In This Issue…
- Alpha Sigma Delta Radio Society Obtains ARDC Grant
- K5DNL 2M WSPR Beacon
- N3FJP Update for Rt 66 On-The-Air
- QRZ071: Homer Tries Again, Bless Him
- New/Upgraded Hams
- Newsletter News
- Local Hamfests
- Dates To Remember
- Odds and Ends
- SCARS Is On The Web
- Podcast: On The Air
- This Week’s ARRL Letter
- ARRL DX Bulletin
- Podcast: Amateur Radio Newsline
- Podcast: W5KUB Amateur Radio Roundtable
- Podcast: Ham Nation
Alpha Sigma Delta Radio Society Obtains Grant — Menu
The Alpha Sigma Delta Radio Society (ASDRS) is more commonly known as the Student Amateur Radio Club at the University of Oklahoma. The student club maintains an amateur radio station at the base of the spire shown in the photo above. When the building was initially built, a four-element SteppIR antenna was mounted to the top of the mast, nearly 200′ above ground level. Over time, lightning zapped the controller and a couple of the elements fell from the sky. The club arranged to get that antenna brought down and replaced it with a log-periodic antenna.
On Easter Sunday, 2020, a huge gust front rolled through town and blew down the ‘new’ antenna. Yes, it was a big blast, but the mount had been fatigued over the months it was in the air. There’s still an operating vertical antenna that is mounted on the ceiling grid, but in that high RF environment it doesn’t fair well.
Earlier this year, Peter Laws N5UWY found something on the Internet that said the good folks at Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) were accepting grants from schools and other organizations for projects that benefitted the amateur radio community. For those of you that have slept since their last big announcement, ARDC owned the IP address block 44.x.x.x and in mid-2019 sold 1/4 of those addresses to our good friends at Amazon for about $108 million. Phil Karn KA9Q and his crew are now working on ways to support the amateur community with those funds.
About four months ago, Dr. Kim Elmore N5OP, Jarod Manning KI5FHT, Peter Laws N5UWY, Ed Hatch AG5DV, Jorge Duarte W5JDG, Chad Cunningham KD5ZYD, and Mark Kleine N5HZR used the club’s weekly Ham Happy Hour Zoom calls to create a proposal and budget to rebuild the entire WX5NWC station at the National Weather Center. Peter and Jarod attended a Zoom based grant seminar that ARDC held to provide more details about the project. Since the ASDRS is part of the OU financial structure the proposal was first submitted to the OU Grants and Contracts department. They submitted the grant on behalf of the club at the end of July, for the August 1 deadline. After months of effort, an email was received on August 17th stating the grant had been approved.
Now, once the funding has been processed, the hard work begins. All of this gear needs to be assembled and the antennas and feedline need to be dragged to the top of the NWC. The project goal is to get this gear up and running before the end of the year.
As a guide to future grant writers, we have included the entire grant proposal and budget document for others to review. Congrats to the ASDRS who wishes to thank Kim, Jarod, Peter, Ed, Jorge, Chad, and Mark for their efforts in preparing this presentation.
Equipment Upgrade and Technical Refresh for the Alpha Sigma Delta
Amateur Radio Society of the University of Oklahoma
This proposal supports the University of Oklahoma Alpha Sigma Delta Amateur Radio Society amateur radio station technical refresh and rebuild. This proposal provides only for equipment and external professional services for equipment installation (antennas and transmission lines) on the spire of the National Weather Center.
Introduction and Overview
The University of Oklahoma’s Alpha Sigma Delta Radio Society (ASDRS) is applying to the ARDC grant program to rebuild and upgrade our amateur radio station (W5TC) at the National Weather Center located at the University of Oklahoma. The station sits atop the National Weather Center, and two stories above it, stands a 50-foot tower meant to hold large beam antennas. The W5TC station and the ASDRS have provided students who are unable to build their own station due to financial, geographical, or other reasons to get on the air and participate in amateur radio. Over the intervening years, the club had become inactive, and the station sat unused after a large membership loss due to graduations. A group of dedicated students sought to resume the former club’s activities and successfully and over the past 2-3 years reactivated the ASDRS status as a university organization. Since then, the club has gained approximately twelve members and significant outside support from faculty and members of the amateur radio community, including the local amateur radio club: the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society.
