SCARS Newsletter July 6th, 2018

In This Issue – 
OKC’s Ham Fest – HamHoliday – July 27-28,

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

OKC’s Ham Fest – HamHoliday – July 27-28,
a new Link of the Week,
The Doctor Talks Vacation Radio,
and all the usual falderal!

“Read all about it” below.

OKC’s Ham Fest – HamHoliday – July 27-28

July 27th and 28th will be Oklahoma City’s Hamfest, called Ham Holiday. Each year about 700 amateurs from Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas attend a conference to buy more radio stuff, sell some radio stuff, learn about some radio stuff, or talk about some radio stuff. We’ll be at the spacious remodeled Tower Hotel, in Northwest Oklahoma City. Call 405-842-6633 today for our group rate of $79 per night includes free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The hotel / conference center is northeast of the I-44 & the Lake Hefner Parkway intersection. Just north of the Integris Baptist hospital. Tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 at-the-door. Tickets are available online at or at the July SCARS meeting.

If you are a new ham, an experienced ham or a wanna-be ham, you should attend this event. Our SCARS VE team will be operating a FREE VE test at 1:00 pm. If you pass your first amateur radio license test at Ham Holiday, you’ll be able to attend for free!

This year the hamfest vendor / flea market will operate on Friday the 27th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On Saturday, the 28th, the vendor / flea market will operate from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Here you will find radio gear of all sizes, shapes, and budget levels.

Friday Banquet

Friday evening at 7:30 will be the annual Ham Holiday banquet. Valerie Hotzfeld N9VL is our featured speaker. Valerie’s a regular on the Ham Nation podcast, and is from Central Illinois. This banquet starts after the Friday session completed. Dinner is served at 7:30 pm, in the Salon A-B-C suite. We have a little more room this year, so get your tickets early. This is a great place to visit with your fellow hams, and visit with the state, and local ARRL leadership present. Banquet tickets are $25 and we will have a chicken and ham buffet with great sides and desserts, from “Catering by Finley“. Order your banquet tickets today. After the banquet we’ll have a Wouff Hong ceremony for ARRL members.

Hours of Operation

  • Friday 3:00 pm – Open
  • Friday Banquet 7:30 pm
  • Friday 7:00 pm – Close
  • Saturday 8:00 am – Open
  • R ‘Lil Diner Food Truck starts breakfast at 8:00 am and Coits Food Truck and R ‘lil Diner Food Truck started lunch at 11:00 am.
  • FREE VE Testing 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 3:00 pm – Close

Don’t miss out, stay the night, and I’ll see you there!

Link of the Week

Ham Holiday Website

Online Ham Stuff

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 14 – SCARS July Meeting –
July 27-28 – Ham Holiday –
August 2 – SCARS VE Testing –

The Doctor Is In

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

This episode’s synopsis:

“The Doctor dips into the mail bag . . .”

Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast

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

This Week’s ARRL Letter

  • No new ARRL letter was produced this week due to the holiday.

Read it all here: ARRL Letter

ARRL DX Bulletin

DX Bulletin 28 ARLD028
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 5, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLD028 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
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. Karel, OK2ZI will be active as 3B8/OK2ZI from July
26 to August 4. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly
160 meters, using CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via home call,
direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog’s OQRS or LoTW.

ALGERIA, 7V. Operators Noury, 7X2JV, Amine, 7X2VB, Toufik, 7X2DE
and Charef, 7X4CZ will be using special call sign 7V5ID during the
month of July. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and FT8. QSL via 7X4CZ.

ST. PIERRE MIQUELON, FP. Eric, KV1J will be active as FP/KV1J
until July 17. He will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and the Satellites. He will also be active in the IARU HF Contest
and the DL-DX RTTY Contest. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau,
eQSL and LoTW.

SVALBARD, JW. Members of the Amateur Radio Club SP3PET will be
active as JW100PUT from July 18 to 31, to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of Academic Ham Radio Club of the Poznan University of
Technology. Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 meters as well as 2
meters and 70cm using SSB and FM. QSL via SP3PET.

