Monday, September 6, 2021

SM009 – Rt 66 On-The-Air and the Memorial Marathon Needs You

Each year hundreds of hams make thousands of contacts during the Route 66 On The Air event! It is a yearly contest that is run by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California https://w6jbt.org/?page_id=117. Its goal is to connect radio operators everywhere with stations along the original RT66 stretch. This year they will have 20 fixed stations and two teams roving the famous route using the callsigns W6A through W6V. Oklahoma has over 400 miles of the Mother Road, more than any other state along the route. Oklahoma City is the center point of the journey, and the state has dozens of historic places along the route.

This year Oklahoma will again have three stations operating along the route, at OKC, W6K https://qrz.com/db/w6k, at Stroud, W6J https://qrz.com/db/w6j, and at Tulsa, W6L https://qrz.com/db/w6l.  

Route 66 On-The-Air begins at 0000Z/11 September and continues to 2359Z/19 September.

Radio operators may use phone, CW, or digital.

The Route 66 On The Air Special Event participating stations are likely to be found somewhere in the vicinity of the following frequencies.

Hz80M40M30M20M17M15M12M10M6M
CW3.5337.03310.11014.03318.08021.03324.90028.03350.033
SSB3.8667.266N/A14.26618.16421.36624.96628.46650.166
DIGI.3.5737.07410.13614.07418.10021.07424.91528.074N/A

ALL frequencies shown above can be +/-  due to QRM and other in-use conditions

To sign up as a R66OTA Radio Operator for Oklahoma City, contact Steve Duskin, NE5SD ( ne5sd@arrl.net ) or Tom Webb, WA9AFM/5 ( wa9afm@arrl.net ). Operating sites are available throughout the metro area, including home stations.

To operate as a R66OTA Radio Operator for Stroud, contact Cameron McAntire KC5ZHU ( kc5zhu@arrl.net ). They will be operating from the Stroud City Park that is next to the historic Rock Café, from about 10 am to about 10 pm.

To operate as a R66OTA Radio Operator for Tulsa, you can coordinate your activities with the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, W5IAS, using the 145.110 repeater.

Good luck and see if you can work ’em all!

Communications for the OKC Memorial Marathon

The coordinator of the amateur radio operators for the OKC Memorial Marathon, Mike Rockey KE5EQC, reports that he currently has three-quarters of the required hams signed up. He has 79 volunteers signed up so far, and he needs about 110. We’re about 3 1/2 weeks out from the October 3rd event. It is probably hard to think about standing out at a medical tent or other location in this heat. But this year, it may even be jacket weather in the first part of October.

Dates/Time: 

  • Sunday, October 3rd, on-site at 6:00 AM and finish around 3:00 or 3:30 ish.
  • The pre-brief meeting will be on September 20th at 7:00 PM at the OKC Fire Training Center, 850 N. Portland Ave. in Oklahoma City (73107). Note new date and location!!!

Register Online:

Any licensed amateur radio operator can assist. Each year hams from all over the state converge to help with this grand event. You can register online at https://www.cuetoems.com/ocmm_2021/Volunteer.aspx?code=PSC2021.

Clubs

Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me n5hzr@arrl.org, and I’ll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.

You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:

ARESOK —  https://aresok.org/

ARRL.org —  http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/oklahoma

Blogspot —  http://arrlok.blogspot.com/

Facebook —  https://www.facebook.com/arrloklahoma

Twitter —  https://twitter.com/arrl_OK/

ARRL Member Emails —  https://www.arrl.org/myarrl-account-management#!/edit-info-email_subscriptions

JOIN/RENEW ARRL NOW —  http://arrl.org/join/

73, de N5HZR — Stand by, more follows…

Sunday, August 15, 2021

SM008 - Tailgates and Missing Trailer

As the summer rolls along, there are a couple of amateur radio tailgate events on the schedule. These tailgate meetings are a good place to visit with other hams, ask a bunch of questions, answer a bunch of questions, and buy, sell, and swap ham equipment.


