SCARS News November 26, 2019


Christmas Party on Tuesday — Menu

The annual Christmas Party started in 1978 and now brings about 50 hams together with for a great meal at the Golden Corral, a great time for us to visit, and a ‘White Elephant’ Christmas gift exchange. Each gift should be a maximum of $10, and “No Free Harbor Freight items are allowed”. Bring your wrapped gift labeled as from/for either a “ham” or “non-ham.”

This year this will be December 3, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the Golden Corral, 123 N Interstate Dr., Norman, OK. Elmer Night will be canceled for 12/3/2019 so we can all have another great party. This year, plan to spend about $15 for the meal, and SCARS will be taking care of the gratuity.

More information is available on the SCARS Facebook Group.

See you there!


Santa on 3.916 MHz — Menu

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Every year on 3.916 MHz, the good folks at the Tailgaiters Net give good little boys and girls a chance to talk to Santa Claus at the North Pole!  It is indeed a magical experience to experience kids talking with Santa through the magic of Amateur Radio! The Santa Net is on the air every night, November 29th through December 24th at 7:15 PM Central. To participate in The Santa Net, just have your kids prepared to tell Santa their top 2-3 gift wishes.  If you don’t have any kids, it’s always fun to listen to!

Pre-net check-ins are welcome. Reserve a spot with Santa by making a pre-net check -in.  You can check-in either on the air starting at 7 PM (Central) or online at www.CQSanta.com

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from The 3916 Nets!!!


December Meeting – BVI Recap — Menu

Another year is rapidly coming to a close, and the December meeting is right around the corner, on December 14th. Our program will be presented by our own CW DX’er Bill Roberson N5AQ. In early October, Jeff Martin K5WE and Bill took a DXpedition to the Brittish Virgin Islands to activate VP2V. Hopefully, some of you got to work them while they were on-the-air. Jeff built a slide deck from the trip and Bill will tell us how this DXpedition worked from the inside. Come see how one of these trips work, and learn how you can make a trip yourself.

SCARS meetings happen on the second Saturday of the month (third in June) at 9:00 am at the Norman Firehouse #7, 2207 Goddard Ave, just west of the intersection of W. Rock Creek Rd. and N. Flood Ave. All of the location and time details are available on the Meetings/Nets page of this website.


Newsletter News — Menu

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And, this newsletter should be for, and about, you. If you have a neat build project to share, or an interesting QSO, a new radio review, a new idea, an upcoming event, or if you’d like to help produce the newsletter, please send an email to w5nor@w5nor.org. These don’t have to be polished articles, we’ll edit as required. Don’t forget a picture or two, that picture is worth a thousand words.


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.

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
11/1/2020 | Enid Hamfest | Location: Enid, 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

  • SCARS Elmer Nights – Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, except December 3rd, 24th, and 31st (closed for the SCARS Christmas Party, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.) – Norman Red Cross – 1205 Halley Ave, Norman, OK 73069
  • SCARS December Meeting – 11/14/2019 – Norman Firehouse #7 – 2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069
  • SCARS December VE Test – 12/5/2019 – 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

Big Wire Antennas

Rhombics, Lazy Hs, Curtains, oh my! The Doctor talks BIG wire antennas for the HF bands.

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


ARRL DX Bulletin — Menu

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ZCZC AE46
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 46  ARLD046
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 21, 2019
To all radio amateurs   

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ARLD046 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
LU3MAM, W2GD, 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.

CYPRUS, 5B.  Rumen, LZ1MS will be QRV as 5B4AGU as a Single
Op/Single Band on 40 meter entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.
QSL to home call.

NIGERIA, 5N.  Bodo, DF8DX and Rene, DL2JRM are QRV as 5N7Q from
Abuja until November 25.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via DF8DX.
 
GHANA, 9G.  Members of the Slovenia Contest Club are QRV as 9G5W
until November 27.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and other digital modes.  This includes being an entry in the
CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via LoTW.

