In This Issue…
- HamHoliday OKC Hamfest July 22-23
- Moore Night Out August 2
- Meeting Followup OK Robotics
- Elmer Night Moved August 2
- 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
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 https://HamHoliday.com.
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 https://OKRobotics.com
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.
Please join the SCARS Exam Team in welcoming the following new amateurs to the air:
who earned a Technician-class license as well as:
each of whom upgraded to a General-class license and also:
JD “Deano”, KK6IPL
who upgraded to Amateur Extra.
Congratulations to all!
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/.
- 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 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Con – 4 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.
Odds and Ends — Menu
- All those links
- SignalServer.Okiefrog.net – RF Path prediction
- ARES Memory Settings (Red Box at the bottom of the page)
- Collector and Emitter Archive
- YLRL (Young Ladies Radio League)
- Real-time Solar Weather
- SCARS Officers / Minutes
- 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: email@example.com
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 30
ARRL Letter & Audio News — Menu
- FCC Legacy CORES System to be Retired
- Hawaii Hurricane Emergency Communications Drill Set for July 16, 2022
- ARRL Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Awards
- ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference Returns in September 2022
- Amateur Radio in the News
- ARRL Podcasts Schedule
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming Section, State, and Division Conventions
ARRL DX Bulletin — Menu
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD027 ARLD027 DX news ZCZC AE27 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 27 ARLD027 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT July 7, 2022 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD027 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 LoTW. 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 LoTW. 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. QSL via JH3SIF. 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 QRZ.com. 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. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The IARU HF World Championship, SKCC 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. NNNN /EX
The latest ARRL DX Bulletin is always at the top here — ARRL DX Bulletin
Amateur Radio Newsline — Menu
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The Amateur Radio Newsline can be found at ARNewsline.org.
W5KUB – Amateur Radio Roundtable Video
The W5KUB YouTube channel link is here: W5KUB YouTube.
73 de Mark N5HZR