SM030 – Cycle 66 Needs You / National Weather Festival

Cycle 66 Needs You

By Clay Mayrose WA6LBU

I am looking for volunteers to help with route safety for Cycle 66 2022. This is a bicycle event designed to highlight Route 66 as a tourism destination. There are three routes, and I will need 10-15 more Hams to help. Routes start and finish in downtown Edmond. The 66-mile route goes out Route 66 to Luther and then winds through Oklahoma County to the Capital and then back to Edmond. Operators are invited to attend the finish line festivities once their assignment is completed.

The event is on November 6th.

Follow the link below to sign up and thank you.

There is a fair amount of high-level interest in our state leadership and this is a great opportunity for Amateur Radio to shine.

Clay Mayrose, WA6LBU
Cycle 66 Route Safety Chairman

National Weather Festival 2022

It’s fall and this year the National Weather Festival will be celebrated in-person at the National Weather Center on October 29 from 8 am to 1 pm. We’ve missed the last two years due to Covid 19 precautions and the weather community is ready to go “all-out” to celebrate the weather, this year. More information about this event is available at and there is no entrance fee for any activity.

This year the TV news channels will be heavily represented by their chase vehicles, helicopters, and on-air personalities. The emergency management community will be well represented, with city, county, and state departments in attendance. The mobile classroom of the National Weather Museum and Science Center with be on-site and it always has some interesting displays.

Look for the Oklahoma ARRL amateur radio presence that will be operated by the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) group at the City of Norman Emergency Management display and with the National Weather Museum. Feel free to stop by to listen/transmit from the facility.

SM029 – Hamarama and Enid Hamfests

Ardmore Hamarama Hamfest 10/21-22/2022

Here comes the Ardmore Hamarama hamfest on October 21 and 22, 2022 at the Ardmore Convention Center. Entry tickets are still only $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Flea market tables are going fast for $15. Plan to make it to Ardmore to see your old friends, make some new friends, attend some great training forums, and buy/sell tons of radio equipment. This year there will be an outdoor flea market event for those that want to display their equipment outside. These spots are also going fast at $15 each.

This year CORA will be offering another chance to win an Icom 705 Super Package Raffle. For only a $20 raffle entry ticket, you will be able to obtain a chance to win a $2,200+ deluxe radio package. Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold. This raffle includes the Icom 705 HF/VHF/UHF portable radio, an AH-705 automatic antenna tuner, some great add-on cages, wiring connections, and an external wireless display that will let you “simply add antennas”.

There are hotel rooms on site if you’d like to stay the night and amateur radio license testing will be available Saturday at 11:00 am. You can buy tickets online and all of the details are available at

See you there!

Enid Hamfest 11/5/2022

And, the Enid Hamfest rounds out the Oklahoma hamfest calendar with their blow-out event at a great new location in downtown Enid on November 5, 2022.

This one-day event runs from 8 am to 5 pm and features amateur radio license testing at Stride Bank Center. 

Location: Stride Bank Center

301 S. Independence Ave., Enid, OK

More information is available on their website


145.290 (-) No PL W5HTK

444.825 (+) No PL N5LWT (Echolink N5UBY)

ADMISSION is $8 in advance

$10 at the door

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Doors open to the general public at 8:00 a.m.

  • Free Parking
  • Free Food
  • Over 100 tables
  • Licensing exams
  • Expanded programs

Each year vendors from Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and beyond make this a great event.

See you there!