In This Issue…
Monthly Club Meeting Review,
I Fall On My Sword,
Route 66 On The Air,
71st Hamarama Next Month,
Link of the Week,
Dates To Remember,
The Doctor Is In,
This Week’s ARRL Letter,
ARRL DX Bulletin,
Amateur Radio Newsline,
Odds and Ends,
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles _…_._
In This Issue
5 Star Meeting,
“Get Your on-the-air Kicks”,
Amateur Radio Prepares for Florence
(ARRL Letter, ARNewsline, Ham Nation),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
Monthly Club Meeting Review
I give September’s Meeting 5 Stars!
It was a fabulously attended event with no fewer than 70 people in attendance including a number of Visitors and several people who weren’t even Hams!
N5JXS gave a GREAT presentation about Radio and Emergency Ops in the Civil Air Patrol.
You can watch the entire Club Meeting or fast-forward to Gerry’s presentation at this link:
(the video will open in a new window)
The Real News from the Club Meeting is the Fall Picnic which will occur at the WA6DKD Antenna Farm at 4PM the afternoon of the October meeting. Don’t worry – I’ll remind you about this many times between now and then.
All in all, a GREAT meeting and many got help with new radio assistance, got their DMR and handhelds programmed, and one or two people walked away with Tape-Measure Antenna Kits. There are a number still available for $10 from N5HZR. Call him any time of the day or night – the boy never sleeps. Really. 15 minutes a night – tops.
Hope you can be there next month and then make it to the Picnic!
Your Editor, aided and abetted by MailChimp, and to a far lesser extent N5HZR,
conspired to delete a number of recent subscription entries.
Several months-worth of them. Sigh…
IF you are reading this by discovering it by some means other than getting notified by MailChimp, please, go back and do it again. I promise to supervise my fingers more dutifully when editing these lists. The signup link is here:
Route 66 On The Air Continues through Sunday
September’s US Route 66 On the Air Special Event Marks 19th Year:
The 19th annual Route 66 On the Air special event, celebrating the storied highway between the west coast and the US heartland, gets under way on September 8 and continues until September 16.
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC http://www.w6jbt.org) of San Bernardino, California, sponsors the event, which will feature 21 stations — including two rovers — operating from sites along or near the path of
US Route 66.
Sporting W6-prefix 2 × 1 call signs, the stations will be active on CW, SSB, and digital modes, as well as some VHF and UHF repeater operation.
Through story, song, film, and television, the highway — also known as “The Will Rogers Highway” and “The Mother Road” — came to symbolize the spirit of the freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America.
Stretching nearly 2,500 miles from California to eastern Illinois,
US Route 66 was established in the mid-1920s.
After it had been replaced piecemeal by the Interstate Highway System, it was formally removed from the US Highway System in 1985,
although segments of the highway now have been designated
a National Scenic Byway — Historic Route 66.
The US National Park Service says https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/index.html Route 66 “holds a special place in American consciousness and evokes images of simpler times,
mom-and-pop businesses, and the icons of a mobile nation on the road.” NPS includes the roadway in its “Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary.”
Started by the Northern Arizona DX Association, the US Route 66 Special Event offered a way for radio amateurs to “relive the ride,” CBARC said on its website.
CBARC assumed sponsorship of the event a couple years after the inaugural running, and it has become a staple of the September special event schedule.
Several Amateur Radio clubs will participate in making the event a reality by sponsoring stations set up along the original US Route 66 or in cities nearby. Listen for W6A – W6U during the event period.
CW operation will center on or near 3.533, 7.033, 10.110, 14.033, 18.080, 21.033, 24.900, 28.033, and 50.033 MHz.
SSB operation will focus on or around 3.866, 7.266, 14.266, 18.164, 21.366, 24.966, 28.466, and 50.166 MHz.
For digital modes, look for Route 66 stations around 3.580, 7.070, 10.140, 14.070, 18.100, 21.070, 24.920, and 28.120 MHz.
Commemorative QSL cards and certificates will be available.
71st Hamarama Next Month
The 71st Texoma Hamarama is a little over a month away, and it’s not too soon to pre-register and put it on your calendar.
Friday/Saturday, October 26 & 27.
This’ll be the only out-of-town Hamfest I’ll make this year.
How about you?
Link of the Week
KE2YK’s Special Events Page
Some of you likely already have this site bookmarked, but I just today happened upon KE2YK’s (Gary Utz) page of “Special Events”. For those new to Amateur Radio Clubs and even individuals will put on Special Events for all kinds of “happenings”. I wouldn’t even be surprised to hear of a Special Event for a Hog Calling Contest. In any case, the setup radios and antennas, talk to anyone and everyone, and will even exchange a Special QSL card commemorating the contact.
