Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Centennial QSO Party in #ARRL #hamradio

"The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world.

The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities: (1) W1AW operating portable in each state and most territories; and (2) The Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from qualifying contacts made throughout 2014.  To have a score listed online in the Points Challenge competition, logs must be submitted through the  Logbook of the World (LoTW) system.

W1AW will be on the air from every state and most territories, and it will be easy to work WAS working only W1AW portable operations. This is the first ARRL-sponsored operating event where every member is worth at least one point, so work as many points as you can during 2014! Earn awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no other." http://bit.ly/1fPtx6f

Are you participating?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's National Hobby Month #ARRL #HamRadio

"National Hobby Month happens every January" http://bit.ly/1cHBQ47

Amateur radio is quite a hobby to have.  From electronic kit building, to operating Moon Bounce, to nets to DX to paper chasing, amateur radio has something for everyone.

If you have not encountered the amateur radio hobby, why not start with a visit to the American Radio Relay League web site.  Look for a local club to help you get your first license.

What are you using your ham radio hobby?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Free Online Preppers Workshop #OKready #Prepare2014

The founders of The Prepper Project will be hosting an exclusive online event called ‘The Survival Summit’. It’s going to be a FREE, five-day, online training summit where 25 of the world’s most sought-after experts on Survival and Self Reliance will be teaching online classes, giving you 5 solid days and over 24 hours of training and strategies with the single focus of keeping your family alive, safe, and fed during a triggered societal collapse.

Interviews you can watch during this event include: 
* Training Your Mind To Think Clearly In Scenarios
* How To Escape From Unlawful Restraint & Evade Capture
* How To Fortify Your Property & Home Against Looters
* Repelling Armed Gangs With Just 2 Men 
* How To Grow All Your Own Food - Without Irrigation! 
* Locating The Perfect Survival Retreat Or Homestead
* Off-The-Grid Cooking & Food Preservation Solutions 
* How To Grow Enough Food To Feed 22 Adults Per Year
* How To Make Biodiesel When Fuel Pumps Go Down
* Surviving In An Urban Environment After The Collapse
* Building Off-Grid Water & Energy Systems 
* Treating Injuries When The Paramedics Aren't Coming
... And I'm just skimming the surface here.

Topics we’ll be covering during this 5-day event will include:
• How to develop a STRONG ‘Protection Triad’ with detailed Property Security & Threat Planning… Water, Energy, & Fuel Systems… and Self-Reliant Food Production & Storage.
• How to grow your own food supply, without fertilizers, pesticides, or even irrigation. Even if you live in an arid climate.
• How to spot the ideal homestead or survival retreat locations.
• Building concepts for hiding your home in the wilderness.
• Blueprints for setting up your property with its own off-grid water and energy supply.
• Trapping secrets for protecting crops like corn from being stolen by Raccoons, or potatoes from being ravaged by voles.
• How to feed & clothe your family by trapping like the settlers.
• How to protect your loved ones in a world where the police are no longer coming to your rescue.
• Different strategies for defending a suburban versus rural home or property from looters or armed gangs.
• How to fortify your home from being breached. And the skills you need to know to escape from an unlawful restraint or kidnapping.
• Off-grid medical techniques, herbal remedies for fighting potential flu pandemics, how to legally create your own renewable fuels, and much, much more.

Sign up to attend The Survival Summit that kicks off on January 20 or for more information, go here:  www.thesurvivalsummit.com

IMPORTANT:  PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL – IT SHOULD ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTENDING THE SURVIVAL SUMMIT!

Welcome Lloyd,

Thank you for registering for the first-ever Survival Summit, hosted by the founders of ThePrepperProject.com, brothers Chet and Dave Womach.

SURVIVAL SUMMIT - EVENT OVERVIEW:
  • January 20-26th, 2014  (Monday-Saturday)
  • 25+ experts speaking on topics of survival and self-reliance.
  • Interviewed over 6 days.
  • 30+ hours of practical, no BS training for when the SHTF.
  • No travel, you attend 100% online.
HOW TO ATTEND:

To watch the daily interviews when they go live (starting January 20th), you will go here:  
(Bookmark this page + print this email!)

Each day of the event, 5-6 interviews will be made available for you to watch at the location above for a 24-hour period!

New interviews will be made available starting at 9 a.m. (PST) and will be available until 8:59 a.m. (PST) the following day.  