Edmond Tailgate Meeting

According to the host, Jerry Sams N5KNU, this will probably be the last Edmond Tailgate event of the year. This is a free event, bring your own tailgate, table, and chair. Take all of your trash.

Ø Saturday, Aug. 21 7:30-noon

It is held at 332 West 33rd, Edmond, OK, just behind the R.L. Williams Co. building. Look for the 90′ tall Edmond water tower, and you’ll be there.


Green Country TAILGATE SWAP MEET

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Opens at 8 AM and it closes at 3 PM.

To be held at the EAST parking lot at:
Asbury United Methodist Church,
6767 South Mingo Road,
TULSA, Oklahoma.

Some prizes will be raffled,

Tailgate or bring your own table and chair,

Admission is FREE!
FOOD TRUCKS
VE TESTING
SPECIAL EVENT STATION

Missing Joplin Emergency Communications Trailer
ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator, Mark Conklin, N7XYO, posted the following info regarding stolen Amateur Radio Equipment.

Watch out for this stuff!

On August 1st, 2021, the Joplin ARC trailer was stolen and all items were removed. Four complete stations and generators were removed. The trailer was recovered. We are asking hams to watch for these items appearing at flea markets, pawnshops, and other venues.

A Google search for pawn shops in your area will list those nearby so you can contact them.
These items are hot. Don't wait, pass this list around. Thanks!

Please notify the police and us should you locate them.

wb0iyc@joplin-arc.com
'73 -- Jim

Joplin ARC Trailer contents - including Serial Numbers

Ø Stolen items from JARC TRAILER on Sunday, August 1st.
Ø Portable Generator Honda EU2000iA1 08P57-Z07-OOS
Ø Transceiver Yaesu FT-2800M 9L941758
Ø Transceiver Icom IC-9100 2002766
Ø Transceiver Icom IC-7410 2003004
Ø Power Supply MFJ MFJ-4230MV 159003081 FRC12
Ø Power Supply MFJ MFJ-4230MV 159003084FRC12
Ø Transceiver KENWOOD TS-440 w/voice option
Ø POWER SUPPLY KENWOOD PS-30 1011369
Ø 30ft Free-Standing Tower Texas Tower 4-30 4SFX30FT Alum (has a yellow metal pivot base attached)
Ø Rotor & control cable Yaesu G450
Ø Multi-Band Beam Mosley Ant-Mini-32-A 2 element n/a
Ø Two 12/3 x 100ft extension cords
Ø 3 Pop up tents
Ø Tool Chest
Ø Toolbag with small electrical tools and Xcelite colored socket drivers
Ø Dipole 40 meter
Ø Portable multiband trap dipoles
Ø Coaxial cables

Clubs

Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me n5hzr@arrl.org, and I'll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.

You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:
JOIN/RENEW ARRL NOW -- http://arrl.org/join/
73, de N5HZR -- Stand by, more follows…

Saturday, August 14, 2021

[ARRL-OK] Emergency frequencies reserved Haiti earthquake

Based on United States Geological Survey (USGS) data, at 12:29 UTCtoday, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti at a location 12 km NE ofSaint-Louis du Sud and 33 km ENE of Les Cayes, Haiti.

More precisely, the originating point was at 18.352N and 73.4801W at anestimated depth of 10 km.

Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, President of the Radio Club of Haiti, hasreported that the earthquake has caused significant structural damage.

IARU, Region 2 has requested that the following frequencies be reservedfor emergency use during this event: 3750 kHz, 7150 kHz and 14330 kHZ.

HQ staff, lead by CEO Minster, is standing by to activate both W1AW andW1HQ if needed. The ARRL President, CEO and the new ECFSC committee,after consultation this morning, have designated Lee H. Cooper, W5LHC,to be ARRL's point of contact with the IARU R2 Emcom group.

John Robert StrattonN5AUSWest Gulf Director
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