Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HELP WANTED: Bike MS - Amateur Radio support #ARRL #hamradio #tweko

Your help is needed.  Radio Support is needed for the 2016 Bike MS.
  
This year with the event being west of I-35 we're asking for Amateur Radio Clubs in the west to provide the support for this community event.  

FOR HAM volunteers Bike MS will provide: Bike MS is offering fuel reimbursement for the event (sorry, not travel to/from event), and meals Saturday and Sunday during the event, as well as an event t-shirt. 


If your club and can help please contact:Kenneth Baucum KG5CBM, 918-271-1435 for information about housing for overnight volunteers.

EVENT INFO:
When: September 24 - 25, 2016  Volunteers do NOT have to help both days. 
Ride Route: Norman-thru Guthrie-to Stillwater. 
What's Bike MS? Bike MS: The Road Divided is a two-day fundraising cycling event that takes riders on a journey from Norman to Stillwater. Bike MS: The Road Divided begins Saturday morning in Norman. Cyclists will travel north through Central Oklahoma and finish Day 1 for an overnight stay in historic Guthrie. On Day 2, the journey continues from Guthrie to the Bike MS: The Road Divided Finish Line in Stillwater.   Participants will experience routes with fully-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, a great lunch stop each day and support provided by volunteer nurses, HAM radio operators and law enforcement.


Thanks to Mark Conklin, N7XYO, Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator  




Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Help Wanted in the Lawton area #ARRL #hamradio

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=649005651920208&id=156959654458146 Attention Club members and those interested. The Tour de Meers on May 28 only has 4  routes now. 

The need is for  5 SAG (Snatch and Grab) wagons for the routes (10, 22, 36, and 60 Mile) routes. The route webpage is www.tourdemeers.org/bikehttp://www.tourdemeers.org/bike routes.  

10 miler SAG Wagon

 22 miler SAG Wagon

  36 miler SAG wagon

 60 miler SAG Wagon.

  Net control 2 or 3

 . We plan on setting up starting at 06:30 on May 28. If you are going out on SAG wagon, you need a good antenna and at least a 25 watt mobile rig. The hand held with the external antenna will not work.





Thanks to Ron, AF5Q Club President for providing this information

Monday, May 9, 2016

Swap Meet in Edmond #ARRL #hamradio

The W5RLW -Tail Gate / Swap Meet is coming up very fast,  on May 14th, 2016

 NEW  START TIME  :  8:A.M.  til 12: noonish

SAME ADDRESS LOCATION  :   332 WEST 33 rd

 ABOUT THREE (3) BLOCKS WEST OF SOUTH BROADWAY On West 33rd street..IN
SOUTH EDMOND, OKLA. -73013

Located in the rear parking lot of :
R.L. Williams Co. ( Underneath the tall Edmond, Water Tower. )

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, FREE COFFEE ,DONUTS, and BOTTLED WATER.

YOU MAY BRING  A SMALL EIGHT (8') or  SIX (6') FOOT LONG TABLE ,TO DISPLAY
YOUR WARES..
ONLY REQUIREMENT :::  NO MATERIALS MAY BE LEFT BEHIND.    thank you , in
advance..

TALK-IN FREQUENCY. 146.790- (minus offset )
requires a PL tone of 100-hertz.

Any other inquiry's to be directed via email ::
Jerry,    n5knu.jerry@gmail.com

405-726-8191
IF YOU SHOULD HAVE NEED TO CALL,PLEASE MENTION   " TAILGATE / SWAP MEET "

Thanks to Jerry, N5KNU for this information

Saturday, May 7, 2016

HELP WANTED: Bike MS - Amateur Radio support #ARRL #hamradio

Amateur Radio Clubs/Groups in Western Oklahoma - Your help is needed,

Amateur Radio Support is needed for the 2016 Bike MS.
For this community event HAMs provide communications support at all rest stops and with SAG wagon support vehicles along the two day route.  In past years the Tulsa Repeater Organization has provided for communication and SAG support for this event. 

**This year with the event being west of I-35 we're asking for Amateur Radio Clubs in the west to provide the support for this community event.

What would be ideal is for one or two the ARCs in the western portion of Oklahoma to take the lead in providing communication support for this community event. This has been a fun and rewarding public service project for radio amateurs.  

FOR HAM volunteers Bike MS will provide:
Bike MS is offering fuel reimbursement for the event (sorry, not travel to/from event), and meals Saturday and Sunday during the event, as well as an event t-shirt. If you plan to help both days; Overnight lodging accommodations can be made on your own, or you can contact Kenneth Baucum, KG5CBM (info below), for details on two rooms being offered on Saturday night in Guthrie. There could be additional rooms available as well, at a discounted rate on Saturday night.

If your club and can help please contact:
Kenneth Baucum KG5CBM918-271-1435 for an introduction to the event coordinator.  (Planning is underway now, please reply soon as you can):


EVENT INFO:

Bike MS logo

                 

  
When: September 24 - 25, 2016  HAMs volunteers do NOT have to help both days.
Ride Route: Norman-thru Guthrie-to Stillwater.

What's Bike MS?
Bike MS: The Road Divided is a two-day fundraising cycling event that takes riders on a journey from Norman to Stillwater. Bike MS: The Road Divided begins Saturday morning in Norman. Cyclists will travel north through Central Oklahoma and finish Day 1 for an overnight stay in historic Guthrie. On Day 2, the journey continues from Guthrie to the Bike MS: The Road Divided Finish Line in Stillwater. Participants will experience routes with fully-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, a great lunch stop each day and support provided by volunteer nurses, HAM radio operators and law enforcement.


What's a SAG Wagon?
The origins of the term "sag wagon" are a topic for debate. Some cyclists believe that it is an acronym for "Support and Gear" or "Support Aid Group." Others suggest that it may be related to distressed or weary cyclists "sagging", or trailing behind the pack. A SAG wagon takes the form of a large, sturdy van or pick up truck  Most rides, the SAG trails slightly behind, keeping an eye on the cyclists and picking up stragglers who may need a brief break from the open road.

Thank you & 73

Mark Conklin, N7XYO
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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The article explains the concept so you can have an idea why Amsat's efforts for new missions is important.



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