In This Issue…,
SCARS Logo Items Are Here — Menu
To help spread the spirit of SCARS, the club has arranged for some additional logo items. The newest members of the fleet are some larger stickers, an iron-on patch, and a soft enamel pin, as shown above. The 3″ sticker costs $1, the 3″ iron-on patch is $2, and the 1.25″ enameled pin is $3. These new items are available at club meetings, or at Elmer Nights. These have all been added to the small stickers, coffee mugs, and hats on the SCARS Logo Items page. Also on the page is a link to our custom embroidery provider that can provide your callsign and/or club logo on shirts, hats, coats, and more.
Enid Hamfest This Weekend — Menu
The start of November always brings cold weather and the Enid Hamfest. This event starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, November 2nd will run through 2:00 pm. There are donuts in the morning, hot dogs for lunch and lots of great vendor tables throughout the day. There will be an ARES/ARRL forum at 10:00 am and others throughout the day. W5YI VE testing starts at 1:00 pm. (Bring a copy of your license if you want to upgrade.)
This hamfest has the commercial vendors from Kansas, and always seems to have all of the great small parts and pieces you just can’t find anywhere else. This happens at the Hoover Building on the Garfield County Fairgrounds, 305 E Oxford Ave., Enid, OK. One block west of U.S. 64 (N 4th St). 36.42796, -97.87545
More information is available at the Enid ARC’s hamfest website, https://enidarc.org/enidhamfest.
Ardmore Hamarama Recap — Menu
Last weekend was the 72nd annual Texoma Hamarama and another great hamfest is in the books. MTC was the anchor vendor and the other vendors filled the room with sales of everything from antennas, to amplifiers, to custom engraving, and a whole lot more.
The West Gulf Division Director John Stratton N5AUS was there and led the ARRL/ARES forums, giving Oklahoma hams another chance to talk with our national representative. And, for those that hadn’t turned in their Director ballots, it gave them one more chance to visit with John before the November 15th ballot due date. If you still have your ARRL director ballot, make sure you get it mailed this week.
There was an ARRL VE test session that added another new ham to the roster and gave a few hams a chance to upgrade.
Everywhere we looked, we saw another SCARS member, so if you didn’t make it to this one, put it on your calendar for next year.
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.
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
10/24-25/2020 | Texoma Hamarama Hamfest | Location: Ardmore, OK
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
Odds and Ends — Menu
- 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
SCARS Is On The Web — Menu
- Homepage: W5NOR.ORG
- News and Updates: SCARS Newsletter
- Repeater Resources: SCARS Repeater
- Oklahoma DMR Resources: OKDMR
- Facebook: SCARS Facebook
- Twitter: W5NOR
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
October 24, 2019
The Doctor discusses a legendary receiving antenna — not adult drinks!
Podcast: So Now What? — Menu
October 17, 2019
ARRL Letter — Menu
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD042 ARLD042 DX news ZCZC AE42 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 42 ARLD042 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 24, 2019 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD042 ARLD042 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB2REM, W3UR, 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. VIETNAM, 3W. Alex, KU1CW is QRV as 3W9A until October 28. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using all modes. This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW. GEORGIA, 4L. Operator 4L4WW will be QRV as 4L0A in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest as a Single Op/Single Band on 40 meters entry. QSL via LoTW. CYPRUS, 5B. Jamie, M0SDV is QRV as 5B/M0SDV. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. He will be QRV as P3F in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW. SENEGAL, 6W. Operators F5VHJ, F6BEE and W6NV will be QRV as 6W1RY in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via F5VHJ. EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Saty, JE1JKL is QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan Island, IOTA OC-133, until October 28. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW. OMAN, A4. Look for A44A to be a Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW. BAHRAIN, A9. Fawaz, A92AA plans to be QRV as an All Band entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL direct to home call. COMOROS, D6. Members the Mediterraneo DX Club are QRV as D68CCC until November 2. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via IK2VUC. ISLE OF MAN, GD. Gordon, MM0GOR and Mark, M0UTD will be QRV as MD1E and MD1U, respectively, during the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW. THAILAND, HS. A large group of operators will be QRV as E20AX in the Multi-2 category in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW. ST. LUCIA, J6. A group of operators are QRV as J68MD from Soufriere until October 29. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via N2HIW. SURINAME, PZ. A group of operators are QRV as PZ5K until October 29. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the 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 CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL to home calls. EGYPT, SU. Members of Radio Arcala and Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society for Development will be QRV as SU8X in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via OH2BH. TURKEY, TA. A group of operators plan to be QRV as TC0F from Bozcaada, IOTA AS-099. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via TA2BN. BELIZE, V3. Operators V31CT, V31MM, V31NY, V31ST and V31ZZ are QRV until October 30. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and possibly EME. They will be active as V3M in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL all calls via WB2REM. 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 CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW. LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, VU7. Operators Sree, VU2OB, Shabu, VU2CAC and Samson, VU3XTG are QRV as VU7RI until October 30. Activity is on 80, 40, 30, 20 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via M0KRI. INDONESIA, YB. Members of the Grobex Team Contest Indonesia will be QRV as 7A2A in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL direct to YB2DX. VANUATU, YJ. Chris, VK2YUS is QRV as YJ0CA from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, until October 30. Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters, and possibly 10 meters, using SSB. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL direct to home call. NEW ZEALAND, ZL. A youth team will be QRV as ZM4T in the Multi-2/High Power category in the CQ World Wide DX SDSB contest. QSL via LoTW. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ Worldwide DX SSB Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint and QCX CW Challenge are all on tap for this weekend. The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 30. 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
Amateur Radio Newsline — Menu
– JAMBOREE ON THE AIR BEATS BAD WEATHER, BAND CONDITIONS
– SHAKING THINGS UP DURING EARTHQUAKE DRILL
– SILENT KEY: HAM TEST ONLINE’S CHRISTINA CUNNINGHAM KT1NA
– CARRYING THE MESSAGE OF THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL
– HELPING PREP THE NEXT CLASS OF PHILIPPINE HAMS
– A FRESH LOOK AT A PROPOSED UK ENTRY LEVEL TICKET
– ILLINOIS AMATEUR FACES CHILD-PORN TRAFFICKING CHARGES
– AUSTRALIAN AUTHORITY REVIEWS MARITIME DISTRESS USE OF HF
– TIME FOR A SPRINT AROUND THE WORLD
– ARRL CREATING 3 ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUPS
– FOR STUDENTS IN BRAZIL, RADIO CONTACT WITH FUNCUBE
– WORLD OF DX
– FROM NASA TO BACK HOME ON EARTH
The Amateur Radio Newsline can be found at ARNewsline.org.
73 de Mark N5HZR