Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lawton Area Linked System net #ARRL #hamradio

The Lawton Independent Repeater Alliance is establishing a weekly net on Tuesday.  The net meets at 7:45 p.m. on 

442.525 Lawton, OK
444.450 Cement, OK
443.300 Near Altus, OK
442.200 Grandfield, OK
All toned 123.0

Set your scanners and listen in.  Set your radios and check in.

Thanks to Matt, K5WXL for this information.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oklahoma Section CW net announced #ARRL #hamradio

I am pleased to announce a new Section CW net!


                  CW                       OTN                         13-15 WPM
                    OKLAHOMA   LIAISON   NET
                       OKLAHOMA  SECTION NET
          MEETS MONDAY THRU   FRIDAY      
              3.5925 MHz                         6:30 LOCAL TIME
                            QND               AND           QNN
                                       WD5IDB / HOWARD
                              NET CONTROL STATION
                         CQ           CQ             CQ           CQ

                    OKLAHOMA TRAINING   NET   5-8 WPM
                                 OK LOCAL  NET
                   MONDAY            WEDNESDAY         FRIDAY
                   FREQUENCY 28.150 MHZ AT  8:45 pm
                       STATIONS WELCOME         QND         QNN
                                    HOWARD WISE
Thanks to Howard, WD5IDB and Mary, KE5LTA for working together to bring this opportunity to the Oklahoma Section.


Lloyd Colston, KC5FM, Section Manager
Altus, OK 73521-4903

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

General Class Amateur Radio Course offered #ARRL #hamradio

I am offering a two day General Class Amateur License Course on August 29 and September 5, 2015 from 9:00 - 6:00 PM at the Ardmore Fire Department on N. Rockford Rd. 

At the end of the class the examination will be administered by the Ardmore VE Team. 

The total cost of the class is only $24.00 and the $14.00 test fee is included.

Call Ed, W5CVE at 580-504-7378 for more information.

Thanks to Ed, W5CVE for this report.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Perseids have begun. #ARRL #hamradio

It will peak Thursday morning. It is a morning active event. It also can spark Es.

Take some time (sleepless night) and enjoy.  It is also good viewing as the moon is in its last phase.

Thanks to Art KA5DWI and the Sidewinders On Two reflector for this update.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Oklahoma Freewheel report #ARRL #hamradio

Kenneth Baucum, KG5CBM, led a small group of radio operators and volunteers in supporting Oklahoma Freewheel, a cross-state bicycle tour.  This year, Freewheel started in Hollis, Oklahoma and finished in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Bicyclists completed a tour of about 500 miles in 7 days, starting with a short loop to two state lines from Hollis, OK on June 6th, completing an average of 65 miles each day, and finishing with a 40 mile ride across the state line into Fort Smith, AR.

Volunteers who helped support the riders as SAG Support Drivers included Fred Williams KD5NBR, Annette Williams KE5EHV, Keith Sheets KG5ATU and Jack Moore KC5DPQ.  Some of the radio operators supporting this event are also ARES Volunteers, and most are very active in their communities in other ways, as well.

SAG Support Driver responsibilities included carrying water to replenish rest stops and rider water bottles on route, as well as having spare tubes and tire pumps on hand to fix flats.  Cyclists would request support by flagging down a support vehicle, or calling the support number.  The support number was answered by Kenneth, who would in turn relay the message about any needs to the driver nearest the incident.  

Common issues included flat tires, slipped chains and shifters needing adjustment.  A few calls for medical support were handled by providing first aid, water and shade or air conditioning for riders in distress.

Oklahoma Freewheel is especially thankful for the availability and support of local radio clubs, and for the use of their repeaters.  Oklahoma Freewheel and our amateur radio volunteers would like to thank the South West Independent Repeater Association, Pontotoc Amateur Radio Club, Pittsburg County Amateur Radio Club and the Fort Smith Amateur Radio Club for the use of their repeaters during this public service event.

For more information on Oklahoma Freewheel, visit

Thanks to Kenneth Baucum, KG5CBM for this report.

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