In This Issue…
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
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!
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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. 😉
They can also be found on Facebook here:
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
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
- New CEO Wants ARRL to Serve All Ages and Amateur Radio Interests
- Hamvention® to Host 2019 ARRL National Convention
- ARRL Executive Committee Updated on Regulatory, Governance Issues
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- New Book Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio is Now Shipping!
- The 13th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Grosses More than $22,000
- Buzz for the New 2019 ARRL Handbook
- ARRL Says Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles Petition is Premature
- Yasme Foundation Announces Supporting Grant to ARISS and Excellence Awards
- 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 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
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
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
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
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
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’
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
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.
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
“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,
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 …_._