Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Amateur Radio Class offered #ARRL #hamradio #Tulsa

Our friends at Broken Arrow Police Department/Broken Arrow Emergency Management will sponsor an Amateur Radio Licensing Class on Thursday evenings starting Sept. 4th and running 8 weeks. 

Classes will be held at the BA Public Safety Complex, 1101 North 6th Street in Broken Arrow. The class is free, the text book costs $24.00, and the examination fee is $15.00. Class size is limited. 

The volunteer instructors are affiliated with the Amateur Radio Relay League. Contact Loyd BeesonTom Devlin, or Paul Bisdorf for details.

Thanks to the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency (TAEMA) for this update.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What are you celebrating today? #ARRL #hamradio

"National Radio Day celebrates a great invention and communications medium."

Many amateur radio operators over the years have contributed and continue to contribute to radio communications technology.

Throughout time, amateur radio operators continue to improve their communities.

How are you celebrating today?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

General Class license course offered #ARRL #hamradio

Durant Amateur Repeater Association and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management are sponsoring classes for the General Class amateur radio license test. These classes will run all 5 Tuesdays in September. This is not the entry level license but the second of the three license classes. You should already have the Technician Class license in order to attend.

The General Class License allows you to work the world with privileges on every HF band.

The classes are free and study materials will be provided. Testing will be $15 on the last day of class.

The classes will be held at 6pm until 8pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Library 1515 W. Main in Durant.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mark, @N7XYO, encourages reporting

If your group has provided communications for any community event, bike-ride, fun-run, or other needed communications assistance - the ARRL would like to hear of your valuable service.

Please log-in to and complete a  PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITY REPORT.

Once logged-in to the on-line version of the report can be found at listed under "Role Based Activities",scroll down and click on FSD-157: Public Service Activity Report  fill in the blanks, and click submit.  That's it!   It takes just a few minutes and should be done by each Club/Group right after every public service event.


You download and print out a PDF version of the form FSD-157
 at .
Completed the form and then  scan and e-mailed the form to the
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator at

Time and time again I hear after-the-fact of services and actions provided by Amateur Radio groups and volunteers... However, their actions were not documented.  Documentation is VERY important.  Documentation and aids to future planning and training.  It also helps when applying for grants, by not only Amateur Radio groups such as clubs and ARES-OK, but by the many of our groups and served agencies for whom we provides services to.

Please that the short few minutes and send in your report.

Thank you for your service.


Mark Conklin, N7XYO
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
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