Solar Eclipse April 8

Amateur radio will play many roles in the upcoming solar eclipse that will cross much of North America. Radio amateurs are welcome to participate in ionospheric research that is being conducted. Find information about the Solar Eclipse QSO Party on the HamSCI web site. News from

World Amateur Radio Day – April 18, 2024

World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is celebrated each year on April 18. The theme for 2024 is, “A Century of Connections: Celebrating 100 Years of Amateur Radio Innovation, Community, and Advocacy.” The global event covers all of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) regions and spans 2 days: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 0000 UTC to Friday, April 19, 2024, 0000 UTC. For more ideas and information, visit World Amateur Radio Day (

Poltergeist or RFI

By: W5AWS Help! At the October 2023 in-person meeting of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, Mark, WA5MA, our president, announced that he had been contacted by a desperate homeowner whose kitchen stove electronic controller would periodically become scrambled during the night by transmissions from the nextdoor amateur radio operator. WA5MA asked whether anyone present had experience suppressing Radio Frequency Interference (RFI); apart from the obvious addition to power cords of snap-on toroids, there was nothing heard. WA5MA asked anyone present with ideas to contact him. Poltergeist or RFI At that point, we had too little information to know how to […]

TARC Minutes of Meeting

On Tuesday, 19 March 2024 at 1905 hours local, Mark, WA5MA, called to order the meeting of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club in Room-3140 of Keplinger Hall at the University of Tulsa. You can download a copy of the agenda via this link: WA5MA introduced the club officers who were present at the meeting. 37 hams added their names to the attendance register. You can download a copy of the attendance register via this link: WA5MA asked whether anyone is not receiving the minutes of meeting in the newsletter: One person indicated not getting the newsletter. WA5MA said […]


Can you believe it… We’re already into March and anticipating all the spring and summer events, not to mention the 100 Year Anniversary events that will be going on. Here’s the short list of events coming up… March 16 th 9 AM – Storm Spotter training, OSU Auditorium March 16 th 12 PM – License exam session, Keplinger Hall room 3140. Sign up at March 19th TARC meeting 7 PM – Kit Building with Andrew W5AWS March 23 rd 8 AM – Ham University, Keplinger Hall room 3140 March 25 th – Hospital Net, Contact James KI5DAZ if emcomm […]