ARRL Sections - Oklahoma



Contact Information

Section Name:
Mark Kleine N5HZR
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:

Basic Information

West Gulf

SM025 – Seminole Communications Need


Seminole Communications Need

A message from the ARRL Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator, Mark Conklin N7XYO…

2000L 6 MAY 2022    DO NOT SELF DEPLOY

ATTENTION ALL ARES-OK members are on Stand-by –   ARES-OK Districts 11, 5 & 6 should prepare to muster teams if requested, a LIMITED deployment is expected.

The OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT has requested communications support from the ARRL/Amateur Radio Emergency Services.

ARES-OK Leaders (ReginalEC, DistrictEC & CountyEC) are asked to contact their ARES-OK team(s) of volunteers to ensure that they have received this info and are ready to help.


Provide voice communications between chainsaw and debris removal teams and their base of operations.

Seminole State College (Incident Command – IC)

Located at 2701 Boren Boulevard, Seminole, OK 74868

Voice communications can be via simplex or any available repeater (with permission of repeater owner(s)).

The initial team will need to set up base operations at 

Seminole State College – IC

Provide 1 Mobile Operator to shadow each of the up to SIX chainsaw and debris removal teams.

DURATION: at the direction of ARES-OK Leadership and the OKDEM – Starting Saturday 7 May 2022 then most likely through Tuesday/Wednesday or 10-11 May 2020.


0730 Local to Darkness (at the direction of OKDEM POC)

NOTE: IC base should be covered by 2-person teams per location in shifts, mobile position should be rotated to allow for breaks.

All volunteers must sign in and out with IC.

Log all traffic on ICS-309 form.

Use ICS-213 for all formal messages.


ARES Deployment Vest (Don’t have one?  (Borrow one from a friend – well work on getting a loaner vest or two.)  Wear your ARES-OK vest at all times.

Suitable clothing and work boots for being in a disaster area.

HT RADIO, EXTRA BATTERIES (Radio manual is a good idea).

MOBILE RADIO for Vehicle operations.

Day one bag – always a good idea. Some snacks & water.  ARC/Salvation will provide meals.

Photo ID

ARES ID – don’t have one – don’t panic – make sure you are registered online @

A copy of your Amateur Radio License

All volunteers willing to help please contact:

Tom Webb WA9AFM/5 

Please specify the days and times you are available to help.

Thank you for your service,

Mark Conklin, N7XYO

Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator

Amateur Radio Emergency Service


Follow me on Twitter @N7XYO

ARRL Oklahoma is On The Web


73, de N5HZR — Stand by, more follows…

Oklahoma Officials

  • Mark Kleine

    Section Manager

    Mark P. Kleine N5HZR

  • Don Loving

    Assistant Section Manager

    Don R. Loving KM5OX

  • Michael Dean

    State Government Liaison,
    Public Info Coordinator

    Michael Dean K5MFD

  • Leah Ohse

    Assistant Section Manager

    Leah Ohse W3LEO

  • Grant Fritchey

    Public Info Coordinator

    Grant B. Fritchey KC1KCE

  • Thomas Webb

    Assistant Section Manager

    Thomas M. Webb WA9AFM

  • Gary Way

    Assistant Section Manager

    Gary H. Way AE5OF

  • Kevin O'Dell

    Assistant Section Manager

    Kevin N. O'Dell N0IRW

  • Charles Goodson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Charles E. Goodson N5CEG

  • Jim Shideler

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Jim C. Shideler W5JCS

  • Mark Conklin

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Mark D. Conklin N7XYO

  • Francis Henderson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Francis Duane Henderson KC5NID

  • Eddie Manley

    State Government Liaison

    Eddie Manley K5EMS

  • Bill Wilburn

    Assistant Section Manager

    Bill Wilburn N5NUK

  • Roland Stolfa

    Assistant Section Manager

    Roland J. Stolfa KC5UNL

  • Bartley Pickens

    Assistant Section Manager

    Bartley J. Pickens N5TWB

  • Daniel Schroeder

    Technical Coordinator

    Daniel F. Schroeder K5FVL


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