SCARS Weekly Newsletter July 7, 2017

July Meeting is TOMORROW MORNING
Field Day Retrospective, Part 2
Ham Holiday Banquet Speaker AE5DW
New and Upgraded Hams Last Night
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  _…_._


July Meeting is TOMORROW MORNING

Be There and Bring A Chair



Field Day Retrospective, Part 2

More pictures, and a GREAT VIDEO, from Field Day 2017!

If you weren’t there, you should’a been!

Drone operated by KC5PIQ, Chris, took photos AND video. Here are some of the ones that Chris posted to the SCARS Facebook Group page: 

NOTE: Click on the pictures for a full-sized image, but they’re BIG!

The “Naturally Air Conditioned” Shelter

Drone-FoodTent

The VERY important Food Prep Area

Drone-Inspection

If you look carefully you can see the Phone station’s multi-band dipole

Drone-FD-site

Field Day layout from a couple of hundred feet

Video “from the drone” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/cM8uLJxkF3E

Thanks to Chris, not only for the video and pictures, but for doing the yeoman’s work hanging the antennas!


Ham Holiday Banquet Speaker AE5DW

Ham Holiday has announced that the Friday night banquet speaker will be AE5DW, Don Wilbanks, of Amateur Radio Newsline and Ham Nation fame. Don is a native of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Read his bio here: https://www.arnewsline.org/staffbios/don-wilbanks-ae5dw.html


New and Upgraded Hams Last Night

N5UWY posted this last evening after the Monthly VE Session:

Good test session tonight.

5 new Technicians
2 upgrades to General
2 upgrades to Amateur Extra

 

Everybody went home happy!


Dates To Remember

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

July 8 – SCARS July Meeting
http://w5nor.org/meetings/index.html#monthly

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

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
APRS
“.
[Not JUST another acronymn!]

[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:

  • CONVICTION IN ILLINOIS HAM’S KILLING
  • NEW FCC COMMISSIONER NOMINATED
  • BRIGHT TIME FOR LIGHTHOUSE ON PEI
  • LIGHTHOUSE-LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND REGISTRATION GROWS
  • HAM CLUB IN UK FIGHTS FOR SURVIVAL
  • ADVENTURE CONTINUES FOR AMELIA EARHART TRIBUTE PILOT
  • WORLD RADIOSPORT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP PASSES TEST
  • WORLD OF DX
  • MORSE CODE IN A NEW DIMENSION

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


Ham Nation

New Gear and Super Stations

Episode 307’s highlights:

“Gordo explains sporadic-e clouds,
Ray has some new toys from ICOM,
Newsline top stories of the week,
Val reports from super station K9CT,
and Amanda with the chat rooms questions!”

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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