In This Issue…,
May Meeting Fallout,
W5OU’s Birthday Bash,
Dates To Remember,
So Now What?,
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
Big Numbers and Big Doins Last Week,
Hamvention starts today,
W5OU’s 85th Birthday Bash,
When’s the next Hamfest?
Arizona HOA and Hams come to an accord (ARRL Letter),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
May Meeting Fallout
BIG THANKS to N5HZR for doing last week’s Newsletter while I was celebrating the youngest Granddaughter’s graduation at Clemson. Mark did a FB job and I’ll have to work hard this week to keep up with the standard which he has set!
Let’s get started…
Mark posted in the Facebook Group that there were over 70 at last week’s meeting, and rightly so simply because it was going to be an AbFab Show and Tell by WX5MOR, Gayland!
Here is President Michelle’s video of the Moore EM Mobile Command Center walkthrough:
And to me, the biggest “News” is the modest breakthrough that Amateurs made with the largest HOA development in the country. No towers, no traps, modest heights, but honest-to-goodness outdoor antennas.
You can read about that in the ARRL Letter.
It’s a start!
Oh, and the SCARS Facebook Group has surpassed 400 members!
THE BIGGEST Amateur Radio Meeting that I know about is the Dayton Hamvention, colloquially known simply as “Dayton”. I’ve never been, but I know a number of SCARS members have been in the past, and there may be some going this year, but I don’t know who they might be.
In any case, the doors open at 8AM this morning. I’ve listed below a tiny selection of some of the happenings which will be going on there this weekend:
Club of the Year: Nashua Amateur Radio Society, Nashua, New Hampshire
Amateur of the Year: Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
Technical Achievement Award: PIETRO BEGALI i2RTF
Special Achievement Award: Christian “Chris” Janssen DL1MGB/KO2WW
You can read all about these awards here: https://hamvention.org/event-details/awards/
The Forums at Dayton are of High Caliber and very-well attended because the Movers and Shakers of Amateur Radio, a literal Who’s Who, are doing them. Friday afternoon, Tim Duffy, K3LR, will be chairing a 3 hour ‘Antenna Forum’. If I were in Dayton, that is one forum that I’d attend for certain.
Here’s link to the forum schedule: https://hamvention.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Forums-Overall-Schedule-4-2019.pdf
While the Convention itself is Friday through Sunday, there have been events ongoing all this week. You can see what those were here:
And if you’re a glutton for punishment, there is a Live Stream of some events.
You can find EVERYTHING going on at Dayton here: https://hamvention.org/
Lastly, rumor has it that Elecraft will be introducing the “K4”, an SDR radio to compete against the likes of Flexradio, at Hamvention.
Who wants to go next year? Any takers?
P.S.: I’ve already got my tickets for Ham-Com. I’ll be there Friday night & Saturday!
W5OU’s 85th Birthday Bash
It’s time to mark your calendar!
Gordon Jones, W5OU, is having another birthday.
This year is the big number 85.
Come and help us celebrate this auspicious occasion.
We’ll meet at the Golden Corral, 123 N. Interstate Dr., Norman OK. That’s on West Main Street, just East of I-35.
We’ll meet at 2:00 p.m. on his actual birthday, May 20.
There’s no need to RSVP, just show up.
– Al AE5L
P.S.: Thanks for wrangling this Al!
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.
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 June Meeting: June 15
(moved to the 3rd Saturday so you can go to Ham-Com and not miss the meeting!)
The June program will be given by W5HLG:
“Creating a Go-Bag for Emergency Communications”
Tuesday Night Elmer / Elmira Night, Every Tuesday Night UFN
Last Tuesday David Hickman brought his Flex Maestro and demoed running his Flex at home remotely. There really is a LOT of cool stuff going on each Elmer/Elmira Night!
So Now What?
NO Episode this week since everyone is in Dayton!
“So Now What?” Homepage here:
This Week’s ARRL Letter
- ARRL Invites Applications for Volunteer Monitor Positions
- FCC is Not Reinstating a Vanity Call Sign Fee
- Radio Amateurs to Demonstrate Emergency Messaging Capabilities for Red Cross, FEMA
- FCC Chairman Proposes Call Blocking By Default to Combat Robocalls
- So Now What? Podcast
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Arizona Homeowners Association and Hams Agree on Outdoor Antenna Guidelines
- First Ham Satellite — OSCAR 1 — will Join AMSAT’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at Dayton
- ITU Working Party 5A1 Completes Draft New Report on WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.1
- Dayton Hamvention and ARISS Working Together Again this Year
- In Brief…
- Getting It Right!
- 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 20 ARLD020
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 16, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD020
ARLD020 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
HA0HW, M0GAE, 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.
