SCARS Newsletter June 29, 2018

In This Issue – 
Field Day – Look Back
Operation: General
Link of the Week,
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
Where We Are On The Web, and
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles  _…_._              

In This Issue

Looking back on Field Day,
Operation: General results,
a new Link of the Week,
The Doctor Talks Vacation Radio,
and all the usual falderal!

“Read all about it” below.

Field Day – Look Back

Field Day this year was pretty exciting. We had a new venue at the Red Cross (the RC folks loved us – we left their building cleaner than how we found it, and they said so), and since we have had Field Day at Reaves Park for so many years, this was a bit of a learning experience, but we did have a lot of room and flexibility for antennas. Next year should be even better since the beam at the Red Cross will be rehabilitated by that time and available for use. Too early to know about contacts – I haven’t even looked at the GOTA logs, but we had seats occupied pretty much all afternoon with people of all ages. Myself, Wayne – KK5IO, Jon – WD5HCI, and Richard – K5RHA, all pitched in to help with the Get On The Air station. Thanks to you all.

There will be more results later, but between operating, testing, Fox hunting, eating, several rounds of thunderstorms including a blown Phase A transformer feeding the building, it was an eventful and fulfilling weekend.

Pictures: At last count there were 59 Field Day pictures at the link below. Go have a look!

Let’s do it again!

Notes: N5HZR will be  doing the Newsletter the next few weeks. Thanks Mark!
“Featured Image” credit, Jim Massara, N2EST

Operation: GENERAL

Operation: GENERAL was an unqualified success.
VE Czar, N5UWY, sends the following:

“Final tally was 10 elements passed of 14 administered.

One new Technician
Two new Generals
Two upgrades to General
Three upgrades to Amateur Extra”

This was a LARC VE session – our first experience with this, but by all accounts, our area director was happy with our performance. Onward we go!

Next test session is July 5. Be there!

Link of the Week

W1AC’s “Ham Software” Links

Yes, Amateur Radio is lots of knob turning and button pushing, but there is a LOT of software in-use by Amateurs today.
Dave’s links are almost all of the primo software sites. Give them a look!

W1AC Amateur Radio Software Links

Online Ham Stuff

New This Week:

The Running List

SCARS Field Day Page

KSARRL’s DeepLink Page

Southgate Amateur Radio News

KB6NU’s Ham Radio Blog

Amateur Radio Education & General Learning Resources

Ham Radio Horizons Magazine

AD5GG’s blog:

Listen to The Bands Online

Heathkit Virtual Museum

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:

Share your favorite online Ham resources! I Want Your Links!

Dates To Remember

July 5 – SCARS VE Testing –
July 14 – SCARS July Meeting –
July 27-28 – Ham Holiday –

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
Take Your Radio on Vacation”

This episode’s synopsis:
“Summertime is vacation time, and the Doctor offers advice on bringing Amateur Radio along for the ride.”

Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast

The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In

This Week’s ARRL Letter

Read it all here: ARRL Letter

ARRL DX Bulletin

DX Bulletin 27 ARLD027
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT June 28, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLD027 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
US5WE, 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.

AZERBAIJAN, 4K. Look for 4K6/DL7ZM and 4K28MAY to be QRV from July
1 to 10 from a mountaintop location at Nasir al-Din al-Tusi Shemakhi
Astrophysical Observatory, grid square LN40hs. Activity will be on
6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL 4K6/DL7ZM via AD0PY and 4K28MAY
via 4K4K.

MONTENEGRO, 4O. Bill, ON5JE is QRV as 4O/ON5JE until July 17.
Activity is on 40 and 20 meters. This includes the activation of
some flora and fauna areas. QSL to home call.

ALGERIA, 7x. A group of operators will be QRV during the month of
July with special call 7V5ID in celebration of the 57th anniversary
of Algeria’s Independence from Stidia, Mostaganem. Activity will be
on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via 7X4CZ.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Daniel, SM0UDH is QRV as 8Q7DT from Horubadho, Baa
Atoll, IOTA AS-013, until July 9. Activity is holiday style on the
HF bands using SSB, JT9, JT65 and FT8. QSL to home call.

CUBA, CO. Special event station CO0SCU will be QRV from July 2 to 4
to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Naval Battle during the
Spanish, Cuban, American War. Activity will be on all HF bands
using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via bureau.

SPAIN, EA. A group of operators are QRV with special call AN1WHC
until July 1 to promote UNESCO world heritage candidacy of the Cies
Islands, IOTA EU-080. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via EC1DD.

ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON, FP. Eric, KV1J will be QRV as FP/KV1J from
Miquelon Island, IOTA NA-032, from July 3 to 7. Activity will be on
80 to 10 meters using some CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. This includes
being an entry in the upcoming IARU HF World Championship. QSL to
home call.

COLOMBIA, HK. Members of amateur radio clubs Liga Radio Manizales,
Liga Radio Medellin, and Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados are QRV
with special event call 5K4CSA until July 2 to celebrate Scouts For
The Peace Jamboree 2018. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB
and FT8. QSL via operators’ instructions.

BAKER AND HOWLAND ISLANDS, KH1. A large group of operators are QRV
as KH1/KH7Z from Baker Island, IOTA OC-089, until July 7. Activity
is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8 in DXpedition
mode. QSL direct to K4TSJ.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ25RRC is QRV until the end of
July to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club.
QSL via RZ3EC.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Roly, ZL1BQD will be QRV as P29RR from Wewak,
IOTA OC-034, from July 1 to 26. Activity will be on the HF bands
with a focus on FT8. QSL direct to home call.

GREECE, SV. Russell, G5XW is QRV as SV8/G5XW from Zakynthos, IOTA
EU-052, until July 2. Activity is on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using
slow CW. QSL via bureau.

ICELAND, TF. Michael, G0POT will be QRV as TF/G0POT from Vik
Island, IOTA EU-021, from July 2 to 9. Activity will be on the HF
bands using QRP power. He also plans to activate some SOTA
references. QSL to home call.

QRV as VQ5Z from Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, from July 1 to
10. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.

Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint, Battle of Carabobo
International Contest and the RAC Canada Day Contest are all on tap
for this upcoming weekend.

RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship is scheduled for July 2.

The IQRP Quarterly Marathon and 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO
Party runs from July 2 to 8.

The ARS Spartan Sprint is scheduled for July 3.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for July 4.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see June QST, page 82, July QST, page 83, and the ARRL and
WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

Always Latest version at the top here:  ARRL DX Bulletin

Amateur Radio Newsline





NOTE: The “SCRIPT” and “AUDIO” above are hyperlinks. Click to read or listen!

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

Ham Nation


Episode 357’s highlights:

“Bob Heil and Gordon West
talk about their Field Day experiences last week,
a solar car built by a high school S.T.E.M. program,
the Ducie Island DXpedition,
the Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club’s field day event,
cleaning up your gear after field day with George Thomas,
and more!

The last half-dozen or so episodes are linked right here: Ham Nation

Where We Are On The Web

Homepage, News / Updates, On The Air Resources,  Facebook, Twitter, Email

Homepage: W5NOR.ORG
News and Updates: scarsnewsletter
On The Air Resources: SCARS Repeater
Facebook: SCARS Facebook
Twitter: W5NOR

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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