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Most Recent Peer Awards

OM of the Year:

2018 -- KG5JIM, JIMMY, OM #10245

NET Control of the Month:

JAN-19 -- W6BS, TOM, OM #10522

TOP OP of the month:

JAN-19 -- KF5F, EUGENE, OM #11583

OMISS Awards Issued in the Last 14 Days

 Call  Name  OM Num  Award Name 
KD5BUCHUGO11601State Flag Standings
W9EKKGARY11282Military Service Unit Award - US Army
WD0EDJDENNIS4087Counties
W7TLVTOM7791Millionaire - $2,000,000 Level
KG5CYURICHARD11060State Flag Standings
W7TLVTOM7791Kings and Queens
W7TLVTOM7791Membership
W7TLVTOM779116th Squad
W7TLVTOM779117thSquad
W7TLVTOM7791Company B
W7TLVTOM7791WAS
N3YRZMICHELLE118181st Platoon
KG5JIMJIMMY10245Hook, Line, and Sinker
K7CTMTHOMAS10452Hook, Line, and Sinker
WD5CSKRONALD10641Hook, Line, and Sinker
WA5CATED11055Hook, Line, and Sinker
KB0VHAKEVIN11173Hook, Line, and Sinker
W5ADCHUCK2150Hook, Line, and Sinker
KF7UXBOB2167Hook, Line, and Sinker
KI6WOXMIKE6716Hook, Line, and Sinker
AB0GTJOHN8683Hook, Line, and Sinker
W4DFRDAVE8867Hook, Line, and Sinker
WY6TDON8988Hook, Line, and Sinker
WO4LROBERT977Hook, Line, and Sinker
KD2DMRJEREMY9957Hook, Line, and Sinker
KG5JIMJIMMY10245Patriot Award
AD8DTDAVID11331Patriot Award
WH6SRICHARD6082Patriot Award
WB8RWMBOB7327Patriot Award
AB0GTJOHN8683Patriot Award
W4DFRDAVE8867Patriot Award

2018 OM of the Year      Posted:02/02/2019

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2018 OM of the Year

After a month of voting for the 2018 OM of the Year, the votes are in. Please help me congratulate Jimmy, KG5JIM, OM #10245 as the recipient of this award. Jimmy is a 40M NCS and has called 56 nets in the last year, 20 of which have been in just the last 90 days. During the last year he has checked in 439 times on multiple bands and has served as a relay to help his fellow NCS stations.


Jimmy will receive a plaque on behalf of OMISS as well as lifetime VIP status to commemorate his achievement. The Board of Directors would like to thank Jimmy for his contributions to the society. Thank you to all who took the time to vote for this very prestigious award.


Respectfully,
Carrie L Krueger W9FML 8420
OMISS President

OMISS Board Meeting 02/10/2019      Posted:02/01/2019

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2019 OMISS QSO Party      Posted:01/02/2019

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Full details are here.

Update: Awards Mailing Address Change      Posted:1/1/2019

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Please mail your award applications to WB8GCF.

James D. Kittlesrud, WB8GCF
60 N 550 E
Ephraim, UT 84627

OMISSLE Published - December 2018      Posted:12/30/2018

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The December 2018 issue of the OMISSLE has been published. click here...

2018 OMISS Election Results      Posted:11/19/2018

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2018 ELECTION RESULTS

N4JLT has submitted the election results from the 2018 OMISS Election. They are as follows:

W9FML PRESIDENT
K6HP VICE PRESIDENT
K5ENA TREASURER
W7XTZ SECRETARY
N4JTE DIRECTOR
AB0GT DIRECTOR

Congratulations to Bob and John on being re-elected to serve the society on the Board of Directors. I would also like to thank both Neil and Rob for accepting their nominations and willingness to serve. The officers will begin their term on December 1st.

The first board meeting will be December 9th, 2018 at 7PM on ZOOM. Link to attend will be emailed to those signed up for the OMISS Reflector.

Respectfully Submitted,

Carrie Krueger W9FML
OMISS President

From the OMISS newsletter editor.      Posted:11/7/2018

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OMISS publishes a newsletter quarterly. We are always looking for newsletter content. Please email your submission to the editor at editor@omiss.net... Photos, stories, and articles are welcome.

