Jun 02

June, 2014 Meeting — AGM

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Our June, 2014 meeting — our annual general meeting — is 6:30pm tomorrow, June 3rd, at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Stillwater. Annual club dues are due at that time.

We will spend the bulk of the evening finalizing our plans for Field Day 2014, June 28th-29th. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting, as your input and participation will help make the Club’s first Field Day operation in many years a success!

Hope to see everyone there!

Jun 02

New Hams — May, 2014

First off, apologies for the late post!

Our May, 2014 exam session saw one new licensee and and one upgrade. Congratulations to John Deveny Jr. KG5CBG on earning his Technician license and to Jonathan Cope KD5LJH on successfully upgrading to Amateur Extra!

May 06

May, 2014 Meeting & Exams

Happy May everyone! We will hold our May meeting and exam session tonight (May 6th) at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Stillwater. We will discuss further preparations for our 2014 ARRL Field Day operation (including the possibility of T-shirts for participants!) and ideas for club fundraising. Those planning on taking an exam or two at our post-meeting exam session should head over to our Exams page for all the necessary details.

A heads’ up: Our June meeting will be our AGM. Annual membership dues for 2014-2015 are due at that time, and we will also hold officer elections (Apologies, officer elections aren’t until June, 2015!).

Apr 29

Stillwater ARC at the 2014 Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show

2014 Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show PosterThis coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 2-4) will see the 2014 Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show at the Steam Park Grounds in Pawnee. This annual event features static displays, live demonstrations, and parades of a multitude of antique steam and gasoline powered implements and facilities including tractors, sawmills, grain mills, and machine shops. In addition sanctioned tractor pulls are held throughout the weekend.

The Stillwater Amateur Radio Club will be present at the show both in a volunteer and demonstrative capacity. Club members will take tickets and welcome guests at the gates on Friday and Saturday as well as operate a mobile club station throughout the weekend. Admission is $10 for a single day or $15 for a multi-day (Friday and Saturday) pass. Admission on Sunday is free. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge the entire weekend.

This event is one of the annual regional highlights of Central and Northern Oklahoma and thus is certainly not one to miss!

Apr 25

Stillwater ARC at the 2014 Stillwater Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Fair

Payne County Emergency ManagementStillwater Emergency Management AgencyJust in time for the start of the Spring storm season the 2014 Stillwater Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Fair will be held on from 10am to 2pm April 26th on the west side of Boomer Lake Park. As with last year the Stillwater Amateur Radio Club is taking an active part and will have a table with information about the Club along with information on local, regional, and national amateur radio emergency communications organizations such as the Stillwater Emergency Volunteer Association and the Oklahoma Amateur Radio Emergency Service. We will also have demonstrations of local amateur radio communications nets using area repeaters as well as long distance communications nets using the HF amateur radio bands. Other participating organizations include the Stillwater, Perkins, and Payne County Emergency Management Offices, Stillwater Police and Fire Departments, News 9, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, and the Oklahoma National Guard.

Door prize drawings will be held every half hour along with kids face panting and two fun runs for ages 5 to 12. In addition the Stillwater Police Department will provide free child ID cards while supplies last. It promises to be a fun and educational event for everyone, so be sure to stop by!

Mar 29

April, 2014 Meeting

swantennaHope everyone’s enjoying the wonderful Spring weather this weekend! So far it’s been a wonderful weekend to put up a few wire antennas and work a few stations as part of the CQ WPX SSB contest.

If you happen to be looking for pointers on cutting and setting up simple wire antennas such as dipoles and window line J-poles then you’re in luck! We will be hosting a simple wire antenna workshop this month at our April meeting this coming Tuesday (April 1st) at 6:30pm at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Stillwater. Tim KC9DCO will present a few of his homebrew simple wire antennas that he uses on a regular basis, and he and others will offer advice and assistance for those who wish to bring supplies for creating their own simple wire antennas.

In addition to the workshop we will also finalize our volunteering plans for the Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show in Pawnee, further discuss our plans for our ARRL Field Day operation this June, and hear from Mike Zanfardino from the City of Stillwater about the 2014 Stillwater Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Fair scheduled for Saturday April 26th at Boomer Lake Park.

In all it promises to be a fun and informative evening! Hope everyone is able to make it out!

Mar 12

New Hams — March, 2014

Our March, 2014 exam session saw one candidate pass their technician exam! Congratulations to Keith Sheets KG5ATU on earning your license! Hope to hear you on the air soon!

Mar 12

March, 2014 Meeting & Exams

Our March, 2014 meeting has come and gone! We discussed volunteering for the Pawnee Steam Show the first weekend in May, beginning preparations for a Field Day operation this coming June, and the possibility of setting up an amateur radio demonstration for the Stillwater Disaster Preparedness Fair April 26th.

Our exam session saw one new ham! Congratulations to Keith Sheets KG5ATU on earning your license! Hope to hear you on the air soon!

Our April, 2014 meeting will be 6:30pm Tuesday April 1st at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Stillwater. We will have an evening of cutting and building simple wire antennas. Hope everyone can make it!

Feb 04

New Hams — January, 2014

Our January, 2014 exam session saw one candidate pass their technician exam! Congratulations to David Stewart KF5ZVV on earning your license! Hope to hear you on the air soon!

Feb 04

February, 2014 Meeting

Hope everyone is enjoying today’s snowfall! Our February, 2014 meeting is still on for 6:30pm tonight at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Stillwater. Topics for discussion tonight include repair of the club’s trailer and plans for participating in the 2014 ARRL Field Day this June.

Hope to see everyone who is able to make it tonight!

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