SCARS Weekly Newsletter September 23, 2016

Late Update: Stolen Radio . . .
Hey! SCARS Has A Webpage – Part 4 . . .

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  _…_._


Late Update: Stolen Radio

Just had an email exchange with Mark McGilvray, K5MRK, about his stolen radio. Mark sends the following info:

It is an Elecraft K-3, serial # 01708 stolen on 9/8/2016.

If you have any information about this radio, contact Mark via his QRZ.com email address, or contact me directly, wb5ulk@arrl.net, and I will provide that address to you.

Let’s help get Mark’s radio back!


Hey! SCARS Has A Webpage – Part 4

 N5HZR continues his series about how the SCARS home page has morphed over the past year and how you can use it.

W5NOR Events Page

Last week we covered the information, or sitemap page of the website, and this week we’ll discuss the first of the 50 or so different sections of the website. The events page is located at http://w5nor.org/events and is a great place for both the new, and the experienced SCARS member. New members can look here to get a good glimpse at all of the events that happen throughout the year. You’ll see information about local Hamfests, training opportunities, community service events, our annual Field Day, the annual Christmas party, and more. It’s a fun way to fill your calendar with amateur radio events in the area.

For the experienced ham, this is a great place to get details on events you’d like to get involved with, but you can’t remember when they occur.

Finally, at the bottom of the page is a summary of the previous meeting topics. Here you can see what educational program was offered, and who offered it. This information may settle an argument over what happened, when. Other times it will let you connect with the presenter to get some information about a topic you have interest in.

Stop by the events page this week at http://w5nor.org/events and load your calendar with upcoming events.

73, de N5HZR, webmaster – W5NOR.org


 Collector & Emitter

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…

W5NOR.ORG/CE


 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 September  8th Podcast is titled “Coping with the Solar Minimum“.

We’re on the downhill slide to the solar minimum, but that doesn’t mean the end of Amateur Radio enjoyment. Even at the very bottom of the cycle there is still plenty to do, and plenty of ways to do it!

[Listen to it here-> Coping with the Solar Minimum]

The Doctor’s Home page is here: The Doctor Is In


Latest ARRL Letter

Read it all here: ARRL Letter – 9/22/2016


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.

ARRL DX Bulletin, September 22, 2016

Also, checkout these links from Alexander, 4L5A, which I commend to you:
http://dxnews.com
http://dxnews.com/calendar


 Amateur Radio Newsline

[Note last bullet]

  • RECORD BREAKER ON 630 METERS
  • HAWAII GETS REAL ABOUT TSUNAMI SIMULATION
  • VOICE OF AMERICA’S BETHANY RELAY STATION MARKS ANNIVERSARY
  • AIR SHOW SPECIAL EVENT PUTS TECHS ON 10 METERS
  • SILENT KEYS: PATRICK DOHERTY VE3PD AND TERRY BARNES GI3USS
  • “LAST MAN STANDING” STARTS SEASON 6
  • FALLING OUT with 100 WATTS AND A WIRE
  • DATV QSO KICKS OFF 6TH ANNUAL QSO PARTY
  • UK PREPS FOR ITS LARGEST HAMFEST
  • K2BSA ACTIVATING IN 3 MORE STATES
  • OKLAHOMA HAMS SEEK HELP WITH STORM REPAIRS

Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline, September 23, 2016


Ham Nation

“Ham Nation is broadcast around the world on WTWW,
Bob shows the how-to of Coaxial Dipoles,
Randy finishes the ZZRX40 project,
and more!

Ham Nation Episode 266 – BOB HELPS YOU BUILD A COAXIAL DIPOLE

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.

http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search/page:1/Location.zip:73072/Location.area:250.rpt?format=html


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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