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).
EARS News and Updates
Ham Holiday 2015
Ham Holiday 2015 is now in the books. The Board had started searching for a new home before the venue threw us a few curves this year. Friday was challenging and Saturday had a few bumps, but the ham spirit prevailed. The vendors all had a good show and two more have committed for next year.
I would like to say "thank you" to everyone who came out and those who worked the show. I'll add a special "thanks" to NN1N, ARRL Director of Field Operations Dave Patton for a great presentation at our banquet.
I can't wait for next year!
Charles R. "Dick" Rouse
The Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship
Congratulations to James B. Wood, W5EMP
of Muldrow, Oklahoma, who received a $500 scholarship from the Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship for 2015.
The Allen and Bertha Watson Scholarship is managed by ARRL. One college student who meets the requirements
set by the EARS club, will be selected each year.
Donations for the scholarship are welcome.
From The Edmond Sun: "The best seat in the house" by Kari Tompkins, KG5COX
The LibertyFest fireworks, the traditional ending to Edmond’s week-long Independence Day celebration, brought the event to a successful ending, thanks in part to volunteers like members of the Edmond Amateur Radio Society.
Saturday evening, the volunteers monitored the taped-off areas of campus, keeping members of the public away from the more dangerous areas, where fireworks were stored as well as the places where unexploded shells might have been thrown following the show.
Earlier Saturday, the EARS club helped parade entries find places they needed to be, ensuring that no one who wanted to ride a float or march in the parade got missed.
The club joined more that 500 people who regularly volunteer to keep all of the events running smoothly, from the rodeo and Miss LibertyFest pageant, to Taste of Edmond and the annual parade.
LibertyFest relies on volunteers for every event to run as smoothly as possible.
For their efforts, volunteers get the satisfaction of helping a event that has been nationally-rated as one of the top 10 July 4 festivals in the United States. And, in the case of fireworks volunteers, the chance to sit right up front for a spectacular pyrotechnical display.
Want to learn Morse Code? Update
Howard Wise, WD5IDB will be conducting his Morse Code class for all interested hams as long as they show up.
Classes are on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM except the first Saturday of the month (because that is VE Testing day as well as storm siren test day) at the EARS classroom in the Edmond Downtown community center.
If you're interested, drop in on a class or contact Howard directly: Howard87@cox.net, 405-285-7157
Amateur Radio Service to Scouting Award
Congratulations to John Dronberger, N5YZA
who was presented the Amateur Radio Service to Scouting Award by Doug Cook, KD5PDN for his awesome work with the Boy Scouts and JOTA.
After presenting the award, Doug Cook, KD5PDN did a powerpoint presentation on Radio Scouting and its growing popularity at the May 12th EARS board meeting.
One of the many services E.A.R.S. provides to the City of Edmond is storm spotting when hazardous weather happens. If you would like to be a storm spotter or need a refresher course, go to 2015 Skywarn Storm Spotter Training Schedule to enroll in a class. Be sure to check out the links on the NWS Norman OK website.
From QRZ.COM: Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR