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OMIK Amateur Radio Association

OMIK Amateur Radio Association

Contact Information

Club Name:
OMIK Amateur Radio Association
Call Sign:
K0MIK
Contact:
Stephen J. Schmitz W0SJS
Daytime Phone:
(314) 323-9296
Evening Phone:
(314) 323-9296
Email:
sjschm@gmail.com

Basic Information

Call Sign:
K0MIK
Annual Report:
Jul 16th 2018
Meeting Time:
January (telecom) & July; 2:00 PM
Meeting Place:
Changes annually
Section:
MO
Affiliation Date:
Nov 11th 2000
Specialties:
Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, School or Youth Group
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor, On-The-Air Bulletins, Packet Radio BBS
Description:

The OMIK Amateur Radio Association, Inc. was founded on August 17, 1952 as the OMIK Electronic Communications Association by Black hams from the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky to deal with discrimination in the dominant culture and to assist Black travelers with information on places where they could eat and lodge.

Today, OMIK is the largest predominantly Black amateur radio association in the country. Although still a predominantly African-American organization, OMIK is a multi-racial, multi-cultural organization with members from the United States as well as DX entities.

OMIK, a 501(c)(7) organization, awards college scholarships to qualified, deserving students through its companion organization, The OMIK Scholarship Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) organization.

OMIK seeks to:
- Promote fellowship while advancing the art of amateur radio
- Expand and upgrade the ranks of amateur radio operators
- Provide public service and further international goodwill
- Coordinate OMIK-affiliated ham radio clubs
- Encourage and motivate youth to further their education beyond high school through scholarships and other financial assistance

Links:
http://www.omikradio.org/

Club Statistics

Club Members:
360
Voting Members:
360
Voting Licensed Amateur Members:
356
Voting ARRL Members:
172

OMIK Amateur Radio Association Officers

  • Stephen J. Schmitz W0SJS

    Contact, Secretary

    Stephen J. Schmitz W0SJS

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  • Clifton M. Peoples KE8QR

    President

    Clifton M. Peoples KE8QR

  • Ron Pennington KA0ETF

    Treasurer

    Ron Pennington KA0ETF

  • Matthew Blanding K4FNX

    Vice President

    Matthew Blanding K4FNX

  • Cornelius Washington KR0Z

    Editor

    Cornelius Washington KR0Z