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@k5eok.org

HF Report

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

Monday Night Information Net

Check in on 147.135+ and 443.425+ at 8 pm for the latest information.antenna1 small

Out of town on business or vacation? Have access to the internet? Good news, you can listen to the Monday Night Information net at 8 pm on
K5EOK 147.1350 MHz Edmond ARS repeater - live audio feed around the clock.

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.

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 programming a radio, or suggestions for setting up equipment/antennas
please contact the club at hamradioassistance@k5eok.org and we will do whatever we can to assist.

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.

March Elmer Class

Thursday March 15 at 6:30 PM is the bi-monthly Elmer class at the club station! We may talk about attic antennas this time (VHF and HF).

saint patrickSt Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2018 8am to 11am

Sign up here to volunteer!

National Weather Service Skywarn Storm Spotter Class March 29, 6:30 pm
Edmond Fire Station #5 5300 E Covell Rd (where we host Field Day!)
Edmond Management will be hosting NWS Skywarn Storm Spotter Training this spring. See the full schedule here

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon April 29, 2018

The OKC Memorial Marathon will be Sunday April 29, 2018. Again, this year we need 80 – 100 Ham Radio volunteers. If you know anyone who is licensed and is interested in helping and has not received an invitation thru a radio club list, please give this email to them.
Below is the URL for registering for the 2018 OKC Memorial Marathon as a Ham Radio volunteer.

2018 Volunteer RegistrationInstructions

Mike Rockey, KE5EQC Public Safety Comm. Chairman
GJNMEROCK1@COX.NET normally all lower case.

Field Day 2017 Results

Updated results, it appears that K5EOK did very well:

3A: 1st in Oklahoma, 2nd in West Gulf Coast Division, 45th overall out of 322 entries
All Classes: 2nd in Oklahoma out of 33 entries behind K5CM 2A effort.
All Classes: 9th in West Gulf Coast Division out of 179 entries.
All Classes: 208th overall out of 2965 entries.

Well Done, Brian Teters - AE5MT
Field Day Coordinator

Field Day News Articles

Check it out!
Experience amateur radio in Edmond on Saturday and Sunday

EARS in the Edmond Sun

2017 Ham Of The Year - Clay Mayrose, WA6LBU

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Licensed in 1982 as KB6DDV, Clay Mayrose has been an active member of EARS since 2012. Clay took his father Harry’s call sign shortly after the Vanity Call Program began and He earned his Extra Class license in 2001. Clay is a veteran of the US Air Force and has served in Contingency Operations in several countries. He spent 9 years in various positions at the Air Force Communications Site at Elkhorn Nebraska. He was transferred to the 3d Combat Communication Group at Tinker AFB in 1999. He has served the Oklahoma Amateur Community as an ARES EC and DEC and was the first Communications Coordinator for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Clay serves EARS as the Public Information Officer, Siren Test Coordinator and a net controller for the Monday Night Information Net. Clay is currently the lead Safety Officer for the LibertyFest parade. Clay loves HF portable and mobile operations and is a regular on the 3905 CCN Awards net. Employed as a Catering Manager for Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich shop in Edmond, His motto: Keeping Edmond happy, one sandwich at a time.

Congratulations to Clay Mayrose, EARS Ham of the Year for 2017!

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 calendar.

April 7, 2018 - Edmond Siren Test
Noon in the City of Edmond
If you would like to volunteer for the siren test, contact Clay, WA6LBU at sirens@k5eok.org.
Roll call will start at 11:30 am

Please join us for lunch at Johnnie's on 33rd after the test.

April 7, 2018 - 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: vetesting@k5eok.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
April 10, 2018 - 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.
Please set your phone to silent mode before the meeting.