SCARS News July 12, 2022

Ham Holiday July 22/23 — Menu

This is the big event of the year for Central Oklahoma amateur radio operators. We will be meeting at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) again this year on July 22/23, 2022. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. The Friday evening BBQ Banquet is $25 and it starts at 7:00 pm. An ARRL Wouff Hong ceremony will be held at 9:00 pm on Friday. Friday the doors will be open from 3 pm to 7 pm. Saturday, the doors will be open from 8 am to 3 pm.

Sessions and forums will be held Saturday, and license testing will happen at 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

All details and ticket sales are available online at

SCARS has three tables reserved for our members to display and sell their gear at the event. Bring your radios to sell, and buy some more.

Moore Night Out August 2 — Menu

The City of Moore will be hosting their “National Night Out” in Moore, on August 2nd. This annual event will be held in the parking lot of the Warren Movie Theater at 1000 Telephone Rd, Moore, OK. SCARS will be operating a demonstration station next to the Moore Mobile Command Center, out of a 12′ x 18′ tent. We’ll have some mobile stations set up. This will be a great way for you to visit with others that are interested in amateur radio. There will be more details in an upcoming newsletter but plan to bring some gear to demonstrate to the thousands of folks in attendance.

Our Elmer NIght will be moved to this location for the night (see article below). Bring your friends and enjoy the festivities.

Meeting Followup OK Robotics — Menu

Many thanks to Amber KD5YQU, Nathan KC5YTH, John, and Beau from OK Robotics for a great presentation yesterday. They had a great presentation on the process of building custom electronics projects, and they brought some neat ‘toys’ to see/play with.

The video of their presentation is available here and you can learn more about OK Robotics at

Elmer Night Moved August 2 — Menu

Due to the Moore Night Out, our August 2nd Elmer Night will be moved to the parking lot of the Warren theater, in Moore, OK. We’ll be able to answer questions and demonstrate some operating modes out there. Look for the Moore Command Center and we’ll be in a 12′ x 18′ tent next to it.

New/Upgraded Hams

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

Steve, KI5WHA

who earned a Technician-class license as well as:

Luke, KG5AQA
Gary, KI5VFL

each of whom upgraded to a General-class license and also:

JD “Deano”, KK6IPL

 who upgraded to Amateur Extra.

Congratulations to all!

Upcoming Exam Sessions: August 4th, September 1, October 6, and HamHoliday.

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
  • SCARS Meeting – August 13, 2022, presentation starts at 9:30 am – The program will be presented by Mark Kleine N5HZR on the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) (pronounced “whisper”) mode of operation. – Join us in person at Norman Firehouse #7 – 2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069 and on Zoom at or simply watch the fun on YouTube at All meetings/presentations are recorded so you can stream them later from the SCARS YouTube channel.
  • SCARS July 7, 2022, 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 the way that suits you best. If you’re an email person, you can subscribe by visiting If you’re a Twitter person, visit us at And each newsletter announcement is posted on the Facebook group at And, if you like to search this yourself, you can go straight to the newsletter at 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 These don’t have to be polished articles; we’ll edit as required. Don’t forget a picture or two. Those pictures are 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.

7/22-23/2022 | Ham Holiday | Location: OCCC – Oklahoma City, OK
8/13/2022 | Reno County KS Hamfest | Location: Hutchinson, KS
8/26-27/2022 | Joplin Hamfest | Location: Joplin, MO
9/10-11/2022 | Arkansas State Convention | Location: Mena, AR
9/16-18/2022 | Duke City Hamfiesta | Location: Albuquerque, NM
9/24/2022 | Springfield MO Hamfest | Location: Springfield, MO
10/01/2022 | Wichita Area Hamfest | Location: Wichita, KS
10/21-22/2022 | Hamarama Hamfest | Location: Ardmore, OK
11/5/2022 | Enid Hamfest | Location: Enid, OK
3/4/2023 | Elk City Hamfest | Location: Elk City, OK
4/7-8/2023 | Green Country Hamfest | Location: Claremore, OK
4/8/2023 | Ozark Con4 States QRP | Location: Branson, MO
5/19-21/2023 | Dayton Hamvention | Location: Xenia, OH

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 30

Discussing ARRL Field Day in particular and off-the-grid operating in general with ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE.

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

ARRL DX Bulletin — Menu

ARLD027 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 27  ARLD027
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 7, 2022
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD027 DX news

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

MONACO, 3A.  Operators Paul, F6EXV and Flo, PB8DX are active as
3A/F6EXV and 3A/PB8DX, respectively, until July 17.  Also look for
activity on 6 meters as 3A6M.  QSL 3A/F6EXV, 3A/PB8DX and 3A6M via
F6EXV on ClubLog, direct or via the Bureau.

