Saturday, August 31, 2019

All Ham Dinner coming soon #ARRL #hamradio

Years ago, amateur radio clubs in the Oklahoma City area started an event that is now known as the “All Ham Dinner”. This dinner allows about 70 hams to get together, eat, and communicate with each other. This dinner is held on the third Thursday of January, May, and September at 6:30 pm.

The next All Ham Dinner will be held Thursday, September 19th, 2019, at 6:30 pm. This dinner will be at the Hibachi Supreme Buffet, (South side of the South service road of I-240, 1/4 mile West of Western) in south Oklahoma City. No RSVP is needed, show up, get your meal, and join the fun in their 100 seat north banquet room. The Hibachi Supreme Buffet has a wide range of food that includes, Asian, steak, french fries, Mongolian Buffet, pizza, salads, desserts, Italian, and Greek Gyros. It’s very affordable and there’s something for everyone.

The Aeronautical Center Amateur Radio Club (ACARC) will host the evening that will include a book signing and discussion of Michael Dean K5MFD's book "Oklahoma City Radio".

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Newkirk has a new Ham #arrl

Congradulation up there, Newkirk got a new Ham today

Josh Froese - KI5GAO

Thanks to Dave, KA0JON for this report

Any other new hams in your club?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Are you checking into your local and Section Nets? #ARRL #hamradio

There are some local and Section nets that are available for your enjoyment.  

Monday, the Ponca City 146.97 net is available on Echolink for Statewide use.

Tuesday, there's a YL net on the Kan-Okla System.

Wednesday, the Wheatstraw net is on 146.01 mHz.

Thursday, the W5IAS system has a net.

Friday, the 220 group in the Tulsa area has a net.  It's available on Allstar.

There are plenty of others.  Do you have a favorite net?  Is it registered on the League net directory?

If it's too hot for you, here's two feet of snow
to cool you off.

The traveling #hamradio operator needs you to .... #ARRL

... keep your repeaters in your area up to date.

Two resources are available for the Mission.  Repeaterbook and Rfinder are online resources with Android and IOS applications.  The latter has replaced the ARRL Repeater directory.

BOTH rely on local users to let them know changes in the repeaters in the area.  The former uses area administrators to oversee the process but they don't do all the work.  The real work comes from reports from users like you.

Repeaterbook can always use administrators.  For example, if you are in the Tulsa, OKC, Guymon, Lawton, McAlester, Durant area, volunteer to be an admin.  There's no cost but your time and the value is immense.

In the mean time, summer travelers need to know what is available.  The next step is to have someone listening when the call comes over the air.

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