SCARS News October 22, 2019

Jon Tankersley WD5HCI Silent Key — Menu

It is with great sadness that we report that Jon Tankersley WD5HCI has become a silent key. Jon was an active member in SCARS, and was the Assistant Emergency Manager for the City of Newcastle, OK. Service information is pending.

Jon accomplished a lot throughout his life, but he was best known for his ability and willingness to help others. This picture shows Jon helping some Newcastle youth to make Morse Code bracelets as a part of their amateur radio technician class.

He was a pilot in the USAF, Oklahoma Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve. The Air Force got him started in the Medical Technology field and he became a Paramedic until 2014. He then started in the Emergency Management field for the City of Newcastle, Oklahoma.

Jon first was licensed as a novice in 1954. He passed his Extra Class license in 2017. He ran many Technician, General and Amateur Extra classes and helped countless people to get, or enhance their license.

Jon will be missed by all of his friends and family. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.


Texoma Hamarama This Weekend — Menu

The Texoma Hamarama Family FunFest is Southern Oklahoma’s largest indoor air-conditioned Ham Fest, forum, swap meet, expo and ham radio market place.

This hamfest will run October 25th and 26th at the Ardmore Convention Center. This is always a great hamfest and worth the trip down I-35.

Friday – Setup 12:00 Noon – Open 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Saturday – Setup 7:00 AM – Open 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM

A special request from the Hamarama team. If you’re an ARRL VE and you’re there before 10:30 am on Saturday, please tell the front desk people. They may need a few extra helpers for the 9:30 – 10:30 session.

Also, if you’re willing to spend an hour helping the hamfest, please let the front desk know. They have a few volunteer slots open, and would appreciate the help.

Finally, the Texoma Hamarama is operated by a board that is elected at the end of the Hamfest. If you would like to make next year’s hamfest better, please sign up for a board member position.

The tables are filling up fast, the vendors are coming quickly, and it should be a great Hamfest. See you there!


Newsletter News — Menu

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Local Hamfests — Menu

Briefly, here’s the list of the upcoming local hamfests. Hamfests are always great places to buy new equipment, sell your underused equipment, and find that great flea market bargain. They are always a great place to meet local hams and learn some new tricks.

10/25-26/2019 | Texoma Hamarama Hamfest | Location: Ardmore, OK
11/2/2019 | Enid Hamfest | Location: Enid, OK
3/7/2020 | Elk City Hamfest | Location: Elk City, OK
4/10-11/2020| Green Country Hamfest | Location: Claremore, OK
6/7-8/2020 | Ham-Com | Location: Plano, TX
7/24-25/2020 | Ham Holiday | Location: OCCC – OKC, OK
08/22-23/2020 | Joplin Hamfest | Location: Joplin, MO
09/05/2020 | Arkansas State Convention | Location: Mena, AR
09/20/2020 | Reno County KS Hamfest | Location: Hutchinson, KS
10/04/2020 | Wichita Area Hamfest | Location: Wichita, KS

The ARRL maintains a list of all US hamfests if you would like to travel. Click here for the ARRL list of those within 250 miles.


Dates to Remember — Menu

  • SCARS Elmer Nights – Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Norman Red Cross – 1205 Halley Ave, Norman, OK 73069
  • SCARS October VE Test – 11/7/2019 – Norman Firehouse #7 – 2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069
  • SCARS November Meeting – 11/9/2019 – Norman Firehouse #7 – 2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069


SCARS Is On The Web — Menu

News, links, repeater info, hamfests, licensing, and more are linked from the menu sidebar at the SCARS Homepage – W5NOR.ORG!


Podcast: The Doctor Is In — Menu

Audio Link

Antenna EnTRAPment!

October 10, 2019

Awful puns notwithstanding, antenna traps are clever devices, but not many amateurs understand how they work. The Doctor explains

“The Doctor Is In” podcast homepage is available by clicking here.


Podcast: So Now What? — Menu

Audio Link

“Ham” Lingo

October 17, 2019

The “So Now What?” homepage is available by clicking here.


ARRL DX Bulletin — Menu

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD041
ARLD041 DX news

ZCZC AE41
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 41  ARLD041
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  October 17, 2019
To all radio amateurs   

SB DX ARL ARLD041
ARLD041 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
PP2BT, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Geri, DK8KW is QRV as 3W9KW from Hanoi until October
26.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL to home
call.

MALTA, 9H.  Rene, DL2JRM is QRV as 9H3YY until October 22.  This
includes being an entry in the Worked All Germany contest.  QSL to
home call.

BOTSWANA, A2.  A large group of operators will be QRV as A21EME from
October 20 to 29.  Activity will be on 6 and 2 meters, and 70
centimeters, using CW and JT65 on EME.  Next, they will be active on
23, 13, 9, 6, and 3 centimeters using CW and JT65.  QSL 6 meter, 2
meter, 70 centimeter and QO-100 contacts via PA3CMC.  QSL all others
via HB9Q.

