SCARS Newsletter October 12 , 2018

In This Issue… 
Picnic Rain Delay
October Meeting Tomorrow
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
Did someone say “more rain, please”?
 Club Face-to-Face,
5 straight weeks of  Saturday Ham Events (Dates),
Winterizing your radio stuff (The Doctor),
and all the usual stuff!

“Read all about it” below.


 

Picnic Rain Delay

What a shock that it’ll be raining most of today
and likely tomorrow, right?
In any case, the picnic at the WA6DKD homestead has been postponed until next Saturday. See you then!


October Meeting Tomorrow

Just because there is rain doesn’t mean that our “indoor activities” will be postponed. Oh no, we’ll meet that’s for certain, and we are scheduled for a GREAT program by Bob Rogers – WA5EEZ, who will talk about Winlink Email. No some of you are asking yourself “why in the world would I need Winlink when I’ve got a really good Internet connection sitting right here on my desk?” Well, then answer is “you may not always be sitting at your desk.” My buddy, W7MCS – Michael, uses a combination of Winlink and Sailmail to keep up with his email while he is plying the waters of the Sea of Cortez. And if you had been deployed to support Disaster Relief for Hurricane Florence or Hurricane Michael, you’d be using Winlink. Here’s Mark’s write-up about tomorrow’s meeting from the W5NOR front page:

October 13th Meeting

Our own Bob Roberts WA5EEZ will be showing us the WinLink email protocol. This free system provides you with an amateur radio-themed email address, like n5hzr@winlink.org. And, they provide the infrastructure connections to deliver emails by amateur radio. This delivery method allows emails, attachments, and more to be passed in, and out of areas without standard data connections. Bob will talk about the system, demonstrate the software, and show real-time connections via the Internet, and a couple of amateur radio data paths. Sign up at WinLink.org, and join in on the fun.

SCARS meetings happen on the second Saturday of the month (third in June) at 9:00 am at the Norman Firehouse #7, just west of Rock Creek, and Flood. All of the location and time details are available on the Meetings/Nets page of this website.

 


Link of the Week

Quarter Century Wireless Association

If you are an Amateur who bought the latest and greatest handheld radio just as soon as you were licensed and bought the Yaesu FT-26 (see pic below), then you are eligible to join this August Body and Amateurs.

http://www.qcwa.org/qcwa.php


Online Ham Stuff

New This Week:

http://www.qcwa.org/qcwa.php

The Running List

https://www.amsat.org/

http://www.ad5gg.com/2018/09/25/what-is-characteristic-impedance/

The Amateur Amateur
http://www.the-amateur-amateur.com/

KE2YK’s Special Events Page
https://ke2yk.com/special-events/

Route 66 On The Air
http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=15

W8JI’s “Noise” Page
http://w8ji.com/noise.htm

Maritime Mobile Radio
http://www.ac6v.com/nets.htm#Mari

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

October 13 – SCARS October Meeting – http://w5nor.org/meetings/

October 20 – SCARS Fall Picnic, 4PM, WA6DKD QTH

October 26-27 – Texoma Hamarama – http://hamarama.org/

November 3 – Enid Hamfest – http://www.enidarc.org/enidhamfest/

November 10 – SCARS November Meeting – http://w5nor.org/meetings/


The Doctor Is In

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
“Winterizing

This episode’s synopsis:
“These meters have been around for decades and remain one of most useful pieces of test equipment you can own.

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 42 ARLD042
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 11, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD042
ARLD042 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NT5V, 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.

WESTERN SAMOA, 5W. Steve, WB2IQU will be QRV as 5W2IQ from Apia
from October 18 to 25. Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters. QSL direct to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago
Island, IOTA AF-005, until October 22. Activity is holiday style on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via
M0OXO.

SPAIN, EA. Members of the Cartagena Team are QRV with special call
AM5BCP until October 21 to commemorate the Battle of Cabo de Palos
80 years ago. QSL via EA5GUQ.

