In This Issue…,
OKC Marathon – 10 More Needed,
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
Marathon Needs 10 More Hams!
Meeting Next Saturday,
The Cure for Hamfest Withdrawl,
“Calling CQ the Right Way” (Now What?),
Tim Duffy Lets the Smoke Out (Ham Nation)
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
OKC Marathon – Volunteers
Still need 10 more Volunteer Hams!
Mike Rockey is calling all Hams to help.
Info and signup details can be seen and downloaded from here:
Meeting Next Saturday – April 13
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.
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“The Running List” has been archived,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
SCARS April Meeting – April 13
Tuesday Night Elmira Night, Every Tuesday Night UFN
So Now What?
This column alternates with “The ARRL Doctor”…
If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator,
chances are you have lots of questions.
This biweekly podcast has answers!
“So Now What?” offers insights
from those who’ve been exactly where you are now….
Listen to it here-> So Now What?
This episode is titled
“Covering the Rules to Call CQ”
“Sometimes you have to step on the right rocks.”
“So Now What?” Homepage here:
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- Department of Defense to Transmit Interoperability Exercise Info via WWV/WWVH
- Petition for Rule Making Calls for “Amateur Digital Mode Transparency”
- So Now What?
- ARRL Representatives to Attend Annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention
- Comet Named after Hawaiian Radio Amateur
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Amateur Radio Sessions Set for 2019 National Hurricane Conference
- Frequency Measuring Test Success Does Not Require Sophisticated Equipment
- Bud Hippisley, W2RU, is New ARRL Public Service Enhancement Working Group Chair
- In Brief…
- 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 14 ARLD014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 4, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD014
ARLD014 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the URE, 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.
MAURITANIA, 5T. Evert, PA2KW will be QRV as 5T2KW from Nouadhibou
from April 9 to 15. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly
CW and some SSB. QSL via LoTW.
SENEGAL, 6W. Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as 6W/IV3FSG from Thies, near
Dakar, until April 16 while working for the Informatici Senza
Frontiere organization. Activity is in her spare time on 80 to 10
meters using SSB and possible digital modes. QSL via IK3GES.
JAMAICA, 6Y. Kasimir, DL2SBY is QRV as 6Y5KB until April 10.
Activity is usually on 40 to 6 meters, including 17, 12, and
possibly 30 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Ben, DL1RNT is QRV as 8Q7NT from Embudu Island, IOTA
AS-013, until April 13. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home
THE GAMBIA, C5. A group of operators are QRV as C5DL until April
15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes, with three stations active. QSL via DL7DF.
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Operators Dagmar, DM7PQ and Rainer, DL1AUZ
are QRV as E51NPQ and E51AUZ, respectively, from Rarotonga Island,
IOTA OC-013, until April 11. Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands using only CW. QSL to home calls.
NIUE, E6. Janusz, SP9FIH is QRV as E6AF until April 25. Activity
is on 160 to 15 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.
SPAIN, EA. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the IARU Society
Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles, or the URE, special event
stations AM70URE, AM70A, AM70C, AM70D, AM70E, AM70F, AM70I, AM70L,
AM70N, AM70O, AM70P, AM70R, AM70S and AM70U are QRV until June 9.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters. QSL via bureau.
ITALY, I. Special event station II0KT is QRV until August 31 to
commemorate the 1947 voyage of the raft Kon Tiki. QSL via I0KQB.
GUINEA-BISSAU, J5. Livio, IZ3BUR is QRV as J52EC from Cumura until
April 15. QSL direct to home call.
LIECHTENSTEIN, LX. Operators PA2HGJ, PA2RDK, PA3CNO, PE0MGB and
PE1FLO will be QRV as HB0/home calls from April 6 to 13. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly CW and FT8, with some SSB.
QSL via PE1FLO.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Mart, DL6UAA will be QRV as OH0UA from April 8
to 19. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and various
digital modes. QSL to home call.
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Operators VK3QB, VK3HJ, VK2PN and VK3BDX are
QRV as VI9NI until April 14. Activity is on 160 to 17 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8. The operation commemorates the signing of the
Norfolk Island Act 40 years ago. Activity includes some SOTA
activations from Mt. Bates and Jacky Jacky. QSL direct via VK2CA.
ANTARCTICA. Roman, UT7UA is QRV as VP8CTR form Wordie House on
Winter Island, IOTA AN-006. Activity of late has been with FT8.
His length of stay is unknown. QSL via DL5EBE.
BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW from April 7
to 26. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The SP DX Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox
Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, LZ Open 40-Meter CW Sprint
Contest, PODXS 20-Meter 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest, SARL
VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Mississippi QSO Party, Missouri QSO Party,
Florida State Parks on the Air, EA RTTY Contest and RSGB 80-Meter
RoLo SSB are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The 144 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 8.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship, NAQCC
CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for April 10.
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 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
– GLOBAL EVENT HONORS RADIO OFFICERS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
– BODY OF PENNSYLVANIA RADIO OPERATOR FOUND
– WEAPONS TEST CRITICIZED FOR POSSIBLE EFFECT ON ISS
– WASHINGTON LAWMAKERS GRILL OFFICIAL’S WIFE ABOUT HAM RADIO
– NEW ZEALAND TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO RADIO VIOLATIONS
– RADIO AMATEUR CAPTURES CRUISE SHIP’S DISTRESS CALL
– NOMINATE OUR NEXT YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
– AN AGREEMENT TO HELP FLORIDA WHEN STORMS HIT
– NET DEVOTES 24 HOURS TO DIGITAL MARATHON
– NEW WEAK SIGNAL MODE RELEASED
– MORE DIGITAL: VHF ‘SUPER’ CONFERENCE NEAR WASHINGTON D.C.
– EVEN MORE DIGITAL: A ‘NEXT GENERATION’ QSO PARTY
– WORLD OF DX
– HAM HAS A COMET TO CALL HER OWN
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 396 – “NOW WITH EXTRA SMOKE!”
“Tim Duffy on Team Exuberance operating at K3LR,
supporting ARISS with Gordo,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don Wilbanks,
George Thomas upgrades the Ham Nation regulated power supply,
chat room 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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