Amateur Radio Operators Invited to a Meet & Greet

Amateur Radio Operators invited to a Meet & Greet at Okmulgee County’s EOC. Okmulgee, Okla. — Okmulgee County Emergency Management invites Amateur Radio Operators (HAM Radio Operators) to a Meet & Greet at the at the County’s EOC on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 8:00 am. Emergency Management recognizes the service and value radio amateurs provide to their communities by assisting in times of need. Several Amateur Radio Operators already lend a hand to emergency management today, serving as storm spotters and emergency communicators. This meeting is in partnership with Amateur Radio Emergency Service-Oklahoma, SKYWARN, and Okmulgee County Emergency Management. HAM Radio Operators interested in (more…)

Hurricane Lane Frequencies

Due to the Hurricane Lane, the ARRL reminds all amateurs to please stay clear of the following frequencies:The state of Hawaii is operating on 7088 KHz, The National Weather Service Honolulu is operating on 7080 KHz, and SATERN is operating on 14265 KHz.At this time, there are no requests for any deployments. Never self-deploy.73’sMark Conklin, N7XYOOklahoma Section Emergency CoordinatorAmateur Radio Emergency Service918.232.8346n7xyo@arrl.netFollow me on Twitter @N7XYOwww.ARESOK.org (more…)

Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Assist in California Fire Response

The ARRL Letter for August 9, 2018, http://www.ARRL.org Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers pitched in to assist where needed to provide or support communication during the catastrophic fire in California. READ MORE: http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2018-08-09#toc01 (more…)

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Maple Ridge Run

FLASH ANNOUNCEMENT! PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Maple Ridge Run, Tulsa Maple Ridge Run is happening this Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Tulsa. Please contact Kenneth, KG5CBM@… to volunteer. This is a great, easy event for first timers or anyone wanting to support an easy event and be home for lunch! Details on TulsaHamRadio.org and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TulsaRepeaterOrganization/ (more…)

What does the multibillion-dollar FirstNet communications network mean for radio amateurs?

QST_June2017_FirstNet Have you heard of FirstNet and the 25 year contract won by AT&T to utilize the D-Block band for the latest effort to support interoperability? Attached is a PDF of a article from the June 2017 QST magazine (page 9) by Tom Gallagher, NY2RF ARRL CEO – where in Tom asked the question: “What does the multibillion dollar FirstNet communications network mean for radio amateurs?” It’s an interesting read for all radio amateurs and especially those involved with, or active in public service communications (support). 73 Mark Conklin, N7XYO Oklahoma Section Emergency CoordinatorAmateur Radio Emergency Service918.232.8346n7xyo@yahoo.com or n7xyo@…Follow me on Twitter @N7XYO (more…)

ARES-OK Regions BE WEATHER AWARE THIS AFTERNOON – HIGH RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS.

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes, very large hail, and wind damage is expected to develop across portions of the southern and central Plains from this afternoon into this evening and overnight. Strong long-track tornadoes will be likely from parts of central and southern Kansas into western Oklahoma. Very large hail and damaging wind gusts will also be possible in these areas and across other parts of the southern and central Plains.
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Major Damage, At Least One Fatality Reported After Tornado Hits Elk City

ELK CITY, Oklahoma –
Major damage, multiple injuries and at least one fatality has been reported after a tornado hit Elk City, Oklahoma in Beckham County, Tuesday afternoon.
Incident Communication Officers Danny Ringer confirmed the fatality occurred near State Highway 152 and State Highway 34. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.

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