SCARS Weekly Newsletter October 27, 2017

Weather Festival & W5F & Picnic,  
Texoma Hamarama,    
Enid Hamfest One Week From Tomorrow,
November Program and Stay After School Subjects,  
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  _…_._


Weather Festival & W5F & Picnic

Social Media is chock-full of pictures from last week’s Naitonal Weather Festival and a couple floating around of the picnic.  If you haven’t seen them on the SCARS Facebook Group page, you’re missing out. If you’re not a member, you can join by heading over here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5nor/

W5F was active on HF Phone, HF Digital, and VHF.
QSL cards will be going out Real Soon Now.


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Texoma Hamarama
(STARTS TODAY!)

Texoma Hamarama – 70th Anniversary !
 
This hamfest should have about 350 of your friends and neighbors selling, buying, and trading their amateur radio goodies. MTC Radio, from Paris, TX will be onsite selling everything you need for your new, or old car or shack. Mike, The Coaxman will be there, from Yukon, OK. He’ll have all of the coax, antenna wire, support cord, and connections you need to make your new antenna. Friday night VE test session. ARES / ARRL forums. Great access for everyone. Breakfast and Lunch food trucks out front. See you there. Get your tickets online!

Enid Hamfest One Week from Tomorrow!

Our friends in Enid will be hosting the last Oklahoma hamfest of the year on November 4, 2017. The $3 entry includes a hot dog lunch! W5YI VE test at 1pm, so start your studying. MTC Radio, from Paris, TX will be onsite selling everything you need for your new, or old car or shack. Mike, The Coaxman will be there, from Yukon, OK. He’ll have all of the coax, antenna wire, support cord, and connections you need to make your new antenna. Embroidered memories will be there for your callsign wearables, and “Derby Radio Shack” (B&H Sales), from Derby, KS will have their tables full of goodies.

For those of us celebrating the “Worked All Oklahoma Hamfests”,
this will be the final leg of the journey!
See you there! Tickets available at the door.


November Program and Stay After School Subjects

QSL cards are a part of ham radio’s charm and history, even in this day of instant online verification. Jim Massara N2EST, will explain them: how to use them, how to send them and how to design them. He’ll share tips on how to create your own QSL card and what goes into a good one.

And an additional ‘stay after school’ seminar for this November meeting. Phil Sinnett KF5UGO and Bill Lockett AE5F will be showing us how to tune a number of dipoles. Here you can actually watch, or help the group, bring some life into a set of shortened dipoles on a tripod mount. They’ll be using antenna analyzers, SWR meters, and good old fashioned common sense to turn these unruly pieces of metal into working amateur antennas. If you are ready to build your first antenna, or need to see how you can spruce up an existing one, this after school event is for you. This will be outside the Firehouse, right after the main meeting!

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 at the Norman Firehouse #7, just west of Rock Creek, and Flood. 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!


Dates To Remember

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

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

November 11, SCARS Monthly Meeting
QSL Cards and a “Stay After School” about tuning dipoles!
http://w5nor.org/meetings/


The Doctor Is In

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
QRP

QRP has been around for a long time,
and here Steve and the Doctor talk about
how to optimize your QRP Signal!


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 43 ARLD043
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 26, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD043
ARLD043 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB0TEV, 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.

TUNISIA, 3V. Operators Ash, 3V/KF5EYY and Ludovic, HB9EOU will be
QRV as 3V8SS from the Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts in
Sousse in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest as a Multi/Single/Low
Power entry. QSL via LX1NO.

GUINEA, 3X. A group of operators are QRV as 3XY3D/p from Tristao
Island, IOTA AF-096, until October 31. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using mainly CW. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide
DX SSB contest. Afterwards, they will be active as 3XY3D from Kassa
Island, IOTA AF-051, from November 2 to December 1. Activity will
be on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW. This includes being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL both calls direct
to F5OZC.

GEORGIA, 4L. Mamuka, 4L2M will be QRV as a Single Op/Single Band on
20 meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via
EA7FTR. In addition, Gia, 4L4WW will be QRV as 4L0A from Obcha as a
Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL
via LoTW.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W. Thomas, OZ1AA will be QRV as 4W/OZ1AA from Dili,
IOTA OC-148, from November 1 to 7. Activity will be on 40 to 10
meters using mainly CW and some FT8. QSL via OZ1ACB.

CYPRUS, 5B. Members of Nicosia Contest Group will be QRV as C4A as
a Multi/2 entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via 5B4KH.

