In This Issue…,
January Meeting Fallout,
SCARS 2019 Budget,
Winter Field Day,
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
Apparently no one worked Straight-Key Night,
January Meeting Highlights,
Winter Field Day,
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
January Meeting Fallout
On a cold and dreary day we had 80 (yes, Eighty – Eight Zero) people at the January meeting. President W5MQC chaired her first SCARS meeting (image below), we did real business and even walked through and now have a real-life Budget! Yes, I know, “That’s just crazy talk!”
We also had a great overview of Slow-Scan TeeVee.
You can catch all of the meeting on the SCARS Youtube channel here:
Last year’s club financials are available at the links below:
For the first time (in my recollection anyway) SCARS has an actual voted-on and approved, bonafide budget. As you can see (below), there is some necessary squishiness in the numbers, since we can only project annual memberships, but this is a good document to work from. Also, if you click through our financials above, you will note that we are not exactly bereft. Good job Michelle for this excellent benchmark!
Winter Field Day
SCARS is hosting a Winter Field Day event this year on January 26-27 at the Red Cross in Norman. We will carry on with the Winter Field Day event as we have with the June “Field Day”, including a phone, cw, and Get On The Air station. Setup begins on Saturday morning early and first contacts in earnest begin at 1pm. We Will Be Indoors, so do not fear for frost-bitten toes or noses! Bring yourself out and enjoy some Wintertime on-air fun! Kibitzing is always welcomed, but keep it down at the CW station since just hearing is sometimes a challege! (HA!)
You can read more about the short history of Winter Field Day here:
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 26/27 – Winter Field Day
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
“Life Above 50 Mhz”.
WB8IMY hosts this week:
“Steve Ford, WB8IMY, speaks with ARRL Radiosport Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, about the fascinating world of VHF/UHF.”
The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- ARRL Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting to Welcome New Members
- Court Rules Excessive Antenna Application Fees Violated Reasonable Accommodation
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- New 2019 Repeater Directory is Now Shipping
- Winter Field Day 2019 is January 26 – 27, W1AW to Participate
- AMSAT Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Program
- December YOTA Month Activity Records More Than 80,000 Contacts
- US Islands Awards Program Announces 25th Anniversary Award, Recent Rule Changes
- 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 3 ARLD003
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 17, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD003
ARLD003 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NE8Z, 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.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Andy, UT4UEP is QRV as 8Q7UA from Ukulhas Island,
IOTA AS-013, until January 23. Activity is on 40, 30 and 20 meters
using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.
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.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Saty, JE1JKL will be QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan
Island, IOTA OC-133, from January 24 to 28. Activity will be mainly
on 160 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via LoTW.
RWANDA, 9X. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as 9X2AW from Kigali until
February 14. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.
BAHAMAS, C6. Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as C6A/DD0VR from Bahama
Island, IOTA NA-001, from January 21 to February 2. Activity will
be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. He
plans to activate other islands during this time. QSL to home call.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as EA8/home call from El
Hierro, IOTA AF-004, until the end of March. Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. QSL to home call.
ECUADOR, HC. Rick, NE8Z is QRV as HC1MD until February 7. Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. He may be active
portable from other HC prefixes as well. QSL via K8LJG.
ITALY, I. Operators S50X, S52P, S54W, S56DX, S57DX, and S59A will
be QRV as IG9/home calls from Lampedusa Island, IOTA AF-019, from
January 21 to 31. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands.
QSL to home calls.
ARUBA, P4. Mathias, DL4MM will be QRV as P4/DL4MM from January 22
to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands with a focus on CW. He may
also be active using SSB and FT8. He will be QRV as P40AA in the
upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home call.
BONAIRE, PJ4. Operators Norbert, DJ7JC, Heye, DJ9RR and Emil, DL8JJ
will be QRV as PJ4P from January 22 to 30. Activity will be on the
HF bands using CW, SSB, various digital modes, and FT8. They plan
to be an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.
QSL via DJ5BWD.
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.
PALAU, T8. Nobu, JA0JHQ will be QRV as T88PB from Koror, IOTA
OC-009, from January 25 to 28. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL direct to home
MYANMAR, XZ. Akio, JE2QIZ is QRV as XZ2B from Nay Pyi Taw. His
license is valid for 150 days. He is permitted to operate from 15
to 1.25 meters within 20 kHz of each band edge, and using only CW.
QSL via operator’s instructions.
CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as ZL7/JA0JHQ until
January 20. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL
to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL January VHF Contest, North
American SSB QSO Party, North American Collegiate SSB Championship,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
LZ Open CW Contest, Hungarian DX Contest, RSGB AFS SSB Contest, WAB
1.8 MHz Phone/CW and Feld Hell Sprint will certainly keep contesters
busy this weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for January 21.
The 40-Meter QRP Fox Hunt, CWops Mini-CWT Test, NAQCC CW Sprint,
Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for January 23.
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.
Latest version always at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
– U.S. MOURNS DEATH OF NAVAJO CODE TALKER
– HAMS DONATE TO HELP SAVE LIBRARY MEETING PLACE
– HORROR FILMS AND HTs, THEY GO TOGETHER
– A WEEKEND OF IONOSPHERIC INQUIRY
– SOMETHING SPECIAL ON MENU FOR SUMMITS ON THE AIR
– IT’S ACADEMIC: COLLEGIATE CONTEST EXPANDS TO COVER RTTY
– AIDING A FAMILY IN AFTERMATH OF POST-HURRICANE ACCIDENT
– FROM CANADA TO SPACE VIA ARISS CONTACT
– CANADIAN AMATEUR RECEIVES TOP RECOGNITION
– WORLD OF DX
– IS IT A FAMILY REUNION – OR A HAMFEST?
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 385 – “QUARTZFEST PREVIEW”
“What to expect at Quartzfest 2019 with Gordo,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
Randy updates us on his shack,
viewer videos with Dale,
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
Facebook: SCARS Facebook
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