Sunday, February 28, 2016

K2GKK reports a Stolen Wouxun Duo-band HT #ARRL #hamradio

I recently had my Wouxun KG-UVD1P stolen from the TourPak of my Harley Trike
while I was at a poker run rest and card stop.

Please be on the lookout for S/N K05-5300. I don't know exactly where the theft
occurred, but it would have been in OKC (at Harley dealership), Blanchard (OnCue),
convenience stores at Lexington, or Hiway 9 and 72 junction.

Radio had a long Diamond RH77A antenna on it with the adapter to go from the
Wouxun connector to BNC. Radio is the 144/223 MHz version.

147.21 is in memory #1 and 146.82 is in memory #2. Weather channels 1 thru 7
are programmed in memories 121 through 127. 146.985 is in memory 128.

That should be enough to peg the radio if it shows up. No charger was with the HT.


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* 73 - Mac, K2GKK/5 *

Editor's Note:

The Rig Register and RepeaterBook have stolen equipment databases.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Will you be attending this #ARRL #hamradio event?

27th Elk City Hamfest
March 5, 2016
Elk City Community Civic Center
1016 E Airport Industrial Rd.
Elk City, Oklahoma
8:00 A. M. - ?????? P. M.
ARRL Testing 1:00 P.M.
Hamburger Supper Friday night!
6:30 pm
Set up Friday Afternoon (1:30 P.M.)until 9:00 P.M.
$5.00 Table
$5.00 Reg. fee

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WA9AFM reports National Parks on the Air ground rules #ARRL #hamradio #NPOTA

The following are the current ground rules for National Parks On The Air activation of the

Please share these ground rules and the following info with your club
members. must contact the NPOTA folks at ARRL to get prior
permission to activate the Memorial.

At this time, the primary concern is no activations of any type 15-30 April.
This is due to the preparations for the Bombing Anniversary Ceremonies and
the Memorial Marathon.

Only one mobile activation per day will be approved at the Memorial Service
Center due to very limited space.

Mobile activations are only allowed on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Pedestrian mobile activations may be approved on any day save the timeframe
of 15-30 April.

Thomas Webb
Oklahoma Section

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Amateur Radio Volunteers needed for OKC event #ARRL #hamradio

The OKC Memorial Marathon event hosts over 25,000 runners and walkers from every state and several foreign countries. The Mission of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is to celebrate life, reach for the future, honor the memories of those who were killed and unite the world in hope.

The Memorial Marathon Public Safety Comm. Chairman is seeking amateur radio volunteers to facilitate in the safety and care of the participants as a 2 meter amateur radio handheld/mobile operator at the numerous medical stations, relay exchanges, start/finish line, etc.  This is not an emergency drill - it's a unique 26 mile opportunity to help people who are injured, lost, or otherwise in need and to exhibit your emergency communications abilities!  New volunteers will be paired up with veteran volunteer radio operators.

Date: April 24
Time: Most radio operators may need to be at their stations by 6:00 A.M.  Operators may close down their station once the runners have past.  The event is generally over by 3:00 PM.  More information will be provided once your assigned to a location.

The pre-briefs and t-shirt pick-up will be held Tuesday April 19 at the OKC Fire Training Center at 820 N Portland.  A make-up pre-brief is also scheduled for Saturday April 23.  An e-mail will be sent by the safety coordinator regarding the time of day.

More volunteers are needed!
It's a lot of fun - and 25,000 runners and walkers are extremely grateful for you!
OKC Marathon Information
Amateur Radio Ops Volunteer HERE
NOTE that the 2016 radio operator volunteer registration has changed from last year's registration – so please use the button above!

Make a new login and password, we suggest you use your call sign.

Fill out your name, birthday, username, password and check to agree to the waiver. Then type in psc16 in the "Registration Code" box at the bottom. Click Register.

Using the "psc16" code automatically puts you in the Public Safety Communication database. 
Next, please enter all the appropriate contact information.
At the very bottom is a box for you to enter your callsign!  It's easy to overlook!  If you are a spouse/friend and not licensed but working with the licensed person, enter "spouse of (call sign)" or "working with (call sign" or something similar.

