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…)