TONGA, A3.  Masa, JA0RQV will be QRV as A35JP from Tongatapu Island,
IOTA OC-049, beginning November 24 while involved in an
international project.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8.  He also plans to activate the IOTA references
OC-191, OC-123, OC-064, and OC-169 during his stay.  QSL to home
call.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Eric, OE4AAC is QRV as D4CC from Sal Island, IOTA
AF-086, until November 30.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW
and some FT8.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL to home call.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FW.  Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as
FW/M0JHQ from Wallis Island, IOTA OC-054, from November 23 to 27.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and FT8.  QSL direct
to home call.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40.  Rob, N7QT and Grant, KZ1W are QRV as H40KT
and H40TT, respectively, from Pigeon Island, IOTA OC-065, until
November 28.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8.  This includes being an entry as H40KT in the CQ World Wide
DX CW contest.  QSL via M0URX.

THAILAND, HS.  A large group of operators will be QRV as HS0ZAR
during the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via K3ZO.

VATICAN, HV.  Francesco, IK0FVC and Roberto, IK0PRG will be QRV as
HV0A for about half a day on November 23 during the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL direct to IK0FVC.
         
SARDINIA, IS0.  Tony, LZ5EE, Ivailo, LZ5VV, Chav, LZ1ABC and
Chavdar, LZ1AQ will be QRV as IS0/LZ5F in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

ARGENTINA, LU.  A group of operators will be QRV as LS2D as a
Multi/1 entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via EC6DX.

ARUBA, P4.  John, W2GD is QRV as P40W until November 25.  Activity
is on the HF bands with an emphasis on CW.  This includes being a
Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL
via N2MM.

SURINAME, PZ.  Some members of the Minnesota Wireless Association
will be QRV as PZ5W from Lelydorp in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL via N0AT.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2.  Bud, AA3B is QRV as V26K from Antigua,
IOTA NA-100, until November 26.  Activity is on the HF bands with an
emphasis on CW.  This includes being a Single Op/All Band/Low Power
entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Uli, DM5EE will be QRV as V55A from Windhoek during
the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  Activity will be on 80 to 10
meters.  QSL via M0OXO.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Al, K7AR is QRV as V63AR from Pohnpei, IOTA OC-010,
until November 26.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
FT8.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL to home call.

BRUNEI, V8.  Hajime, JO1RUR will be QRV as V85RH during the CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via LoTW.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Michael, DF8AN is QRV as VK9LQ until
November 27.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and
various digital modes, including FT8 in DX-pedition mode.  QSL to
home call.

VIET NAM, XV.  Mats, SM6LRR is QRV as XV9D until November 30.
Activity is on 40 to 20 meters.  This includes being a Single
Op/Single Band entry on 40 meters in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL direct to EA5GL.  In addition, look for Sven, HB9DXB
to be QRV as XV9DXB in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via
EB7DX.

INDONESIA, YB.  Members of Grobex Team Contest Indonesia will be QRV
as 7A2A in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL direct to YB2DX.
In addition, special event station 8H11TS will be QRV from Java
Island, IOTA OC-021, from November 24 to 27 to celebrate the 11th
anniversary of South Tangeran as an autonomous city.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ Worldwide DX CW Contest and QCX
CW Challenge are on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, SKCC CW
Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for November 27.

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 November QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
NNNN
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The latest ARRL DX Bulletin is always at the top hereARRL DX Bulletin


Amateur Radio Newsline — Menu

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– CANADA TO HONOR MILITARY’S FIRST FEMALE WIRELESS OPERATOR
– NEWSLINE ANNOUNCES ‘INTERNATIONAL NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR’ AWARD
– RADIOMAN INDUCTED INTO CRYPTOLOGIC HALL OF HONOR
– NET OF NOTE
– WORLD OF DX
– HELP FOR BLIND AMATEUR LEFT HOMELESS BY BUSH FIRES

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


Ham Nation — Menu

Becoming a ham instructor with Gordo, a tour of the Begali Keys factory in Italy with Jim Marra N5HZ, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Space Weather News with Dr. Tamitha Skov, Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club 2019 Swapfest with Dan N9LVS, part 2 of the Battleship Iowa Radio Tech Tour, 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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