The Edmond Amateur Radio Society, EARS, was founded in 1957 as a full-service amateur radio club. The club serves and assists the city of Edmond and surrounding communities through a number of radio communications activities including but not limited to: support for emergency operations, weather spotting, and parade marshaling. The club conducts HAM radio-related classes and technical workshops. For those interested in becoming licensed HAM operators, EARS provides American Radio Relay League (ARRL) volunteer examiner (VE) testing sessions. EARS members participate in weekly VHF, UHF and HF informational and fellowship nets, and work actively to promote and support numerous social and special events such as community QSO parties, Winter and Summer Field Days, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and Edmond’s LibertyFest.
EARS operates a 2m meter repeater on 147.135 and a 70cm repeater on 443.425. More detailed repeater information along with a link to the live online audio feed can be found on the repeater info page.
An 88.5 Hz tone is currently required to access the 443.425 UHF repeater. The tone was enabled in January of 2022 to reduce repeater interference. Operators who’ve used the repeater prior to the tone requirement may need to update their radio programming to activate the tone.
If you have any questions, please contact Gary Stillman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Night Information Net
Check in on 147.135 and 443.425 at 8 pm on Monday evenings for the latest information information in central Oklahoma.
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!
August 2022 EARS Dinner
Our August 2022 EARS dinner will take place at Pickle’s Restaurant at 921 E Danforth Rd. We will meet at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 18th. Please plan to attend!
Cycle 66 is coming up Sunday, November 6th. We will need around 50 volunteers so we need you to help! Please consider signing up. The form is available on the Cycle 66 page.
Route 66 On The Air – September 2022
Mark you calendars for 10-18 September for Route 66 On The Air. Once again, we’ll celebrate the legend and lore of Route 66, “The Mother Road”.
‘Route 66 On The Air (R66OTA) is organized and sponsored by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California (http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=15).
In Oklahoma, amateur radio clubs in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Elk City will be participating. Oklahoma City has always been well represented in R66OTA.
Oklahoma City will again use the special event call sign W6K; Steve Duskin, NE5SD is the trustee for the call sign. Use of W6K must be authorized by the trustee through the R66OTA Registration Page. All W6K operations should be conducted in the Oklahoma City Metro area and in the spirit of the event, as close to Route 66 as practical.
Operations from Oklahoma City area landmarks associated with Route 66 are encouraged, i.e. Cowboy Hall of Fame, the ‘round barn’ in Arcadia, Oklahoma History Center, the Route 66 Bridges west of Bethany, etc.
R66OTA begins at 0000Z/10 September and continues to 2359Z/18 September.
Radio operators may use phone, CW or digital. Radio operators may also consider operating mobile on “The Mother Road”.
Registration will open in early September.
Amateur Radio Week Proclamation
In honor of recognition of our service to the city of Edmond, EARS was presented with a proclamation from Edmond mayor Darrell Davis declaring the week of June 20 to June 27, 2022 as “Amateur Radio Week.” A copy of the proclamation is available at the link below.
Field Day 2022
Field Day 2022 was a success and a fun time for all. Thank you to everyone who helped with setup, tear down and operating!
Mark Hamlin, AG5XF, gave a presentation on POTA or Parks on the Air at the February board meeting. Video of the presentation is below and is available on our YouTube page. This and future videos are available at the Videos link at the top of the page.
We hope you will join us at the March board meeting!