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…)

2020 Green Country Hamfest – April 10th& 11th

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! Purchase Hamfest admission and tables online and save! Advance admission is $8.00. Preregistered flea market tables are $10.00 each. Commercial booths are $50.00 each. At the door tickets are $10.00 and tables are $15.00. Order early and save! Online Preregistration Ends April 3rd, 2020 Oklahoma’sLargest & Most Attended Hamfest!!! 2020 Green Country Hamfest – April 10th& 11th in Claremore, Oklahoma. Only 30 minutes from Tulsa! Claremore Expo, 400 Veterans Parkway, Claremore, OK, 74017 MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/X9kEa Talk-in on: 147.09+ Free Parking!!! – Low-Cost ON-SITE RV Parking! Terrific Prizes! Grand Prize – the just introduced Elecraft K4 Transceiver. (more…)

168 Days of Remembrance / Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

April 2020 marks 25 years since one of Oklahoma’s darkest days, when 168 people were killed in the Oklahoma City Bombing. Beginning last November and until April 19, 2020, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is honoring one victim a day.Also, be honoring the survivors and thanking these that responded to help.   “It gives an opportunity to remember those who were killed, to honor those who served and to thank those who were changed forever.” oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org Media outlets through-out Oklahoma will be part of this remembrance each of the 168 days. ———————————————————- Please give widest distribution to your club membership…… As you may be aware, the Oklahoma (more…)

Strong Earthquake Shakes Puerto Rico, ARES Standing By

From ARRL.org 01/07/2020 A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Puerto Rico early on January 7 on the heels of a smaller magnitude 5.8 tremor a day earlier. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reported widespread power outages after generating plants automatically activated protective shutdown systems following the earthquake. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced urged citizens to remain calm. “The entire government is active and in action,” Governor Vazquez said in a tweet. “I ask our people to remain calm and urge you to remain safe.” Government offices have been shut down for the day. The director of Puerto Rico’s (more…)

ARES Tulsa Region – Hospital Net – Jan 22, 2020

James Plumlee, KI5DAZ, has set the next date for the Hospital Net.  We are going to do something different this time, Wednesday evening, Jan 22, 2020.  This will avoid the Saturday/weekend complications…plus train on a different day and time.  Planning is already underway. We will need all of our qualified, trained, and credentialed volunteers as we want to conduct a FULL test of all facilities…vs a fraction.  James will also be coordinating with OKMRC to access their list of volunteers to assist in the test. If you have questions or are interested in participating and meet the volunteer qualifications please (more…)