Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Your friends in Enid report

Wondering if you should attend the EARC Hamfest in Enid this weekend?  We have a really big lineup this year with all your favorites.  Along with a full program ranging from the ARRL Forum, ARES, ORSI, and two High Speed Multi Media Mesh project forums (Look it up!).  Don't forget free... that's right I said FREE food!  As if that's not enough to get a ham out of the shack for the day, here are a few of the major vendors we feature:
B&H Enterprises: Radio Shack Derby, KS Largest dealer of new and used Ham equipment in the Kansas Oklahoma area. They stock Larson, ADG, MFJ, Comet Alpha Delta and Antron products to name a few.
Wireman: Tons of coax, connectors, wire and anything you need to connect almost anything to anything. I believe they even carry adapter adapters!
D & L Antenna: Kansas City, Ks World radio users and general public you will find Radio equipment/Accessories/unique high tech items including items for emergency preparedness. Antennas, BNC Shop, Coax Cable and Wire Products Connectors, Equipment Accessories, Equipment Adapters and Kits, Equipment Power, Ham Radio Accessories, Ham Radios and Equipment, Jetstream Antennas, LED Lights, Radios, SMA Shop and Surplus parts and equipment.  They have it all!
Main Trading Company: Paris TX; Full line of Ham radio equipment, MTC has all the brands you want! They sell Kenwood , Icom and Alinco as well as Wouxun!  They are also the number one dealer in the State of Texas! The Prices, and Service can not be beat.. Power supplies Antenna Tuners, Meters & Test equipment, Alternative Energy, Kits, Pro Audio & RT SYtems Programming Software.
Please let me know if you havae any questions.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Who will be there?

EARC Always There - Always Ready

2013 ENID HAMFEST Saturday, November 2nd 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hoover Building Garfield Co Fairgrounds
TALK-IN: 145.290 (-) No PL (W5HTK) 
•PRIZES: • Yaesu FT-8800R Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver • Three dual band VHF/UHF handheld transceivers • Vendor certificates, merchandise • ARRL items. 

TICKETS $2.00 TABLES $3.00
LOCATION: Hoover Building, County Fairgrounds, 305 E Oxford Ave. One block west of U.S. 64 (N 4th St). Coordinates: (36.42796, -97.87545)
TALK-IN: 145.290 (-) No PL (W5HTK)
GRAND PRIZE: Yaesu FT-8800R Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver. (Drawing at 2:00 p.m. from names of all attendees. No need to be present to win this grand prize.)
• PLUS THREE! Three dual band VHF/UHF handheld transceivers. (Each given in an hourly drawing at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Must be present to win. One prize per attendee.)
• AND MORE: Numerous vendor certificates ($40, $20, and $10), merchandise and ARRL books and certificates.
PROGRAMS • ARRL Forum, Kevin O'Dell N0IRW, OK Section Mgr • ARESOK Forum • Oklahoma Repeater Society (ORSI) Fall meeting • (Tentative):•Broadband-HamnetTM HSMM-MeshTM overview • MERC Region 1 Support discussion •
LICENSING EXAMS • W5YI VE testing at 1:00 p.m. All license grades. $14 fee for each exam. Bring two forms of identification and, if testing for upgrade, bring a copy of your current license.
RAG-CHEW SESSIONS • On- and off-site
FREE FOOD • Donuts and hot beverages, 8 to 10:00 a.m. (Diabetic alternatives available) • Hot dogs and beans, condiments, beverages, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
TICKETS • Admission $2.00 per person. (Age 12 and under free if accompanied by adult.) Admission includes one drawing ticket. Extra tickets $1 each, or $5 for pack of seven.
TABLES • $3.00 each. Request tables via (or by mail before Oct.27th to EARC, PO BOX 261, ENID OK 73702). Pre- reserved tables not claimed by 9 a.m. will go to others in order of request.
FOR VENDORS: Building will be open for set-up 6:30 - 8 p.m. Fri., and 6:30 - 8 a.m. Sat.
An ARRL-approved event, hosted by The Enid Amateur Radio Club.
For more information: or 580-233-2496

Saturday, October 19, 2013

News from K5RAV #ARRL #hamradio

Below are the links to the West Gulf Division October Newsletter.
Please select the link that best serves your needs.

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Original format

Thank you!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More news from Ardmore!

The Oklahoma City Auto Patch Association is conducting Ham Aide this year at Hamarama!

Please share this with any other ham groups you are involved in!

Don't miss this chance to learn about the following topics:

PowerPole connector installation demonstration

Build a dipole wire antenna - with / without BALUN

Build a 3-element 2M tape measure PVC beam antenna

Basic functions and use of an Antenna Analyzer

“Go Kit” display One or more wizards available to
answer any questions regarding ham radio

NOTE: Bring your 2M HT with a charged battery, instruction
manual, programming cable, and programming software for set-up
and programming assistance.

INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS (You will need to provide the following
parts for any projects that you intend to build)


2M 3-Element PVC Beam (total cost at Home Depot is less than $11,
excluding coax connector and clamps):

1 each 2-ft long ½-inch Schedule 40 PVC cut as follows:

11 5/8-inch

6 3/4-inch

Left over piece will become the handle

1 each ½-inch Schedule 40 PVC tee

2 each ½-inch Schedule 40 PVC crosses 1 each 45 degree
½-inch Elbow

1 each 5-inch AWG #12 copper wire (to be supplied by OCAPA) 6
each ½-inch Stainless Steel hose clamps or other means to
secure antenna elements to PVC crosses - I used duct tape & tie

9 1/2-ft of 1-inch wide steel tape measure tape

RG58/U or RG-8X Coaxial Cable.

Coaxial connector such as a PL-259, BNC, etc. to fix cable


Dipole Antenna (cost dependent on band and whether or not a BALUN
is used):

140-ft of #12 or #14 AWG wire for 80M dipole

70-ft of #12 or #14 AWG wire for 40M dipole

35-ft of #12 or #14 AWG wire for 20M dipole

Dipole Center insulator or 1:1 BALUN

2 each end insulators
deal + 20 extra prize tickets!!!

Thanks to David Bond for this information.

Are you going to attend?

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