W5RLW TAILGATE / SWAP MEET /
SKYWARN TRAINING /
Choke Material and Lift to Split /
Some Nice Online Ham Stuff /
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 _…_._
W5RLW TAILGATE / SWAP MEET
DATE: MARCH 3, 2018
LOCATION: 332 West 33rd.
EDMOND, OK. (REAR PARKING LOT)
JUST WEST OF SOUTH BROADWAY, ON WEST 33rd
START TIME: 9:00 A.M. to Noonish
WEST OF SOUTH BROADWAY on West 33rd Street,
SOUTH SIDE OF THE STREET,
BEHIND“R.L. Williams Co.” in the rear parking lot.
Entrance is located just under the 90 foot tall Edmond Water Tower.
FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, FREE COFFEE DONUTS, and BOTTLED WATER while they last…
Please sign the guestbook in W5RLW’s store.
YOU MAY BRING A SMALL FOLDING TABLE TO DISPLAY YOUR WARES.
THE ONLY STIPULATION,
THERE CAN NOT BE ANYTHING LEFT BEHIND TO BE DISPOSED OF
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION
WX5MOR, Gayland, reminded us that SKYWARN Training is already underway. The in-person training this year is in Edmond, but there are 2 online Webinars that are almost as good. If you already have your 1st SKYWARN class under your belt, I would highly recommend that you take the ADVANCED class that will also be offered as a Webinar.
The Norman Forecast office’s schedule of training classes and locations can be found at this link:
Choke Material and a Lift to Split
Kim, N5OP, asked that I share this with the group…
I’m interested if there is anyone interested in a group buy of ferrite material for common mode chokes. I’m thinking of Type 31 material (best for HF). Mouser lists it here,
but I can probably find it cheaper once I know how many are interested.
Also, at some point in the future, I’m going to rent a trailered lift to work on my antennas. It goes up to almost 60 ft and if I pick it up at the end of the day on a Friday, I need may only a day’s rental but get it for the entire weekend, to be returned on Monday Morning. The one I get is mobile, meaning that it will move under its own power so that you needn’t be a pro trailer person to get it set where it’s needed. It’s usually about $250 for the weekend. I’m interested in sharing the cost if someone else could use it, too.
73, Kim N5OP
You can email Kim here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Ham Stuff
I’ve stumbled upon some really nice “Ham” writing/publication, etc. sites of late and remembered one that I shared with you some time ago. Go browse through these, and I’ll bet that you’ll find something that interests YOU!
Ham Radio 2.0
If you watch Episode 128 of HR2.0, “Orlando Hamcation”, you might even see K2ARW in there somewhere!
Share your favorite online Ham resource with others! Send me those links!
Dates To Remember
Some VERY important events are scheduled in the near future which you need to put in your planner:
Feb 27 – SCARS Tech/General Class Week 3 – http://w5nor.org/events/
Mar 1 – SCARS VE Testing – http://w5nor.org/license/#When
Mar 6 – SCARS Tech/General Class Week 4 – http://w5nor.org/events/
Mar 10 – SCARS Monthly Meeting – http://w5nor.org/meetings/
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
The Doctor sez:
“These classic devices are not as common as they used to be,
but they are far from extinct.“
Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast
The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In
This Week’s ARRL Letter
Most Recent Headlines:
- Amateur Radio Emergency Service Transitioning to New Online Reporting System
- ARRL Announces 2018 Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology Sessions
- Louisiana Elects New Section Manager
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- “Improving Hurricane Preparedness” is National Hurricane Conference Theme
- Postponed DXpedition to Disputed Spratlys Reset for March
- 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition to Extend Beyond Amateur Radio
- Paul Danzer, N1II, is 2017 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award Winner
- Ham Radio “a Special Hobby,” Young ARRL Member Tells College Publication
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
Read it all here: ARRL Letter
ARRL DX Bulletin
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 9 ARLD009
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 22, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD009
ARLD009 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA3B, EA5GL, WB0TEV, WE9V, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX
News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar
and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2. A group of operators is QRV as 3D2EU until
March 16. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL via DK2AMM.
TANZANIA, 5H. John, KB7LBY will be QRV as 5H2LBY while ascending
Mount Kilimanjaro from February 25 to March 2. Activity will be
limited during his climb to 40 and 20 meters using QRP power. QSL
NEPAL, 9N. Charles, KE5GD is QRV as 9N7CR until March 1. He is
active on 20 meters using SSB from around 1200 to 1400z. QSL to
ETHIOPIA, ET. Mike, OM2DX is QRV from Addis Ababa from the
Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society station ET3AA. QSL via N2OO.
