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Mark Kleine N5HZR
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SM028 - OK Parks On The Air (OKPOTA) 2022


OK Parks On The Air (OKPOTA) 2022

Put August 20th and August 21st, 2022, on your calendar for the Oklahoma Parks On The Air (OKPOTA) day. The POTA concept has taken the country by storm, and hams of all types are getting interested in the program. While every day can be a POTA day, we’re going to try to get Oklahoma on the map by activating as many of the 164 parks in Oklahoma over the weekend. And by getting as many Oklahoma POTA Hunters on the bands as possible. Activations will run from 0000Z on August 20th through 2359Z on August 21st. (7:00 PM CDT Friday night through 6:59 PM CDT Sunday night.) Please submit all log entries to the website by September 4th, 2022.

So, if you want to stay home and be a ‘hunter’ of POTA activations, get your home station antennas and radios tuned up and plan to make some great contacts across the country throughout the day. Check for POTA activations on the website. The good folks at POTA will be creating a special page to highlight our activations on that weekend.

If you want to go mobile and activate a park, start working on your portable radio/antenna combinations, create an activation on the website RIGHT NOW to schedule your activation of your favorite park, and make plans to ‘hit the road.’ Take a look at the other scheduled activations at your same park to make sure you don’t over a given park. Create a POTA account and schedule your activation at the website.

Park activations typically happen during daylight hours, so plan accordingly. More details will be available here as they develop and the current information will be available at

See you ‘on the air.’

If you need help with radios, antennas, connections, operation rules, creating a POTA account, or anything else, find an Elmer, work with your club, or send me a note to


Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors they love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me, and I'll feature your club in this newsletter, and on the ARRL club newsletter. Most clubs are seeing an increase in new member activity recently. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 41 clubs listed at Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at if you need club assistance.


ARRL Oklahoma is On The Web



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Oklahoma Section Web Page

Oklahoma Officials

  • Mark Kleine

    Section Manager

    Mark P. Kleine N5HZR

  • Bartley Pickens

    Assistant Section Manager

    Bartley J. Pickens N5TWB

  • Daniel Schroeder

    Technical Coordinator

    Daniel F. Schroeder K5FVL

  • Michael Dean

    Public Info Coordinator,
    State Government Liaison

    Michael Dean K5MFD

  • Leah Ohse

    Assistant Section Manager

    Leah Ohse W3LEO

  • Thomas Webb

    Assistant Section Manager

    Thomas M. Webb WA9AFM

  • Kevin O'Dell

    Assistant Section Manager

    Kevin N. O'Dell N0IRW

  • Gary Way

    Assistant Section Manager

    Gary H. Way AE5OF

  • Edwin Hatch

    Section Traffic Manager

    Edwin F. Hatch AG5DV

  • Eddie Manley

    State Government Liaison

    Eddie Manley K5EMS

  • Charles Goodson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Charles E. Goodson N5CEG

  • Roland Stolfa

    Assistant Section Manager

    Roland J. Stolfa KC5UNL

  • 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

  • Don Loving

    Assistant Section Manager

    Don R. Loving KM5OX

  • Bill Wilburn

    Assistant Section Manager

    Bill Wilburn N5NUK

  • Randall Wing

    Assistant Section Manager

    Randall R. Wing N0LD


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