amateur Radio Newsline
Amateur Radio Newsline Report #1972 August 14, 2015
ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL RECIPROCAL LICENSE AGREEMENT
REMEMBERING THE STORMS OF 2005
NAMES IN THE NEWS
AUTHOR, AUTHOR,PART 2
EUROPEAN MICROWAVE WEEK
FINAL CHECK FOR FIELD DAY
DXING WITH WHEELS
IN SEARCH OF TELEMETRY REPORTS
THE U.S. AND CUBA TEAM UP
THE WORLD OF DX
LONG DISTANCE CALLER
Read it all here -> AR Newsline – News – Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1972 August 14, 2015.
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 …_._