SCARS News July 19, 2022


Ham Holiday This Weekend — 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 $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.

As a reminder, for those of you that have already purchased tickets online, or at a SCARS meeting, your tickets will be held at the registration desk, “Will-call” style.

Sessions and forums will be held Saturday starting at 9:00 am, 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 National 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. 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.

Bring your friends and enjoy the festivities.


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 https://w5nor.org/zoom/.
  • SCARS Meeting – August 13, 2022, presentation starts at 9:30 am – The program for the August 13, 2022 meeting 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 August 4, 2022, License Test – 6:30 pm – Norman Firehouse #7 – 2207 Goddard – Norman, OK 73069


Newsletter News — Menu

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And, this newsletter should be for, and about, you. If you have a neat build project to share, 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 w5nor@w5nor.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 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

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ARLD029 DX news

ZCZC AE29
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 29  ARLD029
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 21, 2022
To all radio amateurs   

SB DX ARL ARLD029
ARLD029 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
EA1M, KI1U, 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.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W.  Alan, VK1AO will be QRV as 4W/VK1AO from July 25
to August 4, and again at least two more times over the next three
years.  Activity will be on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, and 12 meters SSB,
FT8, JS8, and possibly some CW.  This may include some POTA activity
as well.  QSL via LoTW.

CROATIA, 9A.  Operators S50O, S50X, S53Z, S54ZO and S58U will be QRV
as 9A/home calls from Vis Island, IOTA EU-016, from July 25 to
August 2.  They will be joined by 9A7YY.  Activity will be on 80 to
6 meters using CW, SSB, and FT-modes.  This includes being active in
the upcoming RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL to home calls.
           
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6.  Special event station 9M59SD is QRV until July
23 from Kuching in celebration of Sarawak Day.  QSL via 9W8KIF.

TAIWAN, BV.  Ken, BW2/JP1RIW is QRV as BX0QSL from New Taipei City
until November 30.  Activity is on the HF bands using mainly digital
modes.  QSL via BM2JCC.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Operators Joe, W8GEX and Janet, W8CAA are QRV as C6ADX
and C6AYL, respectively, from Exuma Island, IOTA NA-001, until July
26.  Activity is on 60 to 6 meters using mainly FT8.  QSL direct to
home calls.

ANGOLA, D2.  Mikalai, UT6UY is QRV as D2UY.  Activity is mainly on
20 to 6 meters using FT8.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL to
home call.

SPAIN, EA.  Special event stations AO1XCF, AO1XFM, AO1XVP, AO1XCI,
AO1XCP, AO1XCN, AO1XAU, AO1XCV, AO1XCU, AO1XPC, and AO2022XAC are
QRV until July 25 to commemorate the 2022 Jubilee of the Way of
Saint James.  QSL via bureau.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.  Georg, DJ6GI will be QRV as FO/DJ6GI from
Moorea Island, IOTA OC-046, from July 24 to 29.  Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands using mostly FT8, FT4, and CW
between 0400 to 0630z.  QSL via LoTW.

DJIBOUTI, J2.  James, KI7MGY plans to be QRV as J28HJ while
stationed here until June 2023.  Activity will be in his spare time
80 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL via LoTW.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Operators DG5CST, DL3DXX, DL6FBL and SM0W will be
QRV as OJ0DX from July 25 to August 1.  They are here mainly for the
upcoming RSGB IOTA contest.  Outside the contest they will be QRV on
80 to 6 meters with a focus on 6 meters, and EME.  QSL via DL3DXX.

TURKEY, TA.  Berkin, TA3J is QRV as TA3J/0 from Yassica Island, IOTA
AS-099, every Saturday and Sunday until October 31.  Activity is on
80 to 10 meters using SSB, CW, RTTY, and FT8.  QSL via LoTW.

BRUNEI, V8.  Special event call sign V84SPU is QRV until July 26.
Activity is on all bands and modes.  QSL via QRZ.com.

CANADA, VE.  Mike, KI1U is QRV as VE9IU from Grand Manan Island,
IOTA NA-014, until July 23.  Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW
and FT8, and possibly on the FM Satellites.  QSL via LoTW.

AUSTRALIA, VK.  Special event call sign VK75FAA is QRV until the end
of October to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the
Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Australian Navy's aviation branch.
Activity is on various bands and modes.  QSL via VK2YVA.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Frank, K3TRM is QRV as ZF2RM from Cayman Brac,
IOTA NA-016, Grid Square FK09, until July 30.  Activity is mainly on
6 meters and various Satellites, with some HF.  QSL to home call.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7.  Volker, ZL1VV is QRV as ZL7/ZL1VV from Te
One.  Activity is in his spare time, and usually on 20, 15, and 10
meters using SSB.  QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, ARAM 50 MHz
Contest, Galicia For The World, and the YOTA Contest are all
scheduled for this upcoming weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge, ICWC Medium Speed CW Test, OK1WC CW Memorial,
Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, RTTYOPS Weeksprint, SKCC CW
Sprint, Phone Weekly Test, A1Club AWT, CWops Test, Mini-Test 40 and
Mini-Test 80 are on tap for July 25 to 27.

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 hereARRL DX Bulletin


Amateur Radio Newsline — Menu

– YOUTH DX ADVENTURE TEAM BREAKS RECORD
– WEBB TELESCOPE SUSTAINS UNCORRECTABLE DAMAGE
– GRANT SUPPORTS SATELLITE PROJECT IN SPAIN
– GRANT WILL HELP EXPAND NETWORK SERVING ALABAMA HEALTHCARE
– SILENT KEY: MENTOR, EDUCATOR HERB COLEMAN, W4AVX
– AMATEUR NUMBERS DECLINE IN AUSTRALIA
– HF PROPAGATION PROJECT GOING FORWARD
– RADIO SEIZED FOR INTERFERING WITH POLICE TRANSMISSIONS
– WISCONSIN EVENT CELEBRATES FLIGHT, HOSTS SPECIAL EVENT STATION
– STATIONS SIGNING UP FOR LIGHTHOUSE AND LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND
– PROS TO MENTOR TEEN RADIO ENTHUSIASTS
– KICKER: WHEN HOME-BREW GIVES A TASTE OF HISTORY

SCRIPT

AUDIO

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


W5KUB – Amateur Radio Roundtable Video

Tonight our guest is Bob Heil k9EID.

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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