Not a writer? The O'Missle editor is always looking for news TIPS which might lead to newsletter articles. Have you been involved in something OMISS or Amateur Radio related that might be of interest to the membership? Are you aware of another OMISS member who has been involved in something along those same lines? Submit your news TIPS to editor@omiss.net

2018 OMISS Scholarship Awarded      Posted:06/16/2018

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On behalf of the OMISS Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate KI0E (ex KI7PWQ) on being selected to receive the very first OMISS Scholarship. Kim Gross was selected as this years recipients having met the qualifications set forth by the OM Board of directors.


1) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States but without regard to gender, race, national origin, handicap status or any other factor, and must be performing at a high academic level (grade point average of 3.0 or higher). Special consideration will be given if applicant is an adult beginning or returning to college. Applicant must be enrolled in classes that will result in earning a total of 6 credits or more per semester.

2) Applicant must hold a valid FCC-issued General Class or higher Amateur Radio license.

3) Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university and pursuing a degree in a Science, Math, Engineering or Technology-related field.

4) Preference will be given to the previous year’s recipient if s/he reapplies and continues to meet eligibility requirements.

5) Recipients are to provide OMISS members with a brief report on his/her educational studies and Amateur Radio activities at the end of the school year. Recipients are also asked to check into a net to learn about OMISS, and consider membership in OMISS.

These are just a few of the qualifications.

Kim resides in ID with his wife and kids. Both his wife and his son have a ham radio license. We are proud to help Kim pursue his career as a STEM major and look forward to seeing him on the air.


Respectfully,


Carrie Krueger W9FML OM# 8420

OMISS PRESIDENT

Note: A copy of the ARRL announcement letter may be downloaded and viewed by clicking on this thumbnail.

OMISS iPhone App Updated to Support iOS 11      Posted:10/10/17

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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of an updated OMISS App for the iPhone to support iOS 11.

This free App was created to provide members moblie access to key information from the OMISS website.

Click on the App Store badge to download.

App Store


Note: iOS 8.0 or greater is required to install and run this App.

OMISS Android App Released      Posted:03/29/13

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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the OMISS App for the Android.

This free App was created to provide members moblie access to key information from the OMISS website.

Click on the Google Play badge to download.

Android app on Google Play


Note: Android 2.2 or greater is required to install and run this App.

Father Time Award      Posted:01/18/13

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We have created a report to aid members in working for the Father Time Award.

The report shows the last known checkin date for Father Time Stations.

You can find it here.

It is also linked under the Award Rules for the Father Time Award.

V T Y Q N ???      Posted:02/19/2011

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There have been some additions to the OMISS.prf file used by NetLogger. The goal is to provide additional information about who can be worked for which awards.

In addition to the GIB (good in bureau) information and M D E F P codes you will also see:

V - To designate an OMISS VIP who can be worked for the VIP award
(see complete award rules)

T - To designate a Top Op of the Month award recipient who can be
worked at any time for the Kings and Queens Award


There are three more codes which are not award specific, but recognize individual honors or accomplishments, and also signifies a station that can either help with 'whatever', or probably knows who can.

Y - To designate an OM of the Year Award recipient

Q - To designate an NCS of the Quarter Award or NCS of the Month recipient

N - To designate a Certified OMISS Net Control Station


And remember, if this does not work out for some reason, we can always go back to the old way.

ShareThis!      Posted:01/24/2011

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ShareThis
All pages on the OMISS web site now have a ShareThis icon in the top right corner. By clicking on the ShareThis link, you can share the page you are looking at with whomever you like in whatever format you choose. Email it, txt it, Facebook it, Blog it, Tweet it -- ShareThis supports them all.
Why not give it a try today?

Updated: RSS on the OMISS website      Posted:01/15/2011

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RSSToday I created an RSS feed for the OMISS News and Information page.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Wikipedia has a very good introductory article on RSS here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss

One use of RSS is to allow web sites to gather information from each other and publish it. Ever wonder how Google and Yahoo! gather their headlines stories? RSS.

Another common use is for end users to subscriber to RSS feeds from multiple sources (web sites, blogs, online newspapers and magazines) and present it in an aggregated form with links back to the original source.

