SCARS August Meeting – Tomorrow! . . .
What The Heck Is DMR? . . .
Collector & Emitter . . .
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 August Meeting – Tomorrow!
All the regular folderal that usually happens on a Club Meeting day, but the program is N5UWY giving you a 1-2-3 about Logbook Of The World during the post-business portion of the meeting! Don’t miss this!
And as a bonus, N5HZR will give a DMR cram session after the program!
A day not to be missed!!! All the info you could ever need as to where, when, what can be found here: http://w5nor.org/meetings/index.html
P.S.: Upcoming programs can be found on the SCARS home page, just scroll down a bit. Lots of interesting programs coming up! http://w5nor.org/
What The Heck Is DMR?
Main Trading Company did a Land Office business selling DMR radios to SCARS members at Ham Holiday. By my unofficial count, there were 10 DMR-capable radios sold to SCARS members. There will VERY LIKELY be a ‘stay after school’ Q&A on DMR by N5HZR after the scheduled post-business presentation at the August meeting. And there is a DMR-centric page with radio-centric info (and a bonus Baofeng Chirp database) on the SCARS website now – check it out at: http://w5nor.org/codeplugs/
Remember to STAY AFTER THE PROGRAM for a DMR CRAM!
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…
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 August 11th Podcast is titled “Standing Wave Ratio“.
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
- New Hamvention Venue : “You Will Be Very Impressed,” Chairman Assures
- Growth in New Amateur Radio Licensees Ahead of Last Year’s
- Amateur Radio Sleuthing Pins Down Source of Strange RF Interference
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- National Parks on the Air Update
- Reminder : Youth in Amateur Radiosport Survey Ends August 31
- HAARP Facility to Reopen in 2017 under New Ownership
- Amateur Radio Plays Critical Role in Mountain Rescue
- ARES® Day in Palm Beach County Recruits 15 New Members
- New SO-50 Distance Record Set in Youth DX Adventure Contact
- ARISS US Team to Host ARISS-International Summit
- Tuskegee Airman, Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Julius T. Freeman, KB2OFY, SK
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
Read it all here: ARRL Letter – 8/11/2016
ARRL DX Bulletin
Note: The ARRL DX Bulletins are VERY labor intensive to format for use here, so I’m just going to link to them from here on.
However, you do NOT have to be an ARRL member to read these.
(But I’d like the opportunity to talk with you about joining the ARRL!!!)
Amateur Radio Newsline
- NPOTA: BIG DOINGS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
- CYCLING HAM’S FINAL ROUTE HOME
- SUMMER WRAPPING UP FOR K2BSA
- BOXBORO CONVENTION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
- ANOTHER LIGHTHOUSE GUIDES THE WAY
- A SUMMER CRUISE FOR PCARS
- CHARLIE TANGO CELEBRATION IN THE UK
- THE WORLD OF DX
- HIS ‘N HERS HAMS
Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline, August 12 2016
“Randy shows how to build your own ZZRX-40 receiver,
Tim Duffy K3LR flies a drone over DX antenna farm,
Gordo goes over the basics of the 10ghz microwave transmitting,
Dayton Hamvention is moving,
and Amanda streams live from Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association Club meeting!”
Odds and Ends
- 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.