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 […]

W5AWS Dual-Band Slim-Jim Antenna

Hearing good quality communications from a station using an N9TAX Labs (https://n9taxlabs.com/) Slim-Jim Dual-Band antenna for 2 m & 70 cm during a TARC Net, and considering the good words said about the antenna by Jack, W5JHC, and Mark, WA5MA, I decided to acquire and test one myself, the Slim-Jim being relatively inexpensive. Another aspect of this test was to prove that erecting the antenna is easy and can be done anywhere that the antenna can be hung from one end. Read more about my experience here.

Tape Measure VHF/UHF Yagi Antenna

Content & photos from our friends at W5NOR.com One of the most fun amateur antenna projects is a PVC measuring tape antenna. The flexible measuring tapes make it easy to transport, and the PVC comes apart to make it even easier to carry. This type of antenna works well for direction finding in games like a fox hunt or when you need just a little more gain to hit the repeater. This design is an adaptation of the wb2hol tape measure project. Joe’s site has many details regarding the derivation, pattern, and gain properties of this antenna. Materials Needed 6′ WI-FI […]

Call Sign Change / User Name Change / Help

I get this question from time to time or I see a new account come through for a member already in the system. So here are some helpful pointers to update your information on the site! If your issue falls under the below items just shoot the webmaster@w5ias.com an email letting them know what you need done. Most things are easier for me to change than for you to have to fumble through them. Some things I will help coordinate a connection with someone on the staff that can help. Call sign/vanity change Email address change Membership expiration wrong General […]

TARC Needs Your Support!

We have been asked to participate in the Boy Scouts Camporee happening the weekend of 10/2. We are in need of at least 2 volunteers to spend the day out at John Zinc from at least 10am-4:30 pm. Our primary objective will be to introduce scouters to Ham radio and get them on the air! Lunch will be provided by the BSA. Two weeks from then we are also looking for some help on 10/16 for another similar scouting event that is a national event called Jamboree on the Air. This event will have a different twist in the hopes […]

TARC Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club is Tuesday, July 20th, 7 PM across from the TU parking lot, in the shade. Portable operations and go boxes will be discussed. If you have a go box and portable antenna, bring it out so we can see it. If you ordered a TARC shirt and haven’t received it, those will be available. Talk in is the 145.110 repeater.

Field Day preview day 6/17

Field Day is June 26th and 27th. There will be a preview day on Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM at Chandler Park, in front of the new waterpark. We’ll be looking at options for a Field Day location. All are welcome to help with the planning. Any questions?