TRO Signal Bulletin 08/01/2015

TRO SIGNAL BULLETIN 01 AUG 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, and for the necessary log sheets, check this website: http://www.tulsa2metercontest.org/about.html.

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Public Service Calendar Is Heating Up – Again!
Summer in Oklahoma means the temperatures increase to their highest levels of the year. It also means the public service opportunities increase as well. We have had a much needed, but unexpected, break in July. For the last 2 years, the TRO has supported the Center Of The Universe Music Festival, but we could not come to an agreement with the organizers on our duties. While we are sorry to miss this opportunity, we have other events coming up that we must focus on for now, and possibly find a way to get back to helping with the Center Of The Universe.
In August, on Friday, the 28th, we will provide safety, SAG and sweep support.for the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle For Life Nite Ride, a 20 mile fundraising bike ride mostly on the River Parks and Maple Ridge trails. The Start/Finish is at Guthrie Green this year because the River West Festival Park is under reconstruction until October.
In September, we see Dam Jam on the 12th,and Bike MS and Tulsa Bicycle Club Fall Century on the 26th. The Rogers County and Mayes County clubs will be taking the lead at Dam Jam, but TRO will support with volunteers and APRS equipment. Bike MS is a two day event, with the first day’s ride from Norman to Guthrie, and the second day’s ride is from Guthrie to Stillwater. The TRO is taking the lead on organizing comm support for these rides. The Tulsa Amateur Radio Club usually provides comm support for the Fall Century.
More details will come out soon concerning these events.

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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
Packet Net @ 1900 145.01 AE5ME-15 digipeater
BAARC Meeting @ 1900 Community Center 1500 South 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
Tulsa Repeater Organization Meeting @1900 Tally’s Café, 11th & Yale
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
General License Upgrade Course @ 1830 Broken Arrow Public Safety Complex, 6th & Kenosha ( just west of Lynn Lane & 71st)
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
RCWA Meeting @ 0900 Golden Corral, Claremore
BAARC Testing @0930 BA Public Safety Complex, 6th & Kenosha (71st)

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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

# Cystic Fibrosis Cycle For Life Nite Ride Friday 28 AUG 15
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.

# Bike MS Oklahoma Saturday & Sunday 26 & 27 SEP 15
This fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Association involves rides on two days. The Saturday ride goes from Norman to Guthrie, and Sunday goes from Guthrie to Stillwater. The TRO Comm Team will support both rides. You can volunteer for either day or both days. If you are doing both days, please ask Tom for information about overnight accommodations. Some hotel/motel rooms might be available, but you have to ask soon because they will be limited. Tent camping will be available.

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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2015 Joplin Hamfest Friday – Saturday, 21 – 22 AUG 15
Joplin Convention & Trade Center
I-44 & Range Line Rd.
Joplin MO
Talk-in: 147.210 (PL 91.5)

http://joplin-arc.com/jarc/index.php

ON TAP: 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: 17 SEP 15
Contact: Merlin Griffin WB5OSM at 918-520-7668 – leave message, or email: WB5OSM@hotmail.com

Broken Arrow Emergency Management Group
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: 05 SEP 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: 25 AUG 15
Program: Unknown at this time

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: 03 AUG 15
Program: Homebrew Amplifiers by Ernie Becerra, N5DBX

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: 18 AUG 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 Restaurant 1405 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore OK
Next scheduled meeting: 12 SEP 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

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