SCARS Weekly Newsletter May 26, 2017

Memorial Day
Memorial Day Weekend Special Event Stations
SCARS Now Weather Ready Nation Ambassador
National Weather Museum Membership Drive
Dates To Remember
Blog Update Notifications

Collector & Emitter
Weekly “Memories” Nag
The Doctor Is In
This Week’s ARRL Letter
ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
Ham Nation
Odds and Ends 
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles  _…_._


Memorial Day

Me·mo·ri·al Day

məˈmôrēəl ˌdā/

noun 

  1. a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day Weekend Special Event Stations

There are a number of Memorial Day and Military Special Event Stations on-the-air this weekend. As far as “radio activities” are concerned, I’d be hard-pressed to think of a better way to “Remember Why”.

http://www.arrl.org/special_events/search/page:1


SCARS Now Weather Ready Nation Ambassador

It was announced at the May meeting that SCARS is now a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador. This is something as a Club which we do as a regular course of existence, since one of our primary activities is supporting Emergency Management organizations with our SKYWARN activities. We also encourage our own members to have their “house in order” when it comes to being ready for whatever it is that Mother Nature throws at us, and to share that information to those we know.

To learn more about the NWS Weather Ready Nation Ambassador program check out this link:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/ambassadors.html

 

WRN_Ambassador_logo


National Weather Museum Membership Drive

Support the National Weather Museum!
Individual Memberships are $25 and Family Memberships are $50.
Support a local museum!
If a membership isn’t your style – help by volunteering!
Current needs are volunteers to man the front desk
(no experience or specific weather knowledge necessary as there are augmented reality stations that provide content),
and help establish an Amateur Radio Station and then operate it at the Museum.
The Museum call sign is WX5NWM.


Dates To Remember

Some VERY important events are scheduled in the near future which you need to put into your planner:

May 31 – Last day for Ham-Com online ticket sales
(https://www.hamcom.org/ticket-general-admin.cfm)
June 1 – June VE Testing, 
Fire Station 7
(http://w5nor.org/license/index.html)
June 9-10 – Ham-Com, Irving, Texas
(https://www.hamcom.org/)
June 17 – SCARS June Meeting, Fire Station 7
   (http://w5nor.org/meetings/index.html)
June 24-25 – ARRL Field Day, Reaves Park
(http://w5nor.org/fd/index.html)
July 21-22 – Ham Holiday, OKC
(http://hamholiday.com/)


Blog Update Notifications

If you do not already receive notifications of updates to the SCARS Blog, you may sign-up for those by entering info here:
http://w5nor.org/email/


 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. 


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 Latest Podcast is titled
Flea Market Tips
“.
[For the Newbies, but for us Old Farts as well!]

[Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast ]

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


This Week’s ARRL Letter

Most Recent Headlines:

Read it all here: ARRL Letter


ARRL DX Bulletin

 Latest version at the top here:  ARRL DX Bulletin

—————————————–
Other DX links via Alexander, 4L5A:
http://dxnews.com
http://dxnews.com/calendar


 Amateur Radio Newsline

Latest Headlines:

  • HAMVENTION 2017 IS HISTORY
  • HAMS NEEDED FOR OLYMPIAN EFFORT
  • THE EAGLE FLIES HIGH FOR ARNEWSLINE’s NT3V
  • NOMINATE A YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
  • A MAYDAY FOR MARITIME MOBILE
  • HAM RADIO GOES TO CAMP
  • GET READY FOR 100WAAW ACTIVITY
  • WORLD OF DX
  • CHASING AFTER HAM NATION GLORY

Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline – Latest News


Ham Nation

Ham Nation celebrates their 301st Episode

This week’s highlights:
The gang is back from the Dayton Hamvention,
Leo stops by to congratulate the team on their 301st episode,
portable operation of a mobile HF hotspot,
and more!

The last half-dozen or so episodes are linked right here: Ham Nation

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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