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!
VHF Repeater Live Online Audio Feed Back Up
The live online feed for the 147.135 VHF repeater is back up. In addition to the live feed, archives are also available for listening. I am currently working to get it embedded on the repeater info page. A direct link is also below.
Fox 25 News Story
Saturday morning Fox 25 visited our Field Day site at Bickham-Rudkin Park. A journalist was on site for probably 40-45 minutes capturing video of our Field Day set up. We were still setting up but he did a great job capturing the essence of what we were doing and why. Please take a look when you have a minute. It can be difficult to get media coverage like this so I am very thankful for them making the effort to share our story.
Field Day 2023 Recap
Steven Christy / N5ZQ / email@example.com
We actively working on planning events for 2023. Below is a list of events for the year. Some dates, such as dinner meetings and field day, should be accurate. Others are either tentative or don’t yet have dates.
- Bi-Monthly Dinners
- February 16
- April 20
- August 17
- October 19
- Field Day
- June 24-25
- Field Day Dinner
- St. Patrick’s Day – March 11th
- Christmas Parade – December 2nd
- Rodeo – June 23-24
- Car Show and Parkfest – June 24
- Parade – July 4th
- Fireworks – July 4th
- Christmas Dinner
- Saturday, Dec 2 or Dec 9 (Tentative)
- Spring Technician Class
- Other Classes (possibilities)
- Antenna Class
- HF/Portable Class
- Digital Radio Class – HF/VHF/UHF
- Statehood Day Special Event
- November 11 (Tentative)
- Volunteers on the Air – ARRL
- Spring POTA/Porta-Party Events
- Fall POTA/Porta-Party Events
- POTA at Roman Nose or Other Nearby Park
- Possible Non-Radio Group Events or Outings
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Dodgers Game
Let us know of any other events you want to do this year. This is your club!
Any suggestions or feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
It is hard to believe that January is almost over. It is now time to start planning for the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 11. We need a number of volunteers for the event. The signup form is now live on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade page.
Please consider helping with this event.
OKC Memorial Marathon
It is time to start signing up to volunteer for OKC Memorial Marathon. This year the marathon will take place on April 29 and 30. Please visit the OKC Memorial Marathon page to get all of the details and the signup information.
K5ELO SK – Jack Sanders
It with great sadness that I report the passing of Jack Sanders, K5ELO. Jack passed away Monday night after a long battle that started with a devastating heart attack in January. Jack was a relatively new ham, earning his Technician class license in May of 2017 and his General class the next month. Jack was very active in club activities and a regular on morning commute rag chews.
His wife, Holly Sanders, has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the EARS club, Jack’s real passion.
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.
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!