Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tulsa Community College Radio Club Report

Our group operated both the ARRL EME and SSB Sweepstakes this past month, but poor weather and also Tulsa Community College Amateur Radio Club members a little under the weather caused us not to do as well as last years West Gulf Division winning scores.  

We still had fun with  32,000 points in the EME contest with a 16 foot HB horn built for 23cm, and 19,000 points in ARRL-SS.   Our club activities can be seen on my QRZ page.

We also had another seven students earn their Technician class license this fall semester.

Thanks to Tommy, WD5AGO, for this report.  Can you tell us what YOUR club is doing?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year #ARRL #hamradio

The year has come and gone.  Christmas is soon to be upon us.

If you are celebrating this season, please do so responsibly.  Remember those who are less fortunate than you.  Encourage one another.  Enjoy your friends and family.

I plan to be on "Red Badges Day" for at least an hour.  Check my twitter account for where and when.

The Section Leadership wishes all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ARRL Audio News #ARRL #hamradio

"Does your repeater air ARRL Audio News?

Let us know the call of the repeater, the city and state it is based in
and serves, frequency, and the day and time you air Audio News. We'll
add it to our list of repeaters and might even recognize your repeater
in a broadcast!"

ARRL Oklahoma Section
Section Manager: Lloyd Colston, KC5FM

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Oklahoma Simulated Emergency Test date set #ARRL #hamradio

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.

Where: OSU-Health Sciences at 1111 W 17th street, Tulsa, OK 74107

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)
- 2meter 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,
Mark Conklin, N7XYO
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Follow me on Twitter @N7XYO

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