In This Issue…,
Did ANYONE Go To Dayton?,
ARES Net Discipline
Tower Fall Deaths,
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
(I’ve got my HamCom Tickets, who else will be there?)
No, really – WHO WENT TO DAYTON?
Rat someone out!
Don’t Become a Statistic,
When’s the Next Hamfest?,
“Do Dipoles Have to be Straight?” (Doctor),
“Mag Loops”- ARRL Letter,
“DAYTON!” (Ham Nation),
and all the usual stuff!
“Read all about it” below.
Did Anyone Go To Dayton?
Surely someone from
went to Dayton?!?!?
How was it?
Fab, per usual?
Just give me a core-dump – I’ll make sense of it!
ARES Net Discipline
Except for some of the far-flung, digital members of this group, we’ve had a stiff dose of Severe Weather in these here parts lately. In the Facebook Group, Peter, N5UWY, Club Trustee, and all-wise Amateur, reminded us delicately the other morning about Net Discipline. I’m sharing his wise remarks here as well:
In the event that we have a Weather Net, please remember a few things:
- It’s a directed net – NCS is boss and all comms go through that station.
Chit-chat goes on UHF or DMR or 146.88, not 06.
- Report stuff YOU SEE not stuff you see ON TV.
- If you have something to report, KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.
This is why we have drills on the ARES net where you give your nearest section lines. “In Norman” doesn’t cut it – Norman is 189 sq mi.
- Some places will see a LOT of rain before/during/after/independent of tornadoes/dangerous winds – turn around, don’t drown.
- Please be safe.
Tower Fall Deaths
No need to share details,
but there were TWO deaths from “professional” tower climbers this week:
In Iowa from 1000 feet, and in Mississippi from 300 feet.
They were pros, made mistakes, and paid the ultimate price.
You and I working on a tower at 50 feet would likely be just as dead from the fall.
Always, always, always, put safety first and always.
If you can’t get it done safely, don’t do it.
Don’t make yourself into a Silent Key.
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.
This entry below – yeppers, that one right down there is the reason why the SCARS Meeting is always moved to the 3rd Saturday in June each and every year. I’M GOING TO BE THERE – ARE YOU?
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
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
“Do Dipoles Have To Be Straight?”
“The answer to the question is an emphatic “no,”
and the Doctor explains why.”
and the Doctor explains why.”
“ARRL Doctor” Homepage here:
- Dayton Hamvention Attracts a Happy Crowd
- Springtime Section Manager Election Results Announced
- Magnetic Loop Antenna Designs Multiply
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- FCC Re-Charters Technological Advisory Council for New Term
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- June Event in Europe to Assess Activity, Ability to Share Spectrum on 6 Meters
- CQ Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
- 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 21 ARLD021
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 23, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD021
ARLD021 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, The OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
GEORGIA, 4L. Jun, JH4RHF will be QRV as 4L9S from Tbilisi from May
25 to June 2. Activity will be on the HF bands using only CW. QSL
ISRAEL, 4X. Zvi, 4X6OM plans to be QRV as 4X7R in the CQ World Wide
WPX CW contest as an All Band entry. QSL to home call.
KENYA, 5Z. Nick, LZ4NM plans to be QRV as 5Z4/LZ4NM in the CQ World
Wide WPX CW contest. QSL via operator’s instructions.
KUWAIT, 9K. Hamad, 9K2HN will be QRV in the CQ World WPX CW contest
as an All Band entry. QSL to home call.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Saty, JE1JKL is QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan
Island, IOTA OC-133, until May 28. Activity is focused on 6 meters
using FT8 in DXpedition mode. This includes being an entry in the
CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL via LoTW.
CHINA, BY. Members of Club Station Jiangyin ARES will be QRV as B4T
in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL via BA4TB.
MOROCCO, CN. A large group of operators will be QRV as CN3A as a
Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL via
ERITREA, E3. A large group of operators will be QRV as E31A from
May 23 to June 3 while there in support of humanitarian activities.
Activity will be in their spare time on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB and FT8. QSL via JH1AJT.
FRANCE, F. Special event station TM19ATHF is QRV until May 27
during the Tour des Hauts-de-France 2019 bicycle race. QSL via
GUADELOUPE, FG. Didier, F6BCW is QRV as FG/F6BCW from Archipel des
Saintes, IOTA NA-114, until May 26. Activity is on 20 meters using
CW. QSL to home call.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. A group of operators are QRV as OG0C from Kokar
until May 28. Activity is on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB, MSK144,
FT8, and FT4. This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX
CW contest. QSL via OH5CW.
DENMARK, OZ. Henning, OZ2I will be QRV as 5Q6EE from Fyn, IOTA
EU-172, in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL to home call.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA100IAU will be QRV from
May 25 to June 16 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the
International Astronomical Union. QSL via PA1UN.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Laci, HA7JTR is QRV as S79HA from Praslin Island,
IOTA AF-024, until May 29. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 17
meters, with a focus on the low bands, using mainly CW and some SSB.
QSL to home call.
DODECANESE, SV5. Wolf, DL3DRN will be QRV as SV5/DL3DRN from
Rhodos, IOTA EU-001, from May 25 to June 14. Activity will be on
the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
BELIZE, V3. Josep, EA3AKY is QRV as V31AK until May 28. Activity
is mainly on 6 meters using FT8. This includes being an entry in
the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL via LoTW.
INDONESIA, YB. Yohanes, YB2DX will be QRV as a Single Op/Single
Band on 80 meters entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL
direct to home call.
KOSOVO, Z6. Look for members of the Kosovo Friendship Consortium to
be QRV as Z66X from Pristina in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.
When not active in the contest, they will be working with young hams
in preparation of YOTA 2019. QSL via OH2BH.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint and NCCC CW Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.
The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for May 27.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for May 29.
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
– LOOKING BACK AT HAMVENTION 2019
– MORE FROM DAYTON: NEW HALL OF FAMERS
– IT’S AUSTRALIA’S TURN WITH WIA CONFERENCE WEEKEND
– SILENT KEY: QRP PIONEER JOE EVERHART N2CX
– TOWER TRAGEDY IN MISSISSIPPI
– EYE ON 60 METRES FOR AUSTRALIA?
– FORTIFY YOUR EFFORTS FOR CASTLES ON THE AIR
– NEW RESOURCES FOR HAMS IN DUNDALK, IRELAND
– TASMANIAN PARKS GET WITH THE PROGRAM
– DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR IARU YOUTH CONTEST PROGRAM
– STILL TIME TO NOMINATE YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
– WORLD OF DX
– ANTENNAS GO RIGHT TO THIS YL’S HEAD
Episode 403 – “DAYTON HAMVENTION REVIEW”
Bob, Gordo, Don and George
are back from Dayton
to talk about their experience in Dayton
for the 2019 Hamvention!
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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