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, 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:
DAREN, W5DTB #11040
MICHAEL, W1ELK #11041
JEREMY, KE0JCQ #11042
HUGH, KA5KLX #11043
STAN, WA5CAM #11044
and GERALD, W9MET #11045!
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OMISS OPERATES ON THE FOLLOWING FREQUENCIES AND TIMES, PLUS OR MINUS QRM AND PROPAGATION:
The OMISS All Band Coordinator is , DAVE, #8641
Net Time & Frequency
|160m||0400z ---> 1.930 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Sat & Sun * **||, ROBERT, #977|
|80m||0300z ---> 3.825 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Daily||, AARON, #8751|
|80m Late||0500z ---> 3.825 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Sat & Sun * **||, AARON, #8751|
|40m||0100z ---> 7.185 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Daily||, JACOB, #10028|
|40m Late||0400z ---> 7.185 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Sat & Sun *||, JACOB, #10028|
|20m||1830z ---> 14.290 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Daily||, JIM, #8016|
|17m||1900z ---> 18.158 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Sat & Sun *||, CLAUDE, #9757|
|15m||1700z ---> 21.395 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Sat & Sun *||, DAVE, #8641|
|10m||1800z ---> 28.665 MHz (+/- 7 kHz)||Sat & Sun *||, 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.
We are in need of volunteers to become NCS stations for OMISS. If you would be willing to help please contact one of the above listed Band Coordinators for more information.
For a "hard copy" of information on OMISS, send a #10 size SASE envelope, with two units of first class postage, to:
(*NOTE - DX Stations need not send SASE - just a current mailing address)
Membership InformationTo 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:
Peter Mann, KF5RD
722 South 138 East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74108
Method 2 - Apply Online: Applications and fees may be submitted electronically.
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.