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,
Odds and Ends,
Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles _…_._
In This Issue
Did someone say “more rain, please”?
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Online Ham Stuff
New This Week:
The Running List
The Amateur Amateur
KE2YK’s Special Events Page
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 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
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
- Amateur Radio Assets Active as Category 4 Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall
- FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Overhauls Marking Requirements for Short Rural Towers
- US Ham-Astronaut, Russian Cosmonaut Safe in Wake of SoyuzLaunch Failure
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- International Space Station Crew Member Fires Up NA1SS to Seek Random Contacts
- MARS to Support Defense Department Radio Communication Readiness Exercise
- Climber Dies in Amateur Radio Tower Collapse
- Minnesota Club Provides Support for “Ride The Ridges” Cycling Event
- IARU Region 1 Volunteers and Partners Getting Behind WRC-19 50 MHz Agenda Item
- Radio Amateurs among Radio Club of America 2018 Award Recipients and Fellows
- 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 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
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
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
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.
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
NOTE: The “SCRIPT” and “AUDIO” above are hyperlinks. Click to read or listen!
Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline – Latest News
“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
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 …_._