Signal Bulletin July 3, 2015

TRO SIGNAL BULLETIN 03 JUL 15

TULSA REPEATER ORGANIZATION
P.O. BOX 1422
TULSA, OK 74101

tulsahamradio.org

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FEATURED ITEMS

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ARES-OK 2M FM Simplex Contest 1900 – 2000 (7 – 10 PM) Saturday 15 AUG 15
This contest helps us all be prepared in a number of ways: it gets us to know one another, allow for some friendly competition and try out our emergency preparedness skills. Since this contest is limited to the 2M FM band, it does not require any fancy equipment and all can participate. The contest is just a short 3 hour time frame. This is a great time for all local area hams to participate and join in the activity!
Objectives: To make as many contacts as possible, encourage the use of 2M simplex mode, and to have fun!
The Hunter vs. the Hunted: Consider operating from a remote location, high point, or perhaps a roving mobile; Mobile stations are able to re-work stations from a different location
Frequencies: The contest will take place solely on 2 meter band using simplex mode; (e.g. no repeater contacts). According to the ARRL band plan, these frequencies (between 146.40-146.58 & 147.42-147.57) are for simplex use.
For more information about this event, check this website: http://www.tulsa2metercontest.org/about.html.

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THE WEEKLY LINEUP

SATURDAY
Broken Arrow Emergency Management Group VE Testing @ 0930 Broken Arrow Public Safety Complex, 1001 N. 6th

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 Meeting @ 1900 Ice Cream Social in the park behind the Community Center, 1500 S. Main
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)

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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.), 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

# 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.

# Claremore Lake Triathlon Sunday 23 AUG 15 (Tentative)
This event combines a run, swim and bike ride for those that love real physical challenges. The TRO will provide comm support for the run and ride, and also SAG and safety support for the ride.

# Cystic Fibrosis Cycle For Life Night Ride Friday 28 AUG 15 (Tentative)
This 20 mile bike ride is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and this year it starts and ends at Guthrie Green. The TRO has been asked to provide Safety, SAG and comm support for this night time event.

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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TulsaRepeaterOrganization/events/

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Tulsa Amateur Radio Club Public Service Events

None scheduled until the TBC Fall Century in September

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: Dam Jam, Bike MS and TBC Fall Century in September. 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.

greencountryhamfest.org

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Ham Holiday, 24 – 25 JUL 15
Oklahoma City
Bricktown Hotel/Conference Center, 2001 East Reno Avenue (I-40 & Martin Luther King Ave)
Talk-In: 146.82 (PL 151.4)
Contact: Bill Wilburn , N5NUK
Email: n5nuk@sbcglobal.net

www.hamholiday.org/

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2015 Central States VHF Society Conference
Thursday – Sunday 23 – 26 JUL 15
Denver Marriott Westminster
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado

http://2015.csvhfs.org/

ON TAP: Joplin in August, Queen Wilhelmina and Ada hamfests in September. 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)
Broken Arrow Public Service Complex
1001 N 6th Street
Broken Arrow OK 74013
Next scheduled session: 08 AUG 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: 29 AUG 15
Contact: Skipper Smith, NQ2J at: nq2j@mail.com, or 918-853-8118

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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: 28 JUL 15
Program: Ham radio fun, fellowship and food

tulsahamradio.org

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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: 06 JUL 15
Program: Ice Cream Social in the park behind the Community Center

w5drz.org

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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: 21 JUL 15
Program: Unknown at this time

w5ias.com

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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: 29 AUG 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: 11 JUL 15

rcwa.org

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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.
Please send any comments, corrections, additions, etc., to kc5zqm@gmail.com. DO NOT send them as a reply to the WA5LVT Yahoo Group, unless you want the entire group to see them before I have a chance to review them.

73 de Doug KC5ZQM