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 at K5EOK dot ORG (spelled out to avoid emailbots).

Special Event W1AW/5 OKLAHOMA

OPERATORS NEEDED FOR W1AW/5 OKLAHOMA2014 K5EOK W1AW/5 ScheduleInstructions for sign up and operations.

Welcome Visitors! Edmond Amateur Radio Society, assisting Oklahoma DX Association, is coordinating the second week of operation of W1AW/5 from the state of Oklahoma. If you are visiting our site to find out about the operation, click on the link titled “2014 K5EOK W1AW/5 Schedule” which will take you to our web-based spreadsheet. As the operation begins, we have 29 operators located around the state who will be trying their best to give you the contact you need from Oklahoma. Some of our operators are very experienced contesters and DXers, and some are beginners; our stations run the gamut from 100 watts and a wire antenna to QRO with towers and beams. We are going to do our best to give you that contact, and all we ask is that you have patience and treat our lesser-experienced operators with the courtesy that you would like to receive if you were standing in our shoes (as no doubt many of you have). We are here to serve you and to have fun. 73 and GL to all. / The W1AW/5 Oklahoma Crew

Greetings to all Oklahoma amateur radio operators. As you probably are aware, the American Radio Relay League, in conjunction with its Centennial QSO party celebrating 100 years of existence as an organization of, by and for U.S. amateur radio operators, has authorized each state and territory to operate using the famous callsign W1AW. Each state has been given two weeks of operation. Oklahoma's first week of W1AW/5 operation came in early January, when K5CM and others did a great job handing out contacts to the multitudes.

Oklahoma's second week begins August 13 Zulu (August 12 CDST). Edmond Amateur Radio Society, assisting the Oklahoma DX Association, is coordinating the second week of operation in our state and is looking for volunteers to operate on as many bands, modes and times as possible.

Our goals are 1) to give as many other operators around the country and the world a second chance to put W1AW/5 OK in the log for the WAS W1AW award and 2) to give as many OK operators as possible the chance to participate in what is truly an historic and unprecedented operating event.

From the Ham Holiday 2014 forums: Sam, W5CU presents

HF Report

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

EARS News and Updates

Hey folks, The Ham Shack launched a new website Oklahoma Amateur Radio Supply! Check it out and let them know what you think.

From QRZ.COM: Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR

Our annual Technician Licensing Class starts September 16, enroll online now!

The EARS Official Polo Shirt information has been moved to the Members page.

Congratulations to Justin R. Holder, KF5ZTW of Guthrie, OK, recipient of $500 scholarship awarded by the Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship for 2014.
Justin is currently attending UCO.

From The Edmond Sun: Edmond 'radio hams' join in national deployment

The Next 30 Days

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

TODAY - HF Elmer Net
7:15 pm Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St., Room 219
Check in on the 147.135+ repeater at 7:15 pm for the HF Elmer program.

TODAY - Monday Night Information Net
8:00 pm Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St., Room 219
Check in on 147.135+ and 443.425+ at 8 pm for the latest information. antenna1 small

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.
September 6, 2014 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Carey, N5RM at sirens at k5eok dot org.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.

September 6, 2014 - 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. No walk-ins, RSVP FOR TESTING PLEASE!. Contact Larry by email: W5MPA at ARRL dot Net

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
September 9, 2014 - 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.