In This Issue…
Help Make The Newsletter Better,
SKYWARN Recognition Day,
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
I have questions,
SKYWARN Recognition Day,
SCARS Christmas Party,
December Club meeting,
The Doctor talks Computers in Ham Shacks,
and all of the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
Help Make The Newsletter Better
I get email from time to time,
a very few of you tell me in-person,
but for the most part, I’m in the dark.
Humor me, take the survey below.
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Thanks, and 73. Gary.
SKYWARN Recognition Day
From 6pm this evening until 6pm Saturday (00z-2400z).
Everything you need to know about this event – bands, modes, exchange, logs, etc., can be found at the ARRL link below. Note that the local station at the Weather Center is using the station callsign WX5NWC.
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
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!
Dates To Remember
December 4 – SCARS Christmas Party – 6PM – Golden Corral
December 6 – SCARS VE Testing – https://w5nor.org/license/
December 8 – SCARS Monthly Meeting – http://w5nor.org/meetings/
Online Ham Stuff
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!
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor’s Latest Podcast is titled
This episode’s synopsis:
“Computers have become integral parts of
most Amateur Radio stations,
but the type of computer you choose
depends upon the application.“
“The Doctor” walks out into this minefield
(Windows, Macs, Linux, Raspberry Pi)
and carefully navigates his way!
Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast
The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- Robust Member Voting Results in ARRL Division Leadership Changes
- New WSJT-X 2.0-rc5 Beta Version Now Available, First “Serious” FT8 Contest this Weekend,
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- New Book, Power Supplies Explained, Now Shipping
- Sign Up for ARRL’s 12 Days of Deals!
- WX1AW at ARRL Headquarters will be SKYWARN Recognition Day Bonus Station
- California Radio Amateur Receives Notice of Unlicensed Operation from FCC
- AMSAT Congratulates Qatar Amateur Radio Society, AMSAT-DL for Successful Es’hail-2 Launch
- FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US
- FCC Rejects 2004 AMSAT Petition to Reconsider Applying Orbital Debris Rules to Ham Satellites
- December is Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
As always, the “Current ARRL Letter” is always available in full at the link below.
Read it all here:
ARRL DX Bulletin
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 49 ARLD049
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 29, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD049
ARLD049 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
SQ9FMU, 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.
TUNISIA, 3V. Ash, KF5EYY plans to be QRV as 3V8SF in the ARRL 160
Meter contest. QSL via LX1NO.
TIMOR-LESTE, 4W. Operators Sookun, HL1AHS and Tae-Su, DS3EXX are
QRV as 4W/HL1AHS and 4W/DS3EXX, respectively, until December 3.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home
CYPRUS, 5B. Special event station C4XMAS is QRV during the festive
season throughout the month of December. Activity will be on 160 to
6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via IZ4AMS.
THE GAMBIA, C5. Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK until March 9, 2019.
Activity is on 60 to 10 meters using FT8, with some CW and SSB. QSL
to home call after March 15, 2019.
SAINT MARTIN, FS. Operators John, K9EL, John, W9ILY, Paul, K9NU,
Paul, FS4WBS and Mike, W9MK are QRV as FS/home calls and FS4WBS until
December 7. Activity is with three stations on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL FS4WBS via
IZ1MHY and all others to home calls.
SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Remo, HB9SHD is QRV as H44SHD from Uepi
Island, IOTA OC-149, until mid December. Activity is on the HF
bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
FINLAND, OH. Members of Santa’s Radio Club will be QRV with special
event call OH9S from the Arctic Circle from December 1 to 8.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes.
QSL via LoTW.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Rene, PD2RKG and Roberto, PB5X will be QRV as
PB18XMAS and PD18SANTA from December 2 to 27. Activity will be on
the HF bands. QSL via PD2RKG.
POLAND, SP. Special event station SN0UNESCO will be QRV December 3
and 4 from the Silver Mine Museum in Tarnowskie Gory. This is an
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activity will be on all HF bands using
CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via SP9KDU.
GREECE, SV. Special event station SX60RAAG will be QRV during the
month of December to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Radio
Amateur Association of Greece. QSL via LoTW.
MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Operators K7NM, WM7Z, NS7K and AC7ZN are QRV as
VP2MLB, VP2MMZ, VP2MSK and VP2MZN, respectively, until December 2.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8.
They will be active as VP2MLB in the ARRL 160 Meter contest. QSL
via operators’ instructions.
INDIA, VU. Special event station AU2JCB is QRV until December 11 to
commemorate the Indian scientist Jagadish Chandea Bose. Activity is
on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL direct to VU2DSI.
BURKINA FASO, XT. Al, F8FUA will be QRV as XT2BR from Ouagadougou
from December 2 to 11. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home call.
CAMBODIA, XU. Steff, HB9FXL is QRV as XU7AKB from various locations
here until December 14. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB
and FT8. QSL to home call.
NICARAGUA, YN. Operators Sergey, R4WAA, Elena, RC5A, Yan, RZ3FW,
Yuri, RM0F and Yuri, N3QQ are QRV as H7/R4WAA, H7/RC5A, YN4RRC,
H7/RM0F and H7/N3QQ, respectively, from Big Corn Island, IOTA
NA-013, until December 26. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW
and SSB. QSL YN4RRC via RZ3FW and all others via operators’
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UFT CW Contest,
Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, YARC QSO Party, TOPS Activity CW Contest,
FT8 Roundup and EPC Ukraine DX BPSK63 Contest will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for December 4. The CWops
Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled
for December 5.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see November QST, page 90, December QST, page 70, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
Always Latest version at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
– A CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO RESTORE SHORTWAVE
– HAMS PROVIDE MESH CAMERA VIDEO AT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
– A GIFT OF RADIO IN MINNESOTA
– AUSTRIAN AMATEURS HONOR HAMS FOR LONGEVITY AND DEDICATION
– NETS OF NOTE: THE SNIPERS NET
– BLOOOMINGTON INDIANA STUDENTS SHARE SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP CELEBRATION
– HONORING INDIA’s ‘FATHER OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION’
– WORLD OF DX
– SOMETHING TO CRAB ABOUT ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND
“MEASURING COAX IMPEDENCE“
Episode 378’s highlights:
“The new ARRL 2019 calendar is here,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
Larry the Radio Ham Guy shows off the Drok LM2596 voltage regulator, winterizing your equipment with Dan,
the Santa Watch Net is coming,
and Amanda with chat room questions!“
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 …_._