In This Issue…,
Ham Holiday Review,
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
Another Successful Ham Holiday,
SCARS Has Vacancies,
The Doctor Talks Noise – “Blankers” & “Reduction”,
Hamfests within 250 miles,
August Meeting Next Week,
and 10 Ghz in Ham Nation.
“Read all about it” below.
Ham Holiday Review
As far as *I* was concerned, Ham Holiday this year was a great event!
The venue was Excellent, the A/C worked, and I got to have eyeball QSOs with MANY folks who I had not seen in a very long time.
Thank YOU to all those who helped to make this years event a success!
Next year’s event is already scheduled for July 24th and 25th.
Lucky, KG6MXA, sends the following vacancy announcement:
Can you please run an announcement in the newsletter that the Gossip Net needs some more hosts? Keith, KZ8H, is moving away and that just leaves me and Denny WA6DKD. We could really use some more help! It’s an easy and fun net to run.
Thanks and 73,
And Phil, KD5UGO, is looking for an ARES Net Control Operator. Phil’s words:
Not only do we need someone to replace a Net Control Operator for the Tuesday night net, this person also needs to be able to step into a Net Control position in case of Severe Weather, or any other Emergency that would require an ARES Net to be held. “Calm”, “Cool”, and at times “Commanding” are the requirements.
Contact Phil for more information.
When’s The Next Hamfest?
09/06/2019 | Arkansas State Convention (50th Annual Queen Wilhelmena Hamfest)
Location: Mena, AR
09/21/2019 | Reno County Kansas Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
Location: Hutchinson, KS
10/05/2019 | Wichita Area Hamfest
Location: Wichita, KS
Dates to Remember
SCARS August Meeting:
Firestation 7, August 10
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
“NOISE BLANKERS AND NOISE REDUCTION“
“Different tools for different applications. The Doctor explains the differences.”
“ARRL Doctor” Homepage here:
- Free Hiram Percy Maxim 150th Birthday Event Logging Software Now Available
- One Dead, One Injured in New Hampshire Ham Radio Tower Mishap
- DXpedition Team Donates Part of QSL Fees to Galapagos Conservancy
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- ARISS Next-Generation Radio System Completes Critical Flight Certification Tests
- Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX, is 2019 Newsline Young Ham of the Year
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- AMSAT President Asks Members to Help Keep Amateur Radio in Space
- IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Seeks Student CubeSat RF Hardware Proposals
- Cass Award Winners Announced
- 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 30 ARLD030
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 1, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD030
ARLD030 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
K1KI, 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.
GEORGIA, 4L. Darek, SP9DLM will be QRV as 4L/SP9DLM from Kobuleti
from August 4 to 16. Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
QSL to home call.
MADAGASCAR, 5R. Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be QRV as 5R8PX from Nosy Be,
IOTA AF-057, from August 3 to 17. Activity will be on the HF bands
using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via IK2DUW.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Gil, IZ2DLV plans to be QRV as 8Q7GB from Nika
Island, IOTA AS-013, from August 4 to 18. Activity will be holiday
style on 40 to 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
CHILE, CE. Special event calls CB70E, CB70K, CB70O and CB70Y are
QRV until August 31 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Condorito,
a Chilean cartoon character very popular throughout Latin America.
QSL via operators’ instructions.
ST. PAUL ISLAND, CY9. A group of operators are QRV as CY9C until
August 8. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 in
DXpedition mode, EME, and on various Satellites. QSL direct to
ENGLAND, G. Members of the Martello Tower Group are QRV with
special event call GB55RC until August 5 to celebrate 55 years of
Radio Caroline. QSL via bureau.
ECUADOR, HC. Joe, IZ1HGP is QRV as HC2/IZ1HGP until the end of
August. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.
PANAMA, HP. Members of the Radio Club de Panama are QRV with
special event call sign HO1D during August to celebrate the 500th
anniversary of Panama City. QSL direct to HP1RCP.
ITALY, I. Members of the ARI Section Fidenza are QRV with special
event call II4BRD during August to commemorate Cesare Bardeloni, one
of Italy’s pioneers in the history of radio. QSL via IQ4FE.
LITHUANIA, LY. Special event station LY30A is QRV until September
29 to commemorate Black Ribbon Day. QSL via LY5A.
BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are
QRV with special event station LZ304AE during August to honor
Orthodox Saints. QSL via bureau.
ALAND ISLAND, OH0. A group of operators will be QRV as OH0UDG from
August 3 to 17. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.
CZECH REPUBLIC, OK. A large group of operators are QRV with special
event call signs OL88YL and OL88YL/p until August 8. This includes
various SOTA activations. QSL via HB9FPM.
LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Rick, AI5P is QRV as VK9APX until August
10. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 17 meters using CW and FT8.
QSL to home call.
BERMUDA, VP9. Joshua, W9HT is QRV as W9HT/VP9 from Hamilton Parish,
IOTA NA-005, until August 6. Activity is on the HF bands and 6
meters. QSL direct to home call.
OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are
approved for DXCC credit: St. Paul Island, CY9C, 2019 operation;
Afghanistan, T6AA and T6A, 2019 operations.
COUNTRY NAME CORRECTION. As reported in 2019 DX News bulletin
ARLD029, the correct country for Kalanchakskiye Island, IOTA EU 179,
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance
Contest, 10-10 International Summer SSB Contest, North American CW
QSO Party, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW
Sprint, European HF Championship, WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone and
the SARL HF Phone Contest are all scheduled for this upcoming
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for August 6.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 7.
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 August 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
– TOP STORY: DHRUV REBBA KC9ZJX NAMED NEWSLINE’S 2019 YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
– GIFTED PROGRAM PROVIDES THE GIFT OF RADIO TRAINING
– N1MM LOGGER+ NEEDS HELP GOING MULTILINGUAL
– TRAGIC TOWER ACCIDENT KILLS 1, INJURES ANOTHER
– HAMS HELP HONOR HOLOCAUST REFUGEES IN NY
– SOLAR CYCLE’S NOT A VICIOUS CYCLE AFTER ALL
– OHIO CLUB MARKING ITS CENTENARIAN STATUS
– ON-AIR EVENT IN UK CALLS ATTENTION TO CHILD’S MEDICAL NEEDS
– DX NET HAS A MOMENT THAT’S ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS
– MASS SHELTERING EXERCISE RELIES ON HAM RADIO IN MAINE
– THIS BEACON’S REPAIR WAS FOR THE BIRDS
The latest Edition can always be found here: https://www.arnewsline.org/
RANDY LIVE AT DX ENGINEERING
Randy tours DX engineering,
more tower safety with Tim Duffy,
Gordo talks about plumbing… and the world above 10 GHz,
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.
Where We Are On The Web
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