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 the K5EOK 147.1350 MHz Edmond ARS repeater - live audio feed around the clock.

The Route 66 10 meter HF Net is an informal net conducted each Monday evening on 28.390 USB, Alternate: 28.410 USB
Route 66 10 meter HF NET 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.

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 Donations

If you would like to make a donation to the club to support our Field Day efforts you can now do so with PayPal!
Thank you for your donation!


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Oklahoma Memorial Marathon update

We had a great Marathon Sunday. We had a great group of Ham Operators today. Thanks to each of you for helping make it successful - again.
We always come through and get it done. Lots of changes and lots of challenges and we still got it done. That’s what being a Ham operator is all about.
We had a record number of volunteers register (107) with 5 having to cancel and a record number of check ins (97) with a couple “walk on’s” in the number.
Only 2 names, that I'm aware of, did not get checked in – don’t know if they actually showed up and didn’t get checked in or couldn’t be there for some reason.
To those that had to cancel - we missed you. Anyway, a great showing. I hope you were able to keep warm Sunday morning.

We had a good Hot Wash afterwards and David Huntz was the winner of the Tri Band Radio. Congrats David.
We had some good points brought up at the Hot Wash which we can work on for next year. If you couldn’t attend and have something that could be improved please email it to me and we’ll see what can be done to make improvements.

For those who worked a downtown area – a couple extra “ataboys” just for finding a place to park after finding a way to get into the area.

Hopefully, it will improve for next year. If you had time to take some pictures, please send those to me also.
I will give a report at the All Ham dinner on May 16 at the Habachi Grill around 6:00 ish. The location is 1012 W I-240. Just W of Western on the S (East bound) service Rd.
We have a room reserved with plenty of seating room. There should be more emails sent between now and then.

For those from out of the Metro area, we appreciate you making the trip and would like to see you again at the All Ham dinner if you can make it.
We hope you enjoyed the experience and will be back with us in 2020.

Thank you again,
Mike Rockey KE5EQC
Public Service Communications Chairman

All Ham Dinner May 16, 2019 6:00 pm

Habachi Grill, located at 1012 W I-240. Just W of Western on the S (East bound) service Rd.
Mike Rockey will give his report at the dinner

LibertyFest 2019

LibertyFest signup sheet

Rodeo Day 1 Friday June 28 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Car Show Saturday June 29 7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Rodeo Day 2 Saturday June 29 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Taste of Edmond Sunday June 30 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Parade Thursday July 4 6:00 AM to Noon

Park Fest Thursday July 4 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Fireworks Thursday July 4 5:00 PM (show start 9:00)

2018 Ham Of The Year - Frank Tassone, II, KE5KQL

For his devoted service as EARS Board Member, CORA representative, tireless efforts planning & coordinating Liberty Fest activities, UCO Homecoming, and other parades. We are honored to award Frankie as the Ham of the Year. Congratulations to Frank Tassone, II, KE5QL, EARS Ham of the Year for 2018!

Allen and Bertha Watson Scholarship

Congratulations to Sarah Olson, KF5GTB of Eufaula, OK, the 2018 Allen and Bertha Watson Scholarship recipient!

Field Day News Articles

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Experience amateur radio in Edmond on Saturday and Sunday

EARS in the Edmond Sun

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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.

June 1, 2019 - 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.

June 1, 2019 - 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
June 11, 2019 - 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.