W5AWS Mobile Dual-band Antennas

In this document, I look at using portable transceivers in the home environment where establishing a permanent shack isn’t possible or necessarily desirable. I prefer to make-do with what I’ve got, which enables me to get going almost anywhere, avoiding permanent installation. To read the whole document click this link.

Nov 11 NTS Net

We had 9 check-ins, passed one piece of traffic.  As I took the traffic and AE5ME did find me after the net (he was driving in from out of town during the net), I passed the message on to him after the Tulsa ARES net ended.  He will then send via WinLink toward the Dallas Local Net representative who will deliver the message on-air probably on the early net in Dallas on Friday evening.  Had that opportunity not been available, I would have taken the message to the 7290 Traffic net, which I join weekly on 7290 LSB from 10am […]


Busy net tonight. 10 check-ins. 3 pieces of traffic listed by three different individuals. Of those messages, two were passed on toward their destination. One station sending traffic to the North Texas STM (section traffic manager) in response to his ntstrivia.com trivia game. Good stuff! Thanks to everyone who participated. Everyone is always welcome.

The President’s Corner November 2021

We had our first indoor meeting in almost 2 years on October 19th. We were assigned room 2005, which to my surprise was the same room that we had our last meeting in almost 2 years ago. There were about 30 hams in attendance and we were able to complete our regular club business of approving the previous meeting minutes and the club financials. We did a review and wrap up of some recent events such as Route 66 on the Air, Boy Scouts Camporee and JOTA. I let everyone know that club officer nominations for 2022 will take place […]

National Weather Festival 2021

The first-ever virtual National Weather Festival took place from October 26-31, 2020, and it was an immense success!  Providing digital content via our website gave participants across the entire world the chance to attend our festival, and although we were unable to celebrate in person, we were able to host over 150,000 of you! We are coming back to the virtual world October 25-30, 2021! More Info

TARC October 19th 2021 Meeting Agenda

Introductions   TARC Club Officers Mark WA5MA – President Ann K5AEB – 1st Vice President Bob W5RAB – 2nd Vice President Russ KF5UZG – Secretary Jerry KE5PMK – Treasurer Bart N5TWB – Public Service Liaison Gregg W5GGW – Repeater Trustee Richie W5OKL – Newsletter Paul WB5ANX – ARES Tulsa County Emergency Coordinator   Business Approve September meeting minutes Approve September financials TARC T shirts – New order    Route 66 On the Air wrap up Boy Scouts Camporee and JOTA wrap up Future Scouting events Nomination Committee Nominations are November meeting License Upgrade Classes – Need VE’s Weather Net – […]

The Presidents Corner – October 2021

There goes Route 66 on the Air! As of this writing, Route 66 on the Air for 2021 is in the log and we’ve made 1222 hams very happy because they’ve got W6L in their log. We’ve already mailed back over 50 W6L QSL cards and after my last trip to the PO Box, there’s another 50 or so to mail. We made contacts using FT8, CW and SSB. This year the hot bands were 80, 40 and 20 meters. If you participated this year, many thanks for getting Tulsa back on the map. If you have a log that […]

Boy Scouts Council Camporee 2021

Paul and I didn’t know what to expect when our two separate paths collided with the same goal of introducing the ham radio hobby to young men, women, boys, and girls of the Indian Nations Council. We had a vision to try and do two events this year but we would start with one that we know some scouts would already attend. So we set the bar low at one scout on the air and we ended up with 27! But the small feat of just getting the TARC trailer out to John Zink Ranch was the easy part. We […]

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 […]