Technician and General Licensing Class Starts Tuesday! . . .
Monthly Club Meeting This Saturday . . .
OKC Memorial Marathon Sign-up . . .
More Online Training and Wisdom . . .
Green Country Hamfest . . .
Did I forget you last week? . . .
ARRL Letter . . .
Amateur Radio Newsline . . .
Ham Nation . . .
Officers and Other odd-links . . .
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles _…_._
Technician and General Licensing Class Starts Tuesday!
Mark, N5HZR, sends the following:
SCARS, along with KA5KXW, will be offering a Technician and General amateur radio license class. This class will start on February 9th, 2016, at 6:30 pm, and will be held at Norman Firehouse #7. More detailed location information, and a map is listed as the first item at the top of the SCARS homepage: W5NOR.org
Come join us to learn, or simply encourage these potential/new hams. For more information, feel free to contact N5HZR if you have any additional questions. See you February 9th!
[Editor’s Note: If you do not have Mark’s contact info, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll pass that along]
This class IS for those wishing to pass the Technician Exam, but will also include information needed to pass the General Exam as well. Come from the first – it will get you up-to-speed on what you need to know for BOTH exams.
Monthly Club Meeting This Saturday
Monthly 2nd Saturday meeting this week. Awards, yakking, coffee, donuts, and a program of some sort or other. You can find time, location, and a map on the Meetings/Nets page of the SCARS website:
OKC Memorial Marathon Sign-up
This year’s Marathon is April 24th and there are 100 Amateurs needed for the event. More info and links to sign-up are the second item on the SCARS homepage: W5NOR.org
More Online Training and Wisdom
I haven’t restarted my Ham Radio Continuing Education posts yet, but I’ll give you a preview. There are a number of Hams who do a GREAT video blog about Amateur Radio each and every week at Amateur Logic! Their training, links, and hints are some of the best stuff available online today. As a bonus, in the sidebar, they link to “Our Friends” and each one of these are very good resources as well. Drop in and see what they are brewing up when you have time! AmateurLogic.tv
Green Country Hamfest
At the January meeting we were reminded that Green Country is less than 3 months from now. Mark Conklin, N7XYO, ARRL Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator, reminded some of us on Facebook about this last week as well. Check here for more details: Green Country Hamfest
Did I Forget You Last Week?
There’s an easy way to make sure that you receive each and every blog post. Yes, even on those days when I forget to send an email out to the Club list! But remember that I ONLY send out an email notification for the Weekly Newsletters. The other non-Weekly posts are very rarely notified about via email.
From anywhere on the Blog, scroll down until you see “Follow Blog via Email” in the right side-bar. Sign-up there, and you will always receive an email notice each and every time I post something here. Big Solar Flare? Bingo – you’re on it.
- ARRL Announces Partnership with RFinder — The Worldwide Repeater Directory
- US House Cosponsor List for Amateur Radio Parity Act Grows
- Join the Fun at the 2016 ARRL National Convention in Orlando!
- ARRL Board Adopts New Strategic Plan
- ARRL 2016 Field Day Packet Now Available, New Bonus Point Categories Announced
- National Parks on the Air Update
- Satellite Package Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Released into Orbit from ISS
- Students in Nepal Enjoy that Country’s First Ham Contact with the ISS
- ARES Volunteers Help to Distribute Water in Ohio Community with Lead-Tainted Water
- Long-Time ARRL Vice Director, Honorary Vice President Evelyn Gauzens, W4WYR, SK
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions and Events
Read it all here: ARRL Letter
Amateur Radio Newsline, February 5, 2016
- HAM RADIO AT THE READY IN EAST COAST STORM
- STORM SHUTDOWN FOR VP8STI
- ARRL CHOOSES NEW CEO
- TWO SPRING HAMFESTS FOR NY’S HUDSON VALLEY
- TAKING A 630 METERS FOR A TEST DRIVE
- WHERE BENNY, JOLSON AND CROSBY ONCE BROADCAST
- IN SOUTH AFRICA, LEAP TO THE CHALLENGE
- UK HAMS GET BRAGGING RIGHTS
- THE WORLD OF DX
- A ‘FIRST’ FOR ‘LAST MAN STANDING’
Live links, Script, and Audio here: AR Newsline #1997
The January 27, 2016 Edition of Ham Nation:
HAM NATION 233
“Gordo shows multiple ways for mobile antenna rigging, Bob talks about parametic gain and multi band EQ, and broadcasting from the snow.”
Odds and Ends
NEW! – Real-time Solar Weather
- SCARS Officers
- HF Net List
- Norman VHF Repeaters audio stream
- ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
- Announced DX Operations
- D-Star stuff
- Real-time lightning data
- Oklahoma ARES Voice Over IP Net
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.