SM003 – OK Hamfests/Tailgate Events 2021

OK Hamfests/Tailgate Events 2021 Hamfests are amateur radio’s in-person conferences or conventions. While we have missed these events for the past year or so, we have four of them scheduled for 2021. The first two of these are outdoor tailgate events, and the last two are full-blown hamfests. If you are new to the hobby, these events allow you to learn more about amateur radio, have fun, and buy and sell equipment from local hams. For us experienced hams, these are great ways to meet old friends, make some new friends, and buy/sell some gear. Put these dates on your (more…)

SM002 – Where to find ARRLOK?

The American Radio Relay League Oklahoma Section (ARRLOK) is the local field organization that links local hams with the ARRL. If you’re reading this, you have found at least one way to interact with us. However, there are a half dozen ways to get section information. Thanks to Lloyd Colston KC5FM, we have a significant presence on the social media platforms of Blogspot, Facebook, and Twitter. In addition to these section updates, Lloyd posts great amateur radio content on the Blogspot, Facebook, and Twitter platforms. Take a look at the other media that you haven’t viewed recently. You can find (more…)

SM001 – Hello Oklahoma!

Welcome to the ARRL Oklahoma Section News. I’m Mark Kleine N5HZR and over the past 35+ years, I’ve been able to meet a good number of you at hamfests, club meetings, and special events. As I started this Section Manager journey during the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting hundreds more of you via email, DMR, and Zoom. I want to thank all of the kind messages you all have extended to me during this transition time. And, I’m so grateful that you all have been so gracious with your time and future commitments. If (more…)

ARLB012 Clear Frequencies Requested for Net Providing 24/7 Coverage of Saint Vincent Volcanic Eruption

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB012ARLB012 Clear Frequencies Requested for Net Providing 24/7 Coverageof Saint Vincent Volcanic EruptionZCZC AG12QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 12  ARLB012From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  April 21, 2021To all radio amateursSB QST ARL ARLB012ARLB012 Clear Frequencies Requested for Net Providing 24/7 Coverageof Saint Vincent Volcanic EruptionThe Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) has been providinground-the-clock coverage during the La Soufriere volcanic eruptionon the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Severalneighboring islands are also being affected by the disaster. Whenresponding to disasters and emergencies such as this, the CEWNutilizes 3.185 MHz LSB and 7.188 MHz LSB. CEWN is requesting (more…)

OKLAHOMA ARRL 2020 Simulated Emergency Test Guidelines – October 3 – 4, 2020

ARES-Oklahoma – Exercise Scenario for the 2020 SETThis is Oklahoma and line of powerful thunderstorms has moved through your area. Strong winds, flooding rains, damaging hail and lighting have paralyzed several of counties in your area. Wind speeds exceeded 65 MPH and have caused many trees, branches and some power lines to fail. Estimates are between 35 to 60 percent of homes in your area are without power. Voice communications infrastructure has been slightly effected, however written-message (digital) communications suffered greatly with the loss of internet and wireless communications in many areas. ARES-Oklahoma – Operations Guidelines and Goals The use (more…)

INFO COVID-19 pandemic 2200L 22 MAR 2020

2200L 22 MAR 2020 CHECK YOUR EMAIL SEVERAL TIMES DAILY. ATTENTION ALL ARES-OKLAHOMA, Communication is not expected to be effected during this COVID-19 pandemic, but our assistance may be needed.This is a good opportunity to ask all volunteers check your gear, insure you are ready and to follow all CDC & Oklahoma State Department of Health Guidelines.More info can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/ ARES-OK Leaders (ReginalEC, DistrictEC & CountyEC) are asked to contact their ARES-OK team(s) of leaders and volunteers to insure that they have received this info. ARES-OK Leaders (ReginalEC, DistrictEC & CountyEC) are reach out and get in (more…)

Green Country Hamfest Canceled

CLAREMORE, OKLA – The Green Country Hamfest Committee had been monitoring the rapidly changing information and recommendations from Oklahoma State Health Department (OSHD) as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the COVID-19 pandemic. Our first concern is the health and wellbeing of all hamfest attendees, our vendors/partners and the Amateur Radio community in general. We take great pride in the Green Country Hamfest being Oklahoma’s largest and most attended hamfest, so we say, it is with much disappointment that we must announce the following: The 2020 Green Country Hamfest has been canceled. We truly (more…)

Green Country Hamfest covid-19 update – 12 Mar 2020

CLAREMORE, OKLA – The Green Country Hamfest Committee held our regular monthly meeting Thursday, March 12, 2020. During that meeting, there was a discussion of the current covid-19 pandemic.  As Oklahoma’s largest and most attended hamfest, the committee thought it was important to update the Amateur Radio community with the latest information about this year’s Green Country Hamfest.  The 2020 Green Country Hamfest will be held on April 10th & 11th as scheduled.  The information on the covid-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation. And the health and welfare of all attending this event is very important to the committee. (more…)

2020 Winter Storm Event

0945L  4 FEB 2020                       DO NOT SELF DEPLOY ATTENTION ALL ARES-OKLAHOMA,  Communication is not expected to be affected during this Winter Storm Event.   However, this is a good opportunity to remind all to check your gear and ensure you are winter-ready. ARES-OK Leaders (ReginalEC, DistrictEC & CountyEC) are asked to contact their ARES-OK team(s) of leaders and volunteers to ensure that they have received this info. Any ARES-OK groups that are called into action by local served agencies are asked to notify the regional EC for your region and the SEC as soon (more…)