An initial one-time investment through the National Weather Center’s construction funds made the original antennas possible, along with generous donations for the local ham radio community. Last year a severe weather event destroyed the beam antenna mounted atop the tower, leaving minimal operating capability for W5TC. As a student organization, replacement responsibility belongs to the ASDRS. We believe this is an appropriate application of ARDC grant funds. Grant funds will be used to upgrade the station’s radio equipment, antennas, and other hardware.
Our total request is $22983 to obtain antennas, radios, and other hardware to make the station fully functional, expand its capabilities, and be prepared for the future. This equipment includes a new HF beam antenna, new UHF/VHF antennas, a new station computer, modern radios, and the associated hardware required to make these items compatible.
Support and Growth:
The primary goal of the Alpha Sigma Delta Radio Society at the University of Oklahoma is to provide station facilities and equipment for and increase the number of skilled Amateur radio operators at the University, which will increase awareness and membership of the Alpha Sigma Delta Amateur Radio Society at the University. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by having the resources to demonstrate the capabilities of radio communications. This grant ensures that the club can effectively demonstrate much of the modern capabilities that amateur radio has to offer above and beyond commercial cell services and email. With new hardware, ASDRS can become active within the HamSci community, contributing data that are otherwise unavailable. ASDRS will also assist in local ARES and Skywarn activities (the Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office is located within the National Weather Center as is the Storm Prediction Center), teach students about public service operations, and so supporting one of the significant purposes of the Amateur Radio Service. Along with ARES and Skywarn, ASDRS is in a unique position to also assist the National Weather Service with its many communications needs. Having the ability to assist the NWS in message transmission is not only a learning opportunity but also a way to improve safety for citizens in the state of Oklahoma.
One of the unique qualities of the ASDRS is that new amateurs are mentored by other student amateurs. This allows information to be shared in a way that is effective and informative for new, young, amateurs. Learning this way helps students be more valuable on projects and teams at the University and increases their general appeal for future jobs in industry. Club members have already participated in many projects on campus that used amateur radio and so required amateur radio licenses. For example, one student used amateur radio to track high powered amateur rockets launched for a research project, and four students used their general licenses to build, launch, and track high altitude balloons carrying WSPR beacons. Ultimately, the more students involved with the club the better the outreach and advocacy for ham radio.
Since ASDRS was rejuvenated, many new student members and new amateurs have joined, but perhaps one of the most interesting side-effects has been the activity coming from the university’s faculty. Many professors from the engineering and meteorology departments have both become amateurs themselves or, if they were already licensed, supported the club in some way and become more active. ASDRS, like any other similar college or university club, provides a place for students to gather and learn how to use a form of communication otherwise unfamiliar to them. Clubs like the ASDRS bring in a new population of younger operators benefitting the amateur radio community.
All items below are equipment for enhancement and expansion of the Alpha Sigma Delta Radio Society Amateur Radio Club communication capabilities. All items will be used to repair, upgrade, and improve the current amateur radio station. Tower climbing services are high because two separate events are necessary: the first is to retrieve the remaining parts of the failed installation for the purposes of inspection to help determine the nature of the failure. The second is to install new antennas. Shipping and handling costs are separated from individual items and estimated to total $1850.
The following spreadsheet included a column of direct links to each part listed.
