SCARS News August 24, 2021

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

Project Summary

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.

Budget Justification:

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.

Budget Details

The following spreadsheet included a column of direct links to each part listed.

DX Enginnering Skyhawk1$1,699.99
Create CLP-5130-1N Log Periodic 6m – 23cm1$519.99
Buckmaster OCFD 160, 80, 40, 20, 17, 12, 10, 61$435.99
Diamond A144S51$69.99
Polyphaser Lightning Arrestors6$439.08
Commscope DB224-E2$1,400.00
CommScope DB404-B1$800.00
LDG Remote Tuner1$249.99
DX Engineering 400MAX 500′1$569.99
1/2″ Heliax for Log Periodic Antenna400$1,596.00
Heliax Type N Connectors10$269.50
DX Engineering Mast1$254.99
Tower Services2$4,000.00
Hardline Connector2$69.90
PL-259 Connector 6-Pack1$27.99
N Barrel Connectors2$51.98
UHF Barrel Connectors2$75.98
N to UHF Connector2$57.98
N Connector 2-Pack3$59.97
Icom IC-73002$2,199.90
Icom IC-97001$1,499.95
Astron RS-50M Power Supply2$789.90
Rigrunner 40081$104.95
400MAX 9′ Jumper4$149.96
400MAX 3′ Jumper4$121.96
Alpha Delta 4-Way Antenna Switch1$109.99
Alpha Delta 2-Way Antenna Switch2$153.98
Intel Nuc Computer1$959.00
Samsung SR35 27″ Monitor2$299.98
Monitor connector1$16.99
Logitech Keyboard and Mouse1$17.99
Radio Control Software w/ cable1$148.95
Anker USB Hub1$14.99
Daiwa Power Meter1$165.99
Pulley System1$250.00
Antenna Analyzer1$819.95
X-treme Tape2$40.16
3M Super 88 Tape10$79.90
Dummy Load1$89.95
Estimated Total Shipping and Handling charges1$1,850.00
Grand Total$22,982.89

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: (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.

Hi All,

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 ( ).  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 (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


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.

— KU5B

New/Upgraded Hams

Please join the SCARS Exam Team in welcoming the following new amateur to the air:

David KI5RBX
Elijah KI5RBY
Martin KI5RBZ

each of whom earned a Technician class license as well as:

Taylor KI5ICE
David KI5QMF
each of whom upgraded to General class as well as:

Jonathan KF5YET

who upgraded to Amateur Extra at the August 5th exam session.


Next Exam Session:  September 2

Dates to Remember — 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.

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.

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: 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.

Audio Link

ARRL’s On The Air – Episode 20

Here’s an introduction to Winlink, courtesy of Oliver Dully, K6OLI.

The “On The Air” podcast homepage is available by clicking here.

ARRL DX Bulletin — Menu

ARLD033 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 33  ARLD033
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 19, 2021
To all radio amateurs   

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.
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

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'

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'

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

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

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The Amateur Radio Newsline can be found at

W5KUB – Amateur Radio Roundtable Video

Tonight the Young Ham of the Year presentation, Novice shack pictures, and much more

The W5KUB YouTube channel link is here: W5KUB YouTube.

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This week, We talk about SOTA with Bob K0NR & Joiyce K0JJW, Huntsville Shortshots with Gordo, and Amanda and Don speak with Kevin KC7FPF about the 500th episode nets and certification logs.

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

73 de Mark N5HZR

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