In This Issue…,
Spring Picnic Tomorrow,
Red Cross Smoke Alarm Event,
When’s The Next Hamfest?,
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
Don’t be a Dead-beat – Dues Are Due,
Spring Picnic Tomorrow,
Sound The Alarm,
The Antidote for Hamfest Withdrawal,
“Handheld Transceivers” (Doctor),
“FT-4”- ARRL Letter,
“IC-9700 First Look” (Ham Nation),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
SCARS Picnic Tomorrow
Saturday afternoon at the WA6DKD Country Estate!
Address location is accurate on QRZ.com.
Food starts at 4PM. Denny and Leota say “Come as early as 2, if you wish.”
Talk-in: 147.06 – PL141.3
Bring a side dish or dessert of some stripe!
Sound The Alarm
Join the American Red Cross to Sound the Alarm,
a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event.
On May 4th the American Red Cross in Oklahoma City, OK needs your help to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events.
Every day, seven people die in home fires and the Red Cross wants to do everything we can to prevent these needless tragedies. Volunteers work alongside fire departments and other local groups, canvassing at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety, and fund-raise for this lifesaving mission.
One day of your life can change someone else’s forever.
Join us to Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
More information and sign-up 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.
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
2019 ARRL National Convention at Dayton Hamvention®
Start Date: 05/17/2019
End Date: 05/19/2019
Location: Greene County Expo Center
120 Fairgrounds Road
Xenia, OH 45385
Sponsor: Dayton Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
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
Dates to Remember
SCARS Spring Picnic – TOMORROW, April 27
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
“These little radios are packed with features,
but which one is best for you?“
“ARRL Doctor” Homepage here:
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- Faster, More Contest-Friendly FT4 Digital Protocol Beta Version to Debut on April 29
- IARU Argues for Protection from Wireless Power Transfer Spurious Emissions
- Technology: FCC Asked to Allow All Digital Transmissions on AM Band
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- Meet ARRL Authors at the ARRL National Convention
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Low Audio for ISS SSTV Transmissions Raises Issue of Crew’s Ability to Intervene
- Three BIRDS Constellation CubeSats Delivered to ISS for Orbital Deployment
- International Marconi Day 2019 is April 27 (UTC)
- Operating: The Upside of Remote Control
- 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 17 ARLD017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 25, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD017
ARLD017 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB6Z, 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.
AZERBAIJAN, 4J. Alexander, 4J3DJ is QRV as special call 4JF1EU from
Baku until April 28 to mark the Formula 1 Grand Prix race of
Azerbaijan. QSL to home call.
LESOTHO, 7P. Chris, ZS1CDG is QRV as 7P8GOZ until April 28.
Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DL19JDAY is
QRV until May 26 to commemorate Japan Day, a German/Japanese
festival being held in Duesseldorf. QSL via DK7TX.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Operator SP7VC will be QRV as EA8/SP7VC from
Lanzarote Island, IOTA AF-004, from April 27 to May 4. Activity
will be on 80 to 15 meters, and 6 meters, using SSB and FT8. QSL to
IRELAND, EI. Special event stations EI0MAR, EI0CAR, EI100YXQ, and
EI5IMD will be QRV on April 27 during International Marconi Day.
QSL via operators’ instructions.
FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN are QRV as FO/KE1B
from Moorea, IOTA OC-046, from April 27 to May 3. Activity is
mostly on 20 meters using FT8 with 10 watts. QSL direct to KE1B.
REUNION ISLAND, FR. A large group of operators will be QRV as TO19A
from April 27 to May 8. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and FT8, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via 9A2AA.
ISLE OF MAN, GD. Operators Shin, JR1NHD, Hiro, JF1OSL and Toru,
JH0CJH will be QRV as MD0IUX, MD0HWX, and MD0ITP, respectively, from
April 27 to May 1. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and various digital modes. QSL via LoTW.
JERSEY, GJ. A group of operators will be QRV as GJ6EFW from April
30 to May 5. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and various
digital modes. QSL via ON6EF.
JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J1ITU will be QRV from Honshu
Island, IOTA AS-007, from May 1 to 31 to celebrate the anniversary
of the founding of the International Telecommunications Union. QSL
OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichijima
Island, IOTA AS-031, from April 28 to May 4. Activity will be on 40
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
MONGOLIA, JT. Andy, R9YU will be QRV as JT/R9YU from the Great
Lakes Basins of Mongolia from May 2 to 12 while here as a
communications specialist. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 15 meters
using SSB. QSL direct to home call.
AUSTRIA, OE. Special event station OE19M will be QRV on April 27
during International Marconi Day. QSL via OE1WHC.
MARKET REEF, OJ0. Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV as OJ0W from April 27 to
May 4. Activity will be on the HF bands in his spare time. QSL to
SWEDEN, SM. A group of operators will be QRV as SE6VING from Vinga
Island, IOTA EU-043, from May 3 to 5. Activity will be on the HF
bands. QSL direct.
SOMALIA, T5. Ali, EP3CQ is QRV as 6O1OO until May 15 while on work
assignment with the UN Department of Safety and Security in
Mogadishu. Activity is in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using
SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.
VIET NAM, XV. Jun, JL8AQH plans to be QRV as XV9XX from Hue from
April 27 to May 4. Activity will be on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters,
with a focus on 30 meters using CW. QSL direct to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The 10-10 International Spring Digital
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SP DX RTTY Contest,
Helvetia Contest, Florida QSO Party, BARTG Sprint 75 and QCX CW
Challenge are scheduled for this weekend.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, AGCW QRP/QRP CW Party and Phone Fray are
scheduled for May 1.
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
– ARIZONA DISTRACTED-DRIVING BAN EXEMPTS HAMS
– MINNESOTA’S DISTRACTED DRIVING BAN BEGINS THIS SUMMER
– DID YOU WORK ON GRUMMAN’S LUNAR EXCURSION MODULE?
– UK FOUNDATION STUDY GUIDE NOW IN E-BOOK FORMAT
– FORMERLY DETAINED HAM CHOSEN FOR SPIRIT AWARD
– IARU REGION 2 PREPS FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY
– IN SEARCH OF THE YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR FOR 2019
– AUSTRALIAN AMATEURS FACE ADDITIONAL FEE HIKES
– FLYING BEERS CELEBRATE STINKO DE MAYO
– SILENT KEY: GLEN CLARK
– IN SRI LANKA, A HAM RADIO EXPERIENCE WITHOUT THE RADIO
– NEPAL LAUNCHES ITS FIRST AMATEUR RADIO PAYLOAD
– ANOTHER BOUVET ISLAND TRY IN THE FALL?
– WORLD OF DX
– BILLBOARD’S A SUPERSIZED QSL CARD TO MOTORISTS
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 399 – “FIRST LOOK: IC-9700”
“Hooking up an analog microphone to your computer with Bob,
coax connectors with Gordo,
ham radio saves lives on Amateur Radio Newsline,
Solar upate with Dr. T,
a first look at the IC-9700 with George and Ray,
Amateur Radio estate sales,
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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