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last updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 21:56

The next TRO meeting


Cookhouse Restaurant 9701 E 61st Street (61st & Mingo)


Meeting - Tuesday, May 22nd at 1900


Planning TRO ARRL Field Day Activities.

There are many events coming up for everyone to be involved.
To get involved with these events contact TRO Activities Chairman - Kenneth Baucum - KG5CBM on one of our repeaters or by email at or telephone 918.271.1435

Please use the repeaters supported by your club!

April through June
Oklahoma Storm Season!


Saturday, February 24, 2018
Annual Storm Spotters Seminar
OU Schusterman Campus

41st & Yale in the Perkins Auditorium

Starts at 0900

For more information about the Seminar, click here.


April 13 & 14, 2018
Green Country Hamfest
The TRO will be hosting a table during the Green Country Hamfest.  The TRO table will need to be manned from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. on Friday and 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. Saturday.  If you could help at  the table an hour or two contact TRO Activities Chairman - Kenneth Baucum - KG5CBM by email at or telephone 918.271.1435.

For more information about the hamfest, click here.


Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day)
Maple Ridge Run
The TRO will provide communications support for the Maple Ridge Run.
The runs begin at 0800 and are usually concluded by or before 1200.
Communications volunteers need to arrive at 0700.  You can't be late or the streets will be blocked.

We will gather starting at 7am near the start line at 26th and Owasso, look for the yellow Nissan Xterra with amber flashing lights. Safety Briefing will be no later than 730am.


Route Map:

Maple Ridge 2017 Map

Please have the 146.88 repeater programmed for your radio. Would be ideal to have all three PL tones ready. We'll use 146.55 simplex as backup.
Assignments will be made as volunteers arrive and checkin at the radio command post. The command post will be at my vehicle (look for the yellow Nissan Xterra with amber flashing lights).
Thank you for your support!

10 or 11 operators are needed.  Mostly handy talkies for communications.
Volunteer for some fun, communications practice and some ham fellowship.

Contact: TRO Activities Chairman - Kenneth Baucum - KG5CBM by email at or telephone 918.271.1435
for more information.


Saturday, June 2, 2018
Tour de Cure bicycle ride
The TRO will provide communications support for the Tour de Cure bicycle ride.


  • What frequency? 146.880
  • What time?  Arrive at/before 0700 to help things move quickly and smoothly for all.
  • Water? Bottled water and jugs of Gatorade and water available on the route. Feel free to grab some bottles to take with you for cyclists along the route.
  • Medical? There will be first aid stations at each rest stop and of course, at the start/finish. More procedures available on day of event.
  • Weather? Rain or shine the event goes on! -- More procedures available on day of event.
  • TShirts? Fill out the quick poll on the Facebook event page to help us get you the right sizes ahead of time. Otherwise, we can true up after the event.
  • Route maps? Feel free to bring your own,

find the Route & Training page link for the page with map links.

 OR use the ones we provide on the morning of the event.

  • Assignments? I'm looking for one stationary and as many mobile units as we can muster. I'll dole those out the morning of the event as folks arrive.
  • Gas? Fill up Saturday before you arrive to check in. Fill up once we clear you from the course. Give me that second receipt with your name, address, callsign and phone number. We'll get a check in the mail to you.
  • Tools/Equipment? Bring a bike rack if you have one. We'll have bike shops on the route to fix the broken things. You are welcome to bring tools to allow a cyclist to fix their own bikes - but we are NOT being asked to perform any repairs.

Thanks for your support.


Volunteer for some fun, communications practice and ham fellowship.
Contact: TRO Activities Chairman - Kenneth Baucum - KG5CBM by email at or telephone 918.271.1435
for more information.


June 17th - June 23rd, 2018 - TENTATIVE
Oklahoma Freewheel
The TRO will provide communications, SAG and safety support for Oklahoma Freewheel.
Freewheel is a week-long bicycle tour crossing the Sooner State. Distances traveled each day can vary from 50 to 75 miles, with an average in the mid 60's. There are usually a few 100 mile (century) options offered during the week as well. Participants camp in rural communities and their gear is transported via semi truck while they ride to the next site. Mechanical, SAG, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol support is provided along every inch of each day's marked route (excluding the optional Day 0). Our hospitable host communities provide entertainment and food for riders each day, as well as information about all the sites to see at that particular day's town.

Volunteer drivers offer SAG support along the route each day to transport cyclists as needed due to mechanical problems or injuries. They also carry water and generally have a floor-pump handy for those repairing a flat along the route. If you need assistance from a SAG, pat your head or helmet. This signal lets passing vehicles know you need help and are not simply waving at passersby. NOTE: If a minor under the age of 18 needs to board a SAG vehicle, they MUST be accompanied by the adult traveling with them. SAG occupants are NOT necessarily taken directly to camp when picked up. SAGs are directed to patrol the route until they are full, then proceed to the host community. If you ride a SAG, be aware that you may be riding for a good while! Riders are expected to be able to ride the full route each day and to have bicycles that are in good enough condition to withstand a seven-day tour. SAGs are not intended for use by riders who are simply tired and should not be viewed as a service to be used for other than mechanical or health related reasons. Lack of training or poorly maintained bicycles are not good reasons for frequent use of the SAG services provided.

