SCARS News November 2, 2018

In This Issue… 
CUARC
VE Results
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


Clemson UARC visit,
 VE Session with a QUICK Turnaround,
Week 4 of  5 Saturday Ham Events,

Enid Hamfest Tomorrow,
and all the usual stuff!

“Read all about it” below.


Clemson University Amateur Radio Club

 

Linda and I were at Clemson two weekends ago for the youngest granddaughter’s Senior year Homecoming weekend. And it just so happened that earlier that week I saw a remark by Dylan Wilcox, KI4YVC (in the ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative Facebook Group) about the Clemson club having made 85 contacts during the Monday evening school club roundup event, so I asked Dylan if I could get a tour of the club station while I was on Campus. Dylan graciously replied “yes”, and we were on for Sunday afternoon, October 20th.

I found “Kite Hill” in the eastern portion of the Clemson campus, and is located just south of the intersection of state highway 93 and and US 76. There is a close-up of Kite Hill and an even closer close-up of the station location in the pictures below. Look carefully and you can see their tri-band beam. I digress.

Dylan met me amongst all the student vehicles that had evacuated campus to park on Kite Hill so that on-campus parking could be used by fans and alumni. After greetings and a bit of a walk around their building, we dove inside. Through local funds, donations, and out-right gifts, the club has a number of almost new radios.

Dylan sent this information about the club:

“The earliest mention we can find of our club was in 1938. The call has changed twice in the history, but from our research it has been registered continuously since 1938. We don’t have an online history anywhere.

I’m not sure of the model of the beam, but I do know it’s Triband 10-15-20. I also know the rotor is a Yaesu 800DXA. I don’t know the brand of tower, but i know it’s folder over type and 40 feet. We have 8 active dues paying student members, almost all ECE majors (6 new this semester). We have 5-6 active community members who are alumni or local.”

Included below are thumbnails of a number of images of mine, or from the clubs Facebook page. It was a great visit with members and advisors of a small, but active club. University clubs like this give me a good feeling about the future of our shared hobby. Thanks again to Dylan Wilcox, Student & President, KI4YVC, Eric Hidle, Community Member & Trustee, W2JKT, and Stephan Sanner, Clemson Alumni, AK4MQ, for the great visit!

Click individual images to open larger version in a new window


VE Results

We had two candidates at last night’s session and one of them received a Tech License and call, and the other upgraded to Amateur Extra. Please welcome Lenard, KI5CDI who now holds a Technician class license, and also Craig, KG5UVU who upgraded to Amateur Extra class. Yes, Lenard passed last evening, and had his new call from the FCC by 10 PM!


Link of the Week

Clemson University Amateur Radio Club

A great University organization that is also home to a pretty fair football team as well. 😉

http://amrad.people.clemson.edu/

They can also be found on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/CUARC/

 


Online Ham Stuff

New This Week:

http://amrad.people.clemson.edu/

The Running List

http://www.ariss.org/

http://antennaproducts.com/product-tag/hf-antenna/

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

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

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
“Do You Really Need A Tower?

This episode’s synopsis:
“The vast majority of amateurs do not own antenna towers, but that doesn’t mean you should strike one from your list of future station improvements.

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 45 ARLD045
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 1, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD045
ARLD045 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
IZ8EDJ, 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.

SRI LANKA, 4S. Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG form Moragalla, IOTA
AS-003, until April 2, 2019. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to
home call.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Eric, F6ICX will be QRV as 5R8IC from Sainte Marie
Island, IOTA AF-090, from November 5 to February 2019. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB, some RTTY, and
PSK. QSL to home call.

KENYA, 5Z. Scott, WA5A is QRV as 5Z4/WA5A from Ruaka until November
7. Activity is on 40, 20, and 17 meters. QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Some members of the European DX
Foundation are QRV as DL32EUDXF during November to celebrate the
EUDXF’s 32nd anniversary. QSL via DJ8NK.