Why should you care? Well if you use iGoogle or MyYahoo!, for example, you can add the OMISS RSS feed right to your page and see whats new without having to go to the OMISS web site.

You might want to give RSS a try. Just look for the RSS icon!

OMISS Net Checkin Archive      Posted:1/14/2011

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The OMISS website now has an archive of Checkin lists.
The archive includes OMISS nets held on or after 1/1/2011 (UTC).
To access the Archive.

1. Point your browser to http://omiss.net/Facelift/listCheckinHistory.php (A permanent link will soon be added to the menu system)

2. Select a net from the list and click Submit or press Enter. (As the list grows you will need to scroll the page or use CTRL-F to locate the net that interests you.)

3. The Checkin list, summary, and graph appear. To view the checkin's on a Google map click the Map It! item on the OMISS Tools sidebar. The map can be scrolled or zoomed in/out using the map controls.

Important notes:
*Not all nets are listed.* -- NCS stations are not required to use Netlogger, in which case there would be nothing to archive. In order for a net to be listed, the NCS must send out the checkin list via the OMISS website. (We are almost at 100% compliance with this process.) Nothing can be done to recover any *missing* nets.

*Some nets have multiple entries.* -- This is most likely because the list was uploaded more than once, perhaps to correct a problem. Please report what you believe to be duplicate net entries to the webmaster for investigation.

TUNING UP?      Posted:11/01/2010

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Some thoughts about tuning up for the net.

Click HERE to read.

The OMISS Theme Song!      Posted:03/25/2010

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Just when you thought you had heard it all...



Kudos to N4JTE Bob, #1440
Download it here...(Right Click - Save Link As...)

OMISS Member Plaque Available!      Posted:12/13/09

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OMISS Plaque
Here is something every OMISS member should be proud to own and display.

We asked Bill K5YRT at www.hamplaques.com if he had ever considered offering an OMISS organizational plaque and he came up with a really nice product offering that you can purchase on the web at: http://hamplaques.com/clubs.htm

This is something you can even ask the XYL to buy for that "Ham that has everything." (i.e. you) it is fairly priced, it doesn't take up a lot of space, and it is100% guaranteed not to cause TVI, hi hi. Click on the image above for a larger view...

OMISS has nothing to do with the pricing or payment, so please direct any of those questions to Bill K5YRT.

LOGic9 Software Supports OMISS      Posted:01/01/09

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LOGic ham radio software

The folks over at Hosenose.com have incorporated support for OMISS into their products for years, so we decided to reciprocate.

LOGic 9 can programmatic-ally import the OMISS roster and track ANY OMISS award.

Click the banner ad and read for yourself. (There is even a free demo.)

Cheap QSL Cards.      Posted:12/15/08

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Cheap QSLs

How many of you know that "Cheap QSL's" is run by one of our own members? Hal, K6RF #5240 has special pricing on QSL cards for OMISS Members. I just sent him a few more OMISS logos to use, so if you're looking for a card that has the OMISS look, check out his web page at http://cheapqsls.com/club_omiss.htm.

OMISS Mugs      Posted:02/01/00

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OMISS MugOMISS Mugs Available!

After working with Rick, NV5A "The Signman of Baton Rouge" on a design for an OMISS Mug, we have come up with one that any OMISS Member would be proud to display in the shack - or at work!

To view the mug and/or place an order for one, surf on over to: http://www.thesignman.com/clubs/omiss.html and see what you think. OMISS has nothing to do with the pricing or payment, so please direct any of those questions to Rick, NV5A.


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OMISS Scholarship Information      Posted:01/01/9999

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OMISS is partnering with the ARRL (as administrator) to provide The Old Man International Sideband Society Scholarship.

Endowed through the generosity of the Old Man International Sideband Society (OMISS), this scholarship is intended exclusively for educational use, to provide assistance with the cost of tuition, room, board, books and/or other fees essential to the higher education of the recipient.

Complete information including eligibility requirements and application procedures is available in this download.

OMISS Mug

Want a nice addition to your shack to sip your coffee from? You can purchase an OMISS coffee mug from "The Sign Man" [click here].

Another way to get one of these mugs is to be voted Top OP of the Month!