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.
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.
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.
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.
Skywarn Storm Spotter Training starting Feb 7, 2017
One of the many services EARS 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, click the Skywarn Program logo to enroll in a class. Be sure to check out the links on the NWS Norman OK website.
EARS Club Dinner February 16th 6:30PM
La Salsa Grille Mexican Cafe 834 W Danforth Rd, Edmond Oklahoma 73003
The Edmond Amateur Radio Society's bi-monthly dinner will be at La Salsa Grill in Edmond. They serve the usual fare at a decent price along with free chips, cheese and salsa. They also have a complementary hot salsa that made my nose run! They will let us use their semi-private area so I think we will have a great time.
EARS Club member or hams looking for a club may join us, or if you've participated in a Field Day, we would love to see you again!
EARS Spring Technician Course March 2017
It’s time to begin promoting our Spring Technician class! It may be hard to believe with freezing rain outside but the course begins in 2 months! Anyone can sign-up by clicking the Classes
tab on the EARS website. Book pick-up is Tuesday March 7. First class will be Tuesday March 14 and the last class will be May 2. The exam will be Saturday May 6.
A PDF poster is available here: EARS Class poster
The Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship
Congratulations to KF5GTB, Sarah Olson
of Eufaula, Oklahoma, who received a $500 scholarship from the Allen and Bertha Watson Memorial Scholarship for 2015. KF5GTB, Sarah sent a letter of thanks to the EARS club earlier in June 2016.
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.
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
March 4, 2017 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Clay, WA6LBU at email@example.com.
Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.
March 4, 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. No walk-ins, RSVP HERE FOR TESTING PLEASE!
Got questions? Click on the RSVP link for answers.
Contact Ralph Turner by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 14, 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.