GREENLAND, OX. Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active as OX3LX until July 14.
Activity will be on various HF bands and limited to his spare time
when not working. QSL via OZ0J direct. Logs get uploaded to LoTW,
ClubLog and eQSL.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B will be active as XW4XR from Vientiane from
July 11 to 22. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters and possibly 6
meters, using CW, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Frank, K3TRM is now active as ZF2RM from the
Cayman Brac (NA-016) until July 7. Activity is usually on 40 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and the Satellites. QSL via K3TRM,
direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.

MARKET REEF, OJ0. OJ0C will be QRV July 21 to 28 and August 18 to
25, as part of YOTA, Youth on the Air. The youth team includes
OH1UBO, OH2EP, OH3OT, OH3UAF, ON3DI, OE3FTA and YO3IMD, all between
16 and 25 years old.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9. Philip, N7NVK plans to be QRV again as of July 6.
He operates primarily on 40 and 20 meters, digital (FT8) and SSB.
QSL via info.

GERMANY, DL. Special call sign DL60SOP is QRV until July 31 for the
60th Sea of Peace Award. QSL via bureau or send direct via DL4SVA.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, W. In celebration of Independence Day, 13
stations will be QRV until July 8. The stations are: K2A in New
York, K2B in Virginia, K2C in Rhode Island, K2D in Connecticut, K2E
in Delaware, K2F in Maryland, K2G in Georgia, K2H in Massachusetts,
K2I in New Jersey, K2J in North Carolina, K2K in New Hampshire, K2L
in South Carolina and K2M in Pennsylvania. WM3PEN is a bonus
station operating from Philadelphia, PA.

UNITED KINGDOM, G. Special call GB13COL is joining in the American
Independence special event and is QRV until July 8. QSL direct to
G0VLF or eQSL.

BRAZIL, PY. Scout station PW2J will be active from July 15 to 22 as
part the 7th Brazilian National Jamboree and the first Portuguese
Speaking Countries Jamboree. The station will be active on the HF
bands using SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL to PY2OP.

PORTUGAL, CT. CS2018FWC will be QRV for the FIFA World Cup. Ops
include CT1IUA, CT1EJB, CT1EHX and CT1FOQ. Look for activity from
July 9 to 15. QSL via CT1REP.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3. CQ918FWC is also celebrating the FIFA World
Cup. Ops CT3KN, CT3HF and CT3MD will be QRV from July 7 to 13. QSL
via CT1REP.

LITHUANIA and POLAND, LY and SP. The LY85DG and SN85LOT call signs
will be active from these two countries to commemorate the 85th
anniversary of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas,
who made a flight across the Atlantic Ocean in July, 1933. The
stations will be active throughout July. QSL LY85DG via LY5O,
bureau or direct, and SN85LOT via SP1PMY, bureau or direct.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Look for XT2SZZ operated by the Slovenian team of
S54W, S57L, S58Y, S59ZZ and S50A from October 22 to 30. They will
be a multi-single low power entry in the CQWW DX Phone event. The
rest of the time they will roam the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via

IRELAND, EI. Olivier, ON4EI will be QRV as EI8GQB from July 8 to 18
and as EI7T on July 14 and 15 during the IARU HF World Championship.
QSL via PA3249.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The FISTS Summer Slow Speed Sprint,
Venezuelan Independence Day Contest, DL-DX RTTY Contest, SKCC
Weekend Sprintathon, Marconi Memorial HF Contest, Original QRP
Contest and the PODXS 070 Club 40 Meter Firecracker Sprint are all
on tap for this weekend. Please see July QST page 83 and the ARRL
and WA7BNM contest websites for details.

Always Latest version at the top here:  ARRL DX Bulletin

Amateur Radio Newsline

July 6, 2018



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

“No Episode, Holiday Break

However, back episodes are always fun to watch.

All 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 Mark, N5HZR …_._

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