|DX Enginnering Skyhawk||1||$1,699.99|
|Create CLP-5130-1N Log Periodic 6m – 23cm||1||$519.99|
|Buckmaster OCFD 160, 80, 40, 20, 17, 12, 10, 6||1||$435.99|
|Polyphaser Lightning Arrestors||6||$439.08|
|LDG Remote Tuner||1||$249.99|
|DX Engineering 400MAX 500′||1||$569.99|
|1/2″ Heliax for Log Periodic Antenna||400||$1,596.00|
|Heliax Type N Connectors||10||$269.50|
|DX Engineering Mast||1||$254.99|
|PL-259 Connector 6-Pack||1||$27.99|
|N Barrel Connectors||2||$51.98|
|UHF Barrel Connectors||2||$75.98|
|N to UHF Connector||2||$57.98|
|N Connector 2-Pack||3||$59.97|
|Astron RS-50M Power Supply||2||$789.90|
|400MAX 9′ Jumper||4||$149.96|
|400MAX 3′ Jumper||4||$121.96|
|Alpha Delta 4-Way Antenna Switch||1||$109.99|
|Alpha Delta 2-Way Antenna Switch||2||$153.98|
|Intel Nuc Computer||1||$959.00|
|Samsung SR35 27″ Monitor||2||$299.98|
|Logitech Keyboard and Mouse||1||$17.99|
|Radio Control Software w/ cable||1||$148.95|
|Anker USB Hub||1||$14.99|
|Daiwa Power Meter||1||$165.99|
|3M Super 88 Tape||10||$79.90|
|Estimated Total Shipping and Handling charges||1||$1,850.00|
K5DNL 2M WSPR Beacon — Menu
By Peter Laws N5UWY via Ken Roberson K5DNL
Ken, K5DNL, over in Shawnee, is trying to promote more activity at 144 MHz, particularly digital.
The station is operating using an Ultimate3S transmitter from QRP Labs. This is a specialized transmitter for WSPR and other weak-signal modes and can be used on almost any band. Ken also uses an Elecraft XV-144 transverter. A Leo Bodnar GPS module disciplines the oscillator in the transverter to keep the frequency accurate and stable. The Ultimate3S also uses a GPS receiver the same way. The beacon is in “attended” operation, at least for now, and is usually on during daylight and evening hours. The operator of K5DNL (and occasionally of KB5HXT and N5UWY) can often be found in the #general channel of the W5NOR Discord server.
WSPR — Weak Signal Propagation Reporter — is part of the WSJT-X software project lead by Joe Taylor, K1JT. Dr Taylor is a Nobel Laureate in Physics for his work with pulsars and made numerous observations using the now-collapsed radio telescope dish at Arecibo, PR. He made amateur QSOs from the observatory as well!
If you are monitoring the WSPR sub-band at 2 meters, you may see or even hear other WSPR beacon stations. Spring and early summer are best for VHF band openings, but they aren’t confined to that time. Seeing other WSPR traces means the band is open and may mean that you can use other modes to make QSOs as well.
If you are not set up for WSPR (on HF or higher), here are some links to help you get started:
https://www.g4ifb.com/FT8_Hinson_tips_for_HF_DXers.pdf (setup is the same for all the WSJT-X modes including WSPR and FT-8).
Once you have the software installed and connected to your all-mode receiver, click on the mode button in WSJT-X and select WSPR. The dial frequency for the 2 meter band is 144.489 MHz.
You will need an all mode transceiver for this as the signals for all WSJT-X modes are transmitted and received in SSB.
Receiving these modes requires nothing more than a cable from your receiver’s audio out to your computer’s line-in or mic-in. Transmitting needs a bit more hardware, usually some isolation transformers in the audio lines and a way to key the transmitter, but even that is pretty simple to build.
N3FJP Update for Rt 66 On-The-Air — Menu
By Thomas Webb WA9AFM/5
The N3FJP software that we all use for Field Day logging, and a whole lot more has been updated to include the Route 66 On-The-Air event. This event happens annually, in September. Here’s the upgrade details from N3FJP himself.
Chris, Kimberly and I are excited to let you know that…
Amateur Contact Log 7.0.2 is now available!
The primary emphasis for this release is our added support for the annual Route 66 event, which runs from September 11 to September 19. We received lots of encouraging words on our support for the annual 13 Colonies event and Route 66 works identically. Just click View > Route 66 to display the Route 66 form. More details on the annual Route 66 event are here:
Other enhancements that you will also enjoy in this release include:
– Ability to disable audio alert when your station is spotted (Settings > DX Spotting > Play Audio Alert When My Call is Spotted)
– Ability to list QSOs with unconfirmed 4 character and 6 character Grids (List > QSOs with Unconfirmed > Grids)
– Checks date of the country list on the AD1C web site and prompts user to download latest if a newer file exists
– Watch list entries no longer require a description
– On 13 Colonies and Route 66 User forms – band evaluated when clicking on green spotted station
– Corrected WSJT coloring for states where new on band criteria was selected (Settings > New Contact and QSL Alert Options)
– Ability to launch TQSL for signing and upload from the LoTW form in a Linux environment.
