In This Issue /
W5ZAX – SK /
One Community Easing Antenna Restrictions /
SKYWARN TRAINING /
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 _…_._
In This Issue
In this week’s Newsletter, the lead is The Transcript’s story about W5ZAX and two images from his remembrance table.
The small town of Payette, Idaho, has modified an “antenna ordinance”. Personally, I believe there are lessons we can learn here.
There is just ONE in-person SKYWARN training event remaining
– in Edmond, next Thursday. See the schedule linked in
“Dates to Remember”.
I’ve added a new link (Heathkit stuff) to the online Amateur Radio resources listing, followed by the happenings for the coming weeks, and “The Doctor” opens up his Mailbag.
This week’s ARRL Letter leads with a story about Amateur Radio and the response during the 3 East Coast Winter Storms even as the 4th is doing it’s thing in New England on its way out to sea. The League is also looking for some Emergency Communications Mentors as the revised EC-001 course kicks off, the Chinese are banging away with an Over-The-Horizon Radar system sitting smack-dab in the middle of 40 meters, and all the other usual “stuff”!
W5ZAX – SK
David A. Dary
Last Sunday’s Norman Transcript Page 1 Story by Andy Reiger:
Two images below of the Remembrance Table at David’s service Wednesday.
Images courtesy of KH6AAA’s daughter, Lisa.
One Community Easing Antenna Restrictions
I’ll grant your remark “Payette, Idaho is about the same size as Seminole, Oklahoma!” But, but, but… This is what we as Amateurs want, and we can point at Payette, Idaho as an example.
There are lessons to be learned here. Maybe we need to chat with the ARES EC of Payette County?
Headline: City eases up on amateur radio restrictions
Read about it here: Payette Independent Enterprise
The Norman Forecast office’s schedule of training classes and locations can be found below, but THE LAST in person SKYWARN training event is next Thursday in Edmond.
Online Ham Stuff
New This Week:
Heathkit Virtual Museum
Older stuff below:
Ham Radio 2.0
Charts, Propagation, Antenna Patterns, LOTS of stuff:
Foothills ARS. Also, Lots of Stuff, but good Technical Presentations:
K7AGE’s Youtube channel. How-tos here by the score
ARRL’s “Identify noise source by sound” links (this is good!)
Dragnet Radio: https://youtu.be/fgTyfwuhThU
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:
April 5 – SCARS VE Testing – http://w5nor.org/license/
April 14 – SCARS Monthly Meeting – Topic: Digital Mobile Radio DMR
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
The Doctor sez:
“The Doctor answers listener questions.
Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.“
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:
- Radio Amateurs Pitch In to Help as “Hat Trick” of Major Coastal Storms Hit Northeast
- ARRL Seeks EC-001 Mentors
- Deadline Approaching to Submit Nominations for Five ARRL Awards
- International Space Station Astronauts Calling “CQ Students”
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- New Book: Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is Now Shipping
- Just When You Thought It Was Safe: Chinese Over-the-Horizon Radar Appears on 40 Meters
- Launch of “SpaceBEEs” Unauthorized, FCC Tells California Technology Developer
- HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen Puts Scouts in the Spotlight
- 80 Young Radio Amateurs to Attend Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Camp in South Africa
- Hospital Ship Crew Members Get Amateur Radio Training at Sea
- 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 13 ARLD013
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 22, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD013
ARLD013 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB0TEV, 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.
MAURITIUS, 3B8. Mart, DL6UAA will be QRV as 3B8MM from March 27 to
April 11. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, various
digital modes and some SSB. QSL to home call.
VIET NAM, 3W. Yuri, RA0FU plans to be QRV as 3W9CI from Cham
Island, IOTA AS-163, from March 24 to 27. Activity will be on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home
GEORGIA, 4L. Mamuka, 4L2M will be QRV in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest as a Single Op on 40 meter entry. QSL via EA7FTR.
MALAWI, 7Q. Members of the EIDX Group will be QRV as 7Q7EI from
March 24 to April 2. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY with four stations active. QSL via M0OXO.
CHINA, B. Look for B1Z to be a Multi/Op entry in the CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest. QSL via EA7FTR.