MARTINIQUE, FM. A group of operators is QRV as TO972A until March
2. Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital
modes. This includes being active in the REF contest. QSL via
NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Yves, FK4RD and Arnaud, FK/JG1XMV are QRV from
Lifou Island, IOTA OC-033, until February 26. They will then be QRV
from Mare Island, IOTA OC-033, from February 26 to March 2. QSL to
SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Chungki, VA7YM will be QRV as H44YM from
Honiara, IOTA OC-047, from February 24 to 26. QSL via EA5GL.
TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40. After his Honiara operation, Chungki, VA7YM
will be QRV as H40YM from Lata in Nendo Island, IOTA OC-100, from
February 27 to March 12. QSL via EA5GL.
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Will, AA4NC, and Ronald, AA4VK are QRV as
KH0/home calls from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, until February 28. QSL
direct to home calls.
ARUBA, P4. Paul, K9PG, Mike, K9NW, Chad, WE9V and John, W6LD will
be QRV as P40L from February 25 to March 9. Activity will be on all
HF bands. This includes being a Multi/2 entry in the upcoming ARRL
International DX SSB contest. QSL via WA3FRP.
GUATEMALA, TG. Chris, PA2CHR and Jos, PA3FYC are QRV as TD9CHR and
TD9FYC, respectively, until March 3. Activity is on 2 meters, and
70 and 23 centimeters using EME. QSL via PA3FYC.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from Antigua
from February 28 to March 5. Activity will be on the HF bands.
This includes being a Single Op/Assisted/All Band/High Power entry
in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL direct to
BELIZE, V3. Victor, WB0TEV and Michael, K5MDK will be QRV as V31VP
and V31MK, respectively, from Blackman Eddy from March 1 to 5.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters. This includes being active as
V31VP in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL to
INDIA, VU. Members of the Gujarat Institute of Amateur Radio and
Mount Abu International Ham Radio Club will be QRV with special call
sign AT7BK from Ajad Tapu Island, IOTA AS-175, until February 25.
QSL via VU2BK.
VIET NAM, XV. Sookun, HL1AHS and Jinho, HL1LUA will be QRV as XV9HL
from Ho Chi Minh City from February 26 to March 6. Activity will be
on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL
via HL1AHS. In addition, some members of the Lufthansa Amateur
Radio Club will be QRV as XV9DLH from Phu Quoc Island, IOTA AS-128,
beginning February 24. QSL via DK8ZZ.
NICARAGUA, YN. Operators Jim, WB2REM and Mark, WY1G will be QRV as
H72DX from Granada from February 26 to March 6. Activity will be on
various HF bands using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL direct to WY1G.
SERBIA, YU. Special event stations YU100WWI and YT100SF are QRV
until December 31, 2018, to commemorate the 100 years since the end
of World War I and the 100 years since the breakthrough of the
Salonika Front. QSL via operators’ instructions.
KOSOVO, Z6. Mome, Z32ZM is QRV as Z68M until March 6. QSL direct
to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North
American RTTY QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC CW Sprint, REF Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, South Carolina QSO
Party, High-Speed Club CW Contest, SARL Digital Contest and the
North Carolina QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this
The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray,
QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and SKCC CW Sprint are all scheduled for
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see February 2018 QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
Always Latest version at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
– HAMS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING, REVISITED
– SWEDISH AMATEURS TAKE NEW LOOK AT HAND-HELD MICROPHONE BAN
– BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION TO HONOR EARHART
– CQ MAGAZINE SEEKS HALL OF FAME NOMINEES
– AUSTRALIAN HAMS HARBOR HOPES FOR GOOD CONTACTS WITH FERRIES
– SILENT KEY: WIA’S JIM LINTON VK3PC
– JAPANESE YLs GEAR UP FOR FESTIVAL
– NORWAY CONTESTERS GET A CALL SIGN BOOST
– IN SEARCH OF AN AUSTRALIA-SOUTH AFRICA CONNECTION
– WORLD OF DX
– THREADS OF FRIENDSHIP AMONG YLS
NOTE: The “SCRIPT” and “AUDIO” above are hotlinks. Click to either to “read” or “listen”!
Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline – Latest News
“THE BOYS ARE BACK FROM BOUVET”
Episode 339’s highlights:
“The Yuma City HamFest,
Val talks to Jerry WB9Z just back from the Bouvet DXpedition,
the North Carolina QSO Party,
a new FT8 user in the desert at Quartzfest 2018,
The last half-dozen or so episodes are linked right here: Ham Nation
Odds and Ends
- ARES Memory Settings (Red Box at the bottom of the page)
- Collector and Emitter Archive
- YLRL Nets and other info
- Real-time Solar Weather
- SCARS Officers
- HF Net List
- Norman VHF Repeaters audio stream
- ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
- Announced DX Operations
- D-Star stuff
- Real-time lightning data
- Oklahoma ARES Voice Over IP Net
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 !!!