TRO Signal Bulletin 29 May 2015

TRO SIGNAL BULLETIN 29 MAY 15
 TULSA REPEATER ORGANIZATION
P.O. BOX 1422
TULSA, OK 74101
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FEATURED ITEMS
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Public Service Event Calendar Heating Up
In addition to the severe weather, hams in the Tulsa area have already seen 2 public service events (ArchiTread and Tour de Tulsa) and 2 public relations events (Wagoner County Preparedness Expo and Camp Bandage).  But those were just a warm up for the action we have on tap from now until the end of June.
Tour de Cure provides us a good tune up for the big one – Tulsa Tough!  Tour de Cure routes extend from Southeast Tulsa to the southeast, and the longest is 75 miles.  This one day event is a good opportunity to see how you and your equipment will perform in a longer event, with out going too long!  Tulsa Tough, on the other hand, is a two-day event with routes that run southwest, northwest and north of Tulsa, and the longest route is over 100 miles.  When you consider all the hills the riders have to climb, you can easily see why it’s called Tulsa Tough!  Fortunately, you can sign up to work one or both days, and some shorter assignments are available.
ARRL Field Day is the really big one!  This international event is also a hybrid event, combining a contest and a PR event with an emergency/disaster training exercise.  At this time, I am aware of only 4 Field Day operations planned for the Tulsa area.  Once again TARC and TRO will return to Chandler Park in West Tulsa, and BAARC will set up in the field north of Asbury United Methodist Church on Mingo, north of 71st.  A new one is the Broken Arrow Emergency Management Group, at the the new BA Public Service Complex, N 6th & Kenosha (71st).  The American Airlines club has their normal club meeting and test session scheduled for that day and they might set up an HF station afterwards on the grounds of the Martin East Regional Library, 26th & Garnett.
If you remember Modell Phipps, this reminds me of what he used to say – Busy, busy, busy!
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THE WEEKLY LINEUP
SUNDAY
ARES Oklahoma HF Net @ 2130 hrs UTC (1630 CDT), Every Sunday 7.260 MHz (alt freq 3.900 MHz)+/- QRM
RCWA 70 CM Net @ 1900 444.350 repeater
USS Batfish & USS Oklahoma Amateur Radio Club Net @ 2000, KC5DBH Rose Repeater 146.985, 110.9 PL.
American Airlines Net @ 2100 147.000 or 147.345 (as backup) No PL required
MONDAY
BAARC Meeting @ 1900 Main Street Community Center, Broken Arrow
Packet Net @ 1900  145.01 AE5ME-15 digipeater
Norman 6M Net @ 2000 50.200 USB
W5VHF Weak Signal Society SSB Net @ 2000 144.190 SSB (Jimmy, KD5ZVE, Net Control in Claremore OK starts with beam pointing south and rotates clockwise during net)
Muskogee ARC Net @ 2100 146.745
TUESDAY
Okmulgee County SKYWARN & ARES-OK Net @ 1900 Local 147.225+ 88.5 PL
RCWA (Claremore) Net @ 1900 147.09
NORA (Vinita) Net @ 2000 147.36  PL 88.5
1.25 cm SSB NET @2000  222.1 SSB
WEDNESDAY
Bartlesville ARES Net @ 2000 146.76
KC5DBH (Rose, OK) Net @ 2100 146.985 110.9 PL
70 cm SSB NET  @2000 432.1 SSB
THURSDAY
Mayes County ARC (Pryor) Net @ 2000 147.06 88.5 PL
Tulsa ARES/RACES Net @ 2000 147.390 or 443,850 (see Public Service Events & Training for more details)
Side Winders On Two Net @ 2000 144.250 SSB (Jimmy, KD5ZVE, Net Control in Claremore OK starts with beam pointing south and rotates clockwise during net)
FRIDAY
Youth At Heart Net @ 1900 146.910 (PL 88,5)
SATURDAY
Tour de Cure @ 0600 Hillcrest Hospital South, 91st & US 169
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PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS & TRAINING
ARES-Oklahoma Tulsa Regional Weekly Thursday Night Net
2000 hrs (8:00 PM)  Every Thursday
Weeks 1-3: 147.39 (no PL);
Weeks 4 & 5: TARC W5IAS UHF Superlink System 443.850 (East Tulsa hub), 442.000 (Mannford), 444.600 (Mounds/ NW Okmulgee Co.), or 443.100 (Muskogee), all with (+) offset and 88.5 PL.