TAIWAN, BV. Operators BM2AAV, BV2DD, BV2KS and BV3UB will be QRV as
BP0P in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via bureau.
BAHAMAS, C6. Operators Joe, W8GEX and Janet, W8CAA are QRV as C6ADX
and C6AYL, respectively, from the Exuma Islands, IOTA NA-001, until
March 26. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using SSB and various
digital modes. QSL direct to home calls.
MOROCCO, CN. A group of operators will be QRV as CN2AA in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via UA2FM.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Luca, HB9OBD is QRV as D44KIT from Sal Island, IOTA
AF-086, until March 25. Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using
SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Operator DU1KIR plans to be QRV as 4H1K in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9. Members of the Amateur Radio Union of Ceuta
will be QRV as ED9E in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL
direct to EA9ACD. In addition, look for Jorge, EA9LZ to be QRV as
EF9R in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct to EA5KB.
ISLE OF MAN, GD. Gordon, MM0GOR will be QRV as MD1E in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via M0OXO.
THAILAND, HS. A group of operators plan to be QRV as HS0AC in the
CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via HS5NMF.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Operators K1ZE, KE0UI and WA0ROI are QRV as
KP2/home calls from St. Croix. They will also be active as NP2N in
the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a either a Multi 2 or
Multi/Single entry. QSL NP2N to home call and all others to home
PERU, OA. Special call OC4PS will be QRV from the Pachacamac
Archaeological Sanctuary near Lima on March 23 and 24. Activity
will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
QSL via OA4O.
ARUBA, P4. Andy, AE6Y will be QRV as P49Y from Pos Chiquito, IOTA
SA-036, in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Single Op/All Band
entry. QSL to home call.
CAMEROON, TJ. Members of the IDXT are now QRV with new call TJ2TT
until March 29. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to I2YSB.
BELIZE, V3. Victor, WB0TEV is QRV as V31VP from Blackman Eddy until
March 27. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters. This includes being an
entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as V73NC from Majuro,
IOTA OC-029, until March 26. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using
mostly SSB and some FT8. This includes being an entry in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct to home call.
BURKINA FASO, XT. Max, DK1MAX is QRV as XT2MAX until April 2.
Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using mostly CW and some
FT8. QSL via LoTW.
CAMBODIA, XU. Li, BG4HRM is QRV as XU7AKL until March 28. Activity
is on 40 to 10 meters. This includes being active as a Multi/Single
entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call. In
addition, look for members of the Haiyan Contest Club to be QRV as
XU7AEY in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via BG9XD.
VIETNAM, XV. Igor, RW0BG is QRV as XV9BG from Phu Quoc Island,
IOTA AS-128, until March 26. Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
INDONESIA, YB. Hans, YB2DX will be QRV as a Single Op/All Band/High
Power entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct to
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest, QRP
80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, FOC CW QSO
Party and the UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest are all on tap for this
The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for March 28.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see March 2018 QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
Always Latest version at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
– HAMS RESPOND AS TORNADOES TOUCH DOWN IN ALABAMA
– AMSAT’s HAMVENTION TEAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
– GERMAN AMATEUR’S CALL FOR HELP GOES GLOBAL
– STANDING WHERE WARTIME HISTORY WAS MADE
– NETS OF NOTE: THE COLORADO ASTRONOMY NET
– NOMINATE THE NEXT ‘YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR’
– INDONESIAN HAMS ARE ON BOARD FOR ON-LINE TESTING
– THELMA SOUPER MEMORIAL CONTEST CANCELLED
– RADIO’S WORLD CUP COINCIDES WITH ‘THAT OTHER ONE’
– WORLD OF DX
– PUTTING THE ‘HAM’ IN HAMSTER
Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline – Latest News
“MEET THE SIMPLEXTON”
Episode 343’s highlights:
“Pine Board report with Bob Heil,
Amateur radio on another popular TV show,
George Thomas completes the MFJ tuner kit,
interfacing your radio with your computer with Valerie Hotzfeld,
Bob interviews Paul Wieloszynski K4PEW about Simplex Amateur Radio,
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 !!!