EARS News and Updates
N5QAR, Reid Mullins
, former member of EARS, passed away late Thursday night August 13th.
He was the morning voice on KTOK for years and tirelessly promoted our hobby, doing interviews about upcoming Field Day activities and licensing classes. He continued his activities on behalf of hams at KZLS, 1640, The Eagle.
He will be missed.Obituary
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.
Fall 2015 Technician Licensing Class
Marcus, N5ZY will be conducting our yearly EARS Technician Licensing Class starting September 15th to November 3rd, Tuesday nights 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
For more information or to enroll, click here
. Enroll now, seats are filling up fast!
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 2014.
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 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?
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, 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.
From QRZ.COM: Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR
The Next 30 Days
For a complete list of our board meetings and events, please check our
September 5, 2015 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Corey, KD5FLX at sirens at k5eok dot org.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.
September 5, 2015 - 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 8, 2015 - 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.