TRO Signal Bulletin 15 December 2016

TRO SIGNAL BULLETIN 15 DEC 16
TULSA REPEATER ORGANIZATION
P.O. BOX 1422
TULSA OK 74101
tulsahamradio.org
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FEATURED ITEMS
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TRO HAS FOUND A New Meeting Place!
Thanks to a suggestion from Stan  Callahan, KA5STN, and some recon work by Ed Compos, K5CRQ, the TRO has booked the meeting space in the Delta Café, 11101 E 41st St (41st & Garnett) for the Christmas/Holiday Meeting next week on Tuesday December 20th and for the regular membership meeting Tuesday January 24, 2017.
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What’s In Your Junk Box?
Anything interesting?  Anything useful, but you haven’t had use of it for years?  Well, wrap it up in a nice package, and bring it to the TRO 2016 Christmas Party, 20 DEC, for our Junk Box Dirty Santa Gift Exchange.  This date is not our usual meeting date (the fourth Tuesday) but has been moved up a week because our usual date is two days after Christmas, and people will probably still be recovering from the holiday.  While this idea is not original to us, it sounded like fun when we heard of it, and decided to run with it!  So, if you haven’t looked in your junk box for a while, check it out, pick out an item, and contribute to the fun!
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TRO Bring-A-Friend Contest  SEP to DEC 2016
To help promote the club, we are having a Bring-A-Friend Contest through the months of September to December.  The TRO member who brings the most friends over that period will win a prize package consisting of a Yaesu FT-60R HT with a matching speaker mic and an aftermarket antenna.
All you have to do is show up, bring a friend (or two, or three, or four, or…), sign in, and make sure your friend signs in.  Secretary Doug Lee, KC5ZQM will keep track of the numbers from the sign in sheets.  The winner will receive the prize at the Christmas Party / December meeting.
We prefer that you bring potential members, such as hams or soon-to-be hams.
UPDATE: We had members bring friends to the September, October, and November meetings.  Two members are tied for the lead at two friends apiece, so the December meeting will be decision time!  If no one brings enough friends to break the tie, then we will have a drawing.
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What’s On The Program?
In order to make our meetings more fun, interesting, and useful for our members, the Executive Committee has decided to get back to having programs every month.  But we need your help.  Do you have an idea for a program?  If so, let us know!
Are you curious about some aspect of ham radio, and would like to see a program on the topic?  Let us know!
You don’t have to put on the program, but if you are able and willing to do so, that would be great!  Just tell us your idea, and we will work on putting it together.
The programs don’t have to be about ham radio.  Hams tend to be technical people, so anything technical or scientific will do.
By the way, we used to tour a TV or broadcast radio station, or the Tulsa EOC, or the NWS Office once a year, but we haven’t done that in about a decade.  Let us know if you would like to go on such a tour, and where.
Send you ideas to TRO Vice President Paul Young at ke5ehm@tulsahamradio.org.
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Skiatook CERT Ham Cram Sessions
Thursdays 12, 19, and 26 JAN 17
Skiatook Fire Dept. Training Room, 112 North A Street
VE session to follow on Saturday  28 JAN 17
For more detail, contact John Carr, K5TBL at K5TBL@arrl.net or (918) 289-1718
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THE WEEKLY LINEUP
FRIDAY
Youth At Heart Net @ 1900 146.910 (PL 88.5)
SATURDAY
TARC Testing @ 0900  Pentecostals of West Tulsa, 41st & Union
Oklahoma Statewide APRS Net @ 1300 Second Saturday of every month  144.390 (APRS standard digipeater frequency)
Tulsa 2 Meter Simplex Net  @ 2000  146.550 No offset, no tone
SUNDAY
ARES Oklahoma HF Net @ 2130 hrs UTC (1530 CST),  Every Sunday 7.200 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  146.910 88.5 PL repeater
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
Oklahoma ARES VOIP Net @ 2100 D-STAR Reflector 052B (Oklahoma Reflector), Echolink node 7203 (*WX_TALK*), or IRLP 9213.
TUESDAY
TRO Christmas Party @ 1900 Delta Café 41st & Garnett
Okmulgee County SKYWARN & ARES-OK Net @ 1900 Local 147.225  88.5 PL (currently inactive, but will return on 03 JAN 17)
NORA (Vinita) Net @ 2000 147.36  PL 88.5
1.25 cm SSB NET @2000  222.1 SSB
WEDNESDAY
Bartlesville ARES Net @ 2000 146.655  88.5 PL
KC5DBH (Rose, OK) Net @ 2100 146.985 110.9 PL
70 cm SSB NET  @2000 432.1 SSB
THURSDAY
RCWA System Fusion Simplex Net @ 1900 145.510  No offset, no PL.  Requires Yaesu System Fusion radio.  NEW NET!
