Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pittsburg County Amateur Radio Club sends welcome

The PCARC welcomes anyone who would like to attend and participate. 

We are located in McAlester Oklahoma, in the S.E. part of the state. 


The club is associated with Emergency Services, does weather watching stuff, Field Day stuff, and occasionally something worthwhile. We do License testing (honestly) monthly with a little notice. 

We are presently holding meetings  in McAlester at 1210 N. West St. just up the road from the maximum security Oklahoma state prison.

Thanks to Paul - W5LZ for this note.

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.

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