ARRL Learning Center Features Two New Emergency Communication Training Courses

ARRL has released two new courses to train emergency communications (EmComm) operators for volunteering within the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®). Both courses are within the ARRL Learning Center. The Basic EmComm course is designed to get a new volunteer started. It provides basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer and contains three modules and 11 topics, including required prerequisites. It’s expected to take approximately 10 – 20 hours to complete. The Intermediate EmComm course builds on the lessons learned in the first course and equips volunteer radio amateurs with the tools needed to thrive in the fast-paced environment of public service (more…)

 SPRING STORMS  4/26-28/2024

29 APR 2024 ATTENTION ALL: ALL ARES-OK Leaders (ReginalEC, DistrictEC & CountyEC) are asked to contact their ARES-OK team(s) to insure that they have received this info and to check to see if any of Amateurs Operators were effected by these storms. Any ARES-OK groups that were called into assist by local served agencies are asked to notify the SEC as soon as you can. Any Amateur Radio Operators groups that were active in your area during or after the storms  submitted please submit a report via Public Safety report at this link please CC: your report to [email protected]  73 & Thank you, Mark Conklin, N7XYO ARRL-Oklahoma Section Emergency (more…)

ARRL 2022 Simulated Emergency Test Guidelines / October 1 – 2, 2022**

** In consideration of local and section wide schedules and relationships with partners, agencies and many others, ARRL Field Organization Leaders have the option of conducting their local or section wide SET at another time besides the focal-point weekend of October 1 and 2, 2022.  SETs should be conducted no later than the end of the fall season or the calendar year. Check with your local ARRL Field Organization leadership for the exact date or dates of the SET in your area. For all the detail on this years ARRL Simulated Emergency Test see this information at this link (more…)

ARES-Oklahoma Meeting Saturday October 23, 2021

ARES-Oklahoma will hold a meeting this month in Noman.This meeting is be open to all, leaders, volunteers and interested radio amateurs.  WHAT: ARES-Oklahoma meeting – ALL Leaders are encouraged to attend.WHEN:  Saturday October 23, 2021 – 9am until 1pmWHERE: Norman Firehouse #7, 2207 Goddard Ave, Norman, OK Topics: ARES-OK Overview (Who and What is ARES).EC/DEC responsibilities – “So you’re the EC/DEC… now what?”Volunteer & Leader RecruitmentIt’s up to you!LOCAL – LOCAL – LOCALNTS/WinlinkSET PlanningQ/A – suggestions Please make plans to attend, if you unable to attend you can join us by using Zoom. Load up the Zoom software, and then click this link (more…)