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

26th Elk City Hamfest March 7, 2015

The 26th Elk City Hamfest will be held at the Elk City Community Civic Center, 1016 Airport Industrial Rd, Elk City, OK 73644 see map
Friday night setup from 5 to 9 P.M.FREE Hamburger 6:30 P.M.Doors open at 8 A.M.ARRL Testing 1:00 P.M.
This year's NEW DEALER is The Ham Shack, Inc.To pre-register for the door prize, fill out the pre-registration form and mail it in.

Edmond Citizens Police Academy Spring 2015

The Spring Academy will begin on February 24, 2015. There is no cost to participate. The classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the Downtown Community Center located at 28 East Main. One class will be held at the Edmond Police Department Firearms Range. For more information, visit Edmond Citizens Police Academy Spring 2015

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!

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 2, 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.

March 7, 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.

March 7, 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
March 10, 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.