Back- up: 146.880 (PL 82.5, 88.5 or 141.3)
Repeater status: Report problems with any repeaters to the appropriate club: w5ias.com or tulsahamradio.org.
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TRO Public Service Events
# Tour de Cure Saturday 06 JUN 15
The TRO will once again provide SAG and communications support for this fundraising bike ride for the American Diabetes Association.  Routes range from 10 to 75 miles, with all rides beginning and ending at Hillcrest Hospital South, 91st & US169.
For more information about the event itself, check their website: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10224&pg=entry
# Center of the Universe Music Festival Friday & Saturday 24 & 25 JUL 15
The TRO will provide communications support for this music festival that serves as a fundraiser for arts programs in the Brady Arts District in north downtown Tulsa.  Volunteers will be needed from 2 PM to around midnight or 1 AM.  You can volunteer for part or all of both days or either day.  In most assignments, HT’s will be enough.  Relief operators will provide opportunities for heat relief, rehydration, and supper.  More details to come.
To volunteer for any TRO event, contact Tom Stroud, KD5OPH at KD5OPH@tulsahamradio.org, or call 918-695-3735, or check the TRO Facebook Events page:
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Tulsa Amateur Radio Club Public Service Events
# Tulsa Tough Saturday/Sunday 13/14 JUN 15
The TARC will again provide communications support for the rides ranging from 40.3 to 107.7 miles.  Plans are still in the works, but the latest word is that most operators will be stationed at rest stops.  BIG NEED on this one!  All rides start at 0730 both mornings.  Ride support ends at 1700, but not all assignments will last that long
To volunteer for this event, go to this website: http://saintfrancistulsatough.volunteerhub.com/events/index, and select Ham Radio Operator under the Gran Fondo On-Course Support.
To volunteer for TARC events, contact Jay Eimer, AD5PE, at ad5pe@arrl.net or 918.852.2885 or 918.371.9137.
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ON TAP: ARRL Field Day in June.  Details to follow soon.
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HAMFESTS
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Green Country Hamfest, 08 – 09 APR 16
Regular planning meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month, except summer, at the Rib Crib, 81st & Yale.  Next meeting will be 13 AUG 15.
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Ham-Com, 12 – 13  JUN 15
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039
Talk in: 147.180 MHz (PL 107.2)
ON TAP: OKC Ham Holiday and Central States VHF Society Conference in July.  Details to follow.
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VE HAM RADIO TESTING
Walk-ins welcome at all sessions
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ARRL VEC SESSIONS:
Tulsa Repeater Organization
Third Thursday of odd-numbered months, 1900 (7 PM), except March
American Red Cross
10151 E 11th (11th & US 169)
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74128
Next scheduled session: 16 JUL 15
Contact: Merlin Griffin WB5OSM at 918-520-7668 – leave message, or email: WB5OSM@hotmail.com
First Saturday of odd-numbered months – 0930 to 1100 (9:30 to 11 AM)
Broken Arrow Public Service Complex
1001 N 6th Street
Broken Arrow OK 74013
Next scheduled session: 04 JUL 15
Contact: Loyd Beeson, AE5MM at ae5mm@arrl.net or 918.638.2393 (text msg or voice)
Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Club
Second Saturday of even-numbered months at 0930 (9:30 AM)
Church of Christ
505 East Kenosha Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Next scheduled session: 13 JUN 15
Contact: Don Doyle AC5II at AC5II@arrl.net or 918-379-0962
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W5YI VEC SESSIONS:
American Airlines Amateur Radio Club
Last Saturday of every even-numbered month, 0945 (9:45 AM)
Martin East Regional Library
2601 S Garnett Road
Tulsa, OK
Next scheduled session:  27 JUN 15
Contact: John Campbell, K5ENA, at: k5ena@cox.net, or 918-346-8284
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NETS
Sunday
ARES Oklahoma HF Net @ 2130 hrs UTC (1630 CDT), Every Sunday 7.260 MHz (alt freq 3.900 MHz)+/- QRM
RCWA 70 CM Net @ 1900 444.350 repeater
USS Batfish & USS Oklahoma Amateur Radio Club Net @ 2000, KC5DBH Rose Repeater 146.985, 110.9 PL.
