In This Issue…
Picnic: IS ON!,
YLs on the USS Batfish,
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
PICNIC IS A GO!
Almost 70 to meet, greet, and hear about Winlink,
week 2 of 5 Saturday Ham Events,
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 QRZ.com.
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.
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!
I’M NOT KIDDING!
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 20 – SCARS Fall Picnic, 4PM, WA6DKD QTH
October 26-27 – Texoma Hamarama – http://hamarama.org/
November 1 – SCARS VE Testing – https://w5nor.org/vereg/
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
- ARRL Executive Committee to Meet in Minneapolis
- ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone
- Bidding in ARRL Online Auction Set to Begin on October 19
- FT8 to be Permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Looking Forward to Successful 2018 Event
- Philippine Organizations Join Forces for “Robust” JOTA-JOTI Presence
- VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart
- ARRL Website Security Software Update Could Affect Certain LoTW ADIF Downloads
- Dwingeloo Radio Telescope Receives Dark-Side Lunar Images from Chinese Amateur Satellite
- 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 43 ARLD043
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 18, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD043
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
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
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
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
– SPACE STATION COULD FACE UNMANNED FUTURE
– HAMS STILL HELPING IN HURRICANE MICHAEL AFTERMATH
– SCOUTS READY FOR JAMBOREE ON THE AIR
– BAVARIA BROADCASTER IS A VETERAN HAM
– DX HOPES DASHED FOR PACIFIC’S KURE ATOLL
– TIME TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 1929
– IN NORTH CAROLINA IT’S A NO-FEE ‘FIRST’
– WORLD OF DX
– A LITTLE LOGO GOES A LONG WAY IN CANADA
NOTE: The “SCRIPT” and “AUDIO” above are hyperlinks. Click to read or listen!
Live links, Script, and Audio here: Amateur Radio Newsline – Latest News
“BOB AND RANDY LIVE FROM TWIT!“
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,
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 …_._