In This Issue –
Field Day – Look Back,
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,
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 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!
Online Ham Stuff
New This Week:
The Running List
SCARS Field Day Page
KSARRL’s DeepLink Page
KB6NU’s Ham Radio Blog
Amateur Radio Education & General Learning Resources
Ham Radio Horizons Magazine
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: https://youtu.be/fgTyfwuhThU
Share your favorite online Ham resources! I Want Your Links!
Dates To Remember
July 5 – SCARS VE Testing – http://w5nor.org/license/
July 14 – SCARS July Meeting – http://w5nor.org/meetings/
July 27-28 – Ham Holiday – http://hamholiday.com/
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
- “Baker is Brutal!” KH1/KH7Z DXpedition Team Reports upon Arrival
- Attendance Holds Steady at Hamvention 2018
- ARRL Field Day 2018 Participants Have Fun Despite Dicey HF Conditions
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- World Radiosport Team Championship 2018: The Other Ham Radio Event of the Summer
- 13 Colonies Special Event to Mark 10th Anniversary this Year
- 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 27 ARLD027
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT June 28, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD027
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
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
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.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Pete, VE3IKV and Bill, W4TAA will be
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.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY
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
– WORLD RADIOSPORT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
– WRAPPING UP SEA-PAC IN OREGON
– A LESSON IN SPACE STATION COMMUNICATIONS
– NEW GEAR FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
– SILENT KEY: KEYER-CHIP PIONEER JACK CURTIS K6KU
– FIELD DAY AFTER DARK
– A MACQUARIE ISLAND EVENT WITHOUT SUB-ANTARCTIC EXTREMES
– WORLD OF DX
– ROAD RALLY BECOMES A RADIO RALLY
NOTE: The “SCRIPT” and “AUDIO” above are hyperlinks. Click to read or listen!
Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline – Latest News
“FIELD DAY WRAP-UP“
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,
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
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 !!!