In This Issue…,
March Meeting Fallout,
K2ARW M.M.M. ,
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
March Meeting Fallout,
A Plethora of Hamfests,
Give “The FCC” a Piece of Your Mind,
“Technician Enhancement Proposal” (ARRL Letter),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
OVERNIGHT BREAKING NEWS:
Be certain to read Amateur Radio Newslines “EXTRA”!!!
March Meeting Fallout
There were 63 hardy souls at the March club meeting. A great time was had by all, we met new friends, had new people join, and enjoyed a great program by the Central Oklahoma AREDN knowledge-base. Trust me when I tell you that Norman will be patched into the Central Oklahoma AREDN network “Real Soon Now”!
By the way, for those of you just itching to go to a Hamfest, there are 7 within 250 miles of Norman between now and HamCom in Plano on June 7th. Of those 7, one of them is Green Country, which is on the same weekend as the April SCARS Meeting. Choose wisely – go to Green Country on Friday!
Personal Note: I would encourage ALL OF YOU to read the first item of the ARRL Letter, and if you feel so inclined, let the FCC know how you feel about this. After all, YOU may disagree with the ARRL, and how will the FCC know what “you” want if “you” don’t tell them, eh?
Compared to some, George Sanford, K2ARW, had not been a member of SCARS for very long, but he has left a big set of shoes to fill with his becoming a Silent Key. George was famously known for “sneaking” Apple pies at McDonalds in complete opposition of his “loved ones” who were telling him that he had to cut down on sweets, pastries, and other supposed nonsense.
In George’s memory, President Michelle has declared tomorrow’s get together at the Lindsey Street McDonalds to be the K2ARW Memorial McDonalds Meeting. Unless you are hindered by allergies or Spousal Fiat, all will be expected to partake of McDonalds Apple Pies to celebrate George.
I hope McDonalds has enough stock on-hand. Bring your own “George Story”!
See you there! (8:30 to about 10:45ish).
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“The Running List” has been archived,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
Tommorrow – K2ARW M.M.M. – McDonalds on Lindsey, 9:30am until ?
Tuesday Night Elmira Night, Every Tuesday Night UFN
The Doctor Is In
This column alternates with “So Now What?”…
Listen to it here-> The Doctor Is In
This episode is titled
“A discussion of SWR
— Standing Wave Ratio —
can be complicated,
but it really doesn’t need to be.”
The Doctor’s Homepage is here:
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal
- Amateur Radio Volunteers Activate Following California Flooding
- Build Your Own Space Weather Dashboard
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- New Book, Energy Choices for the Radio Amateur, Now Shipping
- More Mentors Needed for New ARRL Emergency Communications Course Sessions
- How to Clean Up after a Battery Leak
- ARRL Announces 2019 Teachers Institutes on Wireless Technology Sessions
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, Appointed as New ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager
- Hamvention Announces 2019 Award Winners
- “Tyro” License Proposal Open for Comment
- GQRP Club Founder the Rev. George Dobbs, G3RJV, SK
- 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 11 ARLD011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 14, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD011
ARLD011 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
5B4ALX, 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.
VIET NAM, 3W. Jean-Pierre, F6CTF will be QRV as 3W9JF from Hoi An
from March 16 to April 6. Activity will be on 80, 40, 20 and 17
meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to EA5GL.
TOGO, 5V. Members of the EI DX Group are QRV as 5V7EI until March
26. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes with five stations active. QSL via M0OXO.
UGANDA, 5X. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team are QRV as 5X3C
until March 25. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They are active as 5X3E using FT8. QSL direct to I2YSB.
SENEGAL, 6W. Jacques, F6HMJ will be QRV as 6W7/F6HMJ from March 19
to April 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW
with some SSB. QSL to home call.
LESOTHO, 7P. A group of operators are QRV as 7P8LB until March 16.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8 with two to three
stations active. QSL via M0OXO.
TONGA, A3. Masa, JA0RQV will be QRV as A35JP from Tongatapu Island,
IOTA OC-049, from March 16 to 27. Activity will be on 80 to 6
meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Pedro, CT7AHV is QRV as C91AHV from Matola Rio
until March 17. Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB,
WSPR and FT8. QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Press, N6SS is QRV as DU6/N6SS from Panay Island,
IOTA OC-129, until April 17. Activity is on 160, 80 and 40 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes being an entry in the upcoming
CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
NIUE, E6. Alex, 5B4ALX will be QRV as E6ET from Niue, IOTA OC-040,
from March 19 to April 2. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters,
except 80 meters, but including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX
SSB contest. QSL to home call.
SPAIN, EA. Special event station EE100V is QRV during all of March
to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Valencia Football
Club. QSL direct to EA5YJ.
JERSEY, GJ. Kazu, JK3GAD is QRV as MJ0CFW until March 17. He will
be active as MJ5Z in the Russian DX contest. QSL via LoTW.
CURACAO, PJ2. Andreas, DK5ON is QRV as PJ2/DK5ON until March 30.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8. This includes being active in the Russian DX contest.
QSL to home call.
INDIA, VU. Members of the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club are QRV with
special call sign AU60BARC until May 13 to celebrate the club’s 60th
anniversary. QSL via Club Log.
MYANMAR, XZ. Yuki, JH1NBN will be QRV as XZ2C from March 20 to 28.
Activity will be on 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters using all modes and QRP
power. QSL to home call.
OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is
approved for DXCC credit: Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island, ZD9CW,
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The BARTG HF RTTY Contest, Russian DX
Contest, AWA John Rollins Memorial DX CW Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW
Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest,
Louisiana QSO Party, Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the
UBA Spring 80-Meter SSB Contest are all on tap for this weekend.
The Bucharest Contest and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are
scheduled for March 18.
The CLARA Chatter Party is scheduled for March 19.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are
scheduled for March 20.
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 March 2019 QST, page 88, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
Latest version always at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
– DMR WEATHER NET ASSISTS IN COLORADO ‘BOMB CYCLONE’
– SILENT KEY: QRP PIONEER GEORGE DOBBS G3RJV
– U.S. AMATEUR WHO OWNS WASHINGTON STUDIO IN BATTLE OVER RUSSIAN BROADCASTS
– “UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE” FOR WEATHER BALLOON
– YOUTH DX ADVENTURE PREPS FOR CURACAO
– “LAST MAN STANDING” HAS ONE MORE HAM
– IN SEARCH OF THE 2019 YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
– ARRL HELPS FCC TARGET RULE VIOLATORS
– WEST VIRGINIA SECTION CONVENTION IS BIG HAMFEST
– ICELANDIC CONTESTERS GET A BOOST
– WORLD OF DX
– HIGH IN THE SKY BUT NOT ON AMATEUR RADIO
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 393 – “ALL ABOUT TEST EQUIPMENT”
“Bob Heil fires up an Ameco,
inspecting the radio on your boat with Gordo,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
reading voltmeters with George,
chatroom questions with Amanda,
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
As always, News, Links, Repeater Info, Hamfests, Licensing, General Help & more linked from the sidebar at the SCARS Homepage – W5NOR.ORG !!!