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Oklahoma

Contact Information

Section Name:
Oklahoma
Contact:
Lloyd Colston, KC5FM
Email:
kc5fm@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
West Gulf
Alert:

The amateur radio community is preparing for its' support for the 2015

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.  This year is special as it is the 15th

anniversary of the Marathon and the 20th anniversary of the Murrah Federal

Building bombing.

 

To commemorate this special year, we are adding a special event station/s

leading up to the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon with the call sign N5M.

The special event stations will be in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area

and begin operating on 19 April at 0000Z and end operations on 26 April

(race day) at 1800Z (1 PM local when the Marathon is officially over).

 

On race day, we will have a special event station on the race course located

at the Britton Med medical station at Mile Marker 13.  You are also invited

to assist in operating that station on race day.

 

The format of operations will be similar to Route 66 On The Air, i.e.

register as a special event station and sign up for specific operating

dates, times, band and modes.  You may operate, using the call sign N5M,

from home, your mobile, or other locations in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan

area.

 

If you wish to volunteer to operate as a Marathon Special Event station,

contact one of the following Marathon Special Event site administrators to

get registered to have access to the scheduling page:

 

Tom WA9AFM/5  wa9afm@arrl.net

Dave NE5S  ddgold@cox.net

Steve NE5SD  sduskin@gmail.com

Bill AD5BU  ad5bu@arrl.net

 

They will need the following info to grant you access:  Name, Call Sign,

Email Address, Phone Number

 

The special event site administrator will send your username (usually your

call sign), a case sensitive password and the link to the Marathon Special

Event scheduling page.

 

Please Note: you don't have to be a Marathon volunteer to be a special event

station.

 

Thanks to Tom, WA9AFM for this report.

 

 

 

Description:

Based on numerous inquiries from amateur radio operators from around
Oklahoma and in the spirit of the celebration of the "Oklahoma Standard", the administrators of the N5M Special Event have decided to open the event to all amateur radio stations within the State of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Special Event station may begin operating on 19 April at 0000Z and end operations on 26 April (race day) at 1800Z  when the Marathon is officially over.

On race day, we will have a special event station on the race course located at the Britton Med medical station at Mile Marker 13.  You are also invited to assist in operating that station on race day.

The format of operations will be similar to Route 66 On The Air, i.e.
register as a special event station and sign up for specific operating
dates, times, band and modes.  You may operate, using the call sign N5M,
from home, your mobile, or other locations in the State of Oklahoma.

If you wish to volunteer to operate as a Marathon Special Event station, contact one of the following Marathon Special Event site administrators to get registered to have access to the scheduling page:

Dave NE5S  ddgold@cox.net
Steve NE5SD  sduskin@gmail.com
Bill AD5BU  ad5bu@arrl.net
Tom WA9AFM/5  wa9afm@arrl.net

They will need the following info to grant you access:  Name, Call Sign,
Email Address, Phone Number

The special event site administrator will send your username (usually your call sign), a case sensitive password and the link to the Marathon Special Event scheduling page.

Please remember in accordance with FCC rules, you must identify with your own call sign at least once per hour while using the N5M call sign.

Please Note: you don't have to be a Marathon volunteer to be a special event station.

 

Thanks to Tom, WA9AFM for this report.

 

 

 

Oklahoma Officials