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: firstname.lastname@example.org
EARS News and Updates
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 email@example.com
and we will do whatever we can to assist.
K5EOK 2016 Field Day Event Recap
I would like to thank everyone for coming out to the 2016 Field Day. It went very well, we will have some numbers in the coming weeks to see how we did on the air. Also I would like to invite everyone who participated on Field Day to show up on July 12 before the board meeting at 7:00pm to discuss the event and making 2017 Field Day even better next year.
73, Brian AE5MT
EARS Hands On Class - July 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM
The EARS "HAM cross-examination round-table" or "I've got my license, now what", or "Elmer Class" or whatever (title is a work in progress) second session is Thursday July 21 at 6:30 PM. The topic will be presented by W5RLW, Robert
, to introduce you to the new digital radio that utilizes an open standard encoding called DMR. Robert is planning to set up a DMR repeater to join other repeaters in the metro and Robert will discuss the availability of $100 DMR handheld radios! If you are considering DSTAR or FUSION and you don't know about DMR you should attend! W5RLW hosts the tailgate meeting in Edmond and owns a few repeaters (analog and Fusion).
We are pleased to have him speak at our July 21 meeting!
This resurrected bi-monthly meeting occurs on the Third-Thursday and replaces the monthly Elmer Net. It will be a hands-on, face-to-face classroom or round-table style meeting at the club station, in the club classroom, and possibly overflow to another room on the 2nd floor! The intent is to help licensed people overcome an obstacle such as programming a radio, soldering on connectors, building a first antenna, setting up a 10 meter station (Technicians have phone, data and CW privileges on 10m!), making a first HF contact, etc. It will also be used to introduce new and highly popular Amateur Radio technology (DMR for example).
Ham Holiday July 22 - 23, 2016
This time of year we are bombarded by Ham Conventions, mostly out of state. Now it's our state's turn! Ham Holiday is going to be here soon! Ham Holiday is our state's ARRL Oklahoma Section Convention and it's in Oklahoma City! Tickets are on sale now! Also their list of forums is available. Buy your tickets now while they are at the 'pre-register' rate of $8.00.
Frankie Tassone of our EARS club has tickets for sale or you can buy them through the Ham Holiday
website. Frankie can be contacted by e-mail or phone and can be found at the EARS board meeting Tuesday June 12.
Frankie's e-mail is BlueTailP51@yahoo.com His cell phone is 405-365-6408.
Ham Holiday is also fun for meeting many other hams from our area. The parking lot and hallways are full of friends meeting each other for the first time or since the last Ham Holiday. Also there are a lot of antennas and things to see in the parking lot!
The Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship
Congratulations to KF5GTB, Sarah Olson
of Eufaula, Oklahoma, who received a $500 scholarship from the Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship for 2015.
KF5GTB, Sarah sent a letter of thanks to the EARS club earlier in June 2016.
The Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial 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. Suggested amount is $5 when renewing your EARS membership.
From QRZ.COM: Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR
The Next 30 Days
For a complete list of our board meetings and events, please check our
August 6, 2016 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Corey, KD5FLX at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.
August 6, 2016 - 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
August 9, 2016 - 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.