As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running AC Log 6.8 or later, AC Log will detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start. If you have any problem with the automatic upgrade (or you are running a version prior to 6.8), you can install AC Log 7.0.2 from here (you should not have to uninstall your previous version):
Updates to All Contest Programs Now Available!
Back in May, we detailed the new features for all the contest software we were working on and listed the programs we had completed at that time ( http://www.n3fjp.com/news/news2021-05-19.html ). As promised, we have now completed revisions for all the 100+ programs in our package which include:
– Direct Interface with WSJT-X
– Font scaling based on manual form height changes of main form
– Frequency Privileges form enhanced to show current frequency and DX spots
– Winkeyer settings now saved along with your other CW settings when you click the Save Settings button
– Winkeyer: Use _ to merge characters and | to add a small amount of space between characters
– RI: commands in F1 now can be programmed with loop delay
– You can now toggle most rigs from transmit to receive with Ctrl + Shift + A
As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running the last released version, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest from the specific program’s download link on n3fjp.com (you should not have to uninstall your previous version).
Enjoy the new versions!
World Wide Digi DX Contest Reminder!
The World Wide Digi DX contest is this coming weekend! Our World Wide Digi DX contest software is new to our package, so unless you’ve registered since last November, it is not in your password list. As always, upgrades and any additional programs we add to the package are free to registered users. If you are currently an N3FJP Software package subscriber planning to operate in this weekend’s contest and the password is not in your list, please be sure to e-mail us now for an updated list. Please don’t wait until the last minute!
You will find the World Wide Digi DX contest software here:
The WW Digi DX Contest Rules here:
And instructions for interfacing our WW Digi DX Contest Log with WSJT-X here:
Enjoy the contest!
And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements…
Package Upgrade Information…
If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP’s Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we’ll let you know your balance.
N3FJP’s Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind. Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life! You’ll find all the details on the Register Now page here:
Donations are Gratefully Accepted!
And in response to the often asked question, for which Kimberly, Chris and I are very grateful…
“I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn’t fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?”
Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:
or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:
G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533
Thank you so much for your continued support!
As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!
73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris
N3FJP, KA3SEQ and KB3KCN
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
QRZ071: Homer Tries Again, Bless Him — Menu
This ongoing series was written by SCARS charter member SK Jack Bickham WB5TZZ / KU5B. Jack was a prolific novelist, his two most known works were turned into the movies “The Apple Dumpling Gang”, and “Bakers Hawk.” These 104 Q. R. Zedd articles were originally published in the Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs (CORA) Newsletter, the Collector & Emitter from September 1981 through April 1990, and are hosted on the SCARS web site. We are reprinting this series to provide you with a glimpse of the past.
Originally published in the July 1987 issue of the Collector and Emitter.
Homer Klott, whom our own Q. R. Zedd, A5A, vowed to make a radio amateur back in December, has been trying.
So far, Homer has failed his Novice exam in Norman, Tulsa, Oklahoma City (three times), Blanchard and Moore. It is rumored that he may be the first recipient of the FAC (Failed in All Cities) award, which could become as honored and rare as the CATT and coveted Yoder Kritch awards, the latter being held only by the legend of Richardson, Tx., WA5MLT.
Homer, however, is undaunted.
“I are undaunted,” he proclaimed, arriving at Zedd’s Honor Roll Ranch, just a hoot and a holler south of town, for another round of tutoring. “Heckfire, boy! I am deter-mined I am gonna become one of them armature radio fellers an’ git into all them neat stuff like packet an’ Conoco.”
