Welcome to the OMISS Homepage!

Here you can find everything you need to know to get the most enjoyment out of OMISS. You can find answers to questions about Membership, Awards, Contests, and many other topics. We hope you will find this site useful, and that it will help you learn more about OMISS and who we are. Most of all, we hope it will help you have MORE FUN on the OMISS Nets!

OMISS 101

OMISS, or “Old Man International Sideband Society,” has been operating list-type awards nets on the General Amateur bands since 1981. Want to get your WAS quickly? This is a great place to get it done. Do you like to work lots of stations for unique awards? We have several challenging awards to work for, each with an attractive certificate to hang on your wall. Do you like contesting? We hold an annual QSO Party and invite the whole Amateur community. More information is available in our information brochure (see link on the left).

Meet our Newest Members:

  • MICHAEL, N5XTH #9502

  • RANDALL, WB0RQF #9503

  • CRAIG, W8HQ #9504

  • RICKY, KB0JJB #9505

  • MICHAEL, KM4BHB #9506

  • JAMES, KD8QOG #9507

  • N. HOYEL, KD0ZWJ #9508

  • SERGIO, AK9S #9509

  • DONALD, KK4VLO #9510

  • DANIEL, KC9WDQ #9511

  • ROBERT, KA5DON #9512

  • RICHARD, K9RIC #9513

  • RONALD, KC9YVL #9514

  • TERRANCE, KG7NFD #9515

  • and DARYLL, N1YZO #9516!

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OMISS OPERATES ON THE FOLLOWING FREQUENCIES AND TIMES, PLUS OR MINUS QRM AND PROPAGATION:


Band
Freq
Day
UTC
Net Coordinator
160M  1.930 MHz Sat & Sun ** * 0400 , DAL, #5549
 80M  3.942 MHz Daily 0200 , DAL, #5549
 80M Late  3.942 MHz Sat & Sun ** * 0500 , DAL, #5549
 40M  7.185 MHz Daily 0100 , CARRIE, #8420
 40M Late  7.185 MHz Sat & Sun * 0400 , CARRIE, #8420
 20M 14.290 MHz Daily 1830 , THAD, #8594
 17M 18.158 MHz Sat & Sun * 1900 , CARRIE, #8420
 15M 21.395 MHz Sat & Sun * 1700 , WILLIAM, #8513
 10M 28.665 MHz Sat & Sun * 1800 , DAVID, #7380

* And Monday if it is a Legal Holiday, plus New Years Day, 4th of July, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

** The Winter schedule will begin the last week-end in October and complete the 1st week-end in April.

Days and times are in UTC. Nets that are Friday night local are displayed as Sat UTC.

Net Control Stations Needed!  Please contact , DAL, #5549 if you can help out once in a while or regularly.


For a "hard copy" of information on OMISS, send a #10 size SASE envelope, with two units of first class postage, to:

   OMISS Information
   Ken Whitehouse, N4JLT
   480 Boone Trail
   Danville, KY 40422

(*NOTE - DX Stations need not send SASE - just a current mailing address)


Membership Information

To apply for membership (application), you must first work or be worked by any two members during any OMISS Net.
Once this requirement is met, you can apply for membership by using one of two methods:

Method 1 - Apply By U.S. Mail: Fill out an application and send a check (one-time fee for life, not annually recurring) for $7.00 along with a copy of your log info concerning those two contacts to:

K5ENA
John S Campbell
3505 S Jamestown Ave
Tulsa OK 74135-1843

Method 2 - Apply Online: Applications and fees may be submitted electronically.

Enter your Callsign here and click the Apply Now button.

Please do not include SASE's for QSL Cards with your membership application - the membership address is not the same as the QSL Buro. For more information on the free QSL Buro, read the QSL Bureau section.

 

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Netlogger

Many of our members use a logging program called "Netlogger." It not only logs the contacts you make on OMISS Nets (or various other nets), but it also shows a "live" list of who is currently checked in to a given net. This is a popular utility to see who is on that you may need to work!

Click here to read more on our Netlogger FAQ page.