When the 'committee preference' menus are presented just skip by that selection.

You can also skip the schedule of availability since we pretty much just do the whole thing on Sunday Apr. 24  (0600 to about 1500).

For previous experience please indicate if your have volunteered for this event before and where - or if it's your first time.

Enter your t-shirt size and you are done.  The 2016 shirts should be red colored.

Your done!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Civilian Conservation Corp weekend announced #ARRL #hamradio

The third annual Civilian Conservation Corps On-The-Air weekend will be held the second full weekend in August, 2016 between Saturday at 14:00z (10:00am EDT) and Sunday 21:00z (5:00 pm EDT). 

The Civilian Conservation Corps came into being in the spring of 1933. Its goal was twofold: to provide needed economic relief to families suffering from the effects of the Great Depression and to protect and develop the natural resources of the United States. CCC Amateur Radio Operators strive to honor the contribution that "The Boys" of the Corps made to our country and to our natural environment. 

As radio played a big part in how the camps communicated with each other, our goal is to put the sites of the CCC camps back on the air. "We would encourage you to activate the actual location of one of the camps"  If it is no longer accessible or you cannot get permission to set up on the site, you may operate from one of the project sites the camp produced. 

Many state local parks have buildings that were constructed by the "CCC Boys" and would make a suitable place to not only honor them but also promote amateur radio at the same time. For more information see our website or contact KG8JK via email: .

Thanks to Dirk, KG8JK for this report.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

ARRL and American Red Cross Sign New MOU #ARRL #hamradio @RedCross

The ARRL now has a newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American National Red Cross.

Here is a direct link to the MOU:

The ARRL Web’s News page has an introductory article about the new MOU at this link:

Section Manager or the Section Emergency Coordinator may sign this local agreement on behalf of the ARRL Section, ARES unit or local radio club.

The local Red Cross regional leader or chapter leader would also sign on behalf of the local Red Cross organization.

ARRL Headquarters and the American National Red Cross Headquarters are very interested in having copies of these local statements of cooperation that are signed for the first time or are renewed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Here is the 2016 Green Country Hamfest Flyer #ARRL #hamradio

Please share with all your ham friends and fellow ham club members.

The 2016 Green Country Hamfest Flyer:

 Please feel free to print as many as you'd like and hand them out...  73

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Edmond Amateur Radio Service General License Class 2016 #ARRL #hamradio

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: EARS/K5EOK <>
Date: Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 4:18 PM
Subject: EARS General License Class 2016
To: Lloyd <>

Edmond General License Class
Presented by Edmond Amateur Radio Society
View this email in your browser


WHEN: Tuesday nights 6:30 to 8:30 PM
March 8 - April 26

WHERE:  Edmond Community Center
28 East Main Street, downtown Edmond

COST:  $0
$25 for ARRL Book
$15 for Exam (held 1st Saturday/monthly)
Limited Seating!  Book pick-up will be March 1 at 6:30 PM

Questions? email or call/text (405) 401-0106

Get on the HF bands and talk to people around the world with a Single Sideband Radio and a indoor attic wire antenna!

Celebrate the centennial celebration of our national parks by logging a contact with each special event station at each national park!
Weekly HF contests - Extensive permissions - Emergency communications - Worldwide access
Weekly InfoNet:  Mondays @ 8:00 PM, +147.135 no PL & +443.425
1st level Technician class will begin September 13, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ham Holiday moves to Biltmore Hotel #ARRL #hamradio

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)---- July 22; Friday, 3:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturday July 23, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. are the dates set for Ham Holiday, sponsored by the Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs, Inc.

"Ham Holiday 2016"  will be held at the Biltmore Hotel, I-40 & Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73108 (

Technical and nontechnical programs, DXCC /WAS card check, VE testing, flea market.  Adm: Preregistration $8; at door $10; flea market $15/table in advance; $20/table at door (if available). Online registration available beginning 15 March!!  Under 16 yrs of age free with paid adult.  In-house Announcements on 146.49 Mhz simplex.

Friday evening banquet tickets available at online registration.

Additional information and registration forms available on the CORA Web site:

Vendors, contact  for details. See the CORA webpage ( for preregistration information.

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