TARC Minutes of Meeting

On Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at 1900 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. See a copy of the agenda below left. Attendance Twenty-six hams and three aspiring hams added their names to the attendance register, a copy of which is reproduced above right. Stormy weather and large hail prevented some of us from leaving home. Introductions WA5MA introduced the club officers present: 1st & 2nd Vice Presidents, W5JHC & KY5VAR; Secretary, W5AWS; Repeater Trustee, W5GGW; and the ARES Emergency Coordinator for […]

Copland Classic 2024 Video

The Cop Land Classic 2024 ride today was a success! No major incidents combined with great weather made for the perfect day. Thanks to all the SAG’s and ride-alongs. Major kudo’s to Ian Duncan for putting the cool video together. It’s next level quality…can’t wait to see the next one. If you want to volunteer for our events…go to www.w5ias.com and look under events.

THE PRESIDENT’S CORNER

I have to apologize to you for our mess up… The e mail that was sent asking for you to pay your dues went out to everyone, whether you had paid your dues or not. So, if you already paid your dues, no worries and thank you. If you have not paid your TARC yearly dues yet you have until the end of June to submit by paying inperson at a meeting, on the TARC website or by snail mail. At the end of June, if you have not renewed you will be dropped from the roster. We’re doing our […]

Field Day Sign up & Participation Request

All it is that time to tell us your intentions at field day as well as helps us try to organize you into the mix! As in previous years, this form will help us know if you plan on working your radio on site with us so we can coordinate as much as possible. It is also very helpful to let us know if you can give us a few hours of YOUR time to help fill a volunteer slot to help the general public or others while on site. Please fill this out asap so we can start filling […]

MFJ Ceasing On-Site Production

MFJ Enterprises, Inc. founder Martin F. Jue, K5FLU, announced that as of May 17, 2024, the company will cease on-site production at their Starkville, Mississippi, facility. Ameritron, Hy-Gain, Cushcraft, Mirage, and Vectronics brand products will be affected by the shutdown. In a letter posted to social media, Jue said he is looking forward to retiring: Times have changed since I started this business 52 years ago. Our product line grew and grew and prospered. Covid changed everything [for] businesses, including ours. It was the hardest hit that we have ever had, and we never fully recovered. I turned 80 this […]

THE PRESIDENT’S CORNER – April 2024

It’s that time again… This is my fourth year as President of TARC and we’ve seen a lot of changes over the past 3 years that would not have happened without the willingness and excitement of our club members. At the February meeting I handed out achievement certificates to those members that did some exceptional things for the club in 2023. I’d like to continue that recognition with the annual “State of the Club” presentation at the April meeting. Here’s the list of activities that the club is involved in… Club growth…213 members Created W5IAS Weather Watch during severe weather […]

Weather Watch

Be prepared! All modes of severe weather are possible today across the SuperLink system. The W5IAS Weather Watch team will be on-air as conditions warrant to increase awareness of NWS messages and to take your local reports. Click on the link below to get the most recent forecast from the Storm Prediction Center. https://www.weather.gov/tsa/  

DLARC Preserves “Ham Radio & More” Radio Show

Ham Radio & More was a radio show about amateur radio that was broadcast from 1991 through 1997. More than 300 episodes of the program are now available online as part of the Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications (DLARC). Ham Radio & More was the first radio show devoted to ham radio on the commercial radio band. It began as a one-hour show on KFNN 1510 AM in Phoenix, Arizona, then expanded to a two-hour format and national syndication. The program’s host, Len Winkler, invited guests to discuss the issues of the day and educate listeners about various aspects of […]