Welcome to the K5EOK
Edmond Amateur Radio Society
(EARS) Website!

Formed in 1957, the Edmond Amateur Radio Society is a full-service amateur radio club. We assist our community with emergency and weather nets, as well as parade staging and communication. We conduct licensing classes and technical workshops, and actively participate in HF operations such as Field Day and special events. We run weekly nets on VHF/UHF and HF and have numerous social events throughout the year. For more information, please check out our About Us tab.
Our board meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the Edmond Community Center, 28 E. Main St., Edmond, OK 73034. See Map

We encourage you to come participate in our monthly meetings, which are open to all, including non-members.
You can contact us by email: k5eok@k5eok.org

HF Report

Read the latest HF Report posted every Monday afternoon by Dick Rouse, KE5TGZ.

Monday Night Information Net

Check in on 147.135+ and 443.425+ at 8 pm for the latest information.antenna1 small

Out of town on business or vacation? Have access to the internet? Good news, you can listen to the Monday Night Information net at 8 pm on
K5EOK 147.1350 MHz Edmond ARS repeater - live audio feed around the clock.

Route 66 10-10 HF NET
The Route 66 10-10 HF Net is an informal net conducted each Monday evening on 28.390 USB, immediately following the 2 meter Information net
at approximately 8:30 PM. Get your kicks on 10 meters.

EARS News and Updates

EARS Repeater Policies and Procedures

All EARS members and other hams are required to abide by the EARS Repeater Policies and Procedures when using the EARS repeaters.
Please read the EARS Repeater Policies and Procedures in order to avoid improper transmissions.

Ham Radio Assistance Hotline

If you are a new ham, or perhaps a not-so-new ham who needs assistance with setting up equipment/antennas, or who has operational questions, contact the club at hamradioassistance@k5eok.org and we will do whatever we can to assist.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon April 30, 2017 Update

A huge thanks to all who volunteered for the 2017 Marathon. It was a big success despite all the challenges from mother nature. I also want to say thanks to all those that worked more than one assignment and to those who called Net Control to see if they were needed anywhere else after their initial assignment was finished. Despite having several cancellations due to work, health problems and family problems we made it work and work well. Hams always improvise and make things work and we did that today. I appreciate everyone who volunteered.

All races except the full marathon were sold out. 25,700+ runners.

The hot wash brought up some good points about everything that went well and what we needed to improve on. I’ll get the notes I took put into a form that makes sense and we can work on them before our next event.

The Marathon is sending out a survey to all the runners and they will compile it and send me the results. I will forward it so we can see how the runners felt things went.

There was the Communications chairman from the Boston Marathon and they had over 200 Hams who each carried 3 radios – a ham radio, a commercial radio and an 800mHz radio. We get the job done with just Ham radios. It will be interesting to see what they have to say. If I get a report I will pass it on.

Again, Thanks so much for all that all of you did to make everything work.

Thanks for volunteering for A Run To Remember

Mike Rockey KE5EQC
Public Safety Communications Chairman.

EARS HF Elmer Class Suggestions

Do you have a suggestion for the next HF Elmer class to review? We would love to hear from you! Please provide your suggestion below and it will be forwarded to Brian, AE5MT who coordinates these bi-monthly classes. Click on HF Elmer Class Suggestions to fill out the form.

    Starting now, all hams can register as a LibertyFest volunteer, please fill out the 2017 Liberty Fest Volunteer Form. Thank you for volunteering!

    LibertyFest events:

  • Car Show - Saturday June 24 - 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Rodeo Day 1 - Saturday June 24 - 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Rodeo Day 2 - Sunday June 25 - 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Taste of Edmond - Sunday July 2 - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Fireworks Perimeter - Monday July 3 & Tuesday July the 4th
  • Parade - Tuesday July 4 - 5:30 AM to Noon
  • Fireworks - Tuesday July 4 - 5:00 PM to end of show (show start 9:00)

2016 Ham Of The Year - Bob Coxsey, KM5GZ

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Licensed in 1995 as KC5RBN, Bob Coxsey has been an active member of EARS since that time.

He earned his Extra Class license in 1996 and kept his Advanced KM5GZ call. He has served on the Board for years and has served as Net Manager for more than a decade. Bob is a Volunteer Examiner, a long-time siren test participant and Jerry James' Right-Hand man at the LibertyFest parade.

Bob is a regular Net Control Operator for the 2m Information Net and the Route 66 10-10 Net on 28.390. He is known for his love of vintage Swans, and is a Go-To man for anything antenna related. At age 72, Bob looks retirement in the eye and says "Who me?!" He still works actively as auto mechanic at Bob Howard Chevrolet where he has worked 51 years.

Congratulations to Bob Coxsey, EARS Ham of the Year for 2016!

Mike Campbell, W5KSU (right) presented Bob Coxsey with the 2016 Ham of the Year plaque at the EARS Christmas Dinner.

Check it out!

From QRZ.COM: Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR

The Next 30 Days

For a complete list of our board meetings and events, please check our calendar.

July 1, 2017 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Clay, WA6LBU at sirens@k5eok.org.

Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.

July 1, 2017 - V.E. Test Session
9:30 am at Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St., Room 219

The V.E. test session will be held at the Downtown Community Center located at Main & Littler in Edmond.
Testing starts in Room 219 at 9:30 A.M. RSVP HERE FOR TESTING PLEASE! We will accept walk-ins. If no one RSVPs for testing however no test session will be held.

Got questions? Click on the RSVP link for answers.
Contact Ralph Turner by email: vetesting@k5eok.org

Exam Fee: $15.00
Bring a copy of your current license to give to the V.E.s
Bring a photo ID & a copy of it
Bring any CSCE's showing credit for any tests taken recently
July 11, 2017 - Board Meeting
7:00 PM at the Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St.
The EARS Board of Directors monthly meeting will be held in the Edmond Community Center. Go in the north doors and check the events glass display for the room number.
All are invited, including non-members.
July 21, 2017 - Ham Holiday
OKC location pending
July 21st thru July 22nd
Check the EARS website for updates.