“Conoco?” Zedd echoed sharply, dropping one of the unfiltered Camels he has started smoking lately in response to the stress of Homer’s stupidity and Tondelayo’s delicate condition. “What is Conoco?”
“Conoco!” Homer yelled. “You know, when you talk to them faraway radio fellers! You are the king of it!”
“That’s DX,” Zedd winced.
“Well, I knew it was one of them gas stations.”
Zedd — in case you are just back from Venus and don’t know — is the world’s greatest DXer and all-around wonderful fellow. Holder of the nation’s only lx1 callsign, he was worked all stations on all bands, all modes, all frequencies. He is only operator from this planet to work Saturn, and he has a card to prove it. What he doesn’t know about radio has not been discovered yet. He invented radar, single sideband, and the plastic milk carton. Son of the great, late Zepp Zedd, who died on a DXpedition to Tibet way back there, he is the only offspring of Constance Wilhemina Zedd, of Mena, Ark., world champion CW operator and break dancer. He is —
But most people know all this stuff and a lot more, and if you don’t, you’d better just consult your Who’s Who.
Zedd has never failed at anything he ever tried.
He has been trying to activate Homer’s brain cells (or cell) since early January. His pride is on the line, and he, like homer, doesn’t want to give up.
Sitting Homer down in the Honor Roll hamshack, the great man tried to be calm. Somebody had already hidden his sixshooter.
“Now, Homer,” began the great man, combing his fingers through rapidly graying hair. “Let’s define a few terms, okay?”
“Forty roger!” Homer screamed. “Sock ‘er to me, OP!”
“That’s ‘OM’,” Zedd said through locked teeth. “It stands for ‘Old Man.’ See –”
“Sex discrimination!” Homer yelped. “I learnt all about them in my graduate seminar in hoomin relations there at OU! You gotta say ‘Old Person’ or you is some kind of sexual deviate or maybe even a laxative!”
Zedd went through drawers. “Who took my gun?”
“Fire me queries, not bullets, OP!” Homer chortled.
“Okay. — Ground. — Define ground in terms of the hamshack.”
Homer frowned. “That are a hard one. Ground. Ground is what you put you feet on solid of, to be reponsible. It are also the thing you drive you a ground rod in, and it need to be deep, so the wave won’t do a ground loop and mess up your valiant electrons.”
“You –” Zedd began, smoke coming out of his ears.
“All ground are in the earth,” Homer went on, “which is why you see a ‘E’ on Japanese steamatic drawings sometimes, unless you is in an airplane in which case you don’t.”
Zedd lit another Camel. His yellowed hands shook badly. “Tell me –”
“Some grid are grounded,” Homer added. “But not the one at Owen Field, it is Tartan Turf or some like.”
“Give me a frequency you can operate on with your Novice privileges,” Zedd asked. “Any frequency.”
“Three times a week,” Homer shot back. “But if more often, you learn them CW faster because it is all in the head, and a matter of practice.”
“What is Ohm’s Law?”
“How often must a station identify during a QSO?”
“At least ever’ ten minutes, an’ at the start an’ end of the contact!”
Zedd fell out of the chair. Beer and cigarettes went everywhere. As he climbed back to his feet, there were tears in his eyes and he could be heard murmuring words of gratitude to the deity.
He composed himself. “Homer, you got one right. How did you do it?”
“I learnt ’em, OP!”
Zedd turned to your intrepid reporter, who was also dabbing at tears. “There may be hope!”
He turned back to Homer. “How about some CW?”
“Roger forty!” Homer cried. “E is short an’ T are long! M are two an’ Y are strong! Z are hard but 0 are level, an’ you can learn Q if you work like the devil!”
Zedd clenched his teeth and sent good old Homer a T. Homer licked his pencil and frowned a lot and thought real hard, and he got it after only four minutes, and wrote it right down on his Big Chief tablet.
Zedd left the room to look elsewhere for his gun.
Please join the SCARS Exam Team in welcoming the following new amateur to the air:
each of whom earned a Technician class license as well as:
each of whom upgraded to General class as well as:
who upgraded to Amateur Extra at the August 5th exam session.