American Airlines Net @ 2100 147.000 or 147.345 (as backup) No PL required
Monday
Packet Net @ 1900  145.01 AE5ME-15 digipeater
BAARC Net @ 2000 146.91 (PL 88.5) Except for the first Monday of each month (meeting that night)
Norman 6M Net @2000 50.200 USB
Muskogee ARC Net @2100 146.745
W5VHF Weak Signal Society SSB Net @ 2000 144.190 SSB (Jimmy, KD5ZVE, Net Control in Claremore OK starts with beam pointing south and rotates clockwise during net)
Tuesday
Okmulgee County SKYWARN & ARES-OK Net @1900 Local 147.225+ 88.5 PL
RCWA (Claremore) Net @ 1900 147.09
NORA (Vinita) Net @ 2000 147.36 88.5 PL
1.25 cm SSB Net @2000  222.1 SSB
Wednesday
Bartlesville ARES Net @ 2000 146.76
KC5DBH (Rose, OK) Net @ 2100 146.985 110.9 PL
70 cm SSB Net  @2000 432.1 SSB
Thursday
Mayes County ARC (Pryor) Net @ 2000 147.06 88.5 PL
Tulsa ARES/RACES Net @ 2000 147.390 or 443,850 (see Public Service Events & Training for more details)
Side Winders On Two Net @ 2000 144.250 SSB (Jimmy, KD5ZVE, Net Control in Claremore OK starts with beam pointing south and rotates clockwise during net)
Friday
Youth At Heart Net @ 1900 146.910 (PL 88,5)
Saturday
None known at the time
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CLUB MEETINGS
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Tulsa Repeater Organization (WA5LVT)
Fourth Tuesday of each month except June (Field Day), and possibly December (Christmas)
Location: Tally’s Good Food Cafe, 11th & Yale
Next scheduled meeting: 26 – 27 Field Day at Chandler Park
Program: Ham radio fun, fellowship and food
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Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Club (W5DRZ)
First Monday of each month 1900 hrs. (7 PM) except September and December
Broken Arrow Community Center
1500 South Main Street
Broken Arrow OK
Next scheduled meeting: 01 JUN 15
Program: Field Day planning
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Tulsa Amateur Radio Club (W5IAS)
Third Tuesday of each month 1900 hrs. (7 PM)
Room M Keplinger Hall, University of Tulsa
441 South Gary Place (West of 5th and Harvard)
Tulsa OK
Next scheduled meeting: 16 JUN 15
Program: Final Field Day plans
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American Airlines Amateur Radio Club (K5JME)
Last Saturday of each even numbered month 0900 hrs. (9 AM)
Martin East Regional Library
2601 S Garnett Road
Tulsa, OK
Next scheduled meeting: 27 JUN 15
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Rogers County Wireless Association (WX5RC)
Second Saturday of every month 0900 (9 AM)
Golden Corral Restaurant1405 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore OK
Next scheduled meeting: 13 JUN 15
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Request For Feedback
For the Bulletin to continue to be the useful tool I intend it to be, I need your feedback. I need to know of any items that I should add, remove or change. I will consider all suggestions.
Plus any comments about the quality or the handling of the Bulletin will be appreciated.
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