SCARS Weekly Newsletter October 13, 2017

SCARS October Meeting is TOMORROW!,  
Gossip Net Needs Net Controllers – DONE,   
Regional Hamfests,   
Texoma Hamarama,  
Dates To Remember
,   
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  _…_._


SCARS October meeting is TOMORROW!

Yep, it’s OU/Texas weekend, but we’re meeting just like we should. We’ll be done before 2:30 kick in any case!

Tomorrow’s business session will be followed by a presentation from our own Aubrey Washington, KF5DJH, about his medical deployment to Puerto Rico.

For a number of weeks, we have heard about the need for volunteers in hurricane stricken areas of the country and the Caribbean. Few are in a position to volunteer, but many of us wonder about the actual conditions in the affected areas. One of our members, Aubrey Washington KF5DJH, has been deployed recently to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma. Although he was not deployed in the role of an Amateur Radio operator, he has now experienced the environment and issues found in an area that has been devastated. He has agreed to give us an account of his recent deployment.

Aubrey’s talk will be followed by another “Stay After Class”  event…

In addition, we’ll perform more ‘stay after school’ seminars on using your new handheld radio, DMR radios or any other amateur radio. If you’re new to the hobby, or would like some help with a new radio, simply stay after the meeting, and Ed Hatch AG5DV, and others will help you through the first setup, and guide you through those first transmissions! If you’ve got a DMR question, Mark Kleine N5HZR, will help you with any setup, or operational issues. Have any other questions? Just ask someone at the meetings, they’re experts on everything in our group, and we’ll help you find the right person. SCARS meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month at 9:00 am. All of the location and time details are available on the Meetings/Nets page of this website. Don’t forget to bring a chair, if you can, as space is getting limited!

All the normal particulars – time, place, etc., can be found at the top herehttp://w5nor.org/meetings/


Gossip Net Needs Net Controllers – DONE

Lucky, KG5MXA, sends the following:

Special thanks, congratulations, and welcome to Chris Turner, KC5PIQ as our newest alternate substitute guest host for the Gossip Net!
Please join us every Tuesday night at 8:30 pm local time on the SCARS VHF repeater for a great ragchew!

Thanks and 73,
Lucky

Editor’s Note: If you do not know what an “Alternate Substitute Guest Host” is, you should tune-in to the Gossip Net to find out!


Regional Hamfests
The two hamfests below are your LAST CHANCE to earn the coveted
“Attended All Oklahoma Hamfests Award”!
Your prize is less money,
more miles on your vehicle and body,
great eyeball QSOs,
and in most cases,
more stuff for you to use, sell, or gather dust on your shelf or in your garage.
I’m going – are you?

Texoma Hamarama – October 27, Ardmore – http://texomahamarama.org
Enid ARC Hamfest – November 4 – http://enidarc.org


Texoma Hamarama

Henry Allen, W5TYD, President Emeritus of Texoma Hamarama, sent the following information below:

Texoma Hamarama – 70th Anniversary !
 
 
Ardmore, Oklahoma, Convention Center
 
October 27 – 28. 2017
 
Mail in Pre-Registration closes October 20th, 2017
 
Online Pre-Registration closes October 25, 2017
 
Onsite registration throughout event
 
Very nice Facility, Wide aisles Lots of Parking, Near Lake Murray and Turner Falls
 
Overnight Accommodations onsite and close by venue
 
Scholarship applications should be postmarked by October 20, 2017
 
Vendors, Flea-market, Forums, Food Trucks, Bingo, Kids Room
 
Ham Radio Prizes, Ladies’ Prizes, Children’s Prizes, Bingo Prizes
 
Scholarship Award

Dates To Remember

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

October 14 – SCARS Monthly Meeting (TOMORROW!)
http://w5nor.org/meetings/

October 21 – National Weather Festival
http://www.ou.edu/content/nwc/visit/national-weather-festival.html

November 2 – SCARS VE Testing
http://w5nor.org/meetings/


The Doctor Is In

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
Dirty Transmitters

Cleaning up a transmitter is important,
and it requires more than a little soap!

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

Always Latest version at the top here:  ARRL DX Bulletin

QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 41 ARLD041
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 12, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD041
ARLD041 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NT5V, 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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Flavio, IW2NEF will be QRV as 3B8/IW2NEF from
October 16 to 23. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands.
QSL to IK2DUW.

