President’s Corner

It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature…

After a year of no club meetings, we were on track to have our first in person club meeting on Tuesday, April 20th. Well, like I said, it’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature. We had a real cold snap and some rain earlier in the day so we had to postpone the in person meeting until our May monthly meeting. Mark your calendar for our in person meeting on May 18th at 7:00 PM. As before, we’ll have the TARC Comm trailer available at 6:00 PM for tours. The TARC weekly net will be immediately following our meeting at 8:00 PM with the net being conducted from the trailer.

The Tulsa Amateur Radio Club Weekly Net is going strong. We’re averaging about 25 check ins from new hams and returning hams with lots of interest thanks to some really good presentations by Jeff, AE5ME talking about Winlink and Paul WB5ANX talking everything ARES. Of course, we always have time for anyone that has a challenge or question about ham radio. We have lots of Elmers that can give you some good advice.

Coming Events…

The Copland Classic Bike Ride is coming up May 15th. Contact Paul Young at <> if you can help or if you’ve never done a bike ride before, this is a good chance to find out what it’s all about. I’ll see you there!

The Tulsa Tough Bike Ride is June 12th and 13th. Contact Bart N5TWB at <> if you can volunteer some time to give back to the community. This is a good opportunity to get your feet wet and if you’d like to ride along with another ham, that’s ok, too.

Field Day is right around the corner also, June 26th and 27th. Ann K5AEB is our Field Day Chair and I know she has some good things planned for us this year since last year was…well…let’s just say we did the best we could under the circumstances.


How have you served?

How have you improved the hobby?

Have you mentored new hams?

Have you inspired others and promoted the hobby?

Have you served as a repeater trustee?

Have you served as a club officer?

Have you built and gear?

Have you been a net control operator?

Have you written an article in a ham radio publication?

The answer!…Being a ham is more that just time spent listening!

That being said, we’re looking for Net Control Operators and Loggers for the TARC  weekly net.

We have a new website!

The new TARC website went online on April 23rd and it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have an appearance by Murphy. There were a few glitches and some bugs needed to be squashed, but it’s pretty cool. I’ve heard nothing but good things from those that have seen it! Check it out at and see what’s new. If you see something that needs improving let us know. We’ll be looking for pictures from TARC events or if you have some gear you’d like to buy or sell, we can do that. I can’t say enough good things about the work that Jack, W5JHC has done to improve the TARC website.

Thanks Jack!

TARC yearly dues and due now. We’ve added a PayPal account to our website so if you want to sign up to be a member of the club and/or pay your dues, you can do it on the new website. Dues are $20 per year for each Full Member and each Patron Member. For Family membership, dues shall be $10 per year per person.

Be safe, be a good friend, get on the air!

Mark WA5MA

President Tulsa Amateur Radio Club

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