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)
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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.
# ARES Oklahoma HF Net Weekly Sunday Afternoon Net
2130 hrs UTC (1530 CST), Every Sunday
7.260 MHz (alt freq 3.900 MHz)+/- QRM
# Oklahoma ARES VOIP Net
2115 Every Monday
D-STAR Reflector 052B (Oklahoma Reflector), Echolink node 7203 (*WX_TALK*), or IRLP 9213
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TRO Public Service Events
None until spring.
To volunteer for any TRO event, contact Kenneth Baucum, KG5CBM, at kg5cbm@tulsahamradio.org, or call 918-271-1435, or check the TRO Facebook Events page:
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Tulsa Amateur Radio Club Public Service Events
To volunteer for TARC events, contact Bart Pickens, N5TWB, at bjpick@cox.net, or 405.570.3008.  Or watch their Facebook Events page:
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Skywarn storm spotter training, January through March
Only two session scheduled so far. The first session in the Tulsa area will be at the Case Community Center in Sand Springs, 26 JAN 17 at 1900 (7 PM), and the second will be at the OU Schusterman Center, 41st & Yale at 0900 (9 AM).  For more sessions as they are scheduled, keep an eye on the calendar at:
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ON TAP: No TRO or TARC events until spring.
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HAMFESTS
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Green Country Hamfest, 07 – 08 APR 17
Regular planning meetings are 1900 hrs, on the 2nd Thursday of every month, except summer, at the Rib Crib, 81st & Yale.  Next meeting will be 12 JAN 17.
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ON TAP: None until spring.
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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)
American Red Cross
10151 E 11th (11th & US 169)
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74128
Next scheduled session: 19 JAN 17
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: 07 JAN 17
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: 11 FEB 17
Contact: Don Doyle AC5II at AC5II@arrl or 918-379-0962
RCWA
First Saturday of each quarter at 0900 (9:00 AM)
Bethel Baptist Church
10705 E 86th St N, Room 136 (133 overflow)
Owasso, OK
Enter at east doors from parking lot
Contact: Phil Stephens, W5PTT at: W5PTT@cox
Next session: 07 JAN 17
Tulsa Amateur Radio Club (New session)
Third Saturday of every month at 0900
Pentecostals of West Tulsa
2124 W 41st
Contact: John Carr, K5TBL at K5TBL@arrl.net or (918) 289-1718
Next session: 17 DEC 16
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W5YI VEC SESSIONS:
Last Saturday of every even-numbered month, 1000 (10:00 AM)
Broken Arrow Public Safety Complex
1101 N. 6th Street
Broken Arrow, OK
Next scheduled session: 31 DEC 16
Contact: Skipper Smith, NQ2J at: nq2j@cox.net, or 918-853-8118
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NETS
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Weekly Nets
Sunday
ARES Oklahoma HF Net @ 2130 hrs UTC (1530 CST), 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)
Oklahoma ARES VOIP Net @ 2115 D-STAR Reflector 052B (Oklahoma Reflector), Echolink node 7203 (*WX_TALK*), or IRLP 9213.
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
Ladies Time On The Radio @ 2100  147.06  88.5 PL
Wednesday
Bartlesville ARES Net @ 2000 146.655  88.5 PL
KC5DBH (Rose, OK) Net @ 2100 146.985 110.9 PL
70 cm SSB Net  @2000 432.1 SSB
Thursday
RCWA System Fusion Simplex Net @ 1900 145.10  No offset, no PL.  Requires Yaesu System Fusion radio.  NEW NET!
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
Tulsa 2 Meter Simplex Net  @ 2000  146.550 No offset, no tone
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Monthly Nets
Oklahoma Statewide APRS Net @ 1300 Second Saturday of every month  144.390 (APRS standard digipeater frequency)
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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: Delta Café 11101 E 41st  (41st & Garnett)
Next scheduled meeting: 20 DEC 16  (THIRD Tuesday of December)
Program: Christmas Party with Junk Box Dirty Santa Gift Exchange, wrap up Bring-A-Friend contest.
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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: 02 JAN 17
Program: Unknown at this time
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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: 17 JAN 17
Program: Unknown at this time
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American Airlines Amateur Radio Club (K5JME)
Last Saturday of each quarter (tentative) 0900 hrs. (9 AM) (Listen to Sunday night net for confirmation)
Martin East Regional Library
2601 S Garnett Road
Tulsa, OK
Next scheduled meeting: 31 DEC 16
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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: 14 JAN 17
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Request For Feedback
For the Bulletin to continue to be the useful tool it needs 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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