SCARS Newsletter August 24, 2018

In This Issue
ARRL Section Manager Election Results
Field Day Photos
Link of the Week,
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

Elections Happen – Ready or Else,
Pictorial Proof,
Amateur Radio Afloat,
WWV Shutdown Blowback from Hams (ARRL Letter),
DX, Dummy Loads, LED RF Noise,
and all the usual stuff!

“Read all about it” below.


ARRL Section Manager Elections Results

Cutting to the chase, the Oklahoma Section Manager, Kevin O’Dell – N0IRW, ran unopposed and was thus re-elected. There were other results as well. Article from ARRL in its entirety below:

http://www.arrl.org/news/summer-section-manager-election-results-announced-2

08/22/2018
Two incumbent ARRL Section Managers have been declared re-elected in balloted elections this summer, and two new Section Managers will begin initial terms of office on October 1. Ballots were counted on Tuesday, August 21, at ARRL Headquarters. In addition, six other incumbent Section Managers were unopposed and will continue with new terms of office.

In North Dakota, incumbent Section Manager Nancy Yoshida, KG0YL, received 79 votes, and Dave Heintzleman, ND0CW, of Newburg, received 72 votes. Yoshida, of Thompson, will begin a full 2-year term on October 1. She had been appointed as Section Manager on January 1 to complete the term of Lynn Nelson, W0ND, after his election as Dakota Division Vice Director.

In Western New York, incumbent Section Manager Laura Mueller, N2LJM, was re-elected, receiving 500 votes to 250 for challenger Elliott Blauvelt Jr., N2OJM, of Horseheads. Mueller, of Falconer, has led the Western New York Field Organization since 2014. She will begin her third term of office this fall.

In Eastern Pennsylvania, George Miller, W3GWM, of Wyalusing, will become the new Section Manager on October 1, filling an 18-month term of office. Miller, who has been the Section Traffic Manager, was the only nominee when nominations were re-solicited this past spring. Bob Wiseman, WB3W, who has been the Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager since October 2016, decided not to run for a new term, but he continued serving as SM for an additional 6 months after his regular term had concluded at the end of March.

Southern Florida will welcome Barry Porter, KB1PA, as its new Section Manager on October 1. Porter, of Delray Beach, has been an Assistant Section Manager, Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator and Emergency Coordinator. He was the only nominee for the position after Jeff Beals, WA4AW, announced that he would not seek a new term of office after serving since 2014.

These incumbent Section Managers ran unopposed and will begin new 2-year terms of office in October: Chuck Motes, K1DFS (Connecticut); Skip Jackson, KS0J (Minnesota); Scott Yonally, N8SY (Ohio); Kevin O’Dell, N0IRW (Oklahoma); Oscar Resto, KP4RF (Puerto Rico), and Fred Kleber, K9VV (Virgin Islands). — Thanks to Steve Ewald, WV1X 


Field Day 2018 Photos

N5HZR put the word out awhile ago that he was looking for photos from Field Day. A few have been collected so far. If YOU have some you’d like to share, you contact him at N5HZR@ARRL.net about how to submit those. In the meantime, here’s the link:

https://w5nor.org/pics/field-day-2018/


Link of the Week

Maritime Mobile Radio Nets

The Newsletter is a bit stunted today since Linda and I have two longtime friends in town, *but* all of you will understand since they are Hams!
It’s great to be able to actually see W7MCS, Michael, and W2JCS, Judy live and in-person!
Since they have “retired to the sailboat”,
this week’s ‘Link of the Week’ is a list of Maritime Mobile Nets.

http://www.ac6v.com/nets.htm#Mari

P.S.: Those who dive in to the link above will note there are MANY Nets, and some with very specific interests. Go exploring those Nets and give them a listen!


Online Ham Stuff

New This Week:

Maritime Mobile Radio Nets

http://www.ac6v.com/nets.htm#Mari

The Running List

SCARS Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8qgGx7zhhRl_Zo8r9l3eOQ

http://www.qth.com/w0aih/

http://ylrlconvention.org/

HamHoliday.com

https://www.ai1ee.com

SCARS Field Day Page
https://w5nor.org/fd/

KSARRL’s DeepLink Page
http://ksarrl.org/deeplink/

Southgate Amateur Radio News

eham.net

KB6NU’s Ham Radio Blog
https://www.kb6nu.com/

Amateur Radio Education & General Learning Resources
https://www.eham.net/reviews/products/56

dxmaps.com

Ham Radio Horizons Magazine
https://archive.org/details/hamradiohorizons

AD5GG’s blog:
http://www.ad5gg.com/

http://brianeisenhauer.com/

Listen to The Bands Online
http://websdr.org/

Heathkit Virtual Museum
http://www.heathkit-museum.com/hvmham.shtml

http://www.k9ya.org/index.php/k9ya-telegraph/articles

http://n5dux.com/ham/pubs

Ham Radio 2.0

Charts, Propagation, Antenna Patterns, LOTS of stuff:

http://www.radioqrv.com/resources.html

Foothills ARS. Also, Lots of Stuff, but good Technical Presentations:

https://www.fars.k6ya.org/others

K7AGE’s Youtube channel. How-tos here by the score

https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE

ARRL’s “Identify noise source by sound” links (this is good!)

http://www.arrl.org/sounds-of-rfi

Dragnet Radio: https://youtu.be/fgTyfwuhThU

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


Dates To Remember

September 6 – SCARS VE Testing – https://w5nor.org/license/
September 8 – SCARS September Meeting –
http://w5nor.org/meetings/


The Doctor Is In

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
“Dummy Loads

This episode’s synopsis:
“They may be ultra-simple devices,
but dummy loads can be valuable tools for testing and more.”


