SCARS Weekly Newsletter November 3, 2017

Enid Hamfest – 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  _…_._

Enid Hamfest – 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 Mustang, 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.



Grand Prize – Alinco DR-735T

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 KD5UGO 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 11, SCARS Monthly Meeting
Elections, QSL Cards, and a “Stay After School” about tuning dipoles!

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled

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

DX Bulletin 44 ARLD044
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 2, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLD044 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
LU4AAO, NK8O, 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. Jean-Paul, HB9ARY will be QRV as 3B8HC from
November 4 to 18. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL direct to NI5DX.

GUINEA, 3X. Alain, F5OZC and Sebastien, F8DQZ are QRV as 3XY3D/p
from Kassa Island, IOTA AF-051, during the month of November.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL via F5OZC.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W. Thomas, OZ1AA is QRV as 4W/OZ1AA until November 7.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via OZ1ACB.

TANZANIA, 5H. Charles, NK8O will be QRV as 5H3DX from Zinga from
November 5 to December 5. Activity will be in his spare time on 40
to 10 meters using CW, PSK and FT8. QSL to home call.

CROATIA, 9A. Sergio, IZ3NXC will be QRV as 9A/IZ3NXC from Pag
Island, IOTA EU-170, from November 7 to 9. Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via IK3GES.

BURUNDI, 9U. Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club will be QRV as
9U4M from November 6 to 17. Activity will be with five stations on
the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via IK2VUC.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Bill, K2HVN will be QRV as TO2E from November 5 to
10. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and
some SSB. QSL to home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Manuel, HB9DQM is QRV as FK/HB9DQM/p. Activity
is on the HF bands using CW and SSB from some SOTA locations, and
some FT8 from Noumea. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home

ARGENTINA, LU. Special event station LU4AAO/D will be QRV on
November 4 and 5 from the Antarctic Museum, Villa Adelina, near
Buenos Aires to celebrate the Night of Museums. Activity will be on
80 and 40 meters using SSB, 15 meters using CW, JT65 and FT8, and FM
on 2 meters. QSL via LU4AAO.

FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Axel, DK2AJ is QRV as OY/DK2AJ from Kvivik until
November 11. Activity is on the HF bands using RTTY and PSK. QSL
to home call.

NETHERLANDS, PA. The VRZA Zuid West Nederland Radio Club is QRV
with special call PA25ZWN until November 28 to celebrate the club’s
25th anniversary. QSL via PI4ZWN.

SWEDEN, SM. The Helsingens Radio Club Goeteborg is QRV with special
event call 7S50AW during November to celebrate the club’s 50th
anniversary. QSL via SM6PPS.

POLAND, SP. Special event station SN145BRAIL is QRV during November
to mark the founding 145 years ago of the Louis Braille Special
Educational Centre for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and
Youth. QSL via SP2PBY.

TURKEY, TA. Nuri, TA3X is QRV with special event call TC630MECCA
until January 14, 2018. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK63. QSL to home call.

MELLISH REEF, VK9M. A group of operators are QRV as VK9MA until
November 16. Activity is with five stations on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via N7QT.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Rob, M0VFC plans to be QRV as VK9/M0VFC until
November 6. Activity is on 30 and 20 meters, and possibly 40 and 17
meters using CW and SSB. He may also be active as VK9/M0VFC/P from
SOTA VK9/NO-001 using QRP power. QSL via LoTW.

HONG KONG, VR2. Tom, KC0W is QRV as VR2/KC0W from Cheung Chau
Island, IOTA AS-006, until November 15. Activity is on the HF bands
using CW and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

INDONESIA, YB. Look for stations YB8RW/P and YE8XBN/P to be QRV
from Zum-Zum MacArthur Island, IOTA OC-145, from November 5 to 8.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and other
digital modes. QSL both calls via YB8RW.

VANUATU, YJ. Michael, VK2BXE and Chris, VK2YUS are QRV as YJ0MB and
YJ0CA, respectively, from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, until November
7. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using SSB. QSL direct to home

EME Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, IPARC CW Contest,
Ukrainian DX Contest, IPARC SSB Contest, EANET Sprint and High Speed
Club CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for November 7. The CWops
Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled
for November 8.

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

Amateur Radio Newsline





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

Ham Nation


Episode 324’s highlights:

“Putting antennas together,
high-frequency operation,
Hams and Hurricane Ophelia,
inside a broadcast transmitter
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.

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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