SWAZILAND, 3DA. A group of operators are QRV as 3DA0MB until
October 18. This is an EME DXpedition, with activity on 6 and 2
meters, and 70, 23, 13, 9, 6, and 3 cm using CW and JT65. QSL via
PA3CMC.

UGANDA, 5X. Kazuo, 5X2B is QRV from Kampala until July 2019.
Activity is on 30 to 12 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct
to JA1PBV.

BHUTAN, A5. Steve, N6SJ is QRV as A52SJ from Paro until October 19.
Activity is on the HF bands with a focus on 160 meters. QSL to home
call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Steve, KL7SB is QRV as E51RAT from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until October 18. Activity is on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to NI5DX.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ. Damien, F4AZF is QRV as FJ/F4AZF until
October 20, or possibly until October 27, while working here.
Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time. QSL to home call.

MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ will be QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1
beginning October 15 and will be here for two months. Activity will
be in his spare time on the HF bands using CW and RTTY. QSL direct
to JA8CJY.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Look for OH0B to be QRV in the Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest. QSL via OH2BH.

MARKET REEF, OJ0. Henri, OH3JR is QRV as OJ0JR until October 14.
Activity is on 40 to 4 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home
call.

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OP36CLM will be QRV from October
16 to November 15 to commemorate the liberation of the town of
Knokke by Canadian forces in November 1944. QSL via ON3AIM.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Operators Vernon, NN5E and Jim, NT5V will be QRV as
PJ4/NN5E and PJ4/NT5V, respectively, from October 15 to 22.
Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL
to home calls.

BANGLADESH, S2. A group of operators are QRV as S21ZDC from Bhola
Island, IOTA AS-140, until October 18. Activity is on 40 to 15
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via G3KHZ.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. Jose, EC5AC is QRV as S9CQ from Sao
Tome, IOTA AF-023, until October 21. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters
using SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9. Mirko, DJ1AA is QRV as SV9/DJ1AA/p from Sisi, IOTA
EU-015, until October 13. Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Operators JH7IPR, JA6EGL and JQ6FQI are QRV as T88UW,
T88SM, and T88WM, respectively, until October 18. Activity is on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Bill, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from
Calypso Bay, IOTA NA-104, from October 15 to November 7. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters, including 60 meters, using SSB. This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ Word Wide DX SSB contest.
QSL direct to home call.

BRUNEI, V8. Special event station V84K50GJ is QRV until October 15
to mark the present Sultan’s Golden Jubilee. QSL via operators
instructions.

INDIA, VU. Special event stations AT1FI, AT2FI, AT3FI and AT4FI are
QRV until October 28 during the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Activity is on
40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via
VU2SMS.

LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, VU7. A group of operators are QRV as VU7T from
Kavaratti, IOTA AS-011, until October 20. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes, with up to three
stations active. QSL via VU2CPL.

ST. HELENA, ZD7. Bill, G0VDE plans to be QRV as ZD7VDE for one week
beginning October 14. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB
and various digital modes. QSL via G3SWH.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Oceania DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Makrothen RTTY Contest, Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, Pennsylvania QSO
Party, Arizona QSO Party, FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, PODXS 070
Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint and
the UBA ON 2-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 16 to 20.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 16.

The Telephone Pioneers QSO Party is scheduled for October 16. The
Phone Fray, RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series and CWops Mini-CWT Test
are scheduled for October 18.

Please see October QST, page 94, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
NNNN


 Amateur Radio Newsline

Latest Headlines:

– HAMS CONTINUE POST-MARIA WORK IN PUERTO RICO
– NEW YORK SCHOOL CONNECTS WITH HURRICANE MARIA VICTIMS
– HAMS MEET THE CHALLENGE OF NATE
– ARRL FOUNDATION ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
– PARACHUTE MOBILE’S UP AND ON THE AIR AGAIN
– SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP? DO YOUR HOMEWORK! 
– IN WASHINGTON STATE, NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
– SILENT KEY: SATELLITE PIONEER PATRICK GOWEN G3IOR
– WORLD WAR 2 CODE TALKER DAVID PATTERSON DIES
– A PORTABLE CHALLENGE FOR SUMMITS ON THE AIR
– HAPPY SPECIAL EVENT BIRTHDAY OSCAR NORRIS W4OXH

SCRIPT

AUDIO

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


Ham Nation

“PINEBOARD, PUERTO RICO AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!”

Episode 321’s highlights:

“Jamboree-on-the-Air,
incorporating Hams in disaster planning in India,
testing your pineboard,
MFJ 45th anniversary celebration,
wishing Amanda a happy birthday
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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