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

QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 35 ARLD035

From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 23, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD035
ARLD035 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.

CYPRUS, 5B. Operators Emil, DL8JJ, Paul, G4PVM, Norman, 5B4AIE and
Col, MM0NDX will be QRV as C4II from Agios Georgios Island, IOTA
AS-120, on August 25 and 26. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, and FT8, and on 6 meters depending on operating
conditions. QSL via M0SDV.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Otis, NP4G will be QRV as CE0Y/NP4G from August
26 to 29. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using
CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

IRELAND, EI. Station EJ0DXG is QRV from Bere Island, IOTA EU-121,
until August 26 as part of the third activation of the Irish Islands
IOTA Tour 2018. QSL via M0OXO.

MOLDOVA, ER. Roberto, IK1HGE is QRV as ER/IK1HGE from Nisporeni
until September 1. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using only SSB.
QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F. Reg, G3WPF is QRV with special event call TM100HAB until
September 4 to commemorate the 100 years since the liberation of
Hardecourt-aux-Bois in the Somme in World War I. Activity is on 160
to 6 meters using CW with some SSB. QSL via LoTW.

ENGLAND, G. Members of the Pontefract and District Amateur Radio
Society are QRV as GB250CC until September 19 to commemorate the
beginning of Captain James Cook’s first voyage 250 years ago. QSL
direct to G0BPK.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station D73V is active until
the end of August to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of Korea’s
independence. QSL via 6K0MF.

MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JD1/JG8NQJ while
delayed on Marcus Island, IOTA OC-073, and remains here until
September 6. QSL via operator’s instructions.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ35PAR is QRV until August 31
during the 35th FAI World Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing
Championship. QSL via LZ1ZF.

CZECH REPUBLIC, OK. Special event station OL100CSR is QRV until
October 31 to celebrate the founding of Czechoslovakia 100 years
ago. QSL via bureau.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC, OM. Special event station OM100CSR is QRV until
October 31 to celebrate the founding of Czechoslovakia 100 years
ago. QSL via OM2FY.

CURACAO, PJ2. Charles, NK8O will be QRV as PJ2/NK8O from August 27
to September 2. Activity will be holiday style on 20 to 10 meters
using QRP power and during his daylight hours. QSL via LoTW.

GREECE, SV. Members of the Thessaloniki Amateur Group will be QRV
as special event station SX10HF during their 10th Ham Fest. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

TURKEY, TA. Members of the 2018 Turkish Ankara Youth Contest Team
will be QRV as TC2F from August 29 to September 4. Activity will be
on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming All
Asian DX SSB contest. QSL via bureau.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Alain, F8FUA is QRV as XT2BR from Ouagadougou
until August 29. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY,
and FT8. QSL to home call.

MACEDONIA, Z3. Franco, IZ5YHD will be QRV as Z3/IZ5YHD from Ohrid
from August 27 to 31. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using
SSB. QSL to home call.

KOSOVO, Z6. Franco, IZ5YHD is QRV as Z6/IZ5YHD/p until August 26.
Activity is holiday style on the various HF bands using SSB. QSL to
home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Hawaii QSO Party, QRP 20-Meter CW
Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, ALARA Contest, YO
DX HF Contest, SCC RTTY Championship, W/VE Islands QSO Party, Kansas
QSO Party, Ohio QSO Party, CVA DX SSB Contest, 50 MHz Fall Sprint
and the SARL HF CW Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August
29.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see August QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
NNNN

Always Latest version at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin


Amateur Radio Newsline

– FLOODING IN SOUTHERN INDIA
– FEDERAL BUDGET PUTS WWV AND WWVH AT RISK
– GETTING THE UNITED NATIONS HAM RADIO CLUB BACK ON THE AIR
– TEXAS CONTEST STATION PREPS FOR ITS COMEBACK
– NEW JERSEY HAM RECOGNIZED BY PRESIDENT
– PAGING ALL HAMS IN AUSTRALIA
– MONITORING SYSTEMS TRACKS DOWN BAND INTRUDERS
– WORLD OF DX
– CELEBRATING OUR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR IN HUNTSVILLE

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AUDIO

 

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

“WE WRAP UP THE HUNTSVILLE HAMFEST

Episode 364’s highlights:

“Reviewing the 2018 Huntsville Hamfest,
microwaves with Gordo,
Youngsters On The Air 2018 in South Africa with Valerie,
Amateur Radio Newsline,
solar weather with Dr. T,
and chatroom questions with Amanda!

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
Email: w5nor@w5nor.org


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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