SCARS Weekly Newsletter – 8/24/15

Links from the August SCARS Meeting . . .
ARRL Letter – 8/20/15 . . .
Hawai’i QSO Party WAS This Week . . .
Ham Nation at Huntsville . . .
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

Great job Jeff! Enjoy!


ARRL Letter – 8/20/15

ARISS International Delegates Meet in Tokyo
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on VHF and Above Revitalization Seeks August UHF Contest Suggestions
Home of Well-Known Contester K0RF Badly Damaged by Fire
Talk of Pending P5 Operations So Far Remains Just Talks
ARRL Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced
Employment Opportunity — Chief Executive Officer
ARES Supports 60,000 Runners for Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta
Undergrad Radio Amateur Uses Reverse Beacon Network in Research Project
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend Registration Topped 500 this Year
World Digital ATV QSO Party to Mark 5th Year
In Brief…
The K7RA Solar Update
Just Ahead in Radiosport
Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions and Events

Read it all here -> ARRL Letter.


 Hawai’i QSO Party
It Was This Week!

Tom, KH6AAA, sends a local connection regarding this weekend’s Party:

Jerry Turner (Noble, OK)  AG5OK, enjoyed a CW contact with USS Battleship Missouri, KH6BB, early Saturday afternoon during the Hawaii QSO party this weekend. The ship is anchored a few yards from the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.
Operator on the battleship was Bill Kendall, KH6OO, an old HAM friend of mine,  who will be participating in a DX expedition this October to Christmas Island.
Hopefully others of you had the opportunity!

Ham Nation at Huntsville

Most all of the Ham Nation folks attended the Huntsville Hamfest last weekend. As always, lots of good stuff here!

Ham Nation 210: Huntsville Hamfest DIY

Published on Aug 20, 2015

Hosts: Gordon West (WB6NOA), George Thomas (W5JDX), Don Wilbanks (AE5DW) and Amanda Alden (K1DDN)

10ghz contesting with Gordon West, Don returns from Huntsville Hamfest, Kit-Building with CQ Magazine’s Joe Eisenberg, and more!

Watch it all here ->   Ham Nation 210: Huntsville Hamfest DIY – YouTube.


 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

BREAKING NEWS
FILTERED OUT FOREVER
A HEALTHY DOSE OF HAM RADIO
WAITING ROOM
FIELD DAY WITH A TWIST
SCHOOL’S OUT – SCHOOL’S BACK IN
HUNTSVILLE HAMFEST YHOTY
A SHINING BEACON
THE POLITICS OF RADIO
DX UP FRONT
THE WORLD OF DX
A NATION UNTO ITSELF

Live links and Audio here: AR Newsline – News – Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1973 August 21, 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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