In This Issue…
November Meeting Tomorrow,
WW I Special Callsigns,
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
Monthly Meeting Tomorrow,
630 Meters – Yes You Can,
Week 5 of 5 Saturday Ham Events,
Using Sailboat Nets for Real-time Openings,
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
November Club Meeting Tomorrow!
Seems like they come around every month about this time, and so it is with November. We DO have Elections tomorrow (it *IS* November after all), as well as the other “normal business” activities. Come for coffee and donuts at 9, meeting starts at 9:30, and don’t forget to “Bring A Chair”.
Here’s what Mark has written-up about tomorrow’s program from the SCARS Home page:
November 10th Meeting: Operating 630 Meters
John Langridge KB5NJD is one of the major players in the ‘new-to-hams’ 630-meter band. This operation takes place at 472 kHz, below the AM band. John and the 630 crew have been testing the waters on these bands for years using an experimental license. The rest of us finally got access to these bands at the end of 2017. John will be meeting with us via Skype, from his Dallas, TX area residence. Ken Robertson K5DNL, another 630 M tester, from Shawnee, OK will be joining us to answer any local operating questions. Check your radio to see if you can listen or transmit that low, and notify the UTC (Utilities Technology Council) that you intend to use the 630-meter band from this website. This meeting should be a tremendous 630-meter learning opportunity.
WW I Special Callsigns
Many countries are issuing special callsigns to commemorate the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One. Here are the first two paragraphs:
Several countries around the world have authorized the use of special call signs or prefixes to mark the centenary of the armistice that marked the end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. The initial armistice took effect on November 11, 1918, at 11 AM (the Treaty of Versailles that officially ended World War I was not signed until the following year). Formerly known as Armistice Day in the US and in other countries, November 11 later became recognized as Veterans Day in the US, and as Remembrance Day in others, as a day to honor veterans of the armed services from all wars and conflicts.
While not a special prefix, WW1USA — the call sign of the National World War I Museum Amateur Radio Club — was on the air from the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, over the November 3 – 4 weekend. Other allied countries that took part in World War I will host special event Amateur Radio stations or call signs to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.
You can read the rest of the story at the ARRL Website: http://www.arrl.org/news/special-call-signs-commemorate-centenary-of-world-war-i-armistice
Link of the Week
Easy Guide to Mexican West Coast “Cruiser” Networks
This is my annual “I wish I was participating in the Ha-Ha” time of year. I did the San Diego to Cabo Sailboat “Event” 6 years ago this month with my best friend W7MCS, and recommend it for ANYONE who has an itch to buy a sailboat. You’ll either go whole-hog and buy one before you come home from it, or decide “Not Me Buddy”! I had a ball, AND also got to play “radio” a lot on this trip. The “Grand Poobah” who runs all this EVENT (this year’s Edition is the 25th!) has a great site for the Ha-Ha that includes a really good overview of Mexico West Coast Nets which are sailboat-centric, but since they meet each and every day, you can use these frequencies as your own personal “Hey, is XXX Mhz open at” whatever time the net is being run. And if you are the least bit interested, put your name in the hat (found in that big “Cruiser Guide”) to volunteer for someone who needs crew for next year’s Ha-Ha. You might just like it! I DID!
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 10 – SCARS November Meeting – http://w5nor.org/meetings/
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
This episode’s synopsis:
“Would you benefit by adding an external speaker to your radio? The answers may surprise you.“
Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast
The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- Doreen Bogdan-Martin, KD2JTX, Elected as ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau Director
- FCC Fines Amateur Radio Licensee $25,000 for Operating Unlicensed FM Station
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- Oregon ARES Drill Scenario Simulates Double Virus and Hypothetical Terrorist Attack
- Florida Air Show Gives Ham Radio Some On-the-Air Exposure
- ARRL Contests Landing Page Offers Additional Enhanced and Expanded Content
- FCC Accepting Applications for its Engineering Honors Program
- New Islands on the Air Groups Announced
- Special Call Signs Commemorate Centenary of World War I Armistice
- 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 46 ARLD046
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 8, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD046
ARLD046 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
SRI LANKA, 4S. Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, IOTA
AS-003, until April 1, 2019. Activity is on the HF bands using
mainly CW and various digital modes. QSL via LoTW.
