Tulsa Amateur Radio Club - has people on the scene
when communication is disrupted by natural or criminal
disasters. We were in
bombing; we were in Fort
Smith and Arkadelphia, AR after killer tornadoes swept through those
we were at the scene of local fires and plane crashes.
When normal communication is disrupted or overburdened, our people and
equipment provide relief to local officials, company personnel, and law
We also have an agreement with the Salvation Army to step in with
communication when they are dealing with disaster.
Beginning with the donation of
a great deal of equipment, TARC began building the W5IAS repeater
The network now has repeaters in Tulsa (443.850 and 443.000), Mannford
(442.000), Tahlequah (442.225),
Cavanal Mt (442.250), Muskogee ( 443.100), Stillwater (444.525),
Mounds, (444.600), Talihina (444.625), Ponca City (444.700),
Bartlesville (444.975), McAlester (444.975), Edmond (443.250), Paris,TX
AR (444.925), Decatur AR
(442.850), Ketchum (444.875) and coming soon Daisy (444.400).
These repeaters can all be linked (and usually are) giving amateurs the
to talk from northeast Texas to the southern part of Kansas and from
Tulsa also has repeaters on 145.110 and 147.045 which can be linked
into the backbone when
needed. TARC also has a six-meter repeater on 53.150.
In addition, TARC has a APRS
digi repeater, ETULSA, on 144.390, located near 41st & Lynn
Lane, for use by all amateurs,
and the weather service to locate storm spotters.
clubs and organizations rely on TARC to use its communication equipment
and people to provide
safety and coordination for their events.
We have spread our people over a 100 mile Great Tulsa Bike Ride route
and a 5K
American Kidney Fund Full Moon Kidney Klassic.
We are traditionally behind the scenes at the Sand Springs and Glenpool
Christmas parades helping floats line up, start on time, move at a
and notify organizers of developing problems.
The Boy Scouts invited us to their Camporee and we helped with crowd
coordination at Glue Dobbers Fly-ins.
Our service record is long and varied.
Oklahoma holds the record for
the number of tornadoes in one
day. This is one reason that TARC holds annual weather
seminars to train potential weather spotters.
When severe weather is forecast, many club members participate in a
and report from locations near the path of the severe weather. The
is passed directly to National Weather Service personnel who often use
information to issue watches and warnings.