In This Issue…,
January Meeting Tomorrow,
The Running List,
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,
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,
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.
Last year’s club financials are available at the links below:
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.
Dates to Remember
January 12 – SCARS Monthly Meeting
Tuesday Night Elmer/Elmira Night, Every Tuesday Night UFN
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
- Amateur Radio Applications in Limbo as Partial Shutdown Continues
- US Senate Confirms Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to Full FCC Terms
- Nominations Solicited for Six ARRL Awards
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- RTTY and FT8 Successfully Coexist in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup
- Aborted 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition Offers Donation Refund Options
- Registration Open for HamSCI 2019 Workshop, Call for Papers Issued
- Tickets Available for Convention-Related Dinners
- Historic Schooner that Carried Ham Radio on Arctic Expeditions Undergoing Additional Restoration
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
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
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
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,
The last half-dozen or so episodes are linked right here: Ham Nation
Odds and Ends
- All those links
- 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.
Where We Are On The Web
Homepage, News / Updates, On The Air Resources, Facebook, Twitter, Email
News and Updates: scarsnewsletter
On The Air Resources: SCARS Repeater
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As always, News, Links, Repeater Info, Hamfests, Licensing, General Help & more linked from the sidebar at the SCARS Homepage – W5NOR.ORG !!!