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!
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 is coming up quickly. This year we plan to run 5A which is 5 simultaneous transceivers running on generator power. The dates are June 25-26. We will be back at Edmond fire station #5 again in the same location as last year.
We will need members to help provide radios to use, help with set up and tear down, operators for the 24 hours and more. Our next club dinner is planned for Saturday, June 25 to go along with Field Day.
We could still use a radio or two. If you are able to supply a radio or help out in any other way, please let me know at email@example.com.
We now have a volunteer sign-up form on the Field Day page. Please complete this form if you are able to help so we can ensure we have enough people to make this event successful!
Field Day Dinner
We are planning to bring back the dinner at Field Day this year. Carl, KI5ENF, is providing smoked brisket and smoked baked beans. There will be no charge for the dinner with the exception of bringing a side dish or dessert. We have a sign-up form on the Field Day Dinner page to RSVP. Please RSVP soon to we can plan enough food!
LibertyFest is coming up soon and we need your help! Please visit the LibertyFest page to view all of the details. If you can help, please complete the volunteer form on the same page.
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!