Dates to Remember — Menu
- SCARS Elmer Nights – Every Tuesday evening, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Join us in-person at Norman Firehouse #7 –2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069 and on Zoom at https://w5nor.org/zoom/ or simply watch the fun on YouTube at https://w5nor.org/stream/. All meetings/presentations are recorded so you can stream them later from the SCARS YouTube channel.
- SCARS Meeting September 11, 2021, meeting starts at 9:30 am – Bob Heil K9EID – Ham Radio Audio with the PRASE – Join us in-person at Norman Firehouse #7 –2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069 and on Zoom at https://w5nor.org/zoom/ or simply watch the fun on YouTube at https://w5nor.org/stream/. All meetings/presentations are recorded so you can stream them later from the SCARS YouTube channel.
- SCARS September 2, 2021, License Test – 6:30 pm – Norman Firehouse #7 – 2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069
Newsletter News — Menu
This newsletter is announced in several places. Feel free to subscribe to the way that suits you best. If you’re an email person, you can subscribe by visiting https://w5nor.org/email. If you’re a Twitter person, visit us at https://w5nor.org/twitter. And each newsletter announcement is posted on the Facebook group at https://w5nor.org/facebook. And, if you like to search this yourself, you can go straight to the newsletter at https://w5nor.org/newsletter. Any way you found the newsletter, we’re glad you made it.
And, this newsletter should be for, and about, you. If you have a neat build project to share, an interesting QSO, a new radio review, a new idea, an upcoming event, a member spotlight, or if you’d like to help produce the newsletter, please send an email at email@example.com. 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.
8/27-28/2021 | Joplin Hamfest | Location: Joplin, MO — CANCELED —
9/11/2021 | Tulsa Tailgate | Location: Tulsa, OK — On Schedule —
9/10-11/2021 | Arkansas State Convention | Location: Mena, AR — On Schedule —
9/16-17/2021 | Duke City Hamfiesta | Location: Albuquerque, NM — CANCELED —
8/14/2021 | Reno County KS Hamfest | Location: Hutchinson, KS — On Schedule —
9/25/2021 | Springfield MO Hamfest | Location: Springfield, MO — On Schedule —
10/02/2021 | Wichita Area Hamfest | Location: Wichita, KS — On Schedule —
10/22-23/2021 | Hamarama Holiday 2021 Hamfest | Location: Ardmore, OK — On Schedule —
11/5-6/2021 | Enid Hamfest | Location: Enid, OK — On Schedule —
3/5/2022 | Elk City Hamfest | Location: Elk City, OK
4/1/2022 | Ozark Con – 4 States QRP | Location: Branson, MO
4/8-9/2022 | Green Country Hamfest | Location: Claremore, OK
5/20-22/2022 | Dayton Hamvention | Location: Xenia, OH
7/22-23/2022 | Ham Holiday | Location: OCCC – Oklahoma City, OK
9/16-18/2022 | Duke City Hamfiesta | Location: Albuquerque, NM
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.
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
- Hamvention Club of the Year: W5NOR.org/hvclub
- 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: On The Air — Menu
The On the Air podcast is a companion to the bi-monthly On the Air magazine (an ARRL membership benefit) and takes a deeper dive into select features and projects. Each month, host Steve Ford, WB8IMY offers additional resources, techniques, and hints to help you get the most from the magazine’s content.
ARRL’s On The Air – Episode 20
Here’s an introduction to Winlink, courtesy of Oliver Dully, K6OLI.
