SCARS News October 19 , 2018

In This Issue… 
Picnic: IS ON!
YLs on the USS Batfish
October Meeting
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
 Almost 70 to meet, greet, and hear about Winlink,
week 2 of  5 Saturday Ham Events,
Batfish YLs,
Did you say “BIG ANTENNA”?
and all the usual stuff!
Late Breaking News:
Peter has a new post about Oh-Six on the Repeater Blog. Go read it:

“Read all about it” below.

Picnic: IS ON!
NWS Forecast says it’s a GO for the Picnic tomorrow,
(Saturday) afternoon at the WA6DKD Country Estate!
Address location is accurate on
Starts at 4PM.
Bring a side dish or dessert of some stripe!

YLs on the USS Batfish

(via Michelle, W5MQC)

Oct 12th-14th, some of the YLs of District 5 and 0 were guests of the USS Batfish Radio Club and participated in honoring the memory of 75th anniversary of the lost 52 Submarines event. 4 of the YLs were from SCARS.

The members of the USS Batfish and USS Oklahoma Amateur Radio Club are venturing to remember and commemorate the loss of each of the United States Navy Submarines that were lost during the Second World War on the 75th Anniversary of their loss, as best as history was able to record them.

The two subs we honored were the USS Wahoo (80 men died) and the USS Dorado (77 men died).

We called CQ on board the USS Batfish in Muskogee Oklahoma. Some of the YLs slept overnight in the crew quarters. We even got to experience the power going out in the evening. Overall, we made over 350 contacts. Since the skip was short many members of SCARS made contact with us!. Everyone was able to get some radio time (It was the first time on the air for some of the YLs). We set up an antenna, set up the radios, and mentored each other, explored the nooks and crannies of the submarine. To top the weekend off, Virginia NV5F gave a personal performance, playing her bag pipes.

I special thank you to our USS Batfish Club host Wade Harris KF5IF and the Muskogee War Memorial Museum for having us.

YLs in attendance Leah Oshe W3LEO, Patricia Liesenfeld W5UBI, Barbara Schlueter KD0WAU, Eva Knapple N5EVA, Vonnie Merritt KE5RKC, Beth Pearce KC5RWW, Donna Wohler N5DEE, Lynda Tuma KF5JUO, Virginia Smith NV5F, Mary Calkins AE6Q, Judi Voeller N5KUO, Annie Zhi KG5VGA, Christina Liu KG5VGB and Michelle W5MQC.

October Meeting

Bob ROGERS (not “Roberts”, gee, thanks Mark!) – WA5EEZ, and Jim, KG5BIM, teamed up to give us a GREAT presentation about WinLink. There’ll be video up later (if you did not see it live on Youtube) on the W5NOR Youtube page. But suffice it to say that with their presentation and with almost 70 people present on a cold & wet day, it was a GREAT day to be at THE meeting. You missed a GREAT EVENT!

Link of the Week

Antenna Products dot com

O! M! G!
Those of you who think that you have the “Be All To End All” antenna,
you’ve just GOT to go take a gander at this FABULOUS website.
These antenna systems are NOT made up,
They Are FOR SALE Right Now!
Operators are standing by to take your First Born as a down payment!


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

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

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

October 26-27 – Texoma Hamarama –

November 1 – SCARS VE Testing –

November 3 – Enid Hamfest –

November 10 – SCARS November Meeting –

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

Read it all here: ARRL Letter

ARRL DX Bulletin

DX Bulletin 43 ARLD043
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 18, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLD043 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CT1BOL, 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.

SAMOA, 5W. Steve, WB2IQU is QRV as 5W2IQ from Apia until October
24. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL direct to home

MALAWI, 7Q. Dan, K6ZO will be QRV as 7Q6M from October 23 to 29.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL to home call.

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 to EA5GUQ.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ. Thierry, F6CUK plans to be QRV as F6CUK/FJ
from October 21 to November 1. Activity will be holiday style on
the HF bands using CW and SSB. This may also include being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL to home call.

ENGLAND, G. Members of the Braintree and District Amateur Radio
Society will be QRV as GB0CHS from Castle Hedingham during the
Jamboree On The Air event. QSL via bureau.

ITALY, I. Members of ARI Milano will be QRV as II2JOTA during the
Jamboree On The Air event. QSL via bureau.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Kazu, JD1BNA will be QRV from Chichijima, IOTA
AS-031, from October 24 to 29. Activity will be focused on 160, 80
and 40 meters using CW. QSL direct to JL1UTS.

AUSTRIA, OE. Special event station OE100ES is QRV to commemorate
the death of painter Egon Schiele 100 years ago. QSL via bureau.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Members of the Noronha Contest Group
will be QRV as PY0F from October 23 to 29. Activity will be on 160
to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL direct to PY7RP.

SURINAME, PZ. A group of operators will be QRV as PZ5K from October
23 to 30. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and RTTY. This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB
contest. QSL via G3NKC.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. Jorge, CT1BOL will be QRV as S9CT from
Principe Island, IOTA AF-044, from October 24 to 29. QSL to home

GREECE, SV. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as SV8/HB9FIH from Lesbos until
October 21. Activity is on the HF bands from various summits and
lighthouses. This includes being an entry in the Worked All Germany
contest. QSL to home call.

COTE D’IVOIRE, TU. Bertrand, DF3FS will be QRV as TU5MH from
October 20 to 29. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and
SSB. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Members of the Eureka Amateur Radio Club are QRV as
VY0ERC from Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, until November 10.
Activity is on 40 and 20 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using SSB
and various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.

DUCIE ISLAND, VP6. A large group of operators will be QRV as VP6D
from October 20 to November 3. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, and various digital modes including FT8. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

BURKINA FASO, XT. A group of operators will be QRV as XT2SZZ from
Bobo Dioulasso from October 22 to 30. Activity will be on the HF
bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
DX SSB contest. QSL via S59ZZ.

INDONESIA, YB. Special event station YB46SEA is QRV during the 46th
SEANET Convention in Yogyakarta until October 20. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

ANTARCTICA. Adam, ZL4ASC is QRV as ZL5A from Scott Base, Ross
Island, IOTA AN-011, during the 2018/2019 season while working as a
communications technician. Activity is in his spare time. QSL via
operator’s instructions.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. A group of operators are QRV as ZL7X until
October 22. Activity is on the low bands using various digital
modes, including FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL via JA0VSH.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Stew Perry Topband Challenge, 10-10
International Fall CW Contest, Jamboree On The Air, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Zombie CW Shuffle, JARTS World Wide RTTY
Contest, Araucaria World Wide VHF Contest, Argentina National 7 MHz
Contest, New York QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, Feld Hell
Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest,
Illinois QSO Party and the RSGB RoLo CW will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 22.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled
for October 24.

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




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


Episode 372’s highlights:

“Up close with Heil Sound’s Parametric Receive System,
Randy’s workbench build,
Icom outreach with Ray Novak,
George builds a breakout box,
the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club
WW2NO special event station with Don,
chatroom questions with Amanda,
and more!”

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

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 Gary, WB5ULK …_._





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