In This Issue…,
K5RAV Retires as Director,
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
Plan Ahead for Quartzfest Next Year,
SSTV with KB5LHM,
2019 Budget & 2018 Numbers,
Winter Field Day,
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
K5RAV Retires as West Gulf Division Director
K5RAV, David Woolweaver, has retired as West Gulf Division Director. The West Gulf website has been defunct for some years, so the announcement was first sent out on the ARRL South Texas Section website.
West Gulf Division Newsletter January 2019A special message from your ARRL WGD Director“Everything that the ARRL undertakes must be 100% for the general good. That policy bred loyalty and confidence. With those two things an organization can prosper forever.”Hiram Percy Maxim, September 1927 QST.
I joined the ARRL Board in 2000 as Vice Director after Jim Haynie, W5JBP, was elected President and Coy Day, N5OK, moved up to Director. That is nearly twenty years ago! I never thought that I would spend nearly twenty years on the ARRL Board.But. After twenty years, it is time for me to move on. At the end of the ARRL Board meeting, January 19, I will retire as Director and John Stratton, N5AUS, will move up to the Director position. A candidate is now being vetted to serve as John’s Vice Director and an announcement should be forth-coming in a few weeks. Thank you for your support, your assistance, your friendship.I promise I won’t forget you if you don’t forget me. We made history together and the future is ours to create. Thanks to all!Good DX with no QRM73David, K5RAV
Friday afternoon update: Quartzfest broke the 1000 attendance number Friday morning!
*SOME* of you are RVers, and YOU should plan some year Real Soon Now to attend Quartzfest in Quartzite, Arizona. The high was in the mid-60s there today. They had almost a thousand registered by mid-day today. The image below is from an outdoors presentation from mid-afternoon today!
KB5LHM’s Slow-Scan TeeVee Presentation
at last week’s meeting. Justin did a GREAT job!
Winter Field Day
TOMORROW & SUNDAY
Setup begins at 10AM!
SCARS is hosting a Winter Field Day (INDOORS) 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 challenge!
You can read more about the short history of Winter Field Day here:
Did I mention that it was INDOORS?
The Running List
“The Running List” has been archived,
but I *will* continue to add to it as I come upon links of interest
or as I receive them.
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
Saturday & Sunday – 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 Issues Statement on Amateur Radio Parity Act
- New ARRL CEO Wants to “Start a Conversation”
- Amateur Radio Applications Piling Up as Partial Government Shutdown Continues
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- ARRL Launching New Podcast Geared Toward New Radio Amateurs
- Europe’s Youngsters on the Air Enthusiasm Breeds Exuberance in US
- Ailing ARISS “HamTV” Transmitter Back on Earth for Inspection, Possible Repair
- FCC Reactivating Equipment Authorization System
- 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 4 ARLD004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 24, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD004
ARLD004 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
VE3FU, The Daily DX, 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 CQ World
Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via LX1NO.
GEORGIA, 4L. Ilya, R3XA and Mamuka, 4L2M will be QRV as 4L9M and
4L2M, respectively, in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as
Single Op/High Power entries. QSL 4L9M via R3XA and 4L2M via
SOMALIA, 6O. Ali, EP3CQ is currently QRV as 6O1OO until February 6.
QSL direct to home call.
BARBADOS, 8P. Charles, 8P6ET is QRV as 8P6ET/p. Activity is on 80,
40 and 20 meters using CW and SSB. He will be QRV as 8P1W in the CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Single Op/Low Power entry. QSL
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Saty, JE1JKL is QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan
Island, IOTA OC-133, until January 28. This includes being an entry
in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via LoTW.
CHILE, CE. Jorge, CE3YP is QRV with special callsign 3G3G from
Santiago until December 31. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using
only FT8. QSL via LoTW.
MADEIRA ISLAND, CT3. Operator OM3GI will be QRV as CT9ABO in the CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Single Op/High Power entry.
