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 at K5EOK dot ORG (spelled out to avoid emailbots).

HF Report

Read the latest HF Report posted every Monday afternoon by Dick Rouse, KE5TGZ.

EARS News and Updates

EARS 2 Meter FM Simplex Sprint February 28, 6 to 9 PM.

This 2m FM contest is open to all amateur radio operators and is intended to promote the sport of amateur radio competition and non-repeater mode preparedness, often used during events and emergencies. Operating simplex is also the common mode of voice communications for the HF bands for contesting and general conversing alike. Local events such as the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in April utilizes a repeater and several simplex frequencies. We also wish to introduce newly licensed Technicians to amateur radio contesting and invite them to attend our free General license class beginning March 10. Furthermore, it’s a great exercise to test how far one can reach with a handheld, mobile, or base station. Rules and GuidelinesLog sheet

Edmond Citizens Fire Academy Spring 2015

The Edmond Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Citizens Fire Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy is an 8-week program designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of fire, rescue, and emergency medical operations in the Edmond Fire Department. The program will enhance participant's knowledge of the Edmond Fire Department's capabilities, as well as build relationships between the Edmond Fire Department and the citizens we strive to protect. There is no cost for this program.
The Spring Academy will begin March 31st and conclude with graduation on May 19th. Classes are Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Edmond Fire Department Training Center located at 5300 East Covell Road.
For more information, visit Edmond Citizens Fire Academy Spring 2015

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon 2015

For those that would like to volunteer to help with communications at the OKC Memorial Marathon on Sunday, April the 26th.
We begin (in place) about 6:00 AM and we are done around 3:00 PM
We need about 80 hams to help again this year. If you would like to help, here are the instructions.
Thanks for volunteering for A RUN TO REMEMBER!

I have 50 names so far and need about 85 so please get registered.
This is a great opportunity for new hams to get some experience in field communications. You will be paired with an experienced ham so sign up now.

Mike Rockey KE5EQC
OKC Memorial Marathon
Public Safety Communications Chairman

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

The Next 30 Days

For a complete list of our board meetings and events, please check our calendar.

March 30, 2015 - Monday Night Information Net
8:00 pm Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St., Room 219
Check in on 147.135+ and 443.425+ at 8 pm for the latest information. antenna1 small

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.

April 4, 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@k5eok.org.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.

April 4, 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
April 6, 2015 - HF Elmer Net
7:15 pm Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St., Room 219
Check in on the 147.135+ repeater at 7:15 pm for the HF Elmer program.

April 14, 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.
April 16, 2015 - EARS Club Dinner
6:30 PM China King Buffet & Grill 13220 N Pennsylvania Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Come join us at China King Buffet & Grill in OKC, south of Memorial on Penn. Ave for some good food and fellowship.
We have the pleasure of using their banquet room.

April 26, 2015 - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
Downtown OKC

Mark your calendars for 26 April, 2015 for this year's Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon!

The volunteer site is now live on the Marathon website, www.okcmarathon.com.

Instructions for registering as a volunteer are attached. Volunteer registration procedures have changed this year, so please read through the attached instructions first.

Registration is in two phases. First, you establish a 'volunteer account'. Second, you select your volunteer activity.

If you have questions regarding volunteer registration, please contact me, gjnmerock1@cox.net, and we'll get it resolved.

Mike Rockey
Chair, Public Safety Communications
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon