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Dean Feken, KL7MA
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2008

 

 


Bartlesville ARC

Field Day

This is what field day is all about.
David is 12 and got his Tech at the Hamfest last year. His sister Sabina is 11 and is a product of our shool classes last year at Jane Phillips here in B'ville. Gary W7FG is showing them the ropes....the two of them made about 30 phone contacts. They took turns logging on the computer......

 

Noble County Repeater Group.
Perry, OK
KE5AUI
stringing long wire across lake
NCRG Field Day Group

Sunset at NCRG FD Site

 

For more pictures, visit:

http://gallery.mac.com/ostaudt#100116

 

Tulsa FD 2008

 

FD OKC 2008

 

Enid ARC
Sunday June 29, 2008

 

Noble County Repeater Group
Perry, OK
June 28, 2008

 

FD 2008 pictures from Eddie-K5EMS

Salvation Army Station, Ponca City (l-r) Carl KI5SF, Rick KE5CKP, Joe KB5DBR

 

 

Bartlesville - Osage Hills State Park "no order" ( Karolena Gompf - No call, David Turinetti - KE5TPB and Sabina Turinetti - KE5TWL, Don Pratt - K5OKB, Lloyd Waller - KD5MUY, Don Reed - N5DLR, Glen Stockton - K5UP, Steven Fairless - KE5EHO, Alfred Morrison - N5XPX, Mike Maloney - AC5P, James Irick

Tahlequah @ the Fire Department Station - City Airport

 

Mayes County - Nazarine Church, Locust Grove "no order" (Shelley Horton - AE5DQ, Stuart Horton - KD5YIO, Thomas Horton - KE5IIH, Ken Duncan - WB5Y, John Rains - KD5GTU, and Alex Nongard - no call

Tahlequah @ the Fire Department Station - City Airport

TRO Tent

 


 

June 23-24, 2007

 

OKLAHOMA 2007

SCARS Club in Norman

OKC Emergency Operations Center FD 2007 Taken June 16

Noble County Repeater Group

June 24, 2007
Noble County Repeater Group

SOARES Group in Ardmore

Noble County Repeater Group

 




Field Day 2006

 

 

FAA Bridge Creek Field Day
Day One June 24, 2006

SCARS Field Day
Day One June 24, 2006

Noble County Radio Group-Perry Field Day
Day Two June 25, 2006

EARS Field Day
Day One, June 24, 2006

OCAPA Field Day
Day One, June 24, 2006


John,

Thank you so much for visiting our field day site. It was very encouraging to the group, and to me. I know your a busy man, and have lots of affiliated clubs in the state now. It got a wow from several of the members when you showed up.

I have included a picture of the setup crew with the league's flag.

Thanks again for your leadership and encouragement for our state, and the "state of amateur radio"

73

KC5VML
Troy
President - Noble County Repeater Group

 

Enid Field Day
Day Two June 25, 2006

 

Enid Field Day
Day Two June 25, 2006

 

Enid Field Day
Day Two June 25, 2006

Noble County Radio Group-Perry Field Day
Day Two June 25, 2006

MORI Field Day
Day One, June 24, 2006

 


2005

Pictures courtesy of Eddie-K5EMS

 


 

2004

 

Tri-State ARG operates QRP on solar power for FD 2004
Dave-N7HRT operates QRP on 20 M.
Picture credit Jay-K5GUD

Jim-NW5OK, Rob-W5ROB and Betty -KA5QGU look on as a group of visitors learn CW on 15 M.
Picture credit Jay-K5GUD

Bill-N5WO operates QRP on 40 M CW.
Picture credit Jay-K5GUD

 
OIDAR club of Blackwell FD picture.
Courtesy of Brett-KC5ZDV.

 

 

"Flycatcher"
From South Canadian ARC
courtesy of N5UMH-Bill

 

Ada ARC
Pictures courtesy of K5RAV -David West Gulf Vice-Director
Ada ARC
Pictures courtesy of K5RAV -David West Gulf Vice-Director

 

These hams are serious
By KENDAL KELLY World Staff Writer


TULSA WORLD - Daily Newspaper, Tulsa, OKLA. 6/28/2004-- Local ham radio operators band together to brush up on their emergency preparedness. Some do it to talk to people around the world. Some do it because electronics is their hobby. But mainly, they do it to help others in times of emergency. "The common motive is that they want to give of themselves, to be with their friends and to grow in preparation to be of service in a public disaster," said John Thomason, section manager of the American Radio Relay League.

Though the reasons for becoming licensed as an amateur radio -- or ham -- operator vary, about 70,000 of them come together annually for Field Day, a 24-hour nationwide emergency communications preparedness exercise. In Tulsa, 30 to 40 ham operators took part from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday at Whiteside Park.

Over the years, ham radio operators have helped out during times of disaster.
They provided a main communications outlet following the Oklahoma City bombing, and also aided the Moore area after it was devastated by a tornado in May 1999, said Mark Conklin, president of Tulsa Repeater Organization. Ham operators also act as Skywarn storm spotters for the Tulsa office of the National Weather Service, he said.