WHAT TIME DOES THE SUMMIT START EACH DAY?

New interviews become available daily, January 20-26th at:
9 a.m. PST / 5 p.m. GMT / 12 Noon EST

WHERE CAN I REVIEW THE SPEAKER SCHEDULE?

The current speaker lineup is available for review here:

CAN I WATCH THE SUMMIT LATER?

Each day’s interviews will be available to watch for a 24-hour period.

After that, they will be available for purchase as part of The Survival Summit  archive package, which will allow you to watch all 25+ interviews at your own pace, as many times as you wish.

It will be available for purchase starting Monday, January 26th here:

CAN I DOWNLOAD THE INTERVIEWS?

These are very large files, so we’re making them available via streaming.

(Over 20,788+ Gigabytes of video footage.  Yah. You don’t want to try downloading it. ;-)  

So if you’d like permanent access to the training videos, we suggest that you consider purchasing UNLIMITED archive access, which will be available starting Monday, January 20th.

You’ll be given INSTANT PASSWORD access to the complete interview archive, with all 25+ interviews, available 24/7 to watch at your convenience.


Plus, we’re planning to toss a few bonus gifts and surprises to those who purchase… details to come! ;-)  

GOT QUESTIONS?

Send questions via email to questions@ thesurvivalsummit.com

WANT TO CHAT ABOUT THE EVENT?

Join the discussion on our Facebook page here:

Otherwise, mark your calendar and be ready to join us for January 20th.

Because you’re only as strong as your plan!

Chet Womach 
Co-Host of TheSurvivalSummit.com

We have no connection to this effort, other than a potential participant.  IF you participate, and have comments, please feel free to share.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Work @K5RAV at W100AW for #ARRL Centennial QSO Party

Happy New Year!

The following is a reminder about the Special Event Station operation
on January 19, 2014.

West Gulf Division Leadership to Operate Special Event Station W100AW

Director Woolweaver and Vice Director Stratton will be operating from
W1AW in Newington, CT with the Special Event Station call, W100AW, on
Sunday, January 19, 2014 beginning at 9:00 AM until 2:00PM CST.  Look
for the WG "Boys" on plus or minus 14.285 (+/-) Mhz USB.  They will
be calling, "CQ West Gulf Division."  If you ever wanted to make a
contact with W1AW, now is your chance!  QSL 100%.

This will be the first opportunity for amateurs to contact the special
event station on a weekend and we expect a high volume of activity.  In
an effort to give WGD members priority, we are establishing a CALL LIST
whereby Division residents can pre-register for the event.   K5RAV and
N5AUS will then work the call list at specific times in hopes that the
propagation will permit contact with those who have pre-registered.

The Call List registration URL is

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gzHHiPrXElN0vdYYBByHOdY95liTDbC2XxSjiKl42PY/viewform


Please visit Call List Registration to pre-register.   Registration
will close at 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 12, 2014 so that we can post
the call list and the time schedules in advance of operation.   All
pre-registrations will be confirmed for contact information to insure
residency.

Real time posting of frequency and operating schedule will be made on
the West Gulf Facebook Page at "ARRL – West Gulf Division" and on
our Twitter Page "ARRL_WGD."

Good Luck.

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ARRL West Gulf Division
Director: David A Woolweaver, K5RAV
k5rav@arrl.org

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Resolve to be #OKready #AltusOK with #Prepared2014



Roughly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions. In 2014, FEMA and the Ad Council are encouraging them to Resolve to be Ready for potential emergencies by committing to make preparedness a year-round family activity.

We’ve enlisted the platform Thunderclap to reach as many people as possible with the #Prepared2014 message. Please help us by adding your support and promoting #Prepared2014 to your social media communities.
Here’s how:





  • Join our Thunderclap message and share a New Year's resolution of preparedness with your followers. How does Thunderclap work? Once you sign up, Thunderclap will sync your social media accounts to release an automatic Facebook post, Tweet or both on January, 1, 2014 at 12:30 PM reminding your friends and followers to make a family emergency plan.





  • Use #Prepared2014 in your social media messaging throughout 2014 to remind friends and followers to be prepared for emergencies all year long.





  • Share preparedness messaging from the Ready Facebook and Twitter feeds.





  • All the info you need to participate can be found at http://www.ready.gov/prepared2014.



  • Thank you for your support!

    FEMA Ready Campaign

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