Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Upcoming ARISS contact with Tulsa Community College #ARRL #hamradio #AMSAT

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Tulsa Community College, NE Campus, Tulsa, OK on 01 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:59 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS/RSØISS or RSØISS/OR4ISS and WD5AGO. The contact should be audible over the middle U.S and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

TCC is Oklahoma's largest community college with more students and more degree earners than any other community college in the state. We offer students a choice of 235 associate degrees and certificate of completion programs of study. TCC students come from every walk of life, and our graduates work in all sectors of business and industry to help build a stronger, more diverse economy.  Four campuses (Metro, NE, SE, and W) serve the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
If you're passionate about electronics, criminal justice, horticulture, engineering, computer networking, human services, fire emergency services, interpreter education or aviation science, "Northeast" is the campus for you. Located near Tulsa's industrial and aerospace hub, the campus is perfect if you're seeking a career in high-tech business or service-focused careers.  Along with a strong educational curriculum, the campus is home to the Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, offering access to higher education for all segments of the population.

The TCC Electronics club started in the early 1980's on the NE Campus which is where the Electronics and Engineering Technology classes are offered.  Amateur Radio activities were added in 2000 (the year an instructor came on board as the only HAM operator), and we became an "ARRL" affiliated club in 2005.  Now the TCC-ARC station consists of two towers for HF and VHF, along with two EME and Radio Astronomy arrays. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Field Day Recap #ARRL #hamradio #ARRLFD

What an amazing time was in the Oklahoma Section for Field Day this year!

From Mooreland to Poteau and from Tulsa to Altus, the Section was alive with activity.  

The West Central Oklahoma Amateur Radio Club reported 18 hams and five visitors participated in their operation.  Here are the numbers from N5OP.

Field Day messages were received from AD5BU, W5GT, AE5MT, W5PAA, and W5TAH

Up at Mooreland, W5AOK used a pickup for an antenna
point.  Did they remember to unhook it?  <G>
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Folks at Edmond, K5EOK,  had a colorful banner.  (Anthony
Tompkins photo)
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Mark, N7XYO, tweeted a photo of  Paul, KE5EHM and
Ed, K5CRQ at the Tulsa Field Day operation.

Leflore County posted on +Facebook that this was their
first EVER Field Day event!  
At AJ5Q, James, AB5FS scored some CW points while Carole,
AF5CT operates alongside.
Eddie Manley, K5EMS, the Division Legislative Liaison
sent a photo of the Stillwater Field Day site.

Check out Tagboard for other news about Field Day in Social Media.

In addition to Eddie, K5EMS, Section Leadership visits were made by Conner, WX5CJK, Mark, N7XYO, Tom, WA9AFM,.  Extra points were made possible by Mary, KE5LTA.

Thanks to all hands who made light work.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Field Day Safety #ARRL #HamRadio #FieldDay

As we kick off this field day remember a couple golden rules:

Stay hydrated!  (not all of us are still spring chickens).  Keep an eye on the rest of your group for signs and symptoms of exhaustion.  I would be fitting to assign one of the elmers as a safety monitor especially during erecting antennas.  I like to supervise the cooking!

 It's just a hobby despite the bragging rights associated with it! (I have to tell myself that all the time)

Give more than you get.  This life and this hobby is more about giving than getting.  Make a difference to someone else and you will look back on this weekend as a success.

Thanks to  Mark/AE5MH (SK) for these thoughts..

Do you practice the Incident Command System at your field day?  Did you logistics section have enough fuel for the generator?

If you have Field Day Photos please tag @arrl_OK on Twitter, add them on Facebook, or send them to the Public Information Coordinator.

73 and have fun.

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