SCARS Newsletter February 23, 2018

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

DIRECTIONS:
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

CONTACT INFORMATION:
n5knu@hotmail.com
405-875-5819


SKYWARN TRAINING

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:
http://www.weather.gov/oun/spottertalk



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,
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/623-2631814002 ,
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: cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net 


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!

http://www.k9ya.org/index.php/k9ya-telegraph/articles
http://n5dux.com/ham/pubs
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
VACUUM TUBES

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:

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
via LoTW.

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
home call.

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
F5RXL.

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
home calls.

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
home call.

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
home calls.

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
weekend.

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
February 28.

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.
NNNN

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

SCRIPT

AUDIO

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



Ham Nation

“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,
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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3 thoughts on “SCARS Newsletter February 23, 2018

  1. You do an excellent job putting out this newsletter and I read it regularly. I was looking for a report on the winter Field Day and didn’t see any. That would be of interest to me.

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    • Bill,

      I had two very wordy posts after WFD and didn’t include Michelle’s post on Facebook about it, but I’ll do a cut&paste of that here for you. Peter posted 322 QSOs to LoTW for Winter Field Day!

      73, Gary
      _________

      I want to thank everyone who came out helped, participated, and provided equipment for Winter Field Day. The food was fantastic!

      Thank you Rhlonda McCoy Carey I know everyone out there enjoyed your wonderful cooking. The baked potatoes cooked in the oven stove was the perfect touch for the chili. I know Raisen (and everyone else) enjoyed a few of your grilled cheese sandwiches.

      David Grizzle Thank you for providing the trailer, tents, generator and everything else!! Without you, this would have been a lot harder to pull off.

      Jon Tankersley Thank you for the getting the location, notices out to everyone in the area, your trailer and generator (warmed up bathrooms!!!).

      Phil Cox-I am not sure what we would have come up with with out your poles! Bill Lockett-saved the GOTA station with his Buddy pole!

      The night Crew, Peter Khor, Chris, Mike and Bill! Woo Hoo, they braved the 27 degrees. I think they could only get the tent down to 40 with the heaters (sorry).

      Mark Kleine Thank you for saving the CW log file!

      To everyone else that showed up for loading, set up, getting on the air, and tear down. It takes a village.

      I hope you all enjoyed it, had some fun, learned something and just had good fellowship with other HAMS.

      Before removing any duplicates (Chis is doing this, and I don’t have the final numbers yet) we had 138 CW, and 207 Phone contacts.

      ~Michelle W5MQC.
      (I hope I didn’t miss thanking anyone)

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