President’s Corner – May 2023

In case you missed it… At the April meeting of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, Paul WB5ANX gave his presentation on ARES / Bike Rides / Community Events and how to be prepared for each of them. Also, Ky Vargas KY5VAR recently made the trek out to Little Sahara State Park for a POTA activation, and he had a slide show and presenta-tion for the club. Meeting attendance in April was 35. It’s that time of year… This past weekend was the first VHF/UHF University attended by 27 hams looking for information on “How not to be a LID, the […]


In case you missed it The President of the United States has the State of the Union address, the Governor has the State of the State address and I gave a State of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club address at the March meeting on the 21st. Well maybe not quite as formal, but I’ve been President of TARC for just over 2 years now and I think it’s important that you know just how far the club has come in those 2 years (there’s a list as long as my arm). Here are the activities that the club is currently […]


In case you missed it… The second HF University is in the books. Saturday, February 18th was the second HF University with good attend-ance, great speakers and some even better discussion. Topics included “How not to be a LID” given by myself, Mike KI5EGH did a deeper dive into POTA activations and how to use the POTA website to it’s fullest potential and Paul WB5ANX gave a presentation on grounding your sta-tion…always a good topic! We had a short mentoring session and discussion time after lunch. We even had a radio to work on that wasn’t transmitting with full power. […]


President – Mark Adams, WA5MA (Returning) 1st Vice President – Jack Conway, W5JHC (Returning) 2nd Vice President – Ian Duncan, KC9THI (New) Secretary – Andrew Shead, W5AWS (Returning) Treasurer – Jerry Weikel, KE5PMK (Returning) Public Service Liaison – Bart Pickens, N5TWB (Returning) Callsign Trustee – Gregg Wonderly, W5GGW (Returning) Newsletter Editor – Richie Shroff, W5OKL (Returning) ARES Emergency Coordinator, Tulsa County – Paul Teel, WB5ANX (Returning) In case you missed it… Winter Field Day Was quite the success! Even with the cool temperatures and gusty winds there was a good turnout. Steve KF5VCQ brought out the TARC Comm 1 trailer […]


It’ll be good to be part of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club in 2023… Here are the officers for 2023: President – Mark Adams WA5MA (Returning) 1st Vice President – Jack Conway W5JHC (Returning) 2nd Vice President – Ian Duncan KC9THI (New) Secretary – Andrew Shead W5AWS (Returning) Treasurer – Jerry Weikel KE5PMK (Returning) Public Service Liaison – Bart Pickens N5TWB (Returning) Callsign Trustee – Gregg Wonderly W5GGW (Returning) Newsletter Editor – Richie Shroff W5OKL (Returning) ARES Emergency Coordinator, Tulsa County – Paul Teel WB5ANX (Returning) As I stated in the December newsletter, 2022 was a great year for the […]


It’s been a GREAT year for the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club!!!… Let me count the ways… Winter Field Day, Summer Field Day, License exam session, Weather Watch net, Bike rides, Maker Fair, Route 66 on the Air, replacing the 443.850 repeater, Portable operations days, HF Open House, ARES SET, Scouting events, Christmas parade. We’re still working on the Comm 1 trailer and it has already proved it’s a great asset to the club and to the events that we work. We’ve had some great presentations at our monthly club meetings and our club membership is up to 171! Congratulations! Those […]

President’s Corner Nov 2022

We’re getting close to the end of the year… and it’s time for nominations and elections of club officers for 2023! If you are interested in helping your club by being nominated for an officer position, please e mail Steve KF5VCQ or just show up at the November meeting and have someone nominate you. Even if you’re not interested in serving as a club officer, please make sure you’re at the November meeting so you can vote and support those who have been elected to serve the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club. In case you missed it… At our last TARC […]

Presidents Corner Oct 2022

In case you missed it… Things in the amateur radio world here in Tulsa are starting to wind down just a little bit. On September 10th TARC helped with the DamJam bike ride in the Pryor area, up around Lake Hudson and Grand Lake areas. It was a beau-tiful day and you can see some of the prettiest scenery in Oklahoma in that area. We had an early start at Pryor High School arriving at 6:30 AM, grabbed our APRS units and after a quick briefing we all headed out to our designated positions on the course. The only problem, […]

Presidents Corner Sept 2022

Just in case you missed it Last month was the TARC Ice Cream Social.  It was a warm no, hot evening and you know that hot weather and ice cream don’t get along to-gether very well.  Fortunately, Bart had all the ice cream cups on dry ice and so when you grabbed your favorite flavor out of the ice chest it was rock solid.  Didn’t take long to melt a little bit and it sure tasted good. We had 19 in attendance and if the weather had been just a little cooler (ok, maybe 100 instead of 103) a few […]


Have you been monitoring the Superlink System lately? If you have then you know that there’s been some low power/low volume issues on the 443.850 repeater. This repeater is one of 16 linked repeaters that provide service to the Northeast Oklahoma, Southeast Kansas and Northwest Ar-kansas areas for those times when severe weather rolls through. Fortunately, this has been a fairly mild storm season and there have not been too many occasions for the Weather Watch or the WX5TUL Weather Net to be activated. However, because of the large coverage area of the Superlink System, it does get a lot […]