W5PAA

Aeronautical Center Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

Next Monthly Club Meeting
August 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM
OKC Police and 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.

August Meeting at Pioneer Pies

The August meeting of the ACARC will be at Pioneer Pies at 6:30 PM. The address is: 2201 W Interstate 240 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Pioneer Pies has graciously donated biscuits and gravy for our annual ARRL Field Day operations for the past few years. We are happy to host at meeting there in August and hope you can join us!

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(U) GENERAL OVERVIEW:
(1) (U) US NORTHCOM WILL BE CONDUCTING EXERCISE VITAL CONNECT
NEW YORK. THE VITAL CONNECT SERIES OF EXERCISES IS HELD IN VARIOUS
STATES ACROSS THE NATION AND ARE DESIGNED TO TEST COMMUNICATIONS
INTEROPERABILITY DURING DOMESTIC EMERGENCY OR DISASTER RELIEF
OPERATIONS.

(2) (U) NY NATIONAL GUARD AGENCIES WILL TEST VARIOUS COMMUNICATIONS
CAPABILITIES.

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(4) (U/FOUO) ARMY MARS PROGRAM MANAGER WILL BE ON SITE DURING
EXERCISE VITAL CONNECT.//

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(U/FOUO) MARS WILL SUPPORT EXERCISE ACTIVITIES FROM 11 JULY THROUGH
13 JULY 2016.//

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A. (U) INTENT

(U) MARS STATIONS SUPPORT HF RADIO TRAINING ACTIVITIES BY PROVIDING
COMMUNICATIONS END POINTS TO LOCAL TRAINING ACTIVITIES.

B. (U) CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS

(U) UTILIZING 60 METER AMATEUR AND US MILITARY FREQUENCIES, MARS

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STATIONS WILL PROVIDE NETWORK SUPPORT ACTIVITIES THAT MAY INCLUDE
NET CONTROL ON COMBINED MILITARY/GOVERNMENT/AMATEUR NET, END POINT
SERVICING, RELAY AND ORIGINATION OF MESSAGES, SIMULATING AMATEUR
RADIO STATIONS AND END POINTS SERVICED BY AMATEUR RADIO STATIONS,
ANSWERING RADIO CHECKS, PROVIDING FEEDBACK ON RANGE AND QUALITY OF
THE STUDENTS SIGNALS, ASSISTING WITH OTHER FUNCTIONS AS REQUIRED.

(U) CLASSROOM AND ON AIR INSTRUCTIONAL BLOCKS WILL OCCUR AT THE
LISTED DATES:

(U/FOUO) 11 JULY - TRAINING CLASS 1300-1700 HRS LOCAL TIME

(U/FOUO) 12 JULY - TRAINING CLASS 0800-1000 HRS LOCAL TIME

(U/FOUO) 12 JULY - ON AIR TRAINING 1000-1500 HRS LOCAL TIME

(U/FOUO) 13 JULY - ON AIR TRAINING 0900-1500 HRS LOCAL TIME


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C. (U) TASKS TO SUBORDINATE UNITS:

(1) (U) JOINT MARS REGION 2

(U) TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THIS CONOPS. COORDINATE DIRECTLY WITH
AMARS PROGRAM MANAGER AND USNORTHCOM EXERCISE PLANNER. RESPOND TO
ANY EVOLUTION IN THE EXERCISE TIMELINE AND REQUIREMENTS.

D. (U) COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) (U) MARS OPERATION ON 60 METER AMATEUR FREQUENCIES IS IN
ACCORDANCE WITH AM6 ANNEX D ADDENDUM MARCH 2016. MARS STATIONS
ARE GOVERNMENT STATIONS OPERATING ON ARMY AUTHORIZATIONS AND USE
THEIR MARS CALL SIGNS. AMATEUR STATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TWO WAY
COMMUNICATIONS WITH GOVERNMENT STATIONS ACCORDING TO 47 CFR
PART 97.111.

(2) (U) MARS STATIONS ARE TO PROCESS "NO PLAY" (REAL WORLD)
MESSAGES AND TRAFFIC WITHOUT DELAY, AS REQUESTED.//

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(U/FOUO) ARMY MARS PROGRAM MANAGER MR PAUL ENGLISH, CELL PHONE
(254)630-9472.//

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Field Day 2016

Field Day is in the books! We operated 3A OK this year and had a ton of fun! See the pictures on our Field Day page. Thanks to all who helped setup, operate and teardown this year!

ARRL Field Day Entry Form

Datestamp: 2016-07-08 17:57:34 PDT

Call Used: W5PAA GOTA Station Call: (none) ARRL/RAC Section: OK Class: 3A

Participants: 10 Club/Group Name: Aeronautical Center Amateur Radio Club

Power Source(s): Generator

Power Multiplier: 2X

Bonus Points:
100% Emergency power 300
Public Location 100
W1AW Field Day Message 100
Site Visit by invited served agency official 100
Youth participation 20
Youth operators=1
Youth participants=2
Submitted via the Web 50
Total Bonus Points 670

Score Summary:

CW 308 / 616

Digital 0 / 0

Phone 231 / 231

Total Points 847

Claimed Score = 1,694

Submitted by:
Robert L. Duncan, KF5GTX
1208 SW 132nd Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
E-mail: kf5gtx@arrl.net

Band/Mode QSO Breakdown: CW/Phone
80m 3/13
40m 125/117
20m 162/99
15m 18/2

Supporting documentation for Bonus Points will be sent via e-mail to: fieldday@arrl.org

Licensing Classes

We are offering licensing classes online ONLY 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.

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