SCARS News November 16, 2018

In This Issue… 
November Meeting Recap
ARES Activations
Christmas Party
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

Monthly Meeting Falderal,
ARES has a very busy week,
ARES Oklahoma “New and Improved” website,
SCARS Christmas Party,
and all the usual stuff!

“Read all about it” below.

November Meeting Recap

We had a GREAT group last Saturday! At the end of the meeting we had almost 70 folks present. After “bidness” was complete, a FABULOUS presentation was given by KB5NJD via Skype regarding logistics and operation on 630 Meters (and 2200 Meter – but mostly 630). 

If you want a refresher, or missed the presentation, much of what was discussed can be found here:

YOU can get on the air with just a “leetle bit” of work on your part! 😀

ARES Activations

This week’s big headline is the many ARES Activations which have occurred the past week or so. From the fires in the west, an ill seaman off the East Coast, and a missing person search in New Jersey. The ARRL Letter is choc-full of info on these, and several other items of import for Radio Amateurs. Go read it!

Christmas Party

December 4th. Here’s Mark’s write-up:

This annual event started in 1978, and each year it brings about 50 hams together with for a great meal, and a ‘White Elephant’ Christmas gift exchange.
There is a maximum $10 value on each gift,
and “No Free Harbor Freight items are allowed.”
Bring your wrapped gift labeled as from/for either
a “ham”,
or “spouse-male.”
This year we will meet on December 4, 2018, at 6:00 pm,
at the Golden Corral, in Norman, OK.
More information is available at club meetings,
or on the SCARS Facebook Group. See you there!

Link of the Week

ARES Oklahoma

After having languished for sometime, the ARES Oklahoma webpage has had an enormous facelift. If you’ve not seen what it looks like, you are in for a treat. All the training resources, net listings, announcements, role descriptions, and much more, are now at one, easy-to-navigate (and read) location. Browse through the intuitive interfaces, join-up, train-up, and then show-up to help!

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

December 4 – SCARS Christmas Party – 6PM – Golden Corral
December 6 – SCARS VE Testing –
December 8 – SCARS Monthly Meeting –

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
“External Speakers

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

Read it all here: ARRL Letter

ARRL DX Bulletin

DX Bulletin 47 ARLD047
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 15, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLD047 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA3B, UR5BCP, 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.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Alex, K2BB and Pavel, UU0JR will be QRV as 5R8UM
from Nosy Be Island, IOTA AF-057, from November 19 to 29. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL via LoTW.

NIGER, 5U. Pierre, HB9AMO will be QRV as 5U9AMO from Niamey from
November 20 to December 3. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters
using CW. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX CW contest. QSL via M0URX.

UGANDA, 5X. Alan, G3XAQ plans to be QRV as 5X1XA from November 17
to 25. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
DX CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band on 20 meter entry. QSL via

TONGA, A3. Ronald, PA3EWP, Martin, PA4WM, Pat, EI5IX and Tom,
GM4FDM are QRV as A35EU from Tongatapu, IOTA OC-049, until November
27. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and some
FT8, with three stations active. QSL via GM4FDM.

BAHAMAS, C6. Mike, KN4EEI and George, AA7JV are QRV as C6AGU from
Water Cay, IOTA NA-001, until December 3. Activity is mainly on
160, 80 and 40 meters using CW and FT8. This includes being entries
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW and ARRL 160 Meter contests.
QSL via operators’ instructions.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Audie, DU1ZDR and Gazelle, DU1ZDQ plan to be QRV
as DZ1A/DU2 from Basco Batanes, Batanes Islands, IOTA OC-093, on
November 19 and 20. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters using SSB
and some CW. QSL via operators’ instructions.

IRAN, EP. A group of operators will be QRV as EP6RRC from Shif
Island, IOTA AS-189P, from November 17 to 23. Activity will be on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 with three stations active.
QSL via R7AL.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Members of the Radio Club Guadeloupe are QRV as
TO40R until November 25 celebrating the Route du Rhum single-handed
yacht race from Saint-Malo, France to Pointe-a-Pitre. QSL via LoTW.

HONDURAS, HR. Operators LZ5VV, SP4Z and N2WQ will be QRV as
HR9/home calls from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, from November 17 to
25. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
This includes being active as HQ9X as a Multi/2 entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL HQ9X via KQ1F, and
HR9/LZ5VV and HR9/SP4Z to home calls. QSL HR9/N2WQ via LoTW.

working for three months at the weather station here. Activity is
in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using CW and some RTTY. QSL to
home call.

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OP7VA is QRV until November 30
to commemorate the end of World War I. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters. QSL via ON7VA.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Operators Ward, N0AX, Robert, S53R and Scott, W4PA
will be QRV as PJ4/home calls from November 18 to 25. Activity will
be on the HF bands. They plan to be active as PJ4Q in the upcoming
CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via home calls, and PJ4Q via W4PA.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7. Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as PJ7/UR5BCP from
November 17 to 21. Activity will be on 20 and 15 meters focusing on
CW and FT8. QSL via KD7WPJ.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from
Antigua, IOTA NA-100, from November 19 to 26. Activity will be on
the HF bands using primarily CW. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL direct to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Shu, JA1FMN will be QRV as V63PSK from Weno Island,
IOTA OC-011, from November 19 to 25. Activity will be holiday style
on 40 to 15 meters using JT65 and FT8. QSL direct to home call. In
addition, Sho, JA7HMZ will be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island, IOTA
OC-010, from November 19 to 26. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters
with a focus on FT8. He will be active as V6A in the upcoming CQ
World Wide DX CW contest. QSL both calls direct to JA7HMZ.

VIET NAM, XV. Mats, RM2D will be QRV as XV9D from November 18 to
December 2. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and
possibly 80 meters, depending on conditions, using mostly CW. This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.
QSL via EA5GL.

Contest, All Austrian 160-Meter CW Contest, REF 160-Meter CW
Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz CW Contest and Homebrew
and Oldtime Equipment CW Party will certainly keep contesters busy
this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for November 19.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn SSB Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone
Fray are scheduled for November 21.

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




Ham Nation


Episode 376’s highlights:

“Gordo on FireWatch in Southern California,
Thermography at a transmitter site with George Thomas,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
And Amanda talks with Greg Kruckenwitt(KG6SJT)
about ARES and the California wildfires.

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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