In any case, here is the link: https://ke2yk.com/special-events/
Online Ham Stuff
New This Week:
KE2YK’s Special Events Page
The Running List
Route 66 On The Air
W8JI’s “Noise” Page
Maritime Mobile Radio
SCARS Youtube Channel
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
October 4 – SCARS VE Testing – https://w5nor.org/license/
October 13 – SCARS October Meeting – http://w5nor.org/meetings/
October 13 – SCARS Fall Picnic, 4PM, WA6DKD QTH
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
“Tools for Every Ham“
This episode’s synopsis:
“The Doctor discusses basic tools that every amateur should have in his or her station.“
Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast
The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team Activates for Florence
- IARU Administrative Council Meeting Focuses on WRC-19 Preparation
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- US ARDF Team Tops its Own World Championships Medal Count in Korea
- Colorado Club Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation Trailblaze Challenge
- Ducie Island VP6D DXpedition, Other Pacific Operations on Target
- Two 40-Meter Broadcast Intruders Gone, IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Reports
- 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 38 ARLD038
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT September 13, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD038
ARLD038 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
SWAZILAND, 3DA. Pista, HA5AO plans to be QRV as 3DA0AO from Mbabane
from September 16 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using
CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.
VIET NAM, 3W. Jacek, SP5APW will be QRV as 3W9JK/p from Cham
Island, IOTA AS-162, until September 22 and then as 3W9JK from Hoi
An until September 27. Activity will be on 20 to 6 meters using
SSB. QSL to home call.
MALAWI, 7Q. Alex, IW5ELA will be QRV as 7Q7ELA from September 17 to
26 while traveling through the country. Activity will be on the HF
bands using mostly CW in his spare time. QSL to home call.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Christian, OE3DEC is QRV as 8Q7EC until September 23
while on vacation. Activity is mostly on 20 meters using SSB. QSL
to home call.
WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team will be QRV
as 9M4IOTA from Redang Island, IOTA AS-073, from September 15 to 17.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL direct to 9M2OOO.
TONGA, A3. Eberhard, DL7JLL is QRV as A35JLL from Niuafo’Ou Island,
IOTA OC-123, until September 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters
using QRP power. QSL to home call.
SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society will
be QRV with special calls HZ88ND, 7Z88ND and 8Z88ND from Riyadh from
September 16 to 30 to celebrate the 88 National Day of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia. QSL via HZ1BF.
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Harry, JG7PSJ is QRV as WH0RU from Saipan,
IOTA OC-086, until September 18. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.
DODECANESE, SV5. Alex, SQ9UM is QRV as SV5/SQ9UM from Rhodes
Island, IOTA EU-001, until September 24. Activity is holiday style
on 40 to 6 meters, and possibly 60 meters, using CW, RTTY, PSK and
FT8. QSL to home call.
EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Uli, DL2AH is QRV as T32AH from Kiritimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, until October 2. Activity is holiday style on
80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL direct to home call.
SAN MARINO, T7. Members of the Radioamateurs Association of the
Republic of San Marino will be QRV as T71A from Torre Guaita, T71B
from Torre Cesta, and as T71C from Torre del Montale, also known as
the three towers of San Marino, on September 15 and 16. Activity
will be on 40 to 10 meters. QSL via T70A.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Dima, UA1OLM is QRV as RK1OWA/p from
Solovetsky Island, IOTA EU-066, until the end of September.
Activity is in his spare time on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW. QSL
KOSOVO, Z6. Max, ON5UR will be QRV as Z68UR from Gjakove from
September 20 to 30. Activity will be on various HF bands using
mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via M0URX.
TRISTAN DA CUNHA AND GOUGH ISLAND, ZD9. Steve, G4EDG will be QRV as
ZD9CW from Tristan da Cunha Island, IOTA AF-029, from September 20
to October 22. Activity will be on 40 to 15 meters, and possibly 80
meters later in the operation, using mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via
ANTARCTICA. Adam, ZL4ASC is QRV as ZL5A from the Scott Base on Ross
Island, IOTA AN-011, while on work assignment. Activity is in his
spare time. QSL via operator’s instructions.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, North
American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
Collegiate QSO Party, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Scandinavian
Activity CW Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Iowa QSO
Party, QRP Afield, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party,
Washington State Salmon Run, Feld Hell Sprint and the BARTG Sprint
75 will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The Phone Fray, 144 MHz Fall Sprint and Run for the Bacon QRP CW
Contest are scheduled for September 17.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test and RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series are
scheduled for September 19.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see September 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
“SATERN AND THE NATION PREPARE FOR FLORENCE“
Episode 367’s highlights:
“Amanda talks with Bill Feist, National SATERN Liaison for The Salvation Army on preparation for hurricane Florence,
kids talk to the International Space Station,
building a crystal radio set with George,
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 !!!
73 de Gary, WB5ULK …_._