Area Ham Interests/Assistance Registry

Area Ham Interests/Assistance Registry

Your ham radio needs can be better served by letting the clubs and fellow hams know your interests, areas you need help, or areas you can assist other club members. Eligibility to list your interests in this registry is as follows:

  • OCRA & DFMA club members who have completed an interest survey.
  • Non member licensed hams completing an interest survey at an OCRA or DFMA club meeting

Once entered into the registry, if you need to update your listing, use your registry private access link to update your profile, or at the next OCRA or DFMA meeting, enter your updates on an interest survey form.

Hams already listed can do an online update, using their access link obtained by clicking here and following the directions listed. The OCRA & DFMA clubs will use this information to plan meeting presentations, club work sessions, web site articles and encourage interested hams to participate in the combined OCRA/DFMA ARRL Field Day..

     Interest Summary from 59 Member Profiles


              Antennas - EZNEC COAX Ladderline Connectors Tuners Stealth         30
              APRS - Automatic Packet Reporting System                           7
              ARES - Click here, then "ARES Nets & Training" Folder              15
              AuxComm/EmComm - Area Nets Training                                10
              CERT - Community Emergency Response Team                           7
              Contesting                                                         9
              CW - Frequency Band Plan                                           10
              Digital -  JT65, PKS31, RTTY, Winlink,WSJT, and others             12
              DMR - Digital Mobile Radio                                         3
              DXing                                                              23
              Field Day                                                          0
              Mobile Ops                                                         0
              Nets/Net Control Click here, then "ARES Nets & Training" Folder    0
              Public Service                                                     0
              QRP (Low Power)                                                    0
              Remote Station Ops                                                 0
              Repeaters - Area Repeater Listing                                  11
              Repeater Crew                                                      0
              Satellite Ops - AMSAT Satellite_Contacts Frequencies               0
              SOTA - Summits on the Air in North America                         3
              SSB - Frequency Band Plan                                          12
              Vintage Radio - Vintage Radio Boulevard                            0

Bands of Interest


          160m-5; 80m-12; 40m-18; 30m-11; 20m-19; 15m-11; 10m-17; 6m-13; 1.25m-0 70cm-9

Member Profile “Interests and Assistance Needed”  Accessable via  Private Access Link

 

59 Hams in the Area Listing Interests with 20 Needing Assistance

Call SignFirst NameLast NameOCRADFMAInterestsAssistance Needed
W3AHL Steve Ahlbom yes yes Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
KN4CSN Michael Austin yes no Field Day, Public Service
W4JWA James Austin yes yes Digital, Field Day
N4GF Roger Barr yes yes Antennas, Contesting, Mobile Ops
NA4VY David Belt yes yes Install, Wire Antenna
AK4W Ed Best yes yes APRS, antennas
N8BR Bill Bischoff yes yes Antennas, CW, Field Day, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m Operate, HF Station, Vehicle Antenna, Multiband, Tower, 160m
KN4QCC Onda Blevins no no Antennas, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Operate, Mobile Unit, Remote Station
KM4MDR John Boone yes yes DX, Field Day
KS4VX Roger Boyles yes no Antennas, Contesting, Digital, DX, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 80m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, 2m, HF propagation
KA5JUJ Martin Brody yes yes Antennas, DX, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m Operate, HF Station, Wire Antenna
KN4DRN Michael Canada yes yes Antennas, DX, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Satellite Ops
W4ORD Lad Carrington yes no Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Repeater Crew, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm
KK4BPH Mike Carwile yes yes Antennas
WX4WNC Adam Caudill yes yes Auxcomm, Digital
KN4JYP Kathy Chavis yes no Antennas, ARES, CW, Field Day, Public Service, Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm Operate, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Connectors, Tower, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m
K4CTD Shawn Conver no yes ARES, Digital, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, antennas Stealth Antenna, 2m, 70cm, build
KN4PAL Forrest Covington yes no SSB, 10m, 6m, antennas
KM4NOU Joel Dunn yes no Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Repeaters, 40m
KR4UB Dan Eddleman yes yes Antennas, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, FT-8 Builder/Maintainer of OCRA repeaters for 20 years; Need new hams to fullfill this role. Time, skill building, & long term commitment required.
KN4EVB Andy Grubbs yes no DX, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Disaster Prep
K0STV Steven Harris yes no Antennas, DX, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, SSB, 40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 2m, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Stealth Antenna
KM4WXW Jeffrey Jagoda yes no Auxcomm, Field Day, Public Service
AC4RD Ken Kenzenski yes no APRS, Contesting, DX, Mobile Ops, antennas
W4BOH Wilson Lamb yes yes Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, Repeater Crew, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, Offering help with HF tube operation
KN4BTI Mark McClish yes no Public Service, antennas
N1LN Bruce Meier yes no Antennas, ARES, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, SSB, 160m, 80m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
N1YXU Laurie Meier yes no ARES, CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service
K4WCV Bob Milback no yes Repeaters, 6m
N6WJM Jim Musson yes no Build, HF Station, Wire Antenna
W4AEN Ed Neely yes no Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m Decision, Install, Wire Antenna, Feedline, Grounding
AJ2X Mark Nelson no yes Field Day, QRP (Low Power), Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 6m, 2m FT-8, other digital modes, why, how, equipment
KN4QOT David Parker, Jr. yes no APRS, Auxcomm, Contesting, Digital, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SOTA, antennas
WA4UJM Wally Pasour no yes Antennas, CW, DX, Field Day, Vintage Radio
KV4ZR Loren Peters yes yes CW, Digital, DX, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
KG4CFX Christopher Pope yes yes ARES, Auxcomm, DMR, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
KU4GC Dee Ramm yes yes Antennas, Digital, DX, paper chase
WB4OSU Sherri Rapp yes no Digital, Field Day, 40m, PSK-31, FT-8
N4KW Pete Raymond yes no Antennas, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, 160m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, antennas
N2OKP Phillip Rifkin no no VE Session Examinee
N2XZF Paul Robertson yes yes Antennas, DMR, DX, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, 20m, 10m Wire Antenna
W4HIY Chris Rupp no no Can help with new ham project Decision, HT Unit, Mobile Unit, Selection of new rig for local use
KE4LYK Charles Schoon yes no Contesting, DX, Field Day, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, antennas, mobile, 3D art software, computer programming, electronics, politics
KA2WDL Philip Sheridan yes no ARES, Contesting, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Repeaters, Getting started Decision, Mobile Unit
K4PHS Peter Slugg yes yes APRS, Field Day
N3UZ James Smith,Jr no yes Antennas Install, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Multiband, 2m
KD4YJZ Karen Snyder yes yes ARES, CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, 10m Operate
W1KES Keith Stouder yes no CW, DX, Field Day, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 20m
KJ4VWG Sam Tannous yes yes APRS, ARES, Contesting, Digital, Remote Station Ops, SDR, ADS-B, Radio Astronomy, NEC2 Internals
KN4BBA Bob Thibodeau, Jr. no yes ARES, Auxcomm, 80m, 40m, 2m, 70cm, antennas Decision, Operate, Wire Antenna
W4AIR Daryl Thompson yes no Antennas, DX, Mobile Ops, 20m
KA2DEW Tadd Torborg yes no Repeaters, Vhf Packet Radio
W4KSZ Jim Wallace no yes DX, Field Day
KE4UVJ Don Watt no yes ARES, CERT HF Station
KN4EOO Richard Wenklar yes yes Auxcomm, CERT, DMR, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Repeaters
KA5ETS Doug White yes yes CW, Digital, antennas, FT8
KW4JY Calvin Whitt yes no digital, antennas
W4LMW David Wright yes no Antennas, ARES, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, SDR, 2m Install, Operate, Mobile Unit, Tower, 2m
K4AAI Jay Zaragoza yes no Antennas, SSB, Vintage Radio Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Connectors, Grounding, Tower, Getting back on air

