Monday, October 11, 2021

SM012 – Severe Weather

Last night’s storm reminded most of the state of Oklahoma that severe weather could happen in any month. Hopefully, all ARES members were paying attention and could assist with the trouble in their county. I want to take this opportunity to do a few things. 

  1. Verify your connections. 
    1. Were you able to contact your local net? 
    2. Were your batteries charged? 
    3. Could you locate your radios? 
    4. Were they still packed with the latest special event gear? (like mine were)
    5. Were you able to communicate with others?

  2. Have you signed up for the ARES Oklahoma https://ARESOK.org/join/ website? 

  3. Have you updated your contact information and station information on https://aresok.org/wp-admin/profile.php? Take a look and update as needed.

ARES Oklahoma Meeting

With both OU & OSU at away games and Ardmore Hamfest canceled, it has left us with a unique opportunity. That said, we have decided to hold an ARES Oklahoma Leadership meeting.

The gathering will be open to all leaders, volunteers, and interested radio amateurs. 

So, SAVE THE DATE: 

Saturday, October 23, 2021 (approximate time frame 9 am to 1 pm)

Where: Norman Firehouse #7

And, Zoom/YouTube attendance options will be available. 

More detail to follow > please make plans to attend. 

73, Mark Conklin, N7XYO
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
918.232.8346
n7xyo@arrl.net

Enid Hamfest

The Enid Hamfest is still on schedule. November 6, 2021. More information is available at https://enidarc.squarespace.com/enidhamfest

Clubs

Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me n5hzr@arrl.org, and I’ll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.

You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:

ARESOK —  https://aresok.org/

ARRL.org —  http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/oklahoma

Blogspot —  http://arrlok.blogspot.com/

Facebook —  https://www.facebook.com/arrloklahoma

Twitter —  https://twitter.com/arrl_OK/

ARRL Member Emails —  https://www.arrl.org/myarrl-account-management#!/edit-info-email_subscriptions

JOIN/RENEW ARRL NOW —  http://arrl.org/join/

73, de N5HZR — Stand by, more follows…

Monday, September 27, 2021

SM011 – Enid Hamfest IS Coming, Ardmore Canceled, & NIGHT, the Movie

Hamfests have been on hold for most of the pandemic, and on September 26th (shortly after my Section Manager News was posted), the Ardmore Hamarama Board of Directors voted to cancel Hamarama 2021. They said that refunds will be processed for the preregistered folks, “momentarily.”

So, let’s try this one more time. That leaves one opportunity to enjoy a hamfest in Oklahoma, meet your fellow hams, take an FCC license test, learn some new skills, and buy/sell some ham gear. I just verified with the Enid crowd that they are still ‘on-schedule’ for November 6th! Flea market tables are going fast and they’re working hard to get an additional row in place. See you there.

Enid Hamfest 2021

The Enid Hamfest of 2021 will be live and in-person on November 6th, 2021, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is $5. Web information is available at https://enidarc.squarespace.com/enidhamfest

PRIZE DRAWINGS  

Extra tickets, $3 each, or five for $10.

Hourly drawings.

Grand prize drawings at 4:00 pm

Club members and non-members are eligible winners

No restriction on winnings per person

TABLE POLICIES

Tables are $5.00 per table. To reserve tables, call Bill Nokes, W5EIY, at 580-716-4788 or email him at nokes3139@gmail.com. Pre-reserved vendor rooms are not refundable if not used. 

TALK-IN

  • 145.290 (-) No PL W5HTK
  • 147.150 (+) No PL W5HTK
  • 444.825 (+) No PL N5LWT (Echolink N5UBY) 

FREE COFFEE BAR 

FOOD TRUCK ON SITE 

PROGRAMS  

  • 09:00 am – 
  • 10:00 am – ARRL Information and Update
  • 11:00 am – Drones and Hams by Matthew Loomis, N5KFN
  •                     Echolink by Jeff Worth, N5UBY
  • Bob Heil K9EID Appearing by Zoom
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 01:00 pm – License Testing
  • 02:00 pm – Grand Prize Drawings
  • 03:00pm – 
  • 04:00pm – 

ARRL SANCTIONED EVENT Oklahoma Section Convention

The Premier of NIGHT, the Movie

During this year’s field day, a visitor arrived from John D’Aquino’s Young Actors Workshop at the Edmond Amateur Radio Society’s location. Marcus Sutliff N5ZY talked with them and found they wanted to make a short film with an amateur radio plot, and they needed some help. They were filming in Stillwater, OK, and needed someone with film/video experience and someone who could be a technical advisor. So we got Kevin O’Dell N0IRW involved, and in no time, he had assembled radios, props, consulted on the script, and was ready for a long day of filming.

