Technician and General Licensing Class – NOT TOO LATE! . . .
Monthly Club Meeting Highlights . . .
National Parks On The Air . . .
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 – NOT TOO LATE!
Even though the first week of class was UUUGE (34 students!!!), it is not too late to come! Fire station 7 in Norman, 6:30PM Tuesday.
Directions can be found here: http://w5nor.org/meetings/index.html
Class info can be found here: http://w5nor.org/class/index.html
[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 Highlights
The SCARS February meeting convened at the normal time and place with anything BUT a normal attendance – there were 56 members and guests present. We had people standing and even sitting on the floor. I’ve personally never been to a SCARS meeting where we ran out of chairs!
Beside the normal business, SCARS presented a plaque recognizing W7CNK’s generous gift to the club. It was your Editor’s privilege to present this recognition and to be able to share just how much Lucky has done for the Amateur Community and Practice with those present. In appreciation for Lucky’s gift to the club, SCARS recognized him with a SCARS Lifetime Membership. We are honored to have you as a member!
After the month’s business was attended to, WX5MOR, Moore, Oklahoma, Emergency Manager, gave an extremely informative, and dare I say ‘impassioned’, presentation about ARES. While you will NOT get the real gist of what many of these slides represent because you’ll not know the narration which went along with them, there is MUCH good information and links from his slide set, which can be found here:
WX5MOR ARES Presentation, 2/13/2016.
National Parks On The Air
ARRL is recognizing the the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary celebration with an event called National Parks On The Air (NPOTA). This DOES include the Oklahoma City National Memorial. The SCARS Homepage has a paragraph and LINK to the NPOTA event page and can be found here: National Parks On The Air.
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
Green Country is less than 2 months from now. 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.
- US House Subcommittee to Consider Amateur Radio Parity Act
- New ARRL President Happy to be Part of “Exciting Times for Amateur Radio”
- Matt Holden, K0BBC, Tapped as ARRL Dakota Division Vice Director
- National Parks on the Air Update
- ARRL Signs New Memorandum of Understanding with the American Red Cross
- Army and Air Force MARS Communications Exercise Set for February 12
- Severe Weather Cuts Short South Georgia VP8SGI DXpedition
- VHF Groups Join Forces to Sponsor “Super Conference”
- QCWA Honors ARRL President Emeritus Harry Dannals, W2HD
- ARRL 2016 International DX Contest (CW) is February 20-21
- Icom America Donates IC-9100 Transceiver to ARRL Headquarters Station W1HQ
- Hamvention Extends Awards Nominations Deadline to March 1
- North American “RST” Stations on the Air Activity Set for February and March
- University Radio Club Donates Vintage J-37 Key to B-29 Radio Position Restoration Project
- IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Honors Ulrich Rohde, N1UL
- 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
Amateur Radio Newsline, February 5, 2016
- AMATEUR RADIO RESPONDS TO TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE
- ARRL RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH RED CROSS
- A MONUMENTAL ACTIVATION IN A PARK
- A RUNNING NEED FOR HAMS
- CAROLINA ON THEIR MINDS
- EMERGENCY OPERATIONS AT INDIANA HOSPITAL
- WELL-GROUNDED GROUNDHOG
- HAM RADIO MOVIE GETS TV PILOT
- PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
- ANTIQUE WiRELESS IN ACTION
- SK: VIRGIN ISLANDS WEATHER NET FOUNDER
- GET READY FOR WORLD RADIO DAY
- THE WORLD OF DX
- THE RADIO VOICE OF A CENTURY
Live links, Script, and Audio here: AR Newsline #1998
The February 10, 2016 Edition of Ham Nation:
HAM NATION 234
Bob shows how to tune a transmitter with a light bulb, Randy builds an audio breakout cable, Val interviews Sean Kutzko from ARRL, and a solar report from Dr. Skov.
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.