QSL via LoTW.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Operator OM5RW will be QRV as ED8W in the CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Single Op/High Power entry.
QSL via LoTW.
MARTINIQUE, FM. Laurent, FM5BH will be QRV in the CQ World Wide 160
Meter CW contest. QSL via W3HNK.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Members of the Loma del Toro DX Club are
QRV as HI1LT from Beata Island, IOTA NA-122, a first-time
activation, until January 28. Activity is on the HF bands using CW,
SSB, RTTY, and on various satellites. QSL via W2CCW.
THAILAND, HS. Members of the HSDXA Team will be QRV as E2X in the
CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via
NORTHERN IRELAND, GI. Operator SP5MXZ will be QRV as MI/3Z0X in the
CQ World Wide 160 CW contest as a Single Op/Assisted entry. QSL via
ITALY, I. Dimitar, LZ1UQ and Ivan, LZ1PM are QRV as IH9/LZ1UQ and
IH9/LZ1PM, respectively, from Pantelleria Island, IOTA AF-018, until
January 31. This includes entries in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
and UBA DX SSB contests. QSL to home calls. In addition, station
IG9/S59A is QRV from Lampedusa Island, IOTA AF-019, until January
30. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in
the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via operators’
PERU, OA. Tom, OA4DX will be QRV in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest as a Single Op/Low Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
FINLAND, OH. Special event station OG60IPA is QRV during all of
2019 to commemorate 60 years of Finland’s participation in the
International Police Association. QSL via OH4MDY.
SUDAN, ST. John, N9MDH is QRV as ST2JB from Khartoum. He has been
active on 15 meters using FT8. QSL via LoTW.
PALAU, T8. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as T88PB from Koror. This includes
being an entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL
direct to home call.
CORSICA, TK. A group of operators will be QRV as TK0C in the CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Multi Op entry. QSL via S50C.
BELIZE, VE. Art, NN7A will be QRV as V31JZ/p from South Water Caye,
IOTA NA-190, from January 31 to February 6. Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using mostly CW. QSL direct to home call.
CANADA, VE. Chris, VO2AC, Frank, VO1HP and Dave, VE9CB will be QRV
as VO2AC in the CQ World Wide 160-Meter CW contest as a Multi
Op/High Power entry. Before the contest, they may be active as
VO2AC and VO2AAA on 160, 80, 60 and 40 meters, and on satellites
AO-85, AO-91, and AO-92 from grid square GO11. QSL via operators’
instructions. In addition, look for special event station VD1NUQK
to be QRV from January 26 to February 26 to commemorate the USS
Truxton and USS Pollux naval disaster of Newfoundland 77 years ago.
QSL via operators’ instructions.
INDONESIA, YB. Yohanes, YB2DX will be QRV as a Single Op/High Power
entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via LoTW.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ 160-Meter CW Contest, Winter
Field Day, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint
CW Ladder, REF CW Contest, BARTG RTTY Sprint and the UBA DX SSB
Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and
QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 30.
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
– ITC IMPORT BAN TAKES EFFECT ON SOME HYTERA MODELS
– THOUSANDS ARE PACKING FOR FLORIDA ‘HAMCATION’
– BUILD-A-THON GETS HAMS READY FOR WYONG FIELD DAY
– ROLLING BACK THE CLOCK FOR A RALLY ON AM MODE
– PLANS UNDER WAY FOR D-DAY COMMEMORATIVE EVENT IN WALES
– NEW AWARDS PROGRAM TO DEBUT IN RADIO SCOUTING
– TWO SILENT KEYS IN NEW ZEALAND
– VOA’S BETHANY RELAY STATION MARKING A MILESTONE
– WORLD OF DX
– GIFTS FROM THE HEART OF THE HAM COMMUNITY
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 386 – “SOLVE YOUR RFI PROBLEMS!”
“Getting rid of RFI with Tim Duffy,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don Wilbanks,
Quartzfest 2019 with Randy,
and Steve Cloutier talks about the AM Rally with Bob Heil,
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
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