SCARS Weekly Newsletter – 8/17/15

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

ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
Announced DX Operations

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SCARS Field Day 2015 Highlights

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
This Week!

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.

http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/


 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.

2. Complete and sign the VE Application form and open-book review * (40 question review).

3. Please fax, mail or email forms (Adobe PDF file or scanned JPEG image showing your real signature) to the address below: * *

ARRL VEC
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111  USA

Fax: 860-594-0339

Email: vec@arrl.org

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


 D-Star Stuff

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

http://www.dstarinfo.com/home.aspx


 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

COORDINATING SATELLITES

EUROPEAN MICROWAVE WEEK

FINAL CHECK FOR FIELD DAY

ENIGMA AWARD

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:
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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