SCARS Weekly Newsletter – July 15, 2016

July Meeting Aftermath . . .
Collector & Emitter . . .
2 Big Amateur Radio Buying Opportunities . . .
Ham Holiday . . .
Request for Help . . .
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  _…_._

July Meeting Aftermath

I was very busy getting ready for the BIG AUCTION at the meeting, so was very distracted. I know we had a roomful of people and equipment, there were at least two items sold from member to member before the meeting even began. President In Charge Of Vice, Rodney, was in the Chair since the Prez was off galavanting around somewhere, and the meeting itself quickly got down to the Program which was done by KD5UGO, K5VL, and KG5REX. A demo and discussion of the history of, and current requirements for climbing gear. Victor and Rex donned their respective gear and what, when, how, and why of the equipment was discussed. A great presentation! This was followed by the Silent Auction of the equipment donated to the Club by W7CNK – and was a great success. We’ll talk about that at the next Club meeting, but the small remnants of the auction will be offered for sale at Ham Holiday and the leftovers will be advertised on eBay. Thanks to all who made the auction a great success!

When and how to get there here:

Collector & Emitter

As a reminder for those at the June SCARS meeting and a link for those who were not, here is the direct link to the historical issues of CORA’s almost 30 year long monthly publication, The Collector & Emitter. Lot’s of great stories, True and Fiction, MANY club meeting notes, Happenings in Oklahoma Amateur Radio, and for me at least, a ton of memories about the Amateur Radio Dealers which we had in the OKC area. Lots and lots of fun reading.

When you start reading these, the clock will just melt away…


2 Big Amateur Radio Buying “Opportunities”

Leftovers of the W7CNK equipment will be for sale at Ham Holiday, and afterwards on eBay.


And lastly, Ham Holiday always presents a good opportunity to “acquire” new and used Amateur equipment,
as well as other “items” of value only to those selling and buying.
If you’ve never been to a “Ham” flea market, you’ve not lived – really.

Ham Holiday

Ham Holiday is Next Friday and Saturday. Everything you need to know can be found right here:

Request For Help

David, KG0FHF, a new SCARS Member, sent the following request. If you can help David, contact him directly via his email listed below.

I am a new member and I need some help putting a G5RV up in the top of a couple of trees ( about 50 footers) at my house in oldtown Norman.

I should have the rope and pulleys in by this weekend.

IF someone has the equipment and skills, I will gladly compensate.


David H Hickman KB0FHF –

 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 July 14 Podcast is titled “HF Propagation”

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 – 7/14/2016

ARRL DX Bulletin

ARLD029 DX news

DX Bulletin 29  ARLD029
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 14, 2016
To all radio amateurs

ARLD029 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by 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.

HAITI, HH.  Pierre, HB9AMO is QRV as HH2/HB9AMO.  He plans to be active holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW only until July 26. QSL via M0URX using OQRS.

MALTA, 9H.  9H3JH is the temporary call for Susanne, DL8UTL, Fabian, DO1FAB, and Jorg, DL8DTL who will be on family holiday in Malta until August 1.

SVALBARD, JW.  Paul, G4PVM will be active as JW/G4PVM from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) on July 23 and 24.  Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands.  Look for the log to be uploaded to both ClubLog and LoTW.

DODECANESE, SV5.  Igor, OH2FUW will be active as SV5/OH2FUW from Gennadi (WW. Loc. KM35XA), Rhodes Island (EU-001), between July 19 and August 1.  His main activity will be the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31) as a Single-Op/QRP/CW/24Hr entry.  QSL via OH5AB, direct or by the Bureau.

GREECE, SV.  Berkin, TA3J will be QRV from Molyvos (Lesvos-Greece) from July 21 to 24, operating as SV8/TA3J (EU-049) on 160 to 6 meters using SSB and FM.  QSL via TA3J.

FRANCE, F.  TM16PO commemorates the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.  They are QRV from July 15 to 17, and 22 to 24.  QSL via F5DRD (B).  TM160NT celebrates the 160th birthday of Nikola Tesla on all weekends until August 21.  QSL via F6KRK, eQSL.  Special event station TM7BR operates in the context of this year’s International Maritime Festival in Brest. They are QRV until July 23.  QSL via F4ELK.

THAILAND, HS.  Members of the HSDXA will be active in the CQ WW VHF Contest as E2X.  They were granted a license for 6 meters and plan to work that band focusing on Europe.  QSL via E20GMY.

JAPAN, JA.  The special event station 8J7START will be active between July 16 and August 31, drawing attention to disaster management and the reconstruction after the earthquake.  Operators are members of the Sendai Tuning DX Club (JH7YES).  QSL via bureau.

The Mitsubishi Electric Amateur Radio Club celebrates its 50th anniversary on the air with the call 8J3ME between July 16 and December 24.  QSL via bureau.

MONGOLIA, JT.  Alexander, UA9YPS, Dmitry, RA9YTX, and Andrey, RA9YGC will be active with the calls JT0YPS, JT0YTX, and JT0YGC respectively, from Lake Tolbo Nuur from July 19 to 24.  They are QRV on 80 to 6 meters and 2 meter EME.  QSL via home calls and JT0YPS also via ClubLog OQRS.

UINTED STATES OF AMERICA, K.  Members of the Boeing Employee Amateur Radio Society will be celebrating their company’s 100th anniversary with the call N7B, until July 18 on 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via KB7QPS.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  PD17MH commemorates the victims of Malaysian Airlines’ flight MH17 from July 16 to 18.  QSL via PD0MV.

RUSSIA, UA.  R100MA celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Russian Navy from July 17 to August 2.  QSL via RZ5D.

ST. KITTS and NEVIS, V4.  Frank, K3TRM is active until July 16 as V4/K3TRM from Nevis Island (NA-104) on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL via home call to OQRS or LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Russian Radio Team Championship, Trans-Tasman Lowbands Challenge, DMC RTTY Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, North American QSO Party RTTY, CQ Worldwide VHF Contest and the RSGB Low Power Contest will keep contesters busy this weekend.  The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is on July 18.

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 July QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web sites for details.

 Amateur Radio Newsline


Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline, July 15, 2016

Ham Nation

“DIY way to find your pet,
Wes Schum Field Day,
videos from across America,
Randy’s Mixer,
and Amanda helps fight fires!

Ham Nation Episode 256 – Zappa Does Zappa

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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