In This Issue…,
N5AUS New West Gulf Director,
New Amateur Classes Begin,
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
N5AUS New ARRL WG Director,
NEW Ham Class Starts Tuesday,
FCC Begins Processing New License Backlog,
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
N5AUS New West Gulf Division Director
K5RAV, David Woolweaver, retired as West Gulf Division Director at the end of the January ARRL Board of Directors Meeting. With his retirement, Vice Director, John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, has become the new Division Director. ARRL’s news item below.
John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, of Austin, Texas, is the new ARRL West Gulf Division Director. Stratton, the incumbent Vice Director, moved up to the Director’s chair after Director Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV, announced his immediate retirement during the ARRL Board of Directors meeting January 18 – 19.
An attorney, Stratton served as West Gulf Division Vice Director since 2009, when he was appointed to succeed Woolweaver, who became Director following the resignation of then-Director Coy Day, N5OK.
Woolweaver served as West Gulf Vice Director from 2000 until 2009, and as Director from 2009 until 2019. During his tenure, he served on several committees, including the ARRL Board Executive Committee. He is a member of the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors.
Stratton holds a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will fill the vacant West Gulf Division Vice Director’s position by appointment.
John also serves as Vice President & Co-Counsel of the Radio Club of America.
Note also that the latest ARRL Board of Directors Minutes can be found here:
OR you could read the BoD highlights here:
Due to illness, Don, W5DDP, will not be able to fulfill his role as President-Elect.
Per the SCARS By Laws, we will hold a special election at the Club meeting Feb 9th.
If you are interested in the position or know a club member that is interested,
but wants to know more about what is involved,
contact SCARS President, Michelle, W5MQC email@example.com
New Amateur Class Begins
New class begins for Technician Class License Exam prep
(and cramming for General)
this coming Tuesday: 6:30 – 9:00PM, Norman Red Cross.
Spread the word!
Winter Field Day
Winter Field Day was a HUGE success.
I’ll have numbers and pictures next week!
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
Next Saturday, February SCARS Meeting
Tuesday Night Elmira Night, Every Tuesday Night UFN
The Doctor Is In
Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In Podcast
This episode is titled
WB8IMY hosts this week:
“Steve Ford, WB8IMY,
provides an introduction to FT8,
one of the most popular Amateur Radio digital modes ever created.”
The Doctor’s Homepage is here: The Doctor Is In
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- ARRL Board of Directors Tackles Ambitious Agenda
- FCC Digging Out from Beneath Shutdown Backlog
- ARRL Board Bestows Bill Leonard, W2SKE, Media Awards
- Geoffrey Starks Sworn in as FCC Commissioner
- Nominations Invited for CQ Contest Hall of Fame
- Amendment Aims to Promote CITEL/CEPT Amateur Radio Operating Reciprocity
- National Weather Service Dropping High Seas and Storm Warnings on WWV/WWVH
- In Brief…
- Getting It Right
- 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 5 ARLD005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 31, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD005
ARLD005 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB2TJO, The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and
the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
FIJI, 3D2. Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA
OC-016, until March 7. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB
and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.
BAHRAIN, A9. Special event station A91KWT is QRV until February 28
to mark Kuwait National Liberation Day. QSL via A92AA.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Christian, F4EBK is QRV as DU3/F4EBK from Luzon
Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 31. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.
In addition, Bodo, DF8DX plans to be QRV as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan
Island, IOTA OC-128, from February 4 to 14. QSL direct to home
SPAIN, EA. Special event station EG3WCD is QRV until February 4 to
mark World Cancer Day on February 4. Activity is on all bands. QSL
IRELAND, EI. Members of the Kerry Amateur Radio Group are QRV as
EI100YXQ during 2019 to mark the hundred years since the first
transatlantic voice transmissions from Ballybunion, Ireland to
Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Canada. QSL via EI9FVB.
PANAMA, HP. Special event station H31A is QRV until August 15 to
commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Panama City.
Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and FT8. QSL
THAILAND, HS. Special event station HS55RAST is QRV until March 31
to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Society of
Thailand. QSL via HS5NMF.
GRENADA, J3. Peter, G4HSO will be QRV as J3/G4HSO from February 4
to 16. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using mainly
CW. QSL to home call.
JAPAN, JA. Special event stations 8J0M, 8J2M and 8J9M are QRV until
April 30 to mark the 30th General Assembly of the Japan Medical
Congress in Chubu. QSL direct to JP7FSO.
GUAM, KH2. Yoshi, JE2EHP is QRV as K1HP/KH2 until February 4.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. A group of operators are QRV as P29VCX from
Manus Island, IOTA OC-025, until February 5, and then as P29NI from
Daru Island, IOTA OC-153, from February 6 to 11. Activity is on 40
to 15 meters, and possibly 160 and 80 meters, using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL P29VCX via SM6CVX and P29NI via G3KHZ.
BONAIRE, PJ4. Fred, WW4LL and Michael, NN9DD will be QRV as
PJ4/homecalls from February 4 to 10. Activity will be on the HF
bands using SSB, RTTY and FT8. They will be QRV as PJ4Z in the
upcoming CQ WPX RTTY contest. QSL via K4BAI.
SWEDEN, SM. Special event station SE19SKI will be QRV from February
4 to 17 during the Alpine World Ski Championships. QSL via
VIET NAM, XV. Bogdan, SP2FUD and Zen, SP2GCJ will be QRV as XV9FUD
and XV9ZT, respectively, from February 4 to 18. Activity will be on
40 to 12 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via
KOSOVO, Z6. Mome, Z32ZM is QRV as Z68M until February 5. Activity
is on 160, 80 and 30 meters using FT8. QSL via OQRS.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American CW Sprint, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Vermont QSO
Party, 10-10 International Winter SSB Contest, Mexico RTTY
International Contest, F9AA CW Cup, Black Sea Cup International,
Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, AGCW Straight Key CW
Party, British Columbia QSO Party and FISTS Winter Slow Speed CW
Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 4.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 5. The CWops
Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray and QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for February 6.
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 February 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
– FCC RESUMES OPERATIONS AFTER PARTIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
– ARIZONA’S QUARTZFEST SETS NEW RECORD
– ‘PERTH TECH’ RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR 2ND YEAR
– LAMAKAAN ANNUAL RADIO CONVENTION DRAWS HUNDREDS IN INDIA
– TEAMS PREP FOR YOTA SUMMER CAMP IN BULGARIA
– U.S. ISLANDS PROGRAM ADDS NEW AWARD
– HAMS’ LIBRARY GIFT IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS
– INDIANA AMATEURS TAKE NEW LICENSEES TO NEXT STEP
– WORLD OF DX
– HAWAII AMATEUR HELPS TV SPECIAL EXPLORE EARHART MYSTERY
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 387 – “QUARTZFEST WRAP-UP”
“Gordon West recaps Quartzfest 2019,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
George’s horror story from the transmitter site,
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.
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