For the second time in recent history, the Auxiliary Communications Workshop is being offered in the Oklahoma Section. "This class is designed for those auxiliary emergency communicators and groups who volunteer to provide backup emergency radio communications support to public safety agencies. Typically this includes amateur radio and Radio Emergency Associated Communications Team (REACT) communicators but may include other volunteer emergency communicators. This course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability the relationship between the COML and the volunteer emergency operations center (EOC) etiquette on-the-air etiquette FCC rules and regulations auxiliary communications training and planning and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator's experience and knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context." The Office of Homeland Security is offering reimbursement for travel costs to those who are over 60 miles from the class site. The class can be offered every two years. Seating is capped at 30 students. Please visit https://www.ok.gov/homeland/courses/training_event_detail.php?event_id=1588 to enroll. One will need a Homeland Security user name and password. To obtain one, visit https://www.ok.gov/homeland/login/register.php The class, when offered last, was well-attended. Because of the conflict with the Enid Hamfest, however, not everyone was able to attend. This year, the date was carefully chosen to not interfere with ARRL functions in the Section. Please tell your friends of this valuable, yet no cost to the participant, training in the Oklahoma Section.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Mark you calendars for 10-18 September!!! Route 66 On The Air will be soon upon us. Once again, we'll celebrate the legend and lore of Route 66, "The Mother Road".
'Route 66 On The Air (R66OTA) is organized and sponsored by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernadino, California (http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=15)
In Oklahoma , amateur radio clubs in Tulsa , Oklahoma City, and Elk City will be participating. Oklahoma City has always been well represented in R66OTA.
Oklahoma City will again use the special event call sign W6K; Steve Duskin, NE5SD is the trustee for the call sign. Use of W6K must be authorized by the trustee through the R66OTA Registration Page. All W6K operations should be conducted in the Oklahoma City Metro area and in the spirit of the event, as close to Route 66 as practical.
Operations from Oklahoma City area landmarks associated with Route 66 are encouraged, i.e. Cowboy Hall of Fame, the 'round barn' in Arcadia, the Route 66 Bridges west of Bethany, etc.
R66OTA begins at 0000Z/10 September and continues to 2359Z/18 September.
Radio operators may use phone, CW or digital. Radio operators may also consider operating mobile on "The Mother Road". QSL information is provided in the registration instructions.
You can 'reserve' two hour operating slots by day/time/band/mode. Sign up for as many slots as you can operate. If you sign up to operate, please honor your commitment and operate for the time slots for which you register.
To sign up as a R66OTA Radio Operator for Oklahoma City , contact Tom Webb, WA9AFM/5 (firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com). You will be assigned a username (your call sign) and password to access the R66OTA Registration Page. Besides your name and call sign, please provide a phone and email point of contact in case we need to get in touch with you.
The R66OTA Registration Page can be found at: http://www.okclunchbunch.com/
Thansk to Tom, WA9AFM for this information.