The purpose of this film is to give young aspiring actors a chance to hone their craft in a real movie environment. Thanks to the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, https://okfilmmusic.org/, they filmed three short movies in Oklahoma. So, when you watch the film, you can see the improvement in the youngsters as the movie progresses.

This week the movie premiered and is available on YouTube as a 34 minute short at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf1Q4tS32Ww 

Kevin stars as the radio voice of Colonel and should be up for an Emmy for best supporting actor. Kevin says any requests for autographs should go through his agent, Wilma W5WRO. Both Kevin and Marcus have their name in the credits, so make sure you stay through the ending!

Thanks, Kevin, for putting a great light on amateur radio!

Clubs

Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me n5hzr@arrl.org, and I’ll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.

You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:

JOIN/RENEW ARRL NOW —  http://arrl.org/join/

73, de N5HZR — Stand by, more follows…

Sunday, September 26, 2021

SM010 - Hamfests Are Coming & NIGHT, the Movie

 

SM010 – Hamfests Are Coming & NIGHT, the Movie

Hamfests have been on hold for most of the pandemic. There will be two opportunities to enjoy a hamfest, meet your fellow hams, take an FCC license test, learn some new skills, and buy/sell some ham gear.

Hamarama Holiday 2021

This year the Ham Holiday crew, CORA, will be teaming up with the Texoma Hamarama crew to put on an in-person two-day hamfest on October 22 and 23, 2021, in Ardmore, OK. This hamfest has been running for 74 years, and it will be the largest hamfest in Oklahoma in 2021. So make your plans to see us there.

Enid Hamfest 2021

The Enid Hamfest of 2021 will be live and in-person on November 6th, 2021, from 8:00, am to 5:00 pm.

  • Admission will be $5

PRIZE DRAWINGS  

  • Extra tickets, $3 each, or five for $10.
  • Hourly drawings.
  • Grand prize drawings at 4:00 pm
  • Club members and non-members are eligible winners
  • No restriction on winnings per person

TABLE POLICIES

  • Tables are $5.00 per table. To reserve tables, call Bill Nokes, W5EIY, at 580-716-4788 or email him at nokes3139@gmail.com. Pre-reserved vendor rooms are not refundable if not used. 

TALK-IN

  • 145.290 (-) No PL W5HTK
  • 147.150 (+) No PL W5HTK
  • 444.825 (+) No PL N5LWT (Echolink N5UBY) 

FREE COFFEE BAR 

PROGRAMS  

  • 09:00 am – 
  • 10:00 am – ARRL Information and Update
  • 11:00 am – Drones and Hams by Matthew Loomis, N5KFN
  •                   Echolink by Jeff Worth, N5UBY
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 01:00 pm – License Testing
  • 02:00 pm – Grand Prize Drawings
  • 03:00pm – 
  • 04:00pm – 

The Premier of NIGHT, the Movie

During this year’s field day, a visitor arrived from John D’Aquino’s Young Actors Workshop at the Edmond Amateur Radio Society’s location. Marcus Sutliffe N5ZY talked with them and found they wanted to make a short film with an amateur radio plot, and they needed some help. They were filming in Stillwater, OK, and needed someone with film/video experience and someone who could be a technical advisor. So we got Kevin O’Dell N0IRW involved, and in no time, he had assembled radios, props, consulted on the script, and was ready for a long day of filming.

The purpose of this film is to give young aspiring actors a chance to hone their craft in a real movie environment. Thanks to the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, https://okfilmmusic.org/, they filmed three short movies in Oklahoma. So, when you watch the film, you can see the improvement in the youngsters as the movie progresses.

This week the movie premiered and is available on YouTube as a 34 minute short at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf1Q4tS32Ww 

Kevin stars as the radio voice of Colonel and should be up for an Emmy for best supporting actor. Kevin says any requests for autographs should go through his agent, Wilma W5WRO. Both Kevin and Marcus have their name in the credits, so make sure you stay through the ending!

Thanks, Kevin, for putting a great light on amateur radio!

[ARRL-OK] Postponed 2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

ARES-Oklahoma,

The fall and early winter weekends are busy times in Oklahoma.
After discussions with section leadership, the 2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) in Oklahoma will be postponed to a time frame that could provide better participation.  Announcement of time frame and updated guidelines/goals will be shared with Oklahoma shortly.

73,

Mark Conklin, N7XYO
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
918.232.8346
n7xyo@arrl.net

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

[ARRL-OK] Fw: W4DXCC 2021 Convention Announcement # 6

September 24th and 25th, 2021, Pigeon Forge, TN
Hello Friends and Club Officials

Please pass along this W4DXCC Convention announcement to your club members and friends.
We are EXCITED to report that the W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention WILL hold it's 16th convention September 24-25th, 2021!!

Here is an Update for September, 2021.

It is Not too late to make Online convention reservations to attend. You can even Walk In and buy admission tickets.

