TRO SIGNAL BULLETIN 05 AUG 16
 
TULSA REPEATER ORGANIZATION
P.O. BOX 1422
TULSA OK 74101
 
 
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FEATURED ITEMS
 
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TRO Looking For A New Meeting Place
Due to planned changes at Tally's Cafe, we are looking for a new locaton for our meetings.  Our preference would be a restaurant with a separate meeting room that can handle up to 2 or 3 dozen people, and centrally located in Tulsa.  The new location does not have to be an eatin' place, and if not, it should be close to at least one good restaurant.  If anyone knows of a suitable location, please contact me or any TRO officer with details.
 
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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 your 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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The New .88 Is In Place!
Normally, I reserve this publication for announcements of upcoming events and activities, and exclude other kinds of news.  However, a recent event does require that I direct your attention to its outcome.  The new 146.880 repeater is now in place at Cityplex!  If you havenít used or listened to it in a while, you might reconsider doing so.
The major change that most need to know about is the change in PLís.  The Cityplex receiver now responds to 88.5, and 141.3 has been reassigned to the Keetonville receiver.  The PL for the Skiatook receiver remains at 82.5.  The transmitter also outputs an 88.5 tone.
The new repeater is a Kenwood, so you will notice a major improvement in the audio.  The old DVR is gone, replaced by a new Synthesized Voice Announcer, and few standardized voice messages.
Look for a more complete report in The Signal, but for now I will say a great big THANK YOU and FINE BUSINESS to Merlin Griffin, WB5OSM, Bob Buford, W5RAB, and Joe Gorkos, N5TEX, for all your efforts on the new repeater project and repeater maintenance!
 
 
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THE WEEKLY LINEUP
 
SATURDAY
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
BAARC Net @ 1900  146.910
Packet Net @ 1900  145.01 AE5ME-15 digipeater
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
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 146.655  88.5 PL
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.
 
#ARES Oklahoma HF Net Weekly Sunday Afternoon Net
2130 hrs UTC (1630 CDT), Every Sunday
7.260 MHz (alt freq 3.900 MHz)+/- QRM
 
#Oklahoma ARES VOIP Net
1900 Every Monday
D-STAR Reflector 052B (Oklahoma Reflector), Echolink node 7203 (*WX_TALK*), or IRLP 9213
 
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TRO Public Service Events
 
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life Nite Ride 2016  Friday 19 AUG 16  1830 hrs.
Guthrie Green, Brady & MLK Blvd (Cinncinnati)
 
To volunteer for any TRO event, contact Kenneth Baucum, KG5CBM, at wlmailhtml: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 until September
 
To volunteer for TARC events, contact Bart Pickens, N5TWB, at bjpick@cox.net, or 405.570.3008.
 
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ON TAP: Tentative: Great Raft Race (05 SEP), Dam Jam (10 SEP), and Fall Century (24 SEP).   Details to follow soon.
 
 
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HAMFESTS
 
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Green Country Hamfest, 07 Ė 08 APR 17 (tentative)
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 08 SEP 16.
 
 
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Joplin Hamfest, 27 AUG 16
 
 
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ON TAP: Texhoma Hamarama in October, Enid in November
 
 
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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: 15 SEP 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: 03 SEP 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 AUG 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: 01 OCT 16
 
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: 20 AUG 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: 27 AUG 16
Contact: Skipper Smith, NQ2J at: nq2j@mail.com, 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 @ 2100 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
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: TBD
Next scheduled meeting: 23 AUG 16
Program: Unknown at this time
 
 
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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: Tuesday 06 SEP 16 (due to holiday)
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: 16 AUG 16
Program: Ice Cream Social at Chandler Park
 
 
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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: 24 SEP 16
 
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Tulsa Digital Radio Club (KT5DIG)
Second Saturday of every month  1300 hrs.
Broken Arrow Central Library
300 W Broadway
Next scheduled meeting: 13 AUG 16
Program: Unknown at this time
 
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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 AUG 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