EARS News and Updates
EARS Repeater Policies and Procedures
All EARS members and other hams are required to abide by the EARS Repeater Policies and Procedures when using the EARS repeaters.
Please read the EARS Repeater Policies and Procedures
in order to avoid improper transmissions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will do whatever we can to assist.
W5RLW TAILGATE / SWAP MEET April 29, 2017
8:30AM to 11AM
- 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.
Note : You may bring a small table to display your wares...Only one requirement / request.
PLEASE do not leave any articles behind to be thrown away.
TALK-IN - FREQUENCY 146.790- (minus offset ) PL tone -100 hrtz.
Contact Info: email@example.com
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon April 30, 2017
The OKC Memorial Marathon volunteer registration is now open. You can go to the link below and sign up.
OKC Memorial Marathon volunteer registration
Note: This link may not open properly in Mozilla FireFox the first time. Will open in Internet Explorer.
Please set up a username and password you can remember. ALSO PLEASE USE THE CODE PSC17
in the box for the code.
That will be automatically put into the Public Safety Communications section and I will see you in the PSC database.
Info needed when signing in is: Name, Call sign, Phone number (cell) and check that you can receive texts.
You also need to include an emergency contact person and their number. There is a place to enter your preference of assignments, etc.
Again, if you wish, I will try to assign you where you were last year if possible.
If you don't have a Ham call sign and are going to work a location with a friend, put that info in the box for other info.
You should get a return email telling you that you completed the registration, if you don't get it let me know and I'll see if the IT folks can find your info and put it into the PSC database. Any questions, please email me and I'll try to help you out.
All radio operators will be issued an "OKC Marathon" volunteer t-shirt and for radio operators with assignments in the public view, a safety vest for wear while on duty.
These will be issued at the ‘pre-briefing’ on Tuesday, 25 April at 7:00 PM or on Saturday, 29 April, 9:00 AM to Noon
at the OKC Fire Training Center at 820 N Portland.
Use the S drive and the E parking lot and E doors.
Hope to see you there. Thanks for volunteering for A Run To Remember
Mike Rockey KE5EQC Public Safety Communications Chairman.
EARS HF Elmer Class Suggestions
Do you have a suggestion for the next HF Elmer class to review? We would love to hear from you! Please provide your suggestion below and it will be forwarded to Brian, AE5MT who coordinates these bi-monthly classes. Click on HF Elmer Class Suggestions
to fill out the form.
EARS Elmer Class May 18, 2017
Mark your calendars for May 18 at 6:30 pm for the EARS Elmer class! Bob KM5GZ
will show us how to apply power poles. So bring your radios, get them up and running on power poles just in time for Field Day 2017 - Brian AE5MT
VE Team Update
After a decade as the VE Liaison, Larry Holden is stepping down. We greatly appreciate the hundreds of hours of volunteer time that Larry has donated for the advocacy of Amateur Radio. He has been the first point of contact to hundreds of people seeking their first license or to upgrade an existing license. Larry will still volunteer as a VE when needed but he would like to dedicate some time to other projects. Many of us tested under Larry’s supervision and we owe him our appreciation in addition to the other volunteer VEs.
Ralph E. Turner N5AMR will serve as the VE Liaison beginning February 4.
Starting now, all hams can register as a LibertyFest volunteer, please fill out the 2017 Liberty Fest Volunteer Form. Thank you for volunteering!
- Car Show - Saturday June 24 - 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Rodeo Day 1 - Saturday June 24 - 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
- Rodeo Day 2 - Sunday June 25 - 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
- Taste of Edmond - Sunday July 2 - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- Fireworks Perimeter - Monday July 3 & Tuesday July the 4th
- Parade - Tuesday July 4 - 5:30 AM to Noon
- Fireworks - Tuesday July 4 - 5:00 PM to end of show (show start 9:00)
2016 Ham Of The Year - Bob Coxsey, KM5GZ
Licensed in 1995 as KC5RBN, Bob Coxsey has been an active member of EARS since that time.
He earned his Extra Class license in 1996 and kept his Advanced KM5GZ call. He has served on the Board for years and has served as Net Manager for more than a decade. Bob is a Volunteer Examiner, a long-time siren test participant and Jerry James' Right-Hand man at the LibertyFest parade.
Bob is a regular Net Control Operator for the 2m Information Net and the Route 66 10-10 Net on 28.390. He is known for his love of vintage Swans, and is a Go-To man for anything antenna related. At age 72, Bob looks retirement in the eye and says "Who me?!" He still works actively as auto mechanic at Bob Howard Chevrolet where he has worked 51 years.
Congratulations to Bob Coxsey, EARS Ham of the Year for 2016!
Mike Campbell, W5KSU (right) presented Bob Coxsey with the 2016 Ham of the Year plaque at the EARS Christmas Dinner.
Check it out!
From QRZ.COM: Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR
The Next 30 Days
For a complete list of our board meetings and events, please check our
April 30, 2017 - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
Mark your calendars for 30 April, 2017 for this year's Oklahoma City
Check the EARS website for updates.
Chair, Public Safety Communications
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
May 6, 2017 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Clay, WA6LBU at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.
May 6, 2017 - 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. RSVP HERE FOR TESTING PLEASE!
We will accept walk-ins. If no one RSVPs for testing however no test session will be held.
Got questions? Click on the RSVP link for answers.
Contact Ralph Turner by email: email@example.com
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 9, 2017 - 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.