In This Issue…,
Weather Awareness Events and Training,
OKC Marathon – VOLUNTEERS,
It’s Spring, and a Ham’s Thoughts Turn To…,
When’s The Next Hamfest?,
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
Weather Awareness – Events & Training,
Marathon Needs Hams!
The Next Hamfest(s),
“The Doctor” “Whispers”,
CO ARES & The Bomb (Letter),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
Weather Awareness Events and Training
Rick Smith, KI5GT, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Norman Weather Forecast Office, reminds us of TWO events this coming week, both of which you should avail yourself!
REMINDER – Advanced Storm Spotting Webinar!Remember our one and only Advanced Storm Spotting webinar is Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30 PM. You can register at this link. NOTE: If you plan to host the webinar for a group and anticipate having Oklahoma law enforcement officers seeking CLEET credit, contact me so I can send you the sign-in sheet. There is a separate course number for the advanced training.
Safe Place Selfie Day
Safe Place Selfie Day is April 3rd. We encourage you – personally and within your organization – to participate in this campaign to promote severe weather safety planning. Check out the link for details on how you can get involved. Please feel free to share this with others and on social media.
I myself will go down into our Storm Shelter on Wednesday, take my picture and post it to Social Media (in several places). If you “do” Social Media, you should too!
OKC Marathon – Volunteers
Still need at least 35!
Mike Rockey is calling all Hams to help.
Info and signup details can be seen and downloaded from here:
When’s The Next Hamfest?
Glad you asked. Briefly, here’s the list through Ham Holiday. ALL the details can be found at the link “Upcoming Hamfests within 250 miles of Norman” at the bottom of the Newsletter.
Start Date: 04/05/2019
End Date: 04/06/2019
Location: Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center
3050 Green Mountain Drive
Branson, MO 65615
Hanging Judge Hamfest
Start Date: 04/06/2019
End Date: 04/06/2019
Location: Sebastian County Emergency Communications and Training Facility
8400 South Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Oklahoma Section Convention (Green Country Hamfest)
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/13/2019
Location: Claremore Expo Center
400 Veterans Parkway
Claremore, OK 74017
ARRL North Texas Mentorfest 2019
Start Date: 04/27/2019
End Date: 04/27/2019
Location: Hella Shrine Temple
2121 Rowlett Road
Garland, TX 75040
PARC Annual Swapfest
Start Date: 05/04/2019
End Date: 05/04/2019
Location: City of Amarillo Drainage Utility Dept
1900 Line Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79101
Emory Tailgate Hamfest
Start Date: 05/11/2019
End Date: 05/11/2019
Location: Rains County Courthouse
167 Quitman Street
Emory, TX 75440
West Gulf Division Convention (Ham-Com 2019)
Start Date: 06/07/2019
End Date: 06/08/2019
Location: Plano Event Center
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75023
Ham Holiday 2019
Start Date: 07/26/2019
End Date: 07/27/2019
Location: Oklahoma City Community College
7777 South May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
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
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
This episode is titled
“The Whisper Heard ‘Round The World”
“Are you curious about the mysteries of signal propagation,
or maybe wondering how well your antenna is working?
The answer may be just a “WSPR” away.”
“The Doctor Is In” Homepage here:
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- Modified Digital QST App Now Available for Apple iOS Users
- Colorado ARES Volunteers Muster for “Bomb Cyclone” Winter Storm
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- The K7RA Solar Update
- 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition “Postponed, Not Canceled”
- Ohio ARES Provides “Situational Awareness” During January Blizzard
- Whither Digital Radio Mondiale?
- Smithsonian Institution’s NN3SI Returning to the Air
- ARISS Seeks Hosts for Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew Members
- Flaw Could Permit Hacking of Implanted Devices
- 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 13 ARLD013
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 28, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD013
ARLD013 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
IS0ZOD, 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.
GEORGIA, 4L. Luc, F5RAV is QRV as 4L/F5RAV until April 2. Activity
is on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct to home call.