LIBERIA, EL. Eric, EL2EF, Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG will be
QRV as EL2EL/4 from Telengbe Island, IOTA AF-111, a new IOTA, from
November 5 to 9. Activity will be on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using
SSB and FT8 with three stations. QSL via M0SDV.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GB100ARM is QRV during November
to commemorate the armistice at the end of World War I. QSL via
G0TOC.

ANTARCTICA. Danilo, IZ1KHY is QRV as IA0/IZ1KHY until the end of
February 2019 while involved in several scientific missions and
research projects at some of the remote camps. QSL via operator’s
instructions.

ITALY, I. Special event station IO8MQP is QRV until November 6 to
commemorate the first Mario Ambrosi, I2MQP Memorial Days. Activity
is on the HF bands. QSL via bureau.

ST. LUCIA, J6. Gerd, DL7VOG will be QRV as J68GU from November 3 to
25. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being entries
in the upcoming Worked All Europe RTTY and CQ World Wide DX CW
contests. QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Jo, OE4VIE is QRV as OE32EUDXF until November 17 to
celebrate the EUDXF’s 32nd anniversary. QSL via bureau.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, VK9C. Michael, DF8AN will be QRV as VK9CH
from November 6 to 9. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
RTTY, various digital modes, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL to
home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Prior to his Cocos Keeling operation,
Michael, DF8AN will be QRV as VK9XQ from November 3 to 6, and then
from November 9 to 17. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, RTTY, various digital modes, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL to
home call.

INDIA, VU. The Manic Monkeys will be QRV as AT4DK from Pamban
Island, IOTA AS-173, from November 3 to 4. Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via operators’
instructions.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW during the
month of November. He will focus on 160 meters. QSL via M0OXO.

INDONESIA, YB. Operators Burkhard, DL3KZA and Irfan, YE4IJ are QRV
as YE4/DL3KZA from Belitung Island, IOTA OC-144, until November 11.
Activity is holiday style on 20 and 17 meters, depending on
conditions, and using SSB. QSL via DL3KZA.

LATVIA, YL. Special event stations YL100K, YL100L, YL100R, YL100V
and YL100Z are QRV until November 18 to celebrate Latvia’s
independence centennial. QSL via LoTW.

KOSOVO, Z6. Jeremy, EI5GM and Dave, EI9FBB are QRV as Z6/homecalls
until November 5. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB.
QSL Z6/EI5GM via M0OXO and Z6/EI9FBB via EI9FBB.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL CW Sweepstakes Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Jakarta RTTY Contest, IPARC CW Contest,
Ukrainian DX Contest, IPARC SSB Contest, EANET Sprint and the High
Speed Club CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this
upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for November 6.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest and Phone Fray
are scheduled for November 7.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see November QST, page 90, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
NNNN

Always Latest version at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin


Amateur Radio Newsline

– SILENT KEY: CONTESTER PAUL BITTNER W0AIH DIES IN FALL FROM TOWER
– RADIO SCOUTS WRAP UP JAMBOREE ON THE AIR
– YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN HAMS COACH CODE ONLINE
– OBSERVING AN OBSERVATORY’S BIG ANNIVERSARY
– BELGIUM CONSIDERS INTRODUCING CEPT AT NOVICE LEVEL
– RMS QUEEN MARY SETS SAIL FOR SATELLITES
– NEW RSGB POST TO FOCUS ON IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS OFF THE AIR
– ON THE TRAINS NET, A CERTIFICATE IS JUST THE TICKET
– WORLD OF DX
– A GOLDEN TRIBUTE TO LITHUANIA’S AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITES

SCRIPT

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 HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA!

Episode 374’s highlights:

“Happy Halloween from the Ham Nation crew!
On today’s show:
Making sure you have good wiring in your home with Gordo,
an update on Hurricane Michael relief efforts
on Amateur Radio Newsline,
Tales From the Transmitter Site with George,
the Ultimate To-Go Station in an RV,
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
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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