  • Freewheel has offered to cover fuel expenses during the event, plus one tank of gas each way coming to and from the event (this should be enough to cover everyone for the whole trip).
  • Freewheel has offered two evening meals on their dime, the remainder of the week is on your own.
  • Freewheel has offered to reserve an Indoor Camping area for our drivers.

8 operators are needed each day. You do not have to work all days.
Volunteer for some fun, communications practice and some ham fellowship.

Contact: TRO Activities Chairman - Kenneth Baucum - KG5CBM by email at or telephone 918.271.1435
for more information.

Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018
ARRL Field Day 2018 - Tentative
The Tulsa Repeater Organization welcomes you to the Field Day site.
The TRO had the 2017 Field Day at the Kiefer City Park.

The Field Day site for 2017:  Kiefer City Park - West 151st South & the railroad tracks in Kiefer

When:  We will begin set up for Field Day between 0800 and 0900 CDT Saturday morning.

We will probably operate two Field Day stations until 18 or 1900 hours CDT then tear down and go home.


If there are enough attending there will be a hamburger and hot dog dinner around 5:00 PM. 

If there are just a few of us, we will order some pizza.

We need side dishes.  Let Doug Lee - KC5ZQM know if you plan on bringing a side dish or some dessert.  Email Doug at

Contest begins Saturday, June 23rd 1800 UTC (1300 CDT) thru Sunday, June 24th 1800 UTC (1300 CDT).


The TRO Field Day will be only on Saturday until around 1800 to 1900.


CQ..CQ..CQ...Field Day...CQ..CQ..CQ...Field Day

Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, sponsored by the ARRL, encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators. In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 30,000 operators participating each year.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Dam J.A.M. Bicycle Tour
The TRO Communications team will be in Pryor to provide support for
Dam J.A.M. September 8,

Please try to help them out if you can.

Provide communications between checkpoints of the bicycle tour over a large part of Northeastern Oklahoma.

We will also be asking Mayes County Amateur Radio Club, Rogers County Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency Services for volunteers for this event .


To volunteer to help with this event

Contact: TRO Activities Chairman - Kenneth Baucum - KG5CBM by email at or telephone 918.271.1435 for more information.

Click here for more detail information about the Dam J.A.M.




Friday, September 14, 2018 - TENTATIVE

Cystic Fibrosis Evening Bike Ride

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Tulsa has requested ham radio assistance for a bike ride on Friday September 8th at 1730. 

To volunteer for this event

Contact: TRO Activities Chairman - Kenneth Baucum - KG5CBM by email at or telephone 918.271.1435 for more information.



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The TRO Holiday Party

Party of 2017 was at the Freeway Cafe at 465 South Sheridan Road.  The party included a dirty santa game that the gifts consisted of ham radio equipment you wish to get rid of.  Bring something from your junk box wrapped or something else wrapped $10.00 or less.  May be someone elses treasure.  There were other prizes that were intended for Field Day and a $50.00, $20.00 and $10.00 drawing.

        The 2017 party was at Freeway Cafe 465 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa.



09/09/2017 - Dam J.A.M. Bicycle Tour 2017


11/23 & 24/2013 - Route 66 Marathon


06/23/2012 - ARRL Field Day 2012


05/31/2010 - 24th Annual Maple Ridge Run 2010


11/22/2009 - Route 66 Marathon


08/01/2009 - Route 66 Quarter Marathon


05/25/2009 - 23rd Annual Maple Ridge Run 2009


05/16/2009 - Tour de Cure 2009


05/17/2008 - Tour de Cure 2008


06/23/2007 - ARRL/TRO Field Day


05/28/2007 - Maple Ridge Run 2007


06/24/2006 - ARRL Field Day


05/29/2006 - Maple Ridge Run 2006


03/17/2006 - TRO at Green Country Hamfest


10/01/2005 - Tulsa State Fair Parade 2005


08/31/2005 - Hurricane Katrina TulsaARComm/Gruber


08/04/2005 - Night Out Against Crime 2005


06/25/2005 - Field Day June 25 & 26 2005


05/30/2005 - Maple Ridge Run 2005


03/18/2005 - TRO at Green Country Hamfest


12/22/2004 - ARISS at Tulsa Air and Space Museum


10/30/2004 - Tulsa Run 2004


10/02/2004 - Tulsa State Fair Parade 2004


06/26/2004 - Field Day June 26 & 27, 2004


05/31/2004 - Maple Ridge Run 2004


10/25/2003 - Tulsa Run 2003

10/25/2003 -
Webelos Woods weekend

09/27/2003 - Tulsa State Fair Parade 2003

08/19/2003 -
Fox23 KOKI Tour    August 2003

06/28/2003 -
Field Day June 28 & 29, 2003

05/26/2003 -
Maple Ridge Run May 26, 2003

12/19/2002 -
TRO Christmas Party 2002

10/26/2002 -
Tulsa Run 2002

09/28/2002 -
Tulsa State Fair Parade 2002

09/14/2002 -
TRO 35th Annivesary Special Events Station

08/02/2002 -
National Night Out Against Crime

06/22/2002 -
Field Day 2002

05/31/2002 -
Webelos Scout Twilight Camp - May 31, 2002

05/27/2002 -
Maple Ridge Run May 27, 2002

04/13/2002 -
Bio-Hazard Disaster Drill - April 13, 2002

12/18/2001 -
TRO Christmas Party 2001

10/27/2001 -
Tulsa Run 2001




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