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Boy Scout JOTA — Jamboree On The Air–October 21, 2017

Come be a part of the largest Scouting event in the world.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9 a.m., the Stillwater Amateur Radio Club will be set up at the United Methodist Church bus lot, Duck and 7th Street in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Our licensed Amateur Radio operators will have various stations and antennas on display and set up for use.

Local scouting groups will be on hand to share the experience. Some scouts are licensed themselves, and will gain some valuable mentored air time.

Scouts, this event is approved for several scouting awards. See additional info in the flyer, below.

 

Info Update with guest blogger, Bill KE5OEX

Hello All,

The club as some of you are aware will be participating in the upcoming Jamboree On The Air,October 20th,21st and 22nd 2017.

Toma Mallet,International Representative for the Cimarron Counsil joined us for the June meeting last week to talk about JOTA and to asks a few questions concerning Venue and what events might be included and if we would like to present a Radio Merit Badge class. Kevin N0IRW is looking into the recently revised program that ARRL offers for Boy Scouts.Toma would like to include Girl Scouts and is talking with the Girl Scout Counsel Counterpart.

At this point we are leaning toward the event being held at the Will Rogers Camp Ground, Cleveland, Oklahoma.Some of you may consider camping out for the entire weekend or join us on that Saturday and or Sunday which will more than likely be the days when most of the activities will happen.

Kevin N0IRW suggests that we can offer a merit badge program which can be accomplished over two days, with two hour sessions per day. This can be followed up with a Technicians Class in the coming weeks for those Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who would like to become Licensed Amateur Radio Operators.

Toma also recommends anyone participating take a brief and free online Youth Protection Training, maybe 15 minutes of your time. Below is a link to Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection

Just a few things before I forget. The upcoming July Meeting has been canceled due the date falling on Independence Day. Also please pay your yearly $10 dues if you haven’t already. Happy Holidays

Also, John KG5GBG is the newly elected Secretary/Treasurer and Nelson WB5ONA is the newly elected President
Congrats Guys! I’m certain you will serve the club well!
And thank you for the privilege to have your trust as the outgoing Secretary/Treasurer. It was an honor to work with Martin WB5AGZ this last couple of years.

Bill KE5OEX

OKLAHOMA STEAM THRESHING & GAS ENGINE SHOW–coming this weekend

Come help us at the 51st annual show of the Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Association, located at Steam Park Grounds, Pawnee, Oklahoma. Dates include May 5, 6, & 7, 2017.

NOTE TO SARC MEMBERS:

Our members have helped the Steam & Gas Engine Show, in years past, with ticket sales and admissions. In return, the show contributes to our club. We need several people to cover the three days of the show. Volunteers who arrive before 7:30 each morning will receive a mouth-watering country breakfast; complimentary, or course. Later, lunch will also be served to the volunteers. Please help with this project. THANKS!

Four NEW licensed Amateur Radio Operators in Stillwater, Oklahoma!

On March 25-26, 2017, Stillwater Amateur Radio Club offered a Technician’s license class weekend, with the test proctored at the end of the second day. Six students took the class, and four passed the test. Those four have been assigned their callsigns by the FCC. They are:

Keith Williams KG5SON

David Mizelle KG5SOO

Phillip Seeberger KG5SOP

Tristen Minney KG5SOQ

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Amateur Radio!

Kevin O Dell, N0IRW, did a great job leading the class. We value his experience and expertise, and thank him for a job well done.

The two students who didn’t pass the test are encouraged to study and test again. Having your license is worth it!

Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Show coming May 5, 6, & 7, 2017

Get ready, and plan to attend the 51st annual show of the Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Association, located at Steam Park Grounds, Pawnee, Oklahoma. Dates include May 5, 6, & 7, 2017.

NOTE TO SARC MEMBERS:

Our members have helped the Steam & Gas Engine Show, in years past, with ticket sales and admissions. In return, the show contributes to our club. We need several people to cover the three days of the show. Volunteers who arrive before 7:30 each morning will receive a mouth-watering country breakfast; complimentary, or course. Later, lunch will also be served to the volunteers. Please help with this project. THANKS!

FURTHER INFORMATION FOLLOWS:

Featured for 2017 will be

  1. Steam: 1914 – 20 hp Keck Gonnerman
  2. Gas: All Steel Wheel Tractors
  3. Engine: Maytag

Gates Open at 8:00 a.m.

Adults: $10.00 per day or $15.00 for multi-day pass
Children 12 and under are free

REMEMBER:   Friday is School Day (school groups accompanied by teacher admitted free of charge)

Full Schedule of Events is here.  Remember, events are subject to change.

And follow the Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Association on Facebook.

That’s all for now,

73.

Local Nets, Salvation Army Volunteering, and a 2 meter amplifier project

Nelson has made a list of nets he attends and they have been posted here for others to view and participate in them. Click the Local Nets link in the menu.

The club will be volunteering by ringing bells and collecting donations for the Salvation Army this holiday season.

Jeri has suggested a project. If enough people are interested, we can have the boards made. Click on the Club Projects link in the menu.

Suggestions are welcome for other project ideas.

ARRL Field Day: SARC Participation in Stillwater, June 25-26

The club will be participating in the ARRL Field Day competition on June 25-26.

The club will set up at in the Kicker parking lot next to Boomer lake.

This event will be fun for those Hams wanting to compete as well as those who want to operate more casually. This is also a great way showcase amateur radio to the public and find people interested in becoming amateur radio operators.

Here is a link to the official ARRL website describing the Field Day: http://www.arrl.org/field-day