Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Murrah Memorial Marathon planning special event station #ARRL #hamradio

Planning for the 2015 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, to be held on 26 April, 2015, has begun.

As this will be the 20th anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing and the 15th anniversary of the Marathon, we are also planning a special event station.  It will operate from individual stations in OKC during the week leading up to the race (like Route 66 On The Air).  

N5M is the special event call sign for the public safety net control station.  There is also consideration being given to have a station located on the race course on race day. 

Thanks to Thomas Webb, WA9AFM/5Assistant Section Manager, for this update.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tri-State Amateur Radio Group report #ARRL #hamradio

At the monthly meeting of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Group, we discussed how to develop the radio frequency link from the National Weather Service in Norman to the Woodward area.   

Plans are made and the members are beginning to gather parts to put up another repeater and link it to the NWS rf link.  This will make another link to go along with the DStar link that TSARG members use to NWS.

A DStar net has been started on each Monday night at 9 PM.  The net is on those repeaters and DStar users connected to Reflector 52B,  join us soon.  Several check in's from in Okla and in other states also.

Thanks to  Duane, KC5NID for this report

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Swap Meet canceled in Logan County #ARRL #HamRadio

Due to a multitude of reasons the November 22  tailgate has been cancelled.


1. The venue in which we were holding the event has construction going on which has caused some space issues. The fire department is currently utilizing the space that we were going use for the swap meet.

2. Currently there is a 50 percent chance of rain.

3. And last but not least, it was pointed out to me that November 22 is opening day for deer rifle season and many of you may have other hobbies on your mind.

We will reschedule the event and we will advise the date and time and location of this event with plenty of time for you to make arrangements to be there.

Thanks to Clay, WA6LBU for this information.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Oklahoma Simulated Emergency Test set #ARRL #hamradio

All ARES-Oklahoma participants,
The 2014 ARES-Oklahoma Simulated Emergency Test (SET)
will be Saturday, 13 December 2014 (time frame 0900-1500 Local).
This year's SET will different and in years past. Rather than a exercise held in many locations through-out our very wide state. This year's SET will in one location and the workshop will be a combination of training and a table top exercise. If this is successful, next year the SET/workshop will be in another single location (such as OKC).
The first portion of this years SET will be training and the second half of the event will be a table top exercise (actually working the SET and putting to use what we learned). This should be a very productive day - make your plans to attend - see info below on how to sign up.
When: Saturday 13 December 2014, 0900-1500 Local.
            We will break for lunch, the meal will be on your own.
What to being:
- Your copy of the SET documents and forms (which will be posted later this month to for easy download and printing) please bring a few extra copies of blank forms
- Pencil & pen and note paper (spiral note book or steno book will work)
- 2-meter HT and spare battery
- ARES DEPLOYMENT VEST (if you don't have one yet... you're still welcome to attend)
Prior to attending it is suggested that you should have completed NIMS/ICS training courses
IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a and IS-800.b
Which are all FREE, easy to do and all on-line at
This will be a business casual and professional environment.
We have 50 open seats for this workshop. The focus of this workshop will be primary for ARES-OK Leaders and key team members. It is open to all registers ARES-OK volunteers and will be first come first seated.
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize this workshop - please the 3 easy steps below to sign up for the ARES-Oklahoma Simulated Emergency Test (SET).
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.
I Look forward to seeing many of you at this year's ARES-Oklahoma Simulated Emergency Test (SET) workshop in Tulsa.
Thank you & 73,
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lawton Ham-Cram Schedule announced #ARRL #hamradio #tweko

According to Ron Grossman, AF5Q, the 2014 - 2015 One day Ham Cram Schedule will be held at the American Red Cross.

All classes are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The $20  pre-registration which is returned if you show up.  The Book is the Ham Radio License Manual, Edition 3, which can be purchased at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or ordered from the American Radio Relay League.

The class dates are:

November 29, 2014
January 10th, 2015
March 14th, 2015
May 16th, 2015
July 18th, 2015
September 5, 2015
November 14th, 2015.

"I can also bring the class to you as well," he said.

Thanks to Ron, AF5Q for this information.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Digital Training in Tulsa #ARRL #hamradio #tweko

Mark your calendars for November 22 from 12:00 noon until 4:30 PM at the Hardesty Regional Library, the Tulsa Digital Radio Club will be conducting an in-depth training session of the FLDIGI software package with a general review of digital modes including:

PSK (including BPSK, QPSK, PSKR)
Feld Hell

Recent tests with PSK on 40m have confirmed 80 mile NVIS contacts with power budgets of as little as 5 watts, making it an excellent narrow-band mode for messages of all types.

There will be hands-on training on the FLDIGI software, along with some demonstrations of its capabilities for messaging and file transfer. We will cover from hardware setup, initial software setup, all the way through good operating practices.

To provide the best learning experience for participants, we have limited the training session to no more than 25 attendees. Please RSVP ASAP to  to reserve your spot.

Thanks to Jeff Scoville, AE5ME for this information.

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