CUBA, CO. Members of the Grupo Especial de Expediciones y Concursos
are QRV as T43A until May 20 to celebrate the club’s first
anniversary. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via LoTW.
LIBERIA, EL. Dickson, EL2DT has been QRV on 20 meters using CW
around 1830z. QSL via EL2FM.
WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FW. Nobby, G0VJG is QRV as FW5JG from
Wallis Island, IOTA OC-054, until May 22. Activity is on 40 to 10
meters using SSB and FT8. This includes the possibility of a short
side trip to Futuna Island, IOTA OC-118. QSL via M0OXO.
REUNION ISLAND, FR. Thomas, F4HPX is QRV as FR/F4HPX from Saint
Denis until June 5. Activity is holiday style on 40, 20 and 15
meters using SSB, FT8 and some CW. QSL to home call.
ENGLAND, G. Members of the Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club are QRV as
GS0NWM from Mull until May 24. Activity is on the HF bands using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in DXpedition mode, with up to four stations
active. This includes Satellite activity as well. QSL via M0URX.
JERSEY, GJ. Operators ON5HC, ON7PQ, ON4KZ, ON5DZ and ON8AZ plan to
be QRV as MJ/OQ7A/p from the Minkies Islands, IOTA EU-099, from May
25 to 31. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL via ON8AZ.
ALASKA, KL. Henry, NL0H is QRV as NL0H/p from St. Lawrence Island,
IOTA NA-040, until May 19. Activity is on 30 and 20 meters using
SSB and FT8. QSL via operator’s instructions.
NORWAY, LA. Waldi, SP7IDX is QRV as LA/SP7IDX from Store Molla,
Lofoten Islands, IOTA EU-076, until May 29. Activity is on 40 to 10
meters using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.
ARUBA, P4. Operators Ben, DL6RAI, Martin, DL5RMH and Philipp, DK6SP
will be QRV as P4/DL6RAI, P4/DL5RMH and P4/DK6SP, respectively, from
May 18 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and
possibly various digital modes. QSL via operators’ instructions.
GREECE, SV. Laci, HA0HW will be QRV as SW8WW from Thassos Island,
IOTA EU-174, from May 23 to June 5. Activity will be on 40 to 6
meters using mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK. This includes
an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL to home
PALAU, T8. Operators JM1LRA, JI6IHG and JA7WFT are QRV as T88TA,
T88IH and T88FT, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until
May 24. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL to home calls.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Operators K2SX, K4BAI, K4QPL and
KK4R will be QRV as VP5/homecalls from Harbour Rock Villa on
Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, from May 21 to 28. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
QSL direct to home calls.
CAMBODIA, XU. Franco, IU0CRW is QRV as XU7AKP while working in Siem
Reap. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via
ROMANIA, YO. Members of the YO6KNE radio club are QRV with special
event callsign YR19PFS until June 15 to commemorate the visit to
Romania of Pope Francis. QSL via LoTW.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, UN DX
Contest, NZART 80-Meter CW Sangster Shield Contest, Portuguese Navy
Day Contest, His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest, EU PSK DX
Contest, Aegean RTTY Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the Baltic
80-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for May 20.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB Club 80-Meter Data Championship, SKCC
CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for May 22.
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 May 2019 QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
Latest version always at the top here: ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline
– WIA PRESENTERS TO FOCUS ON MICROWAVES, RF MANAGEMENT
– RAIN REPORT NOW ARCHIVES ONLY
– ANOTHER LEAP OF FAITH BY PARACHUTE MOBILE
– W9IMS SET FOR 500-MILE RACE
– TUNE UP YOUR ANTENNA WITH 100 WATTS AND A WIRE
– WW2 NAVAJO CODE TALKER DIES IN ARIZONA
– SILENT KEY: SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP’S DAVID PAUL VONDIELINGEN AD8B
– LOOKING FOR NEWSLINE’S NEXT YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
– SOTA ACTIVATION BY TRIO ON MOUNT ETNA
– SOUTH AFRICAN AMATEURS PREPARE FOR NEW BEACONS
– HONORS FOR THOSE WHO PUT OSCAR 100 IN SPOTLIGHT
– WORLD OF DX
– COLORADO SCHOOL LEARNS REALITY OF RADIO RESCUE
Latest version of ARNewsline always at the top here:
Episode 402 – “LIVE FROM CROWNE PLAZA IN DAYTON, OHIO”
“Bob Heil, Gordon West and Valerie Hotzfeld are live in Dayton,
Bob’s AMECO AM conversion,
Amateur Radio Newsline with Don,
solar weather with Dr. Tamitha Skov,
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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