Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Social Events in Amateur Radio

N5AUK reports a Lawton area social event is at What -A-Burger on Sheridan and Cache for Hams and prospective Hams is taking place from 4:30 till 11:30 AM  each Saturday.

AF5AS added that, in Altus, the amateur radio operators meet at Friendship Inn each Saturday at 8 a.m. 

K5MRK states that the Quarter Century Wireless Association gathers at McDonald’s N W 39th and N. MacArthur. Mon – Fri; 0800 Hrs. and at the Skyline Restaurant East of I-35 on SE 15th. 8 a.m. Saturday

When does your local group gather and where?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Have you checked into this net?

Mary, KE5LTA has announced the  "Central Area Night Watch Net".

This daily net meets on 3807.5 khz from 0100Z - 0300Z Daily or 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and accepts c.w., digital, and voice with or without traffic

Please put the word out on your local nets.

Section Traffic Manager Oklahoma

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Is your Oklahoma Linked Repeater listed?

The Twitter account has mentioned the linked repeater systems in Oklahoma.

There are a number of repeater systems that cover the State.

1.  Caprock Intertie
2.  Kan-Okla Inter-tie Repeater Network  
3.  Southwest Independent Repeater Association 
4.  Lawton Independent Repeater Alliance 
5.  Tulsa Amateur Radio Club
6.  Tri-State Amateur Radio Group

The Lawton-Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club also has a linked system.

This is in addition to the Internet Radio Linking Project repeaters:

3050 KB5KZS Bartlesville OK USA +443.1250 88.5 (Hz) CST -06003198 
WA5QYE Enid OK USA 446.0500 141.3 CST -06003267 
N5JAS Moore OK USA 0.0000 None CST -06003704 
WX5LAW Lawton OK USA +444.0750 123.0 CST -06003761 
W5PAA Oklahoma City OK USA -146.8500 141.3 CST -06003867 
W5DEL Oklahoma City OK USA -145.2500 103.50 CST -06004274 
KF5IRG Between Dallas & Tulsa OK USA 146.4200 88.5 CST -06007566 
KB1HSZ Eufaula OK USA -146.6850 None CST -06007734 
K5GLH Oklahoma City OK USA 445.9500 162.2 CST -06007764 
W5NS Bartlesville OK USA -146.7600 88.5 CST -06008115 
WX5ASA Altus OK USA 147.51 UTC +00008440 
W5DEL Oklahoma City WIN System OK USA +443.3000 162.2 CST -0600

and the Echolink resources:

There are a growing number of D-Star repeaters in the State as well. Check RepeaterBook for updated repeaters in the State.

Do you have a net on your repeater?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Free Tornado Warning & Alert App by American Red Cross

Get your family and home ready for a tornado with the official Tornado
App from the American Red Cross. The tornado warning app puts
everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado – and all that
comes with it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and
simple step-by-step advice it's never been easier to be ready.

From your mobile phone, call "**REDCROSS" (**73327677) and we will
send you a link to download the app to your phone or you can download
them directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

• Simple step-by-step instructions to help you know what-to-do even if
the cell towers and TVs are down. Prioritized actions for before,
during, and after requires no mobile connectivity.
• Audible siren that automatically goes off even if app is closed when
NOAA issues a TORNADO WARNING helping to reduce the chance of sleeping
through an actual warning.
• Push notification sent when a WARNING expires – especially important
if power goes out while you or your family are in your safe room.
• Help distant friends and family in tornado alley with ability to
receive tornado watch and warning alerts based on their location from
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
• Red Cross location-based open shelters map for when you need it most.
• Be ready should a tornado hit by learning how to assemble an
emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or
• Reduce your household's stress and anxiety should a tornado hit by
learning to make and practice an emergency plan.
• Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety
information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet
• Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with
your friends and show off your tornado knowledge.
• Know how many tornadoes have occurred in your area.
• Know the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado alert.
• Learn how to deal with food and water impacted by floods and power outages.
• Simply let friends/family know you're safe with customizable "I'm
Safe" notification sharable thru social media, text and email.
• Let others know where you are with the Toolkit's strobe light,
flashlight and audible alert functions.

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