My name is Kim Elmore, N5OP, and I'm the President of the Oklahoma DX
Association. We're announcing our Fall OKDXA Banquet as an open
invitation to /*all*/ Oklahoma hams as part of a general effort to be
more visible to you. The OKDXA Banquet is set for Saturday October 19th
at 6 pm, and will be held in the meeting room at the Cattle Country
Lodge, 1200 N. 8th Ave., Stroud, Oklahoma. The banquet fee is $15 which
includes an all-you-can-eat buffet meal. If you've not been there, the
Cattle Country Inn is a bit of a well-kept secret regarding their
buffet: it's quite good! The buffet will feature fried chicken, fried
catfish, baked ham, lots of veggies, and some sumptuous desserts. I'm
not puffing this place up: it's quite good and $15 is a heckuva deal.
Our guest speaker this year is Bill Priakos, W5SJ, of Ft. Smith,
Arkansas. Bill was part of the TX5T Austral Islands DXpedition as one of
the operators and will present a nice show about his experiences as a
part of that effort. He's operated from numerous DX locations over the
years and is scheduled to go with many of the same group to TX7T
Marquesas DXpedition this November.?? He's well known among those that do
serious DXpeditioning and brings a wealth of DXing knowledge; we're
certainly looking forward to learning about his experiences and
At this very moment, two club members -- Jeff Martin (K5WE) and Bill
Roberson (N5AQ) -- are on a DXpedition to VP2V, the British Virgin
Islands, as VP2VEM and VP2/N5AQ. While their DXpedition is entirely
self-funded, the OKDXA helps fund other DXpeditions to more rare
entities.?? To that end, we always have a raffle as a fund-raiser at our
Fall Banquets. If you'd like to contribute, please bring an item to
raffle off and, while you're at it, buy some raffle tickets!
If you are a member of another club and your club will have a meeting
between now October 19th, please announce the banquet at your meeting.
And invite your ham friends!
While we often request an RSVP with your name and the number attending
so we have some idea about how many will attend, we don't require an
RSVP: the hotel will simply keep fixing food providing chairs until
everyone has a seat and fixing food until everyone is full. So, if you
know you're coming, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. But if
you're not sure and prefer to make a last minute decision, don't worry:
there will still be a seat for you!
73 and see you at the banquet!
Kim Elmore, Ph.D. (Adj. Assoc. Prof., OU School of Meteorology, CCM, PP
SEL/MEL/Glider, N5OP, 2nd Class Radiotelegraph, GROL)