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Section Name:
Oklahoma
Contact:
Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW
Daytime Phone:
580-220-9062
Evening Phone:
580-220-9062
Email:
n0irw@arrl.org

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Division:
West Gulf
Alert:

 Alert!  New Section News! September 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

Description:
HI HI to all Oklahoma Hams!

Well, cooler temps are FINALLY here!  It's starting to
feel like fall which means it's aboout time for Texoma 
Hamarama!

This years event is the 70th Anniversary of this hamfest.
I think it's the oldest continous hamfest in Oklahoma.
For those of you who remember when it was held at the
lodge over at Lake Texoma, you probably remember flea
market weather from beautiful clear skies and 70 degrees
to snow and 28 degrees with a 20 mph wind off the lake....
Well, now the event is in the Ardmore Convention Center,
just off I-35 at Exit 33 (Hwy 142) in Ardmore, where the
weather is always nice. This year's fest is October 
27 & 28.  The committee is working very hard to make 
70th Anniversary the best one yet. 

I will be there along with most of the section leadership.
Director Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV and Vice-Director 
John Stratton, N5AUS will also be in attendance.  During
the League Forum we will have a special guest vis Skyp,
Ward Silver, N0AX. His topic is titled "Radio Sport - Your
Ham Radio Fitness Center"....come see what Ward has for
us.

Speaking of Ward Silver, he is one of the Leagues most
prolific writers.  His latest book "Grounding and Bonding
for the Radio Amateur" is excellent.  If you are building
a new station, revamping your existing set up or just
want to improve your station safety, you should get this
book.  It has caused me to rethink pars of the install-
ation in my new shop.  I highly recommend it for all
hams.

The weekend after Hamarama, November 3rd & 4th, is the 
Enid Hamfest.  This is always a great little hamfest with
lots of friendly folks and a great lunch!  I'm lanning on
being there as well.

I hope everyone is planning classes and tests for the
fall and winter.  This is a great time of the year to 
expand our ranks.  Don't be afraid to try something new..
a new mode, CW, digital, moonbounce....just learn
something new this season.

Everyone have a great fall and I'll see you at the 
hamfests! 
 73,
Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW
Oklahoma Section Manager

Oklahoma Officials