Hamfests are just starting to open back up after a year off, and next Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, is the Enid hamfest. This hamfest has vendors from Oklahoma and Kansas and usually has lots of folks with small pieces, parts, and radio/building goodies. This year there are many great forums to visit, as well. In addition, ARRL Division Director John Stratton N5AUS will be here, and Bob Heil K9EID will be joining the OK DX forum via Zoom. Current information is available at https://enidarc.squarespace.com/enidhamfest
Hoover Building, 300 E. Oxford Ave., Enid, OK, Garfield County Fairgrounds
145.290 (-) No PL W5HTK
444.825 (+) No PL N5LWT (Echolink N5UBY)
ADMISSION is $5. This also enters you into the drawing and a free hot dog lunch.
Kenwood TM-V71A, Baofeng Handhelds, and more
Extra tickets, $3 each, or five for $10.
Hourly drawings of HAM radio things starting at 09:00
Grand prize drawings at 14:00L.
Club members and non-members are eligible winners
- No restriction on winnings per person
09:00 – ARRL Information and Update
09:30 – Sandy Evans, N5JRT, OK Rehab. Services: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
10:00 – David Locke, KC5SII, Raspberry Pi and Digital Radio usage
10:30 – Bob Heil, K9EID, ‘Sound Talk’ via Zoom
Lunch from 11:00 through 13:00. there will be no programs from Noon until 1300
13:00 – License Testing – ($14) VEs available for FCC Technician, General, and Amateur Extra testing. Technicians will be entered into a drawing. Only Techs who test during this VE session and pass will be entered into BaoFeng drawing.
14:00 – Grand Prize Drawing – Kenwood TM-V71A VHF/UHF Dual Band mobile radio will be announced.
14:30 – Tyler Flaherty, KI5BUS, Rocketry launch, recovery, and Amateur Radio
15:00 – Jeff Worth, N5UBY , EchoLink and Amateur Radio
Current Vendors and Contributors:
Radio Shack – Derby, Kansas
The Wireman – Oklahoma City, OK
The Quilt Lady – Liz Barker
D&L Antennas – Les – Fort Scott, KS
Tables are $5.00 per table. To reserve tables, call Bill Nokes, W5EIY, at 580-716-4788 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-reserved vendor rooms are not refundable if not used.
Mr. B’s Rolling Grill – Hotdogs, chips, & a drink come free with Paid Admission. Also available are many items like hamburgers, tacos, and pulled pork, etc., which are available for purchase.
Free Coffee Bar and Donuts tips and donations appreciated
ARRL SANCTIONED EVENT Oklahoma Section Convention
Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me email@example.com, and I’ll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.
You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:
- ARESOK — https://aresok.org/
- ARRL.org — http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/oklahoma
- Blogspot — http://arrlok.blogspot.com/
- Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/arrloklahoma
- Twitter — https://twitter.com/arrl_OK/
- ARRL Member Emails — https://www.arrl.org/myarrl-account-management#!/edit-info-email_subscriptions
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