 

Recent Posts

OCRA Membership Meeting – May 13, 2019

Treasurer Report:

Dan (KR4UB) Balance is still strong, current membership is 67 with 30 needing renewing.   The cost for maintaining our repeater is increasing. The high cost of tower climbers is one reason OCRA maintains a heathy financial balance.  You can easily assist in keeping our financial balance strong.  For those who purchase from Amazon and want to add to OCRA’s coffers, Amazon Smile donates 0.5% to eligible charitable organizations.  For more information, please visit the following site.

DurHam Fest:

The 45th Annual Durham Fest occurs over Memorial Weekend.  OCRA will provide a table to sell members items.  We would ask for a small donation or percentage of sales to off-set the cost of the table.  Admission is $5 and prizes may be won.  For more information, please scroll down for more information.

Repeater:

The OCRA 442.150 MHz PL 131.8 repeater is programmed to notify the club of cancellation due to poor weather.  We encourage all members to listen for announcements and check the groups.io email reflector if storms are present on meeting days.

Field Day – June 22-23:

Field day will again be hosted on Wilson’s (W4BOH) property over the weekend of June 22-23. 

Bruce (N1LN) Station setup will occur on Friday, June 21.  Band captains are responsible for procuring the necessary bill of material and station coverage throughout the event. Please register your station of interest and availability on the website under Events, OCRA/DFMA Field Day Signup Summary.  Again, Elecraft radios are the standard for this year.  Band captains that borrowed radios last year need to ensure their availability again this year.

Bruce will provide N1MM logging software instruction training in June.

Steve (W3AHL) mentioned wireless connectivity for multiple computers with N1MM is difficult to manage.  However with the laptops donated for Field Day by Adam Caudill (WX4WNC) this will be much easier. Thanks to Adam!  The computers will contain a standard configuration image, providing a more stable and consistent approach for management.  

Bruce will provide N1MM software training in June.  Elecraft radios are rig of choice, making interfacing and configuration easier.

John (KM4MDR) will be facilitating Potluck on Friday around 6:00 PM night.  Saturday 5:00 dinner and Sunday breakfast. Attendees will need to prepay for meals. Please see payment options and meal details on the 2019 Field Day post.

Field Day Materials – Operators may want to have present the following as conditions are likely to be hot and humid.

  1.  Helmet – if assisting with tower construction and placement
  2.  Gloves
  3.  Safety kit
  4. Water bottle
  5. Bug spray
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Hat
  8. Smile
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