TONGA, A3. Hiro, JA6WFM will be QRV as A31MM from Nuku’alofa on
Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049, as a Single Op/All Band entry in the
CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. This activity does not include 160 or
80 meters, however. QSL via EA4GL.

OMAN, A4. A large group of operators will be QRV as A44A as a
Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via
A47RS.

TAIWAN, BV. Look for operators JL3RDC, JP3PZG and JN3MXT to be QRV
as BW/home calls on all bands in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.
QSL direct to home calls.

CHINA, BY. Members of the Chinese Radio Amateur’s Club will be QRV
as B9K from Hangyashan, Gansu Province as a Multi/2 entry in the CQ
World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via BA4EG.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Rafal, SQ9CNN will be QRV as D4Z from Sao Vicente
Island, IOTA AF-086, in the CQ World Wide SSB DX contest on 15
meters. QSL direct to HB9DUR.

PALESTINE, E4. Janusz, SP9FIH is QRV as E44WE from Bethlehem until
October 29. Activity is on 30, 15, 12 and 10 meters using SSB,
PSK63 and possibly RTTY. He will be active in the CQ World Wide DX
SSB contest as a Single Op/Single Band/Assisted/Low Power entry on
15 meters. QSL to home call.

LIBERIA, EL. A group of operators will be QRV as 5L3BI from Baiyah
Island, IOTA AF-111, from October 31 to November 4. Activity will
be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

MONGOLIA, JT. A group of operators will be QRV as JT5DX in the CQ
World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL direct to JT1CO.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. A group of operators will be QRV as AH0K from
Tinian Island, IOTA OC-086, in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.
QSL via OH6GDX.

PALAU, T8. Tetsuya, JA7XBG is QRV as T88GA from Koror Island, IOTA
OC-009, until October 31. Activity is on the HF bands. He will be
active as T8ED in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL both calls
direct to home call.

CORSICA, TK. Salvatore, IK8UND will be QRV as TK9R from Ajaccio,
IOTA EU-014, in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. Activity will be
on all bands. QSL to home call.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. A group of operators will be QRV as V26B
from Antigua, IOTA NA-100, in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest as a
Multi/Multi entry. QSL direct to KA2AEV.

BELIZE, V3. Victor, WB0TEV is QRV as V31VP from Blackman Eddy until
October 31. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using SSB and RTTY. He
will also be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest as a Single
Op/All band/High Power/Assisted entry. QSL direct to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5. Tev, TA1HZ is QRV as V51/TA1HZ until October 30. This
includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. Activity is
on 80 to 10 meters. QSL via LZ3HI.

HONG KONG, VR. Members of the FUN Amateur Radio Club will be QRV as
VR20FUN in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via VR2FUN.

INDONESIA, YB. A group of operators will be QRV as YE2A in the CQ
World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW.

UK SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS, ZC4. Adrian, G0KOM will be QRV
as ZC4MK from Avdimou Beach in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.
QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Stan, K5GO will be QRV as ZF9CW from Cayman
Brac Island, IOTA NA-016, in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest as a
Single Op/All Band entry. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ Worldwide DX SSB Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint and NCCC CW Sprint are scheduled for this weekend. The
Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT Test and UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest are
scheduled for November 1.

Please see October QST, page 94, November QST, page 93, and the ARRL
and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
NNNN


 Amateur Radio Newsline

Latest Headlines:

– HAMS CHECK IN DURING HISTORIC STORM IN IRELAND
– PUMPKIN-WATCHERS PUMPED FOR PATROL
– REPORTING IN FROM SCOUT JAMBOREE
– AMSAT PREPS FOR NOVEMBER LAUNCH
– TROPHY AWARDED TO ARISS INTERNATIONAL CHAIRMAN
– SILENT KEY: PUBLISHER CARL SMITH N4AA
– THERE GOES THE TELEGRAPH, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
– HAM TV PROJECT CONNECTS WITH AUSTRALIA
– WORLD OF DX
– COMMERCIAL STATION GOES BAREFOOT AFTER THE STORM

SCRIPT

AUDIO

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


Ham Nation

“HURRICANE HAMS ON PUERTO RICO”

Episode 323’s highlights:

“Gordo interviews young ham Abby AB1BY,
amateur radio operator efforts in the Northern California wildfires,
the Bigfoot Radio Net,
Valerie, Andy Anderson KE0AYJ and Joe Basset W1WCN
talk about their experience in Puerto Rico
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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