Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Field Day tour 2016 #ARRLFD #ARRL #hamradio

Bobby Henry, N5QY, joined your section manager on a tour of the eastern half of the State to see field day sites.

The map reflected the plan.  Some sites were picked up enroute.  Others were closed before the team arrived.

Lessons learned from the trip included:

1.  Invite your section leadership early to your Field Day effort.  K5EMS visited some of the clubs in the north central part of the State.  Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas were handled by WA9AFM and N5NJK and N7XYO. Thanks to these volunteers who love the best hobby on the Planet.

2.  Use the ARRL Field Day Locator.  Adding callin frequency is good but please remember to have the frequency monitored for call as well as the phone number and email addresses.

3.  Follow expected visitors on Automatic Packet Reporting System, if they use it.  You might pick up an extra visitor, if you invite them.  

4.  Your section is doing some amazing things.  Ed, W5CVE reported he is doing remote instruction in Technician, General, and Extra class courses.  Ask him how he does it.  The Tulsa Digital Radio Club did all-digital, all-QRP operation.  Ask them how they did.  More and more clubs are aligned with or supporting emergency managmenet operations.  Ask them how their Safety Officer points went.

In addition to the visits, your Section Manager was interviewed by W5KUB and the QSO Radio Show.

How was your Field Day experience?

Saturday, July 2, 2016


It is time to remind your friends that might be interested in the course to register.  Please note all free class material has been posted on our website.

Sunday July 10th at 7 PM EDT (2300Z) will be the start of our 2016 Extra class. This will again be conducted on a Sunday and Tuesday at 7 PM EDT and is scheduled to complete on or about August 16th.  The question pool along with all current support documentation is available on our website at WWW.VOIP.SOUTHCARS.COM and found under the category called "Outreach & Training". Each class will be recorded and that recording will be posted to our website.

All classes will be held on our *SCARS* EchoLink and IRLP server 96140 or 9614.  EchoLink free software may be found at WWW.ECHOLINK.ORG. 

Please make sure that class enrollees and instructors are ONLY using the Extra Question Pool which is found published on our website. 

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:  For clarity this is the current study groups for the classes shown.  Please review these questions before each scheduled class.  (This year's Q & A pool size is slightly over 700 questions.) 
Sunday July 10: -----   E1A01 through E1E14 (63 Q&A's)
Tuesday July 12:---    E1F01 through E2C13 (58 Q&A's)  
Sunday July 17:----  E2D01 through E3B14 (58 Q&A's)
Tuesday July 19:---  E3C01 through E4C17 (56 Q&A's)
Sunday July 24: ---   E4D01 through E5B13 (60 Q&A's)
Tuesday July 26:---  E5C01 through E6B13 (65 Q&A's)
Sunday July 31:---    E6C01 through E6F14 (57 Q&A's)
Tuesday August 2:---  E7A01 through E7D16 (61 Q&A's)
Sunday August 7:---E7E01 through E7H15 (56 Q&A's)
Tuesday August 9:-- E8A01 through E9A18 (65 Q&A's)
Sunday August 14:--E9BO1 through E9E13 (57 Q&A's)
Tuesday August 16:-E9F01 through E0A11 (49 Q&A's)  

7/10-7/12 KY6V & K6SUN
7/17-7/19 KV4QX & KV4QY
7/24-7/26 W4RFJ & NO7O
7/31-8/2 KD0CDQ & NC5IR
8-7-8/9 KV4QX & KV4QY
8/14-8/16 K6SUN & KY6V 

Thanks to Gordon, KY6V for this information.

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