After Sept. 11, 2001, ham radio operators assisted the American Red Cross in New York City with communication needs, Conklin said. "If you can think of a major disaster in this country, ham radio operators have been there providing emergency communications needs," he said. "When all else fails, ham radio works."

Thomason said the concept of ham operators is "profound," because they are "not doing it for income, they're doing it because they care." The Tulsa Repeater Organization sponsored Field Day in Tulsa in conjunction with Oklahoma's Amateur Radio Week, June 21 through June 27. Field Day was designed to test ham operators' abilities to set up and operate portable stations under emergency conditions, such as severe weather or loss of electricity. "If disaster -- man-made or otherwise -- strikes Tulsa . . . we can communicate and get the assistance we need," Conklin said. Participants in Tulsa's Field Day had the additional goal of contacting as many people around the world as possible, he said.

Ham operators reached others as far away as Hawaii, Canada and the Virgin Islands, he said. During Field Day, many participants pitched tents and spent the night trying to communicate with people around the world. Generators provide power for equipment, and various makeshift antennas were erected.

Some ham radio operators put their antenna on the top of a vehicle, and others suspended an antenna made out of wire from a large, red helium balloon. All ham operators have their own license number, or call sign, that they must use to identify themselves on air.

 

 

Field Day 2004
June 28, 2008


Yes, we did Field day!
OK Section Report

What a wonderful time for Amateur Radio throughout the OK Section. Many groups were doing the deal in a fun and productive time. Again, what a blessing to be given the opportunity to be with our amigos and demonstrate fitness to provide emergency communications. The antennas, coax, log sheets (including Big Chief tablets), balloon support for antennas, charcoal grills, lawn chairs, recreational vehicles and smiling OK Amateur Radio operators: what a sight! (some good and well, some not so good. )

Thanks to Governor Henry for declaring Field Day week as Amateur Radio week in OK. Mark-N7XYO Section PIC secured this declaration from the Governors' office. The CBS affiliate in Tulsa did a television story on the Tulsa Repeater Organization effort. The Oklahoma City Autopatch Club received superb television coverage from two OKC networks , including a live story on Field Day Saturday night. The club's Field Day effort also got television coverage on Sunday. The CBS affiliate in Tulsa did a television story on the Tulsa Repeater Organization effort. Vy well done OK Section! FD newspaper coverage was great including an June 28 article in the Tulsa World. The coverage spoke in a powerful manner as to the role and history of Oklahoma Amateur Radio in public service. Such coverage and promotion should at a minimum ensure that we are ready to prove up and perform adequately during unscheduled challenges. Are you and your club ready to respond to the call? Is our equipment ready? Do we know where and how to respond? Are our individual and group skills adequate?

Visits were made on FD Sunday to the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club and the Tulsa Repeater Organization.
Appreciate the breakfast TARC. Sure nice to see the Amateur Radio activity and enjoyment of Field Day 2004. Enjoyed having David Woolweaver-K5RAV, West Gulf Vice-Director to help visit OK Section clubs: super support, words of encouragement and opportunity to develop friendships. Club visits were made in Ardmore, Ada, Choctaw, Edmond, Midwest City, Norman and Oklahoma City with K5RAV. Breakfast with the Ardmore club was a"good thing " as was lunch in Pontotoc County with the Ada Club. The "green van" was less than a 20 meter wavelength away from the operating station of the Ada Club. We enjoyed meeting the Mayor of Norman who was also visiting the South Canadian ARC (Norman). And, K5RAV visited with David Barnes, Edmond Emergency Manager at the EARS FD site. Folks, this type bonding cannot be overstated as to importance! Clearly our future and viability is related to networking. Clubs visited in the Oklahoma City area included the OKC Autopatch Association and the Mid Oklahoma Repeater Inc. group. Certainly enjoyed the dinner time with the Autopatch club.. Good activities, emergency service preparation and groceries in abundance.

Good number of traffic messages containing Field Day reports were sent and received. Enjoyed taking the field day message from K5THD (Tulsa Health Department) on 40 meters while visiting the South Canadian ARC in Norman. Thanks for the effort and glad to know many of you will receive bonus points for sending the message. Seems KF5RD's message sending tutoring was successful. Appreciate the OK Section Cabinet and Coy Day-N5OK for the FD club visits. Some neat contacts were made with each club. Thanks for the hospitality gang.

 


 

 

 

ARRL FIELD DAY 2003



Bartlesville ARC Field Day.

Credits go to Coy Day, N5OK.
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From Mayes County Field Day.

Pictures from Coy Day, N5OK
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Tulsa Repeater Organization
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Several of the guys hanging one of the two G5RV antennas. Dave, KD5FX tries to work a few stations. Paul (Doc), N5HIC works a few on his portable HF setup.
George, N9TRC tries to work a few stations, wait! there's the problem, there's no coax hooked up to that watt meter!
Joe, KB5DBR and Marsh, WA5UBO hang the Saltwater Antenna. It worked very well, had the same signal level as the G5RV that was mounted 30+ feet! Joe, KB5DBR and Mike, K5BOX taking a long look at that Saltwater antenna (ILA). We don't understand it, but it works!
Kay County Amateur Radio Club
- Ponca City

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  Caption credits go to the KCARC web site.