In This Issue…,
February Club Meeting Tomorrow,
New Amateur Class – Week Two,
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
Club Meeting Tomorrow,
Ham Class Week Two,
North Pole on the move (ARRL Letter),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
February Club Meeting Tomorrow
Gee! Where did January go? I dunno either. But tomorrow is the February SCARS Club Meeting. Eyeball QSOs at 9 along with coffee and donuts, and then business begins at 9:30.
The program for this month is by Nancy Rabel Hall, KC4IYD, who was first licensed in 1989 and is currently the president of the NASA Glenn Amateur Radio Club, NA8SA. She is both a research scientist and project manager working in the International Space Station (ISS) and Human Health Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Nancy is a Girl Scout Troop leader and she will be joining us Saturday via Skype to talk about her NASA tasks, her efforts to help children get involved with amateur radio, and the efforts of the Scouts to make that happen. If you know a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop leader, it would be great to invite them to this event. This presentation should help us in our efforts to gain more youth members.
You really don’t want to miss this meeting.
Secretary Chris, KE5JZN, sends last months meeting minutes for you do look over before the meeting and can be found here:
January 2019 SCARS Minutes
With respect to pictures and numbers from Winter Field Day, I haven’t gotten them yet. Sorry! I’ll beat the bushes at the meeting and see what runs out.
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 TOMORROW.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Amateur Class Continues
It’s not too late to show up for the Technician Class License Exam prep
(and cramming for General).
Session TWO is Tuesday: 6:30 – 9:00PM, Norman Red Cross.
Spread the word!
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“The Running List” has been archived,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
Tomorrow, 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
- New CEO Aims to Reshape ARRL Objectives, Refocus ARRL HQ Structure
- ARRL Board Gives the Go-Ahead to Lifelong Learning Initiative
- Orlando HamCation® this Weekend is ARRL Southeastern Division Convention
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- Brunei V84SAA DXpedition to Focus on Low Bands
- Young Amateurs Radio Club Wants to Pair Youthful Contesters with “Big Gun” Stations
- Cuban Radio Amateurs Respond to Severe Tornado
- New Campaign Exploiting Linux Servers to Insert Backdoor “SpeakUp” Trojan
- MarconISSta Offering One Last Chance to Test UHF Antennas
- Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Shifts toward Siberia
- 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 6 ARLD006
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 7, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD006
ARLD006 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, CO3JK, F8DVD, KD7WPJ, PP2BT, The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites. Thanks to all.
BAHAMAS, C6. Operators KN4EEI, N6MZ and AA7JV are QRV as C6AGU from
Water Cay, IOTA NA-001, until February 18. Activity is mainly on
160, 80 and 40 meters using mostly CW and FT8. QSL via HA7RY.
CUBA, CO. Members of the Mayabeque Contest Group will be QRV as
T43MY from Mayabeque in the CQ World Wide RTTY WPX contest. QSL via
FRANCE, F. Special event station TM16AAW will be QRV from February
10 to 24 from Macon during the 16th Antarctic Activity Week.
Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mostly SSB. QSL via
FRENCH GUIANA, FY. Armin, DK9PY is QRV as FY/DK9PY until February
17. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL to home call.
DOMINICA, J7. David, KK4WW and Gaynell, KK4WWW will be QRV as
J79WW, J79WWW, and J79USA, respectively, from February 12 to 19.
Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL via N4USA.
SVALBARD, JW. Jon, LA1QH is QRV as JW1QH from Spitsbergen, IOTA
EU-026, until February 11. Activity is on 80 and 20 meters using
only SSB. QSL to home call.
FINLAND, OH. A group of operators are QRV as OH10X from Inakari
Island, IOTA EU-192, a new IOTA, until February 11. Activity is on
80 to 15 meters using CW and SSB with two stations active. QSL via
GREENLAND, OX. Nils, SM3UQK will be QRV as OX/SE3A from Ilulissat
from February 9 to 21. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters as a
portable station. QSL to home call.
BONAIRE, PJ4. Fred, WW4LL and Michael, NN9DD are QRV as PJ4/home
calls until February 10. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB,
RTTY and FT8. They will be QRV as PJ4Z in the CQ World Wide WPX
RTTY contest. QSL via K4BAI.
SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5/6. Fred, N6YEU will be QRV as PJ5/N6YEU
from St. Eustatius, IOTA NA-145, from February 11 to 19. Activity
will be on 40 to 15 meters using CW and SSB. This includes being an
entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL to home
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. A group of operators will be QRV as PY0F
from February 13 to 18. Activity will be mainly on the low bands
using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to PY7RP.
UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EM16UAP is QRV until February 28
to commemorate the Academic Vernadsky Ukrainian Antarctic station.
QSL via UT1KY.
MACAO, XX9. A large group of operators will be QRV as XX9D from
February 11 to 26. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8 with several stations active. QSL via DL4SVA.
EL SALVADOR, YS. Will, AA4NC will be QRV as YS1/AA4NC from San
Salvador from February 13 to 20. Activity will be all HF bands
using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. This includes being an entry
in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op/All
Band entry. QSL to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARL
Field Day Contest, Asia-Pacific Spring CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, KCJ Topband CW Contest, Dutch PACC Contest, YLRL YL-OM
Contest, OMISS SSB QSO Party, FISTS Winter Unlimited CW Sprint, RSGB
1.8 MHz CW Contest and the Balkan HF Contest will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from February 11 to 15.
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and CQC Winter CW QSO
Party are scheduled for February 11.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled
for February 13.
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
– ARRL’S EMERGENCY PREP MANAGER STEPS DOWN
– HAMS IN CUBA RESPOND AFTER HISTORIC TORNADO
– SILENT KEY: ALFRED TRIBBLE W3STW OF PENNSYLVANIA
– IN INDIANA AND NEW JERSEY, THE GREAT ANTENNA DEBATE
– HIGH HONORS FOR 2 AUSTRALIAN AMATEURS
– NEW JERSEY SEMINAR TAKES ON TOWER SAFETY
– CHILE AGREES TO RECIPROCITY FOR RADIO
– WORLD OF DX
– NUMBER 100 IS AN OSCAR-WINNING SATELLITESCRIPT
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 388 – “HURRICANE RECOVERY WITH NF4A”
“Rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Michael with Charlie Wooten NF4A, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
what do antenna tuners really do?
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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