Field Day 2021…One for the books!!! Last years’ Field Day was…well…you know…kinda discouraging. This years’ Field Day was a record breaker. Lots of activity and many showing up to see what a TARC Field Day looks like. If you weren’t there…you missed a good one. We thought it might be a washout with the rain and thunderstorms, but it quit about 10 AM and only delayed setup an hour or so. After a few hours of partly cloudy skies the clouds took over and it was a very pleas-ant afternoon, except for one brief shower. The TARC Comm trailer was […]
We had 12 check-ins, one with NTS traffic. We handled 2 pieces of traffic on the net. I did a brief presentation on Handling Instructions in the Radiogram header, an example of ARL Numbered Message (specifically ARL FOURTY SEVEN, used to report deliver failures) and then a little bit about delivering NTS traffic to non-NTS aware hams and to members of the general public via phone.
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The Tulsa Amateur Radio Club Field Day is Saturday at Chandler Park across from the water park. Set up starts at 9 AM. The Comm trailer will be there and is available for all to use as well as the GOTA (Get On The Air) station, even if you don’t have your license! The ARES Go Box will be up and running as well as other portable operations, satellite comms, National Traffic System comms and a BBQ dinner. The weather forecast is questionable right now so check in on the repeater if in doubt. Talk in is the 145.110 repeater. Come and […]
10 check-ins tonight. I was holding a message to California from last week, so I relisted that and I also am holding a service message back to the originator explaining the message delay and I’ll keep trying. Although that station did not check in, I transmitted that message anyway as “copy practice”.
We had 9 check-ins, 2 pieces of traffic listed, 1 piece passed and one piece the recipient didn’t check in, so I took that message to the Tulsa ARES net and delivered it there (pretty sure that surprised the NCO, Ray).
Tonight’s NTS net had 11 check-ins. One message listed and passed. My prepared remarks tonight were regarding the “rules” for voicing NTS messages on Phone. This makes it easy to tell the difference between ’to’, ’too’, ’two’ and ‘2’ for example. Next week I will continue on that and move on to Numbered Messages, which are “short codes” for commonly sent messages. I fielded a number of good questions on voicing and provided some coaching while copying incoming traffic, which I then delivered via email to WinLink at the sender’s request. I also re-transmitted my very first NTS message for […]
Field Day is June 26th and 27th. There will be a preview day on Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM at Chandler Park, in front of the new waterpark. We’ll be looking at options for a Field Day location. All are welcome to help with the planning. Any questions?
To all hams in the Northeast Oklahoma area… If you’ve ever dreamed of having a Ham Radio Outlet store in the Tulsa area, now is your chance to vote for one. Alan Sales, K5ADS is a former HRO employee and does carry some pull to have a store added here. He’s already sent a proposal to HRO Corporate. They need to hear from as many hams as possible confirming there is serious interest. I’ve already cast my vote for Tulsa! Please vote after you finish reading this e mail. Here is the e mail that I received from Alan Sales, K5ADS. […]
Tulsa Amateur Radio Club – Meeting Agenda June 15th 2021 7:00 PM Talk in 145.110 (PL88.5) Repeater Introductions Old Business Approve May financials Approve May meeting minutes Tulsa Tough wrap up Officer Reports Mark WA5MA – Pres Ann K5AEB – 1st VP Bob W5RAB – 2nd VP Russ KF5UZG – Secretary Jerry KE5PMK – Treasurer Bart N5TWB – Public Service Liaison Gregg W5GGW – Repeater Trustee Richie W5OKL – Newsletter Paul WB5ANX – ARES New Business Comm trailer – What could it be used for? Field Day I’ll give you the shirt off my back! Move ice cream social to […]