Aeronautical Center Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

Next Monthly Club Meeting
December 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM
OKC Fire Dept. Training Center
800 N Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City OK, 73107

For a complete list of events, including club meetings, please visit our calendar.

COMEX - November 8-9, 2015

MARS operators are tasked to gather various types of information via contact with amateur radio operators while working in a simulated failure of all internet,
POTS, commercial broadcast and satellite communications functions due to a major solar flare event.

In preparation for the COMEX, hams should become familiar with digital radio operation and messaging methods and procedures - specifically software programs - FLdigi http://www.w1hkj.com/, RMSExpress/WINMOR http://www.winlink.org/, UZ7HO Sound modem http://uz7.ho.ua/packetradio.htm and AGWPE virtual TNC, http://sv2agw.com.

The above programs are freeware. FLdigi is an all-purpose program for generating the tones to produce a large variety of digital signal modes using a computer sound card interfaced to the radio with a device such as the RASCAL from https://packetradio.com/catalog/ or an external sound card i.e. a SignaLink box http://www.tigertronics.com/.

Do-it-yourselfer’s can get the kit/parts from https://packetradio.com/catalog/ at reduced cost, because you do the soldering work.

All the above software has extensive help either included in the package or on the internet. FLdigi includes a group of high speed data modes intended for VHF/UHF use in public service (new PC HAM SPEAK) operations. They are listed as NBEMS modes and are designed to function in programs as FLAMP and FLMSG. SEE the web site above.

It is my belief that this comex is very important to amateur radio and its relationship with a primary US Government agency i.e. The Department of Defense (DOD) and the national effort to prepare for an event which will surely come to pass in the future.


Licensing Classes

We are not offering any licensing classes this year. If you need to study for a Technician, General or Amateur Extra exam, please go to http://new.livestream.com/fbctuttle/amateurhamradio
iPhone users use http://new.livestream.com/fbctuttle. There is an app called LiveStream that you can download for free as well.

Field Day 2015

This year's Field Day was fun! We operated as 2A OK with a GOTA station, operated by KG5FBO and GOTA Coach was Ken Burdick, KB5T. We made 3,032 claimed score. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way with this year's Field Day!

W5PAA 2015 Field Day Results: 2 transmitters + GOTA station
2A Overall Ranking: 123rd place
West Gulf Division Ranking - 2A: 8th place
West Gulf Division Ranking Overall: 38th place
OK State Ranking - 2A: 1st place
OK State Ranking Overall: 6th place

Thank you to all who helped setup, operate, coach, log, teardown and visit our FD site this year!

73, Bobby KF5GTX
W5PAA Field Day Coordinator

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