SCARS News January 11, 2019

In This Issue,
January Meeting Tomorrow,
Club Financials,
The Running List,
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
Where We Are On The Web _…_._


In This Issue

Did anyone work Straight-Key Night? Tell me your story!
New Year, New President,

First Meeting of 2019,
Slow-Scan Presentation,
2018 Financials,
and all the usual stuff!

“Read all about it” below.


January Meeting Tomorrow

SCARS Monthly meeting is tomorrow at Fire Station 7 (east of control tower and Norman Airport). Donuts/coffee at 9, meeting starts at 9:30. Incoming President W5MQC will chair the meeting which includes a discussion of an actual Budget for the year. Note that a link to SCARS Financials is included below. After the business portion of the meeting, there will be a program regarding Slow Scan Television.


Club Financials

Last year’s club financials are available at the links below:

SCARS 2018 Profit & Loss

SCARS 2018 Balance Sheet


The Running List

For many weeks I collected and published links that were of interest to me, as well as those which others forwarded to me, as they related to Amateur Radio. I’ve archived that post but will continue to add to it as I come upon links of interest or get them sent to me in emails. Those of you who receive automatic notifications have already seen that page as it was published on Thursday of last week, but for reference it can be found at or near the top of the Nets, Links, Other Stuff tab in the black bar just below the masthead of the website.

Again, if you find a good online resource,
please do not hesitate to share it with me and others.
Thanks!


Dates to Remember

January 12 – SCARS Monthly Meeting
— http://w5nor.org/meetings/

Tuesday Night Elmer/Elmira Night, Every Tuesday Night UFN
— https://w5nor.org/elmernights/


The Doctor Is In

Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast

This episode is titled
“Log Periodic Antennas”.
The Doctor sez:

“These directional antennas may look like Yagis,
but they are quite different.”
 

The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In


This Week’s ARRL Letter

As always,
the “Current ARRL Letter” is always available in full at the link below.

Read it all here:  ARRL Letter


ARRL DX Bulletin

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 2  ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 10, 2019
To all radio amateurs   

SB DX ARL ARLD002
ARLD002 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
to all.

LIBYA, 5A.  Elham, 5A0YL has been QRV on 20 meters using SSB at
various times.  QSL via OQRS.

BARBADOS, 8P.  Willy, KB8YRX will be QRV as 8P9CA from January 15 to
February 4.  Activity will be focused on 20 meters and FT8.  QSL to
home call.

GHANA, 9G.  Ruettger, DL8MEZ is QRV as 9G5RV until January 26 while
on a training mission for medical personnel.  He plans to show up
daily on Med-Net and Intermar on 20 meters.  QSL via operator's
instructions.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  A large group of operators are QRV as 9LY1JM from
Banana Island, IOTA AF-037, until January 21.  Activity is on 160 to
10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8 with four stations
active.  QSL via F5GSJ.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DM775FLD is
QRV during all of 2019 to celebrate the founding of the town of
Friedland 775 years ago.  QSL via bureau.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Jean-Pierre, F6ITD will be QRV as FG/F6ITD from La
Desirade Island, IOTA NA-102, from January 14 to March 13.  Activity
will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
He will also be active as TO7D in various contests.  QSL direct to
home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  Gerhard, OE3GEA will be QRV as HC8GET from
Santa Cruz, Isabela, and San Cristobal Island from January 13 to 25.
Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI.  Holger, DK1FY is QRV as HI5/DK1FY/p until
January 19.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL
to home call.

PANAMA, HP.  A group of operators will be QRV as H33J from Volcan,
Chiriqui Province, from January 13 to 31.  Activity will be on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, with a focus on the low
bands and FT8.  QSL via JA1HGY.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event station 8N8SSF is QRV until February 11
during the 70th Sapporo Snow Festival on Ishikari Island, IOTA
AS-078.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via bureau.

SEYCHELLES, S7.  Mike, OE6MBG is QRV as S79AA from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, until February 2.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters, and 6
meters as conditions permit, using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

TUVALU, T2.  Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti until
January 31.  Activity is on the HF bands, including 160 meters.  QSL
to home call.  In addition, Apinelu, T2AT is QRV on the HF bands
using FT8.  QSL via N7SMI.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Bernie, W3UR and Becky, N3OSH are QRV as
V47UR from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts Island, IOTA NA-104, until January
20.  Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.
This includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party.
QSL via LoTW.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the West Bengal Radio club are QRV with
special event call AU2HAM from Ganga Sagar Mela Island, IOTA AS-153,
until January 17.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via VU2NRO.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, from January 12 to 20.  Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands using SSB.  This includes being an
entry in the upcoming North American SSB QSO Party.  QSL direct to
home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, YB SSB
DX Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest,
Classic CW Exchange, RSGB AFS DATA Contest and the 4 States QRP
Group Second Sunday Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 16.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada's parks and historic sites.

Please see January 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
NNNN

Latest version always at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin


Amateur Radio Newsline

January 11, 2019
– ARRL’S NEW CEO ADDRESSES HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY
– ITALIAN AMATEURS CELEBRATE NATION’S WIRELESS PIONEERS
– 2 NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS CONFIRMED
– WYONG FIELD DAY PREPARATIONS ARE UNDER WAY
– ON FACEBOOK, HAM RADIO TAKES A PAGE FROM…KINDERGARTEN?
– COLORADO YOUNGSTERS HAVE SKY-HIGH AMBITIONS
– GET READY FOR WORLD RADIOSPORT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
– OHIO CONTEST IS COMPETITION WITH A PURPOSE
– WORLD OF DX
– THE QSL CARD IS IN THE MAIL – EVENTUALLY

SCRIPT

AUDIO

Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here: 

https://www.arnewsline.org/


Ham Nation

Episode 384 – “ORLANDO HAMCATION PREVIEW”

“Bob Heil talks with Michael Cauley W4MCA,
chair of the 2019 Orlando Hamcation,
Gordo talks with Marcus, KM6ANM,
about outfitting his Jeep with radio communication for ARES,
George tries to get more range with his 430 MHz experiment,
and more!”

The last half-dozen or so episodes are linked right here: Ham Nation


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

 


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


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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