COMOROS, D6.  Members the Mediterraneo DX Club will be QRV as D68CCC
from October 21 to November 2.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via IK2VUC.

ST. LUCIA, J6.  Medical Amateur Radio Council members Jay, AA4FL,
Bob, K4RLC, Bruce, KM2L, Diane, N2HIW and Dave, KN2M are QRV as
J6/home calls until November 2.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This
includes being active as J68MD in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB
contest.  QSL J68MD via N2HIW and all others via operators'
instructions.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7.  Ed, N2HX will be QRV as PJ7PL from October 19 to
November 2.  Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY, FT8
or FT4.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
DX SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Members of the Noronha Contest Group
will be QRV as PY0F from October 21 to 25 while preparing for their
entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  Activity will
be on the HF bands, including 160 and 80 meters.  QSL direct to
PY7RP.

SURINAME, PZ.  A group of operators will be QRV as PZ5K from October
23 to 29.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  This includes being an
entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL via G3NKC.
     
SEYCHELLES, S7.  Janusz, SP9FIH and Leszek, SP6CIK are QRV as S79W
and S79CI, respectively, until October 29.  Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  This includes being an entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL to home calls.

PALAU, T8.  Jery, HL5BHH will be QRV as T88KZ from October 21 to 24.
Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and some
FT8.  QSL via LoTW.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  John, W5JON is QRV as V47JA from Calypso
Bay, St. Kitts, IOTA NA-104, until October 22.  Activity is on 160
to 6 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N.  Mek, SP7VC is QRV as VK9NC using digital
modes until October 28.  Jacek, SP5EAQ is QRV as VK9NE using SSB
until November 4.  Marcin, SP5ES will be QRV as VK9NG using CW from
October 28 to November 4.  QSL all calls to SP7VC.

PITCAIRN ISLAND, VP6.  A large group of operators are QRV as VP6R
until November 1.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters with eight
stations active using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  This includes being an
entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL via LoTW.

LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, VU7.  Operators Sree, VU2OB, Shabu, VU2CAC and
Samson, VU3XTG will be QRV as VU7RI from October 10 to 30.  Activity
will be on 80, 40, 30, 20 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL
via M0KRI.

VANUATU, YJ.  Chris, VK2YUS will be QRV as YJ0CA from Efate Island,
IOTA OC-035, from October 22 to 30.  Activity will be on 40, 20 and
15 meters, and possibly 10 meters, using SSB.  This includes an
entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL direct to
home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL EME Contest, Stew Perry Topband
Challenge, 10-10 International Fall CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint,
NCCC CW Sprint, JARTS World Wide RTTY Contest, Araucaria World Wide
VHF Contest, New York QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, Feld
Hell Sprint, Argentina National 7 MHz Contest, Asia-Pacific Fall CW
Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest, Illinois QSO Party and the RSGB RoLo
80-Meter CW will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming
weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest and Telephone Pioneers QSO Party
are scheduled for October 21.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series, SKCC CW
Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 23.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 21 to 25.

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 October QST page 90 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

The latest ARRL DX Bulletin is always at the top hereARRL DX Bulletin


Amateur Radio Newsline — Menu

– CALIF. HAMS RESPOND TO PUBLIC SAFETY POWER OUTAGE
– 80 METER NET WORKS TOWARD ‘WORKED ALL STATES’
– ALEXANDERSON TRANSMITTER SENDS MESSAGE OF PEACE
– SILENT KEY: SIGNAL/ONE COFOUNDER HAROLD JOHNSON W4ZCB
– ICQ PODCAST DECLARES FIRST WINNER OF ‘HOMEBREW HERO’ AWARD
– CATCHING SOME SUN AND SOME QRP CONTACTS
– AMSAT ANNOUNCES WINNERS IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTE
– UPSTATE S.C. CAMPOREE GIVES KIDS A WINDOW INTO RADIO
– SCOTTISH MICROWAVE ENTHUSIASTS HOST ROUND TABLE
– HAM RADIO HONORING MEMBERS OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA
– DO YOUR HOMEWORK: IT’S SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP TIME
– WORLD OF DX
– FEAR NOT – ZOMBIES ‘SHUFFLE’ ON AIR FOR HALLOWEEN

SCRIPT

AUDIO

The Amateur Radio Newsline can be found at ARNewsline.org.


Ham Nation — Menu

Bob Heil interviews Jeri Ellsworth and Amy Herndon of Tilt Five and how Augmented Reality can enhance Amateur Radio, how to register for Jamboree On The Air, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, Valerie returns with the DX Files, a Tale from the Transmitter Site with George, Randy’s road trip, your questions with Amanda and more!

The last half-dozen or so episodes are linked right here: Ham Nation


73 de Mark N5HZR

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