SCARS Weekly Newsletter – June 17, 2016

SCARS Meeting Tomorrow – Field Day Next Weekend . . .
Metro OKC Field Day Locations . . .
HamHoliday . . .
Weekly “Memories” Nag . . .

Did I forget you last week? . . .
The Doctor Is In . . .
Latest ARRL Letter . . .
ARRL DX Bulletin . . .
Amateur Radio Newsline . . .
Ham Nation . . .
Odds and Ends . . .
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles  _…_._

SCARS Meeting Tomorrow – Field Day Next Weekend

Our “what passes for Normal” one week late June Club meeting is tomorrow!
Be sure to be there. Coffee, donuts, & eye-ball QSOs 9am, Meeting at 9:30, with N5HZR and myself having a short program following which will talk about documenting local Amateur Radio history.
It’ll be interesting to some of us. It’ll also be fairly short, so hang around.

In addition, Field Day is NEXT weekend, so be sure to be there.
I’ll be posting a “special” Newsletter early in the week aimed particularly at the new, or newly-active members of the Club regarding signing up for slots to operate the Get On The Air (GOTA) station at Field Day.
More about that early next week.

BIG meeting tomorrow and a FUN two-day event next weekend. Must be June!  See you tomorrow!

Metro OKC Field Day Locations

WX5MOR was sharing some information with other folks and copied me on the following round-up of Central Oklahoma Field Day sites.
There are a number of Newsletter readers who are members of other clubs in the Metro or are not affiliated.
This would be a great time to visit one of these clubs and participate! Here is Gayland’s list:

Aeronautical Center Amateur Radio Club
Wild Horse Park, 1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang

Talk in frequency:  146.985 MHz, – offset, PL 141.3

Edmond Amateur Radio Society
Edmond Fire Training Center, 5300 E Covell, Edmond (just east of I-35)

Talk in frequency:  147.135 MHz, + offset, no PL tone

Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club
Joe B Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E Reno, Midwest City

Talk in frequency:  444.000 MHz, + offset, PL 151.4

Oklahoma City Autopatch Association
Marina Concessions Area, Lake Stanley Draper; 8300 blk SE 104th, Oklahoma City

Talk in frequency:  147.210 MHz, + offset, PL 141.3

South Canadian Amateur Radio Society
Reeves Park, 2501 S Jenkins, Norman

Talk in frequency:  147.060 MHz, + offset, PL 141.3


2016 Field Day Logo


HamHoliday is just around the corner. Everything you need to know can be found right here:

P.S: Mark, N5HZR, will have HH Tickets at tomorrow’s meeting!

 Weekly “Memories” Nag?

Keep your Memory channels on your mobile or HT sorted so you’ll have easy access to frequencies needed for Skywarn or ARES activation. That list is at the bottom of the SCARS Repeater blog maintained by our trusty Trustee, N5UWY – SCARS Repeater Blog (that underlined part is a hyperlink straight to the repeater blog). Scroll down to the Red Box at the bottom of the blog to find the recommended memory entries for you VHF/UHF equipment. 

 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.

The Doctor Is In

Many of us have enjoyed Joel Hallas’ (W1ZR) columns in QST titled “The Doctor Is In” for years.
Now selected stuff from The Doctor is available via podcast from the ARRL.
The June 16 Podcast is titled “Grouding”
By The Way – this is a VERY important topic for you New Amateurs (you “old” ones too!)

The Doctor’s Home page is here: The Doctor Is In .
However, I recommend that you navigate “to” the Doctor’s homepage link and then use the Blubrry link to get to the podcasts. They seem to be more current than even the ARRL archives.

Latest ARRL Letter

Read it all here: ARRL Letter – 6/16/16

ARRL DX Bulletin

ARLD025 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by NY3B, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Robert, M0RCX is QRV as 3B8/M0RCX until July 14. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via EB7DX.

AZERBAIJAN, 4J.  Special event stations 4JF1BAKU, 4JF1EU and 4KF1BAKU are QRV until June 19 during the first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.  QSL 4JF1BAKU via 4J4K, 4JF1EU direct via 4J3DJ, and 4KF1BAKU via 4J6RO.

SAMOA, 5W.  Tom, KC0W is QRV as 5W0COW.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using only CW.  This includes activity in all major CW contests.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Wolfgang, DK1HW will be QRV as 8Q7HW from Mushimasgali Island, IOTA AS-013, from June 20 to 28.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and PSK31.  QSL to home call.

NEPAL, 9N.  Nobuaki, JA0JHQ is QRV as 9N7NH from Kathmandu until June 20.  Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using mainly CW, SSB and possibly RTTY.  This includes being an entry in the All Asian DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DR777RI is QRV until the end of 2016 to mark the 777th anniversary of the town of Rinteln.  QSL via DL8OBQ.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  Dave, W9DR and Tom, W9AEB are QRV as FJ/home calls until June 29.  Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  They will have a 6-meter beacon on 50115.7 kHz.  QSL to home calls.

ST. LUCIA, J6.  Steve, NY3B will be QRV as J6/NY3B from Rodney Bay from June 22 to July 4.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 15 meters, and 10 meters if conditions permit, using CW and SSB.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

AUSTRIA, OE.  Special event station OE2016EURO is QRV until July 10 during the European Football Championship.  QSL via bureau.

GREECE, SV.  Dave, GM0LVI is QRV as SV8/GM0LVI/p from Zakynthos Island, IOTA EU-052, until July 6.  Activity is on the HF bands running 10 watts.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Katsu, JE6DND will be QRV as T88HK from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from June 18 to 21.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to home call.

ICELAND, TF.  Alan, W4MQC is QRV as TF/W4MQC from the Troll Peninsula until the end of July.  Activity is holiday style mostly on 30 meters, but also on 40 and 20 meters as well.  QSL to home call.

CORSICA, TK.  Chris, F5OHM will be QRV as TK/F5OHM from Vico from June 19 to 24.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Sho, JA7MHZ and Masahiko, JA7EPO are QRV as V63DX and V63IX, respectively, from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, until June 25.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using PSK and JT65.  QSL to home calls.

MACAO, XX9.  Gerben, PG5M will be QRV as XX9TGM from the Grand Coloane Resort, IOTA AS-075, from June 20 to 27.  Activity will be on the HF bands using only CW.  QSL to home call.

INDONESIA, YB.  A large group of operators are QRV as YB8O from various Banggai Islands, IOTA OC-208, until June 20.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via YB8RW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SMIRK 6-Meter Contest, All Asian DX CW Contest, Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest, ARR BPSK63 Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest, West Virginia QSO Party, Kid’s Day SSB Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and WAB 50 MHz Phone will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for June 20.  The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for June 22.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Please see June QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web sites for details.

ARRL DX Bulletin, June 16, 2016

 Amateur Radio Newsline


Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline, June 17, 2016

Ham Nation

“Get Bonus Points on Field Day!
Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld and Amanda Alden
show many ways to get the most out of Field Day!”

Ham Nation Episode 252 – FIELD DAY AND THE MILKLY WAY!

Screenshot 2016-06-16 at 15.52.35

Go watch!

 Odds and Ends


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, News, Links, Repeater Info, Hamfests, Licensing, General Help & more linked from the sidebar at the SCARS Homepage – W5NOR.ORG !!!

73 de Gary, WB5ULK …_._


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