ARRL Letter — Menu
- Hurricane Watch Net Scratches Reactivation as Grace Makes Landfall
- Radio Club of Haiti President Reports Significant Structural Damage from Earthquake
- ARRL Podcasts Schedule
- FCC Application Fees Unlikely to Go into Effect Until 2022
- ARRL Learning Network
- IARUMS Intruder Watch Reports “Burst Signal” from China
- Amateur Radio in the News
- SAQ Reports “an Incredible Number” of Listeners for July 4 Transmissions
- Sailing Vessel with Ham Radio History Marks 100 Years
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
ARRL DX Bulletin — Menu
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD033 ARLD033 DX news ZCZC AE33 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 33 ARLD033 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT August 19, 2021 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD033 ARLD033 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by IK2DUW, 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. TANZANIA, 5H. Josep, EA3BT and Nuria, EA3WL are QRV as 5I3B and 5I3W, respectively, from Zanzibar Island, IOTA AF-032, until August 26. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via EA3BT. UGANDA, 5X. Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as 5X3R until September 2. Activity is in her spare time on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via IK2DUW. CHILE, CE. Station CB7C is QRV from Punta Corona Lighthouse, ILLW CL0020, in the Los Lagos Region until August 22. Activity is on all bands using SSB, C4FM and FT8. QSL via CE6TTL. AZORES, CU. Giovanni, IZ2DPX is QRV as CT8/IZ2DPX from Faial Island, IOTA EU-175, until August 23. Activity is on all HF bands using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via IK2DUW. CAPE VERDE, D4. Paco, EA7KNT will be QRV as D4SAL from Sal Island, IOTA AF-086, from August 23 to September 5. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. QSL via operator's instructions. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. A large group of operators will be QRV as DL0MFK/LH from the Karnin Lighthouse, ILLW DE0013, on Usedom Island, IOTA EU-129, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via bureau. IRELAND, EI. A group of operators will be QRV as EJ7NET from Gola Island, IOTA EU-121, from August 21 to 25. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL direct to EI6FR. FRANCE, F. A group of operators are QRV as TM0BSM from the lighthouse at Berck-sur-Mer until August 22. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. QSL via DK5OPA. ENGLAND, G. Look for station GB1PBL to be QRV from the Portland Bill Lighthouse, ILLW UK0073, the Portland Bill Old Lower Lighthouse, ILLW UK0020, and the Portland Bill Old Higher Lighthouse, ILLW UK0019, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to GB1PBL. ITALY, I. Members of the ARI section San Benedetto del Tronto will be QRV as IQ6SB/LT from the San Benedetto del Tronto Lighthouse, ILLW IT-0009, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via IK6XEJ SARDINIA, IS0. Alessio, IU5MOT is QRV as IS0/IU5MOT until August 26. QSL via operator's instructions. ST. LUCIA, J6. Bill, K9HZ will be QRV as J68HZ from August 21 to November 8. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call. OGASAWARA, JD1. Takashi, JH1FFW will be QRV as JD1/JH1FFW from August 21 to 25. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call. MARKET REEF, OJ0. Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV as OJ0WS from August 21 to 28. Activity will be on the HF bands using only CW. QSL to home call. DENMARK, OZ. Members of the OZ4EDR club station will be QRV as OZ4HAM from Hammeren Lighthouse, ILLW DK0015, on Bornholm Island, IOTA EU-030, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 80, 40, and 20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via bureau. BRAZIL, PY. Mor, PT7ZT is QRV as ZW16ZT until September 5 in celebration of the XVI Paralympic Games held in Tokyo. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call. TURKEY, TA. Members of the Tango Alfa Ham Radio Club will be QRV as TC1LHS from the Rumeli Karaburun Lighthouse, ILLW TR0002, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via operators' instructions. EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R1221NN is QRV until August 29 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the city of Nizhny Novgorod, formerly known as Gorky. QSL via RJ3T. AUSTRALIA, VK. A group of operators will be QRV as VK2FM from the Solitary Island Lighthouse, ILLW AU0054, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 meters. QSL direct to VK2FM. INDIA, VU. A group of operators are QRV as AT8KLH from Kapu Lighthouse, ILLW IN0023, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via VU2JHM. INDONESIA, YB. Members of the ORARI Daerah Bali are QRV as 8A63BALI from Bali Island, IOTA OC-022, until August 22 to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Bali Provincial Government. Activity is on 80, 40, and 2 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via operators' instructions. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup, 24th Annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, North American SSB QSO Party, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, SARTG World Wide RTTY Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman's Club of Japan CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and CVA DX CW Contests are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The RTTYOPS Weeksprint and Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest are all scheduled for August 24. The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 25. Please see August QST, page 71, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details NNNN /EX
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