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

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon April 24, 2016

2016 Marathon registration - NOTE that the year has changed from last year’s registration - Now 2016 in the URL. Make a new login and password (last year’s will work, but you’ll need to type it in again) by going to this link: (You may need to copy and paste it into the URL box in your browser).

2016 Volunteer RegistrationInstructions

• Fill out your name, birthday, username, password and check to agree to the waiver. Then type in psc16 in the “Registration Code” box at the bottom. Click Register.
The “psc16” code automatically puts you in the Public Safety Communication database. You should see a place to type in your call sign. If you are a spouse/friend
and not lic’d but working with the lic’d person, put in that call sign and add "spouse of (call sign)" or “working with (call sign) or something similar, just be sure to include
the call sign so I’ll know who to assign you with. This info could also be put in the medical box if you can’t find a place for it with the call sign.
Then continue to the next part and add your emergency contact info, etc.
When the 'committee preference' menus are presented, just skip that selection. You can also skip the schedule of availability since we will be working 0600 to about 1500.
• Fill out information – Contact person, yours and contacts phone numbers, address, birthday, etc.
• Enter T-Shirt Size. This year’s T shirts are supposed to be RED
• Then you are done!

Volunteers will get an email verification message to confirm their registration and email address. Please do the email verification.
As much as possible, I’ll try to assign you to where you were last year unless I hear from you that you have another preference. Just let me know.
Another note: The pre-briefs will be held at the OKC Fire Training Center at 820 N Portland.
More info on that will follow closer to the Marathon date, Sun. Apr 24.

I’m sending this to last year’s volunteer list and also to club emails so you may get it twice.

There is a screen shot of the start of the registration page below.
If it does not show here, open the attachment.

Mike Rockey, KE5EQC Public Safety Comm. Chairman
GJNMEROCK1@COX.NET normally all lower case.

EARS Club Ham Dinner Feburary 18th

Where: The Shack Seafood and Oyster Bar 13801 Quail Pointe Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73132
When: Feburary 18th 6:30 PM
Come join us for some good food and fellowship in the private dining room. For more info: The Shack Seafood and Oyster Bar

EARS Storm Spotters

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 2016 Skywarn Storm Spotter Training Schedule to enroll in a class. Be sure to check out the links on the NWS Norman OK website.

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!

How to obtain an Official FCC License Copy

FCC Goes Paperless: In order to streamline procedures and save money, the FCC stopped routinely printing and mailing licenses in February 2015. There are a number of ways a license holder can obtain an official copy of their license. The official license will display the FCC logo and the watermark "Official Copy" will be printed across each page of an official authorization from FCC. For more information, click this link To obtain an Official FCC License Copy, and scroll down to FCC RULES\INFO.
This link is posted in the Members and the Classes sections on our website.

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.

March 5, 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.

March 5, 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
March 8, 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.