Friday evening the YL's and XYL's have Game Night in the Breakfast area, be sure to let them know. It's a Blast!!

Sterling Mann N0SSC has been added to the Main program. The Main and Bootcamp programs have been updated on the Website so have a look. We have some very interesting programs this year.

The Vendors page has been updated that will be attending. As a reminder these vendors will be setup in the lobby just outside of the convention hall. Be sure to stop by and twist the knobs and speak with the representatives.

The North Carolina DX and Contest Club (NCDXCC) has donated a
IC-7100 for a Special Raffle Prize. We have some amazing Special Raffle prizes this year. These prizes are provided to us by the manufactures, all proceeds from the raffle are donated back to DX and Contest organizations.

We have W4DXCC T-Shirts this year again and are available in the Lobby.

A list of those attending is updated and Online. Have a Look to see who is scheduled to attend this year. We look forward to seeing everyone in person this year.

It is time to make your Hotel Reservations for this years convention. You can NOT make Online Hotel Reservations for this event you MUST call the Hotel directly at this number 865 428-8350. When You Do, Tell them you are with W4DXCC by SEDCO for a special room rate, do it now.

Online Convention Reservations are Up and Ready for you to make your convention reservations. The Banquet reservations are Now Closed but some banquet tickets might be available at the registration desk when you arrive. Go here Online Reservations

Friday is the Ham Radio Bootcamp where we do our best to provide the knowledge to New and Experienced Hams alike. We have changed from having a Dutch Treat dinner Friday evening to allow everyone the freedom to go to dinner on their own Early and come back to a Fellowship Social Hour just before the DX Throw Back Presentation.

Saturday is the main convention where we have numerous well known presenters, giving you the inside scoop on what is going on in amateur radio. Following each presentation we have time for questions if you would like to know more.

We have the leading radio and equipment manufacturers setup in the lobby with the latest gear for you to twist the knobs. More importantly you can have a one on one to ask questions about the gear with the company representative in a relaxed environment.

We have a fully operational Ham Shack setup where you can come learn and make QSO's in different modes. Plan to visit the Ham Shack you wont want to miss it.

Check out the Website and learn about the W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention. Go Here W4DXCC Convention

Best 73

See you soon,
Dave Anderson, K4SV
Convention leader
Dave@w4dxcc.com

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

[ARRL-OK] National Fire Prevention Week Special Event Station

I am managing the National Fire Prevention Week Special Event Station N5F. I
am looking for operators in the Fifth Area to run the call on HF. They need
to operate with in the states of AR, LA, MS, NM, OK and TX. The event runs
from 3-9 October 2021. I have an online operator scheduling page. Anyone
interested can email me at:



wa6lbu@gmail.com <mailto:wa6lbu@gmail.com>



Clay WA6LBU



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Monday, September 6, 2021

SM009 – Rt 66 On-The-Air and the Memorial Marathon Needs You

Each year hundreds of hams make thousands of contacts during the Route 66 On The Air event! It is a yearly contest that is run by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California https://w6jbt.org/?page_id=117. Its goal is to connect radio operators everywhere with stations along the original RT66 stretch. This year they will have 20 fixed stations and two teams roving the famous route using the callsigns W6A through W6V. Oklahoma has over 400 miles of the Mother Road, more than any other state along the route. Oklahoma City is the center point of the journey, and the state has dozens of historic places along the route.

This year Oklahoma will again have three stations operating along the route, at OKC, W6K https://qrz.com/db/w6k, at Stroud, W6J https://qrz.com/db/w6j, and at Tulsa, W6L https://qrz.com/db/w6l.  

Route 66 On-The-Air begins at 0000Z/11 September and continues to 2359Z/19 September.

Radio operators may use phone, CW, or digital.

The Route 66 On The Air Special Event participating stations are likely to be found somewhere in the vicinity of the following frequencies.

Hz80M40M30M20M17M15M12M10M6M
CW3.5337.03310.11014.03318.08021.03324.90028.03350.033
SSB3.8667.266N/A14.26618.16421.36624.96628.46650.166
DIGI.3.5737.07410.13614.07418.10021.07424.91528.074N/A

ALL frequencies shown above can be +/-  due to QRM and other in-use conditions

To sign up as a R66OTA Radio Operator for Oklahoma City, contact Steve Duskin, NE5SD ( ne5sd@arrl.net ) or Tom Webb, WA9AFM/5 ( wa9afm@arrl.net ). Operating sites are available throughout the metro area, including home stations.

To operate as a R66OTA Radio Operator for Stroud, contact Cameron McAntire KC5ZHU ( kc5zhu@arrl.net ). They will be operating from the Stroud City Park that is next to the historic Rock Café, from about 10 am to about 10 pm.

