Information / News

Most Recent Peer Awards

OM of the Year:

2016 -- K9WVL, TIM, OM #8881

NET Control of the Month:

NOV-17 -- KB6TSQ, DON, OM #8988

TOP OP of the month:

OCT-17 -- WL7X, KEN, OM #7889

OMISS Awards Issued in the Last 14 Days

 Call  Name  OM Num  Award Name 
ND8FHOMER774US Presidents Last Name Award
WD5CSKRONALD106411st Batallion
KA4TLCRICKY1825Military Service Unit Award - US Air Force

OMISS Scholarship Information      Posted:11/30/2017

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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 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.

OMISSLE Published - September 2017      Posted:09/28/2017

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The September 2017 issue of the OMISSLE has been published. click here...

2017 OMISS QSOP Party RESULTS are in      Posted:01/08/2017

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Complete information can be found here.

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.


Webmaster says:      Posted:01/01/00

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When sending corrections or news items for the web site, be sure to include the web address (URL) for the pages you are correcting.

Frequently, it is difficult to find content without knowing which pages to look at. Please send all corrections and news items to the address at the bottom of this page.

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!