ALGERIA, 7X. A large group of operators will be QRV as 7W7W during
the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Darek, SP3DX will be QRV as 8Q7DM from Lankanfinolhu
Island, IOTA AS-013, from April 1 to 7. Activity will be on 20 to
10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
OMAN, A4. A group of operators will be QRV as A42K in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW.
TAIWAN, BV. Koji, JL3RDC plans to be active as BW/JL3RDC from New
Taipei City in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Single
Op/Single Band entry. QSL to home call.
CHINA, BY. Look for B1Z to be QRV in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest. QSL via EA7FTR.
THE GAMBIA, C5. A group of operators will be QRV as C5DL from April
1 to 15. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes, with three stations active. QSL via DL7DF.
JUAN FERNANDES ISLAND, CE0. A group of operators are QRV as XR0ZRC
from Robinson Crusoe Island, IOTA SA-005, until April 3. Activity
is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to R7AL.
CAPE VERDE, D4. A group of operators will be QRV as D4C during the
CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.
GUERNSEY, GU. Oleg, RL5D will be QRV as MU2K as a Single Op/All
Band/Low Power entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via
SARDINIA, IS0. A group of operators will be QRV as IS0SWW in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Multi/2 entry. QLS via IQ0NU.
GUIEA-BISSAU, J5. Livio, IZ3BUR is QRV as J52EC from Cumura until
April 15. QSL direct to home call.
GUAM ISLAND, KH2. Aki, JR3QJB and other operators are QRV as KH2KY
until April 1. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160
meters, using SSB. This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via JA1MFR.
LITHUANIA, LY. Special event station LY800SMG is QRV until May 27
to celebrate the first datable reference to the region Samogitia
from 800 years ago. QSL via LY2NZ.
BRUNEI, V8. Hajime, JO1RUR will be QRV as V85RH in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW.
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Operators VK3QB, VK3HJ, VK2PN and VK3BDX will
be QRV as VI9NI from April 1 to 14. Activity will be on 160 to 17
meters using CW, SSB and FT8. The operation also commemorates the
signing of the Norfolk Island Act 40 years ago. QSL via VK4FW.
BERMUDA, VP9. Operators KG8CO, W8KA, KB8TXZ, N8LJ and AC8W are QRV
as homecalls/VP9 until April 2. Activity is on the HF bands using
CW, SSB and FT8. They will also be QRV as VP9I in the CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest as a Multi/2 entry. QSL all calls via LoTW.
INDONESIA, YB. Members of the ORARI Lokal Lombok Timur Club Station
will be QRV as YB9ZGD from Lombok Island, IOTA OC-150, during the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct. In addition, Yohanes,
YB2DX plans to be QRV in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest from
Java, IOTA OC-021. QSL direct to home call.
VANUATU, YJ. Chris, VK2YUS is QRV as YJ0CA from Port Vila until
April 2. Activity is mainly on 40, 20 and 15 meters, with some
limited activity on 10 meters, depending on conditions. This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL
to home call.
KOSOVO, Z6. Members of the Kosovo and Turkish Youth Contest Team
will be QRV as Z66Y in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via
CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. Bill, ZL2AYZ and Ian, ZL2BGL are QRV as ZL7C
until April 2. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 15 meters, and
possibly 17, 12 and 10 meters, depending on operating conditions,
using SSB, RTTY, PSK31, FT8 and some CW. This includes being an
entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via ZL2AYZ.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest, QRP
80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, Feld Hell
Sprint and IQRP Quarterly Marathon will certainly keep contesters
busy this upcoming weekend.
RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship is scheduled for April 1.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for April 2. The CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox
Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for April 3.
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, April 2019 QST, page 87, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
Latest version always at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 395 – “TEAM EXUBERANCE!”
“ARRL’s new Volunteer Monitors program
with Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH,
Team Exuberance takes over K3LR,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
and 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.
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