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 Alert!  New Section News!  April 21, 2017





Hello to all the Oklaoma Amateur Radio Operators!

First, I would like to thank all those hams that came to the 
ARRL booth at Green Country.  It was good to see and chat with
everyone.  I know Wilma, W5WRO enjoyed seeing everyone as well.
I also would like to thank Steve Ewald, WV1X from HQ and VIce
Director, John Stratton, N5AUS for being at the fest.

The crowds on both Friday and Saturday were large and lots of 
hardware, both new and old, was walking out the door.  I even
picked up a few new items...and saw even more I'd like to have.

If you didn't make it to Green Country, you missed out first
real attempt at a youth lounge booth.  Section Youth
Coordinator, Evan Anderson, K6EMA was in charge of the booth
where kids could learn some morse code, the phonetic alphabet
and go on a scavenger hunt.  Those that completed the hunt
received a ticket entering them in a drawing for a dual band
HT and a Tech license manual.  Jeremiah Miller, son of James
MIller, KG5NFZ, was the winner of the HT.  He was a very excited
young man..not to mention his proud dad!

Next hamfest on the list is Ham-Com in Irving, TX on June 9th
and 10th.

Following Ham-Com will be Ham Holi9day in OKC, July 21st & 22nd.
This year Ham Holiday is in a new location, the Tower Hotel which 
is the old Marriot on Northwest Expressway across the street 
north from Integris (Baptist) Hospital.  It's a block east of 
Lake Hefner Parkway.  This is a nice facility.  I have attended
conventions here and found it to be an excellent location for
a hamfest.  I believe they have a special rate on rooms, so
check out the Ham Holiday website for more details.

Field Day is coming up and you need to be making plans.  I will
be traveling to Southeastern Oklahoma this year, so let me kmow
where your Field Day site will be and what hours you will be on
site.  Other members of the Section Cabinet will be visiting 
other sites.  Everybody remember to put your loction on the Field Day
locater map on the ARRL website.  Also, now is the time to be
reaching out to your media contacts to get come coverage on
Field Day.  If you do get coverage, make sure you let Lloyd
Colston, KC5FM know....he's our Secti9on Public Information

I hope all of you are getting on the air and making some good
Q's.  I'm getting closer....I'm finally in the shop ahd at
work flooring, wireing, insulating, etc....

Until later.....

Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW
Oklahoma Section Manager

Oklahoma Officials