In This Issue…,
Meeting Tomorrow – Rain or Shine, ,
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
Dues Are Due,
Meeting Tomorrow – Hell or High Water,
The Cure for Hamfest Withdrawl,
“Outside The Bands” (Doctor),
Lots of juicy stuff in The ARRL Letter,
“Creative ways to hide your antenna” (Ham Nation),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
Meeting Tommorrow – Rain or Shine
In preparation for tomorrow’s meeting,
Treasurer Hank, K5HHQ, sends the following:
Tomorrow’s Meeting Topic – Seasonal Readiness:
ARES, Skywarn, NWS, and You
Cleveland County Emergency Coordinator Mark Kleine N5HZR will update us on the county, state, and national Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) activities. This will include NWS, Skywarn, Weather-Ready Nation, and all of the nets, training, and practice events for our area.
NOTE: While MANY of us WILL be at the meeting come rain or shine, for those of you who are rain-phobic, the meetings Stream Live on the SCARS Youtube Channel here:
*IF* you are going to “Green Country”, do it TODAY (Friday). You’ll enjoy the Hamfest MUCH MORE than you will during a cold deluge on Saturday, AND have a bonus of being able to make Saturday’s meeting!
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.
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 – TOMORROW, April 13
Tuesday Night Elmira Night, Every Tuesday Night UFN
The Doctor Is In
…This column alternates with “So Now What?“…
Listen to it here-> ARRL Doctor
This episode is titled
“Listening Outside The Ham Bands”
“Whether you own an HF transceiver,
or a VHF/UHF handheld radio,
there is much to hear beyond Amateur Radio frequencies.”
“ARRL Doctor” Homepage here:
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- World Amateur Radio Day 2019 Marks International Amateur Radio Union Founding
- Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24
- MIT Requests FCC Rules Waiver for Medical Monitoring Device
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- AMSAT, ARRL Comment in FCC Orbital Debris Mitigation Proceeding
- ARRL Seeks Contest Program Manager
- Florida ARES, State of Florida Considering Memorandum of Understanding
- FCC Agrees to 90-Day Pause in Consideration of WT Docket 16-239
- 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 15 ARLD015
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 11, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD015
ARLD015 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
EA4NF, 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.
UGANDA, 5X. Anders, SM0HPL is QRV as 5X7W from Kampala until April
27 while on work assignment. He is active in his spare time on the
HF bands using CW, JT65 and FT8 with QRP power. QSL via LoTW.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Ed, 4F1OZ and Gil, 4F2KWT are QRV as DX1CC from
Arena Island, IOTA OC-207, until April 15. Activity is on 30, 20
and 17 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via EA5GL.
LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Philippe, EA4NF will be QRV as HB0/EA4NF from
April 17 to 19. Activity will be on the various FM and SSB
Satellites. QSL via LoTW.
DJIBOUTI, J2. A group of operators will be QRV as J20DX from April
13 to 21 from Sept Frere Island, IOTA AF-059, and then as J20DX/p
from Moucha Island, IOTA AF-053. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW.
AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8. Joe, OZ0J and Palle, OZ1RH will be QRV as
KH8/home calls from Tutuila, IOTA OC-045, from April 16 to 22.
Activity will be on 80 to 12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 with
two stations. QSL via LoTW.
BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Thracian Rose Club are QRV with
special call sign LZ116RF until the end of July during the Rose
Festival in Kazanlak. QSL via LZ1YE.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Mart, DL6UAA is QRV as OH0UA until April 19.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes. QSL
to home call.
MARKET REEF, OJ0. Pasi, OH3WS plans to be QRV as OJ0W on April 13
and 14. Activity will be in his spare time on 60 and 30 meters
using only CW. QSL to home call.
DENMARK, OZ. Special event stations 5P0WARD and 5P0WHD will be QRV
on April 18 in celebration of the 94th World Amateur Radio Day. QSL
EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Kiritimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, from April 16 to 23. Activity will be on 80,
40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
SOMALIA, T5. Ali, EP3CQ will be QRV as 6O1OO beginning April 15 and
active for one month. Activity will be mostly on 40 and 20 meters
using FT8. QSL via operator’s instructions.
PALAU, T8. Shunji, JA1JEJ and Ichy, JH7IPR are QRV as T88IB and
T88UW, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until April 16.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and other digital
modes. QSL direct to home calls.
UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EN185UNIV will be QRV from April
15 to December 31 to celebrate the 185th year of the Taras
Shevchenko National University of Kiev.
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Rob, VK2FBBB plans to be QRV as VK2FBBB/VK9
from April 14 to 27. Activity will be on 80 and 40 meters. QSL to
ANGUILLA, VP2E. Chris, PA2CHR and Jos, PA3FYC plan to be QRV as
VP2EMB until April 21. Activity will be with EME on 2 meters, and
70 and 23 centimeters using CW and JT65. They may also be active on
HF frequencies. QSL direct to PA3FYC.
BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
until April 26. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using
mostly RTTY, PSK31, RTTY, JT65 and FT8, and slow CW. QSL direct to
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, Japan
International DX CW Contest, Maritime Radio Day QSO Party, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, OK/OM DX SSB
Contest, F9AA PSK Cup, FT8 DX Contest, New Mexico QSO Party, Texas
State Parks on the Air, Georgia QSO Party, North Dakota QSO Party,
Yuri Gagarin International DX CW Contest, WAB 3.5/7/14 MHz Data
Modes, International Vintage Contest HF and the Hungarian Straight
Key CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for April
The 222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 16.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for April 17.
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
– PETITION TO FCC TARGETS DIGITAL MODES
– GIVING MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS THE TIME OF DAY
– TAKING WEATHER PREPAREDNESS BY STORM IN NEW ORLEANS
– ART PROJECT BREAKS THE ICE WITH HAM RADIO
– AWARDS PROGRAM IS REBRANDED WITH DIGITAL FOCUS
– HELP US HONOR A YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
– POLAND DX CONTEST GOES THE DISTANCE
– SPECIAL EVENT STATION REMEMBERS YURI GAGARIN
– SPANISH OPERATORS PERMITTED ON SATELLITE’S FREQUENCIES
– INTERNATIONAL GIRLS’ EVENT HAS ROLE FOR AMATEUR RADIO
– WORLD OF DX
– A MESSAGE FROM THE 3Y0I TEAM’S CAPTAIN
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 397 – “AMECO AC-1 ON AM & CONTEST UNIVERSITY”
subtopic: “Creative ways to hide your antenna.”
“Bob’s AMECO AC-1 on AM,
creative ways to hide your antenna with Gordon and Carl,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
Contest University with Tim Duffy and Ray Novak,
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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