Many years ago, the amateur radio clubs in the Oklahoma City area started an event now known as the “All Ham Dinner.” This dinner allows about 60 hams to get together, eat dinner, and communicate with each other. This dinner happens on the third Thursday of January, the Second Saturday of May (to miss Hamvention), and the Third Saturday of September at 6:00 p.m.
The Next Dinner
The next All Ham Dinner will be held on January 18, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. This dinner will be at the Golden Palace Buffet at 1224 South Air Depot Boulevard, Oklahoma City. (405) 737-7118. The Golden Palace is on the east side of Air Depot Blvd, just north of SE 15th St. No RSVP is needed; show up, get your meal, and join the fun in their banquet room in the back.
To spread the load and fun of hosting these dinners, the member clubs of CORA take turns organizing the event. Each club sponsors one about every two years. The hosting club selects the location and arranges a restaurant to host the 60 people who show up. Also, the host club makes a presentation and then facilitates a round-robin discussion by all clubs. Each club presents its recent activities or requests assistance at a future event.
OCAPA sponsors this meeting. The sponsoring club sets up the logistics for the evening and emcees the event. Activities from each club in attendance are discussed to provide information exchange among groups.
Future Dinner Dates
- January 18, 2024 – Mid-Del
- May 9, 2024 – EARS
- September 15, 2024 – SCARS
- January 18, 2025 – ACARA
- May 22, 2025 – OCAPA