TARC
Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Established in 1924 "The Oldest Amateur Radio Club in Oklahoma" A 501 (c)(3) Organization

Red squareEmergency Communications
TARC - 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 areas; and 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 enforcement.

We also have an agreement with the Salvation Army to step in with coordinating communication when they are dealing with disaster.


Red square W5IAS Repeater System
Beginning with the donation of a great deal of equipment, TARC began building the W5IAS repeater system.

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 (442.125), Fayetteville 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 ability to talk from northeast Texas to the southern part of Kansas and from I-35 to western Arkansas.

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.

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Red square Public Service
Many 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 steady pace, 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.


Red squareWeather Spotting
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 weather net and report from locations near the path of the severe weather. The information is passed directly to National Weather Service personnel who often use the information to issue watches and warnings.


Send questions or comments about the design or content of the web site to Richie, W5OKL.

If you are interested in becoming a HAM and would like more information, send an email to Becoming_A_Ham@W5IAS.com

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