MADAGASCAR, 5R. Andy, OE7AJH and Thomas, OE7KUT are QRV as 5R8UP
from Antananarivo, IOTA AF-013, until November 13. Activity is
holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using CW
and SSB, and mainly during their morning and evening hours. QSL via
OE7AJH. In addition, Eric, F6ICX is QRV as 5R8IC from Saint Marie
Island, IOTA AF-090, until mid February 2019. Activity is holiday
style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY, and
PSK63. QSL to home call.
UGANDA, 5X. Alan, G3XAQ will be QRV as 5X1XA from November 15 to
27. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW Contest as a Single
Band/Unassisted on 20 meters entry. QSL to home call.
ALGERIA, 7X. Some members from the Algerian Radio Amateur Union are
QRV with special event station 7V1N from Djelfa until November 20.
QSL via operators’ instructions.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Braco OE1EMS, will be QRV as 8Q7DX from South Male
Atoll, IOTA AS-013, from November 10 to 25. Activity will be
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home call.
FRANCE, F. Special event station TM100ARM is QRV until November 12
in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
QSL via F5IQG.
ENGLAND, G. Members of the Royal Navy Amateur Radio Society are QRV
with special event station GB100ARM until November 28 in
commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
QSL via G0TOC.
ITALY, I. Members of the Amateur Radio Club at the United Nations
Global Service Centre in Brindisi are QRV as 4U73B until November 23
to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the United
Nations. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via 9A2AA.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. John, KE4PLT and Ernesto, KN4PUD are QRV as
KP2/home calls from St. John Island, IOTA NA-106, until November 16.
Activity is on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using mainly SSB with
some FT8. QSL to home calls.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Bob, PA5V is QRV as PA1918PAX until the end of
November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World
War I. QSL via operator’s instructions.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event stations R130ANT and R130TU are
active until the end of November to celebrate the 130th birthday of
pioneer aircraft designer Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev. QSL via
MICRONESIA, V6. Toru, JH0CJH will be QRV as V63YAP from Yap Island,
IOTA OC-012, from November 13 to 18. QSL to home call. In
addition, Janusz, AK4JK is QRV as V6JBVS from Kolonia, Pohnpei
Island, IOTA OC-010. Activity is on 20 meters using CW. His length
of stay is unknown. QSL direct to home call.
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Michael, DF8AN is QRV as VK9XQ until
November 17. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY, various
digital modes, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL to home call.
BERMUDA, VP9. Georg, DK7LX is QRV as VP9/DK7LX from St. David’s
Island until November 20. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW. QSL to home call.
SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. Special event station ZS100WWI is QRV until
November 30 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of
World War I. QSL via operators’ instructions.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Worked All Europe RTTY DX Contest,
Japan International DX Phone Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter
CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club Triple Play Low Band
Sprint, 10-10 International Fall Digital Contest, SARL VHF/UHF
Analogue Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, OK/OM CW DX Contest,
CQ-WE Contest and AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 CW QSO Party will certainly
keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series and 4 States QRP Group Second
Sunday Sprint are scheduled for November 12.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for November 14.
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
– NEW CREW MEMBERS PREP FOR LAUNCH TO ISS
– REMEMBERING PAUL BITTNER W0AIH
– RADIO CLUB OF AMERICA RECOGNIZES HAMS’ WORK
– POSTHUMOUS RECOGNITION FOR INDIAN AMATEUR’S BOOK
– BRAZILIAN ASTRONAUT GETS GOVERNMENT POST
– FCC SWITCHES TO NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM
– MONTANA REPEATER LOOKS TO MAKE CONNECTIONS
– THREE NEW AMATEUR BANDS FOR INDIA
– WORLD OF DX
– NO VALID LICENSE? WELL, NO VALID TRAFFIC TICKETS EITHER
“LOOPY FOR LOOPS“
Episode 375’s highlights:
“Bob’s transmitter find,
Dale is back with another Show Your Shack,
All about loop antennas with Gordo,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
Giving back by being an Elmer with Val,
and Amanda is on location!”
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 …_._