Thursday, July 20, 2017

Who will be at #hamholiday this weekend?


The Tower Hotel In NW Oklahoma City is the new venue for Ham Holiday 2017.

Go to http://www.towerhoteloklahomacity.com/ for information on the 'Tower'.  Located on the Northwest Expressway and just east of I-44/Hefner Parkway, the 'Tower' is easily accessed from the NW Expressway coming from the east or west.

The exhibit hall is 10,000 sq ft; we'll be using around 8,500 this year....and the A/C works.  The seminar rooms are collocated with the exhibit hall.

Parking for +1,000 cars; dedicated entrance to the convention area lobby; large pre-event area; easy access from unloading area to the exhibit hall.

We'll be posting photos on the Ham Holiday website with more visual detail of the new venue.

We are inviting several 'food trucks' from the OKC area to be at HH on Saturday from 8 AM to 2 PM.
There are several eateries within walking and short driving distance of the 'Tower'.



Thanks to Thomas Webb, WA9AFM/5 for this information

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Winlink (Radio Message Service) for the next ELMER Class!


Winlink is a world-wide system used by hams to transfer e-mail via radio and is heavily relied upon by hams at sea (maritime mobile) and by amateur radio emergency communications.  It is also used by MARS and Homeland Security.  At Field Day Brian Teters sent messages to the City of Edmond Emergency Operations using Winlink!  Winlink uses standardized forms as well as the NTFS formatted messages.

Please join us Thursday July 20 at 6:30 PM at the club station, 28 E. Main, Edmond, room 219 for a presentation on the Winlink software by Brian Teters AE5MT.  Brian will explain the Winlink network and actually send a Winlink message.  We hope to see everyone there!

Sharon typing out a Winlink message

In this photo we see Sharon preparing to send a Winlink e-mail to earn bonus Field Day points.

Thanks to the Edmond Amateur Radio Society for this information.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Edmond Amateur Radio Club announces #FD2017 activities

ARRL Field Day Almost Here!

Field day dinner will be Saturday June 24 at 5:30 PM. If you plan to attend please RSVP to facilitate the order with our caterer Jimmy John's! This year is very different Jimmy John's is donating (some percentage) to the Edmond Amateur Radio Club! If you help with setup/dismantle or make/assist with 20 contacts during the contest you can eat for FREE! Otherwise, a monetary donation jar will be available to support the club and its Field Day expenses.
For those who are operating radios or helping in other roles we will also have Jimmy John's gourmet sandwiches available throughout the day and night! Woo hoo! And a huge thank you goes to Jimmy John's for the Party Platters and crazy fast delivery!

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