TARC Boy Scouts Merit Badge

Paul (WB5ANX) and myself (W5JHC) had the pleasure and honor to host a radio merit badge for Troop 199 out of Oologah Ok during two of their Monday meetings! This was one of the firsts for the TARC communication trailer and went off without a hitch and had 9 scouters practice their skills and discuss the topic of Amateur Radio. I hope one day to do a larger scale merit badge for the council so that we can work on growing the younger population to the hobby. What amazed both Paul and I was that they were really interested in […]

[SEC-ARES] Emergency comms in the Azores

Emergency comms in the Azores GB2RS News Team | March 25, 2022 The island of Sao Jorge in the Azores has suffered over 1,800 earthquakes in 48 hours. The regional government has prepared contingency plans to protect the island’s population. CT1END, the Emergency Communications Coordinator for Portugal, reports that a group of nine radio amateurs are working to support emergency communications locally and back to Portugal. Radio amateurs are asked to steer clear of 3.75 to 3.76MHz overnight, 7.1 to 7.11MHz during the day, and around 14.300MHz for those amateurs outside the region. All radio amateurs are encouraged to listen […]

TARC Monthly Meeting Minutes for March 2022

Mark, WA5MA, called the meeting to order at 1900 hours local. WA5MA asked whether there were any questions about the minutes of the previous meeting. Nothing heard. Paul, WB5ANX, moved to approve the minutes as written; Jerry KE5PMK, seconded the motion; and the motion was approved by general acclamation. WA5MA asked for any questions about the financial report. Nothing heard. Ray, K5CFY, moved to approve the financials; David, KI5PBP, seconded the motion; carried by general acclamation. WA5MA said that club membership renewal is due on April 1. Jerry, KE5PMK, said that he is already started receiving dues via Paypal. WA5MA […]

Membership Renewal Time!!

It’s time for membership renewals! Take a quick moment to see if your name is on this list and if you see your membership expiring in 2023, then it’s time to start the renewal process. We have made this process easy for those that just want to pay online! Just click the link below to send in your credit card payment via paypal! If you still want to snail mail the check to us that is ok too! Follow the link below to fill out the form to send in with your check! QUICK NOTE: The proposal placed before the […]

Volunteer Monitor Program Cautions against Operating Beyond License Privileges

Many of the Advisory Notices sent out each month by the ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program go to stations heard operating outside the operators license privileges. Typical cases often involve operators holding Technician- or General-class amateur licenses being heard on a frequency or band not permitted by their license privileges. Most recent incidents have frequently entailed FT8 digital mode operation by Technician licensees on 20 and 40 meters. Technician licensees do not have any operating privileges on 20 meters, let alone digital privileges, and FT8 is a digital protocol. Technicians (and Novices) may operate CW between 21.025 and 21.200 MHz on […]

TARC Monthly Meeting Minutes for February 2022

By Andrew, W5AWS Mark, WA5MA, convened the monthly meeting of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club in Room 2005 of Keplinger Hall at the University of Tulsa on Tuesday, 15 February 2022, calling the meeting to order at 1900 hours local time. President, WA5MA, identified the club officers pre-sent at the meeting: First Vice President, Jack, W5JHC; Second Vice President, Bob, W5RAB; Sec-retary, Andrew, W5AWS; Trustee & Chief Operator, Gregg, W5GGW; Public Service Liaison Officer, Bart, N5TWB; Treasurer & Membership Committee Chair, Jerry, KE5PMK; and News Letter Editor, Richie, W5OKL. WA5MA initiated round-robin introductions of mem-bers present. WA5MA asked for questions […]


WOW, it’s already March!!! What have you done so far this year with ham radio? Let us know or if you can write about a project you’re working on or a ham radio experi-ence you’ve had, we can put it in the newsletter and the W5IAS website for others to read and learn about. If you missed the February club meeting you missed a great presentation by Paul WB5ANX. He’s an experienced scanner listener and he gave us some outstanding information about the scanner hobby and how it over-laps the ham radio hobby. If you want to see the presentation, […]