Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tower help request #arrl #hamradio

 I sent email to some OKC area ham clubs asking for assistance in
locating someone to help me erect a tower. I expressed desire to hire a
tower dog or if a club took it on as a project I could enrich their
club's coffers.

I got no response. Previously I asked for recommendations on the
trading email reflector and got one nibble who asked a couple questions
and went silent.

Previously I had asked for recommendations and got one, an actual tower
dog who works cell sites. He came, talked, looked, and disappeared.
Subsequent contacts did not cause a work party to materialize.

The tower is a new Tashjian DX70 that is about 23 ft long when collapsed
and weighs about 2300 lbs. I can easily rent something that can lift
more than 2500 lbs over 25 ft in the air but I can't operate it and put
in the bolts at the same time. Safety demands a minimum of 2 people.

I heed help.

Patrick, NJ5G

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Text and Drive Attorney General Opinion

Two years ago, I submitted an amendment to the TEXTING Bill [Trooper
Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch Act of 2015].

Instead of filing it, my Representative sent it to the Oklahoma Attorney
General for an opinion.  

Here are the questions that my Rep presented to the AG …..

1.    Is a “ham radio” an “electronic commination device” as that term is
defined in 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d(F)(3)?
2.    Is the use of a “ham radio” while operating a motor vehicle
prohibited by 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d?

It is, therefore, the official Opinion of the Attorney General that:

1.    Under 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d, only amateur radios that are
hand-held and capable of manually transmitting text-based messages qualify
as “electronic communication devices”
2.    Under 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d, the only use of an amateur radio
that is prohibited is manually composing, sending, or reading a text-based
message while operating a moving motor vehicle.

Signed: Mike Hunter, Attorney General of Oklahoma

Looks to me that we are “exempt” from the texting bill, unless you can think
of a way from the above that we could violate it …… maybe with a hand-held
digital mode, but you need to be moving in a MVehicle?

And this is “law” unless overturned by a court decision.

I will have all of the many “what if and what for” Discussion available at
the ARRL booth – See you at Green Country!!!!!

Eddie Manley K5EMS

Oklahoma ARRL Government Liaison

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Green Country Hamfest - April 13 - 14

Purchase Hamfest admission and tables online andsave!
Advance admission is $8.00
Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Order early andsave!
Online Ticket Purchase Ends
March 31st, 2018

Oklahoma'sLargest & Most Attended Hamfest!!!

2018 Green Country Hamfest - April 13th& 14th in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Only 30 minutes from Tulsa! Claremore Expo, 400 Veterans Parkway,Claremore, OK, 74017  MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/X9kEa
on: 147.09+ 
Free Parking!!! - Low Cost ON-SITE RV Parking!

Terrific Prizes! Fantastic Forums - Learn something new! See
Flea Market - Great Bargains!
Free Test Table - Check It Before You Buy It!
On-site VE Testing Get or upgrade your license!
Admission is $10.00 per person at the door (One ticket covers both
Days) Children 12 and under are Free!
Hours: Fri. 4pm-9pm  -  Sat. 8am-3pm
Flea Market Tables are $15.00 at the door

More info at http://www.greencountryhamfest.org/

Friday open to public at 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday open to public 8 AM to 3 PM
Setup Friday 12:00PM.
Setup at 7:00AM Saturday until 8:00AM.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altus Club does "antenna party" for KC5OK

Hams helping hams came to light Saturday when the Altus Area Amateur Radio Association put muscle into raising a new antenna for Wayne, KC5OK.  

Thanks to Ron, AF5AS for the photos.  

Don't fall and don't drop anything!
Let me hold that for you.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Elk City Hamfest coming soon

29th Annual Elk City Hamfest
March 3, 2018
Elk City Community Civic Center

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.
No Pre-Register this year!
$5.00 Table
$5.00 Reg. fee

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