WALES, GW. Special event station GB100MCV is QRV from Holyhead on
Holy Island until October 28 to commemorate the sinking of the Royal
Mail Ship Leinster during World War I. QSL via bureau.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Operators Han, DS2GOO, Rew, DS4NYE, Rocky,
HL1VAU and a few other members of the Korea Contest Club are QRV as
home calls/3 and D70LW/3 from Hwang Island, IOTA AS-080, until
October 14. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8. QSL via home calls, and D70LW/3 direct via DS4NYE.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Sang, DS4NMJ is QRV as DT8A from the Korean
Antarctic Scientific Base King Se-Jong on King George Island, IOTA
AN-010, until the end of December 2018. Activity will be on various
HF bands using mainly CW and some SSB. QSL via HL2FDW.

PANAMA, HP. Members of the Radio Club de Panama and GREMPA, an
emergency group, are QRV with scout station 3E1JT until October 31.
This includes being active in the upcoming Jamboree On The Air.
Activity is on all bands using SSB, with some CW and on various
satellites. QSL via HP1ALX.

SVALBARD, JW. Just, LA9DL, Erling, LA6VM and Halvard, LA7XK are QRV
as JW9DL, JW6VM, and JW7XK, respectively, from Longyearbyen, IOTA
EU-026, until October 15. They will be QRV as JW5X in the
Scandinavian Activity SSB contest. QSL JW7XK via LA7XK, JW9DL via
LA9DL, JW6VM via LA6VM, and JW5X via LA5X.

ARUBA, P4. Operators NN5E and NT5V are QRV as P4/home calls until
October 19. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8. QSL to home calls.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EM75QM is QRV until October 28
to commemorate the liberation of Melitopol in World War I. QSL via
bureau.

GREECE, SV. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as SV8/HB9FIH from Lesbos, IOTA
EU-049, until October 21. This includes being active from numerous
COTA, SOTA, and lighthouse references. This also includes being an
entry in the upcoming Worked All Germany contest. QSL to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. A group of operators will be QRV as VK9XG
from October 17 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via G3TXF.

CAMBODIA, XU. Jaye, VK2SD is QRV as XU7AME from Phnom Penh until
October 16. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to
home call.

VIET NAM, XV. Jun, OE1ZKC is QRV as XV9RH from Hanoi until October
16. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using only CW.
QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until October 22. Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL via E21EIC. In
addition, Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC until October 16. Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Stan, LZ1GC, Lubo, OM5ZW and Karel, OK2WM will be QRV
as YJ0GC from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, from October 15 to November
4. Activity will be on the HF bands, with a focus on the low
bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
Makrothen RTTY Contest, QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party, Nevada QSO Party,
Oceania DX CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest, Pennsylvania QSO Party, Arizona QSO Party,
FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, South Dakota QSO Party, PODXS 070
Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, UBA ON 80-Meter CW Contest and
the UBA ON 6-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 15 to 19.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and Telephone Pioneers
QSO Party are scheduled for October 15.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone
Fray are scheduled for October 17.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see October QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
NNNN

Always Latest version at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin


Amateur Radio Newsline

– BREAKING NEWS: BRACING FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL
– SATELLITE ENTHUSIASTS’ HELP FROM ABOVE
– ‘PEGGY SUE’ WAS ROCK AND ROLL AND RADIO
– PARACHUTE MOBILE JUMPS TO CONCLUSION
– NEW HAMS MAKE REPEATER HISTORY IN YELLOWSTONE
– JAMBOREE ON THE AIR IS ON THE HORIZON
– IN CALIFORNIA, A DAY OF DISCOVERY
– CALLING QRZ ALL OVER EUROPE
– OHIO HAMS JOIN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DRILL
– WORLD OF DX
– WHERE THE LIZARDS ARE QRV

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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

“THE NEW HANDBOOK IS HERE!

Episode 371’s highlights:

“Connectors with Gordo,
the ARRL Handbook for 2019 with George,
the upcoming Air Land Sea Fest with Don,
a few words from the author of Ham Radio is Alive and Well,
and Amanda with chat room questions!”

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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