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
the
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

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.

EARS Polo Shirt update

The EARS Polo Shirt order form has been updated with the new vendor information. You can download the new form from the Members webpage.

The Elmer Net update

The monthly Elmer Net is going to revert back to a bi-monthly, hands-on, face-to-face classroom style meeting at the club station. Club dinners are on even-numbered months (April, June, Aug., Oct. Dec.); hands-on classes will be held on odd-numbered months (May, July, Sept., Nov.).
This month is a club dinner (April 21), next month is a club hands-on class (mark your calendar for May 19!)

More information will be provided; however, 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. Maybe even help Techs get their first (10) 10m contacts for the Ten-Ten International Net.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon 2016 Update

Another marathon is completed and all of you helped make it a big success. A big thanks to all of you for a job well done.
You continue to show the Oklahoma Standard.

We had 95 registrations and a few more who came late to help again this year. 5 or 6 had to cancel due to health problems or work schedule changes. We hope for a speedy recovery for those ill and hope you can volunteer next year. We had a few glitches with repeaters but they stayed working and we made it without having to have everyone change frequencies.

I’d like to give a special thanks to the water and ice operators in the trucks and the water/ice Net. All of you had to be there earlier than the rest so, you had an extra-long day. From your reports the water and ice chairpersons were impressed too. I hope the first time marathon Hams enjoyed helping and I hope you’ll be back with us next year.

I got a few notes from the Hot Wash to assist us for next year. Some of it I will pass on to the other chairpersons to hopefully get some changes to help even more and we can try to improve our work too. Thanks for the input. If any of you took any pictures that include Hams, please email them to me. And I’ll get them to Carl who is writing up a story that we can submit to QST magazine.

A big thanks also goes out to the people at home who “let us come out and play” today. A special thanks to my wife who put up with me working on the scheduling, frequencies, comm. plan, etc. for the past 3 or 4 months. A lot of work but well worth it. Again, thanks so much. Let’s get rested up and do it again next year.

Mike Rockey - KE5EQC, OKC MM Public Safety Comm. Chair.

MARS COMEX May 7, 2016

Interested hams can click here for information.

EARS Field Day Planning session - May 10, 2016 6:00pm

Put this on your calendar, EARS Field Day Planning session will be held May 10 @ 6:00pm at the downtown community center 28 E. Main St, ALL are welcome to attend.
This year's Field Day will be held June 25-26 2016 at the Edmond Fire Training Center at Covell and I-35. Hope to see you there. Brian Teters, AE5MT

All Ham Club Dinner - May 12, 2016 6:00pm to 8:00pm


The quarterly All Ham Club Dinner will be held at GattiTown, 5833 NW Expressway, just east of MacArthur Ave on the north side.
Come join us for good food and fellowship, there should be a followup on the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon event.
Don't forget, GattiTown closes at 8:00pm.


W5RLW TAILGATE / SWAP MEET May 14, 2016

9:AM til 12 : noonish - 332 West 33rd Street. Edmond, Okla 73013 about three short blocks WEST of South Broadway Ave, in west Edmond, located
just under the ninety (90') foot tall Edmond Water Tower. ENTER ON THE WEST END, LOCATED IN THE REAR PARKING LOT.
NO COVER Charge, No parking fee, FREE COFFEE, DONUTS, FREE BOTTLED WATER, while they last.

TALK-IN - FREQUENCY 146.790- (minus offset ) PL tone -100 hrtz.
HOPE TO SEE EVERY ONE THERE. Jerry Sams N5KNU


    Starting April 19th, all hams can register as a LibertyFest volunteer, click here.

    LibertyFest events:

  • Car Show - Saturday June 25 - 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Rodeo Day 1 - Saturday June 25 - 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Rodeo Day 2 - Sunday June 26 - 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Taste of Edmond - Sunday June 26 - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Fireworks Perimeter - Sunday July 3 - 4
  • Parade - Monday July 4 - 5:30 AM to Noon
  • Fireworks - Monday July 4 - 5:00 PM to end of show (show start 9:00)

Oklahoma QSO Parity: Here's Brian Teters, AE5MT with the results

The Oklahoma QSO Parity was a great success. It was absolutely fabulous!! The turn out was better than expected. Here is a list of who showed up and the points earned. We started around 9:00 am and had 13 people show up and operate the club HF radio. The club made a total of 158 contacts and earned a total of 11,060 points.

Start Time 9:00 am. End Time 1:06 pm Total contacts: 158 Total qso points: 316 Total Multipliers: 35 Total Score: 11,060

I wish to thank everyone that attended: Randy Donaldson, KG5GOV ~ Don Hardin, KG5KGD ~ Gery Allen NA5GA
Sidney "Ross" Terry, K5SRT ~ Roger Bullock, KC0OOX ~ Tom Kennedy, callsign pending ~ Dee Brower, KA5SDC ~ Clark Ovrebo, AF5DI
Lauren Pettit, KF5LJZ ~ Bob Coxsey, KM5GZ ~ Sharon Thompson, KM5GV ~ Gary Stillman, AE5GS ~ Karl Kueteman, AE5ZU

EARS Ham of the year 2015 - Gary Stillman, AE5GS

Gary Stillman


Congratulations to Gary Stillman, AE5GS who received the Ham of the Year 2015 at our EARS Christmas dinner last year!












The Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship

James WoodCongratulations to W5EMP, James B. Wood of Muldrow, Oklahoma, who received a $500 scholarship from the Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship for 2014. W5EMP, James sent a letter of thanks to the EARS club earlier in September 2015.

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 calendar.


May 7, 2016 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Corey, KD5FLX at sirens@k5eok.org.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.


May 7, 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
May 10, 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.
June 4, 2016 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Corey, KD5FLX at sirens@k5eok.org.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.

June 4, 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

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