UGANDA, 5X.  Elvira, IV3FSG is active as 5X3R until July 13.
Activity will be in her spare time on 80 to 10 meters using SSB,
RTTY and PSK31.  QSL via IK2DUW, direct, via the Bureau, ClubLog or

MALAWI, 7Q.  Members of the Russian DXpedition Team are active as
7Q5RU until July 10.  Operators are Vasily, R7AL, Leo, RW9JZ and
Vasily, RA1ZZ.  Look for them on 160 to 6 meters and satellite
QO-100 using CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL via R7AL, ClubLog or

CUBA, CO9.  Operators Bladimir, CO6BM, Jose, CO6EC, Ernes, CO6ID,
Delvys, CO6SRS, Enrique, CO6VO and CL6AFL will be active as CO9GNN
on July 15 and 16, to commemorate the 333rd anniversary of the
founding of Santa Clara City.  Activity will be on 160, 80, 40, 20,
15, 10 and 2 meters using SSB and digital modes.

ANGOLA, D2.  Mikalai, UT6UY is active as D2UY.  The length of his
stay is unknown.  Activity has been mainly on 20 to 6 meters using
FT8.  QSL via his home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as D44TWO sometime in
September.  Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and digital modes.  He works mostly on the digital modes
FT8, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY.  QSL via M0OXO OQRS.

SPRATLY ISLANDS, DX0.  Gil, 4F2KWT has been issued the call sign
DX0NE from the Republic of the Philippines National
Telecommunications Commission.  The special call sign will be used
during an operation from Kalayaan Spratly Island sometime between
August 1 and December 31, 2022.  A four man team is expected which
includes Gil, 4F2KWT, Ed, 4F1OZ, Jong, DU3JA and Mike, DU1XX/AE6DG.
Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8.  QSL via
4F2KWT, ClubLog or LoTW.

UNITED KINGDOM, GB22.  Look for the following special event stations
to be active between July 25 and August 21 to mark the XXII
Commonwealth Games: GB22GD/Isle of Man, GB22GM/Scotland,
GB22GE/England, GB22GU/Guernsey, GB22GI/Northern Ireland,
GB22GW/Wales, GB22GJ/Jersey, GB22HQ/National Exhibition Centre, in
Birmingham.  QSL all call signs via M0OXO OQRS or LoTW.

SARDINIA, IS0.  Gianpi, IK1TTD will be active as ISO/IK1TTD during
the RSGB IOTA Contest, July 30 and 31.  QSL via home call, direct or
via the Bureau.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, N.  John, N9EAJ will be active as N9EAJ/P
from Okaloosa Island from July 24 to 31.  Activity will be on 40 to
10 meters using mainly SSB, with some CW.  There will be some
activity in the RSGB IOTA Contest.  QSL via N9EAJ direct or
ClubLog's OQRS.
POLAND, SN89.  Special event station SN89LOT is active on various HF
bands until August 31.  The station commemorates the 89th
anniversary of the flight over Atlantic Ocean by two Lithuanian
pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas, who flew from New York in
the airplane Lituanica to Kaunas on July 15, 1933.  QSL via SP1PMY,
direct or via the Bureau.

DODECANESE, SV5.  Robert, OK2PYA is QRV as SV5/OK2PYA from Rhodes
until July 13.  Activity is on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters
using CW and SSB.  QSL via the Bureau.

FRANCE, TM109.  Michel, F8GGZ is active as TM109TDF to celebrate the
109th Tour de France.  Look for activity from July 7 to 9, 12 to 15
and 20 to 24.  QSL via the Bureau or direct to F8GGZ.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, TX5.  Haru, JA1XGI will be QRV as TX5XG from
November 2 to 9.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4 (F/H).  QSL via JA1XGI direct, via the Bureau,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

VIETNAM, XV9.  Gregory, F4BPO is active as XV9BPO from Ho Chi Minh
City.  Recent activity has been on 30, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters
using mostly FT8/FT4, with some SSB and CW.  QSL via ClubLog, eQSL
or LoTW.

MYANMAR, XZ.  Akio, JE2QIZ is active as XZ2B.  His length of stay is
unknown.  Most of his activity has been on 15, 10 and 6 meter CW.

NEW ZEALAND, ZL90.  Members of the NZART Southland Branch 37 are
celebrating their 90th anniversary and will be active as ZL90GQ
during the month of July.  QSL direct to the address on

TAIWAN, BV.  Ken, BW2/JP1RIW will be QRV as BX0QSL from New Taipei
City between July 11 and November 30, using mainly digital
modes.  QSL via BM2JCC.

CRETE, SV9.  David, OK6DJ and OK1-36573 will operate as SV9/OK6DJ
between July 8 and 14 on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT4.  QSL
via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.

INDONESIA, YH.  Look for YH0R from July 9 to 17, celebrating 54
years of ORARI, the national IARU member society.  Operations will
be on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY.
They will upload the log to LoTW, eQSL and Club Log.

Weekend Sprintathon and QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew Sprint are on tap
for this weekend.  The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday and OK1WC
Memorial are on July 11.  The A1Club AWT, VHF-UHF FT8 Activity
Contest and the 3.5 RSGB 80-Meter Club Championship are on July 13.
Please July 2022 QST, page 78, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web
sites for details.

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

Amateur Radio Newsline — Menu




The Amateur Radio Newsline can be found at

W5KUB – Amateur Radio Roundtable Video

Tonight remote from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina

The W5KUB YouTube channel link is here: W5KUB YouTube.

Ham Nation — Menu

Tonight we POTA! Don brings us Amateur Radio Newsline, and Joe rounds out the show talking about his new kit radios and gear.

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

73 de Mark N5HZR

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