To operate as a R66OTA Radio Operator for Tulsa, you can coordinate your activities with the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, W5IAS, using the 145.110 repeater.

Good luck and see if you can work ’em all!

Communications for the OKC Memorial Marathon

The coordinator of the amateur radio operators for the OKC Memorial Marathon, Mike Rockey KE5EQC, reports that he currently has three-quarters of the required hams signed up. He has 79 volunteers signed up so far, and he needs about 110. We’re about 3 1/2 weeks out from the October 3rd event. It is probably hard to think about standing out at a medical tent or other location in this heat. But this year, it may even be jacket weather in the first part of October.

Dates/Time: 

  • Sunday, October 3rd, on-site at 6:00 AM and finish around 3:00 or 3:30 ish.
  • The pre-brief meeting will be on September 20th at 7:00 PM at the OKC Fire Training Center, 850 N. Portland Ave. in Oklahoma City (73107). Note new date and location!!!

Register Online:

Any licensed amateur radio operator can assist. Each year hams from all over the state converge to help with this grand event. You can register online at https://www.cuetoems.com/ocmm_2021/Volunteer.aspx?code=PSC2021.

Clubs

Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me n5hzr@arrl.org, and I’ll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.

You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:

ARESOK —  https://aresok.org/

ARRL.org —  http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/oklahoma

Blogspot —  http://arrlok.blogspot.com/

Facebook —  https://www.facebook.com/arrloklahoma

Twitter —  https://twitter.com/arrl_OK/

ARRL Member Emails —  https://www.arrl.org/myarrl-account-management#!/edit-info-email_subscriptions

JOIN/RENEW ARRL NOW —  http://arrl.org/join/

73, de N5HZR — Stand by, more follows…

Sunday, August 15, 2021

SM008 - Tailgates and Missing Trailer

As the summer rolls along, there are a couple of amateur radio tailgate events on the schedule. These tailgate meetings are a good place to visit with other hams, ask a bunch of questions, answer a bunch of questions, and buy, sell, and swap ham equipment.


Edmond Tailgate Meeting

According to the host, Jerry Sams N5KNU, this will probably be the last Edmond Tailgate event of the year. This is a free event, bring your own tailgate, table, and chair. Take all of your trash.

Ø Saturday, Aug. 21 7:30-noon

It is held at 332 West 33rd, Edmond, OK, just behind the R.L. Williams Co. building. Look for the 90′ tall Edmond water tower, and you’ll be there.


Green Country TAILGATE SWAP MEET

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Opens at 8 AM and it closes at 3 PM.

To be held at the EAST parking lot at:
Asbury United Methodist Church,
6767 South Mingo Road,
TULSA, Oklahoma.

Some prizes will be raffled,

Tailgate or bring your own table and chair,

Admission is FREE!
FOOD TRUCKS
VE TESTING
SPECIAL EVENT STATION

Missing Joplin Emergency Communications Trailer
ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator, Mark Conklin, N7XYO, posted the following info regarding stolen Amateur Radio Equipment.

Watch out for this stuff!

On August 1st, 2021, the Joplin ARC trailer was stolen and all items were removed. Four complete stations and generators were removed. The trailer was recovered. We are asking hams to watch for these items appearing at flea markets, pawnshops, and other venues.

A Google search for pawn shops in your area will list those nearby so you can contact them.
These items are hot. Don't wait, pass this list around. Thanks!

Please notify the police and us should you locate them.

wb0iyc@joplin-arc.com
'73 -- Jim

Joplin ARC Trailer contents - including Serial Numbers

Ø Stolen items from JARC TRAILER on Sunday, August 1st.
Ø Portable Generator Honda EU2000iA1 08P57-Z07-OOS
Ø Transceiver Yaesu FT-2800M 9L941758
Ø Transceiver Icom IC-9100 2002766
Ø Transceiver Icom IC-7410 2003004
Ø Power Supply MFJ MFJ-4230MV 159003081 FRC12
Ø Power Supply MFJ MFJ-4230MV 159003084FRC12
Ø Transceiver KENWOOD TS-440 w/voice option
Ø POWER SUPPLY KENWOOD PS-30 1011369
Ø 30ft Free-Standing Tower Texas Tower 4-30 4SFX30FT Alum (has a yellow metal pivot base attached)
Ø Rotor & control cable Yaesu G450
Ø Multi-Band Beam Mosley Ant-Mini-32-A 2 element n/a
Ø Two 12/3 x 100ft extension cords
Ø 3 Pop up tents
Ø Tool Chest
Ø Toolbag with small electrical tools and Xcelite colored socket drivers
Ø Dipole 40 meter
Ø Portable multiband trap dipoles
Ø Coaxial cables

Clubs

Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me n5hzr@arrl.org, and I'll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.

You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:
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73, de N5HZR -- Stand by, more follows…

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