TRO SIGNAL BULLETIN 16 JAN 16
 
 
TULSA REPEATER ORGANIZATION
P.O. BOX 1422
TULSA, OK 74101
 
 
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FEATURED ITEMS
 
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Merger Discussion Follow-Up
Items from the discussion will be incorporated into a proposal document that will be presented at the club meetings this month.  Then the clubs will mail out ballots, with a return deadline around 15 FEB 16.  If the merger/consolidation is approved, the legal aspects of the process should be completed by Green Country Hamfest, with structural and operational details to be worked out later.  I strongly recommend attending the meetings to learn more about the proposal in order to make an informed vote.
Additional discussion has occurred on social media, especially on the TRO Facebook page.  You should check out, in particular, the comments that Mark Conklin has made.  You can access the page here:
 
 
My job as Public Relations / Public Information officer will likely change, if the merger goes through.  I will continue this Bulletin, but parts of its name may change and I might have to use a different distribution channel.
 
 
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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 Net @ 1900  146.910 PL 88.5
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 @ 2115 D-STAR Reflector 052B (Oklahoma Reflector), Echolink node 7203 (*WX_TALK*), or IRLP 9213.
 
TUESDAY
Tulsa Amateur Radio Club Meeting @ 1900  Keplinger Hall, TU Campus, 5th & Harvard
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
TRO VE Testing @ 1900  American Red Cross  11th & US 169
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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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 (1630 CDT), Every Sunday
7.260 MHz (alt freq 3.900 MHz)+/- QRM
 
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TRO Public Service Events
 
No events scheduled 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
 
None scheduled until Tour de Tulsa in May
 
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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NWS Skywarn Storm Spotter Training 2016
The schedule for spotter training for 2016 has begun.  Tulsa County has three sessions scheduled.  The first is 1900 (7 PM) 26 JAN 16 at the Case Community Center in Sands Springs.  The second is 0900 (9 AM) 20 FEB 16 (tentatively) at the OU Schusterman Center, 41st & Yale.  The Broken Arrow ARC along with BA Emergency Management will host the 3rd session on 07 JAN 16 at 1900 (7 PM) at the NSU Broken Arrow Campus, Education Building, 3100 East New Orleans.  You can find the calendar here:
 
 
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ON TAP: Storm Spotter training January through March, Hospital Net Test could happen this spring.  Details to follow soon.
 
 
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HAMFESTS
 
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Green Country Hamfest, 08 09 APR 16
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 14 JAN 16.
 
 
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OZARK CON  01 - 02 APR 15
Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center
3050 Green Mountain Drive, Branson MO
 
 
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Hanging Judge Hamfest,  02 APR 15 0800 - 1500
Columbus Acres
10203 Columbus Acres Road, Fort Smith, AR
 
 
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ON TAP: None until Ozark CON, Ft. Smith and Green Country in APR.   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)
American Red Cross
10151 E 11th (11th & US 169)
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74128
Next scheduled session: 21 JAN 16
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 MAR 16
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: 13 FEB 16
Contact: Don Doyle AC5II at AC5II@arrl.net or 918-379-0962
 
RCWA  (New session in Owasso)
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.net
Next session: 02 APR 16
 
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W5YI VEC SESSIONS:
 
American Airlines Amateur Radio Club
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: 27 FEB 16
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 (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 146.76
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
Tulsa 2 Meter Simplex Net  @ 2000  146.550 No offset, no tone
 
 
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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 JAN 16
Program: TRO/TARC Club Merger Discussion
 
 
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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 FEB 16
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: 19 JAN 19
Program: TRO/TARC Club Merger Discussion
 
 
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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 FEB 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: 13 FEB 16
 
 
 
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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