IronMan Sag Support

This race will push you past your limits and drive you to dig deep within yourself for what it takes to finish this epic 140.6-mile journey. Keystone Lake, the lush rolling hills at the foothills of the Ozarks, Guthrie Green, and vibrant downtown Tulsa are where you’ll be challenged. Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN Tulsa has it all – scenic views, challenging terrain, and one of the most electric atmospheres in the country, all tucked away in Eastern Oklahoma. This is not a TARC sponsored event, but they are looking for SAG personel. If you want to volunteer please visit the link […]

Communications Activity Report – ARES-OK Seminole Tornado

On Friday 5 May 2022, OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEANAGEMENT requested communications support from the ARRL/Amateur Radio Emergency Services. SCOPE: Provide voice communications between chainsaw and debris removal teams and their base of operations at Volunteer Center. Location: Seminole State College (Volunteer Center) Located at 2701 Boren Boulevard, Seminole, OK 74868 Voice communications can be via LOCAL VHF available repeater. See attached PDF report and PHOTOS – file names ID the photos. Mark Conklin, N7XYO Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator Amateur Radio Emergency Service  

Amateur radio operators help keep cyclists safe during Tour de Tulsa

Big thank you to all the operators that helped make this bike ride a success! N5TWB, WB5ANX, WB5VST, NR0Q, WA5MA, WB5TSI, KD5VSB, KI5EGH, KE5PMK, W5JHC, KE5URF, KE5EHM, WB5VST, N5DMK, KI5URK, W5AWS . Take a minute to watch the video below from our friends at Fox 23. We have another bike ride coming up so please let us know if you are interested in helping!

April 2022 Council Camporee

Saturday’s weather started out a bit rough for those practicing amateur radio outdoors in the elements but that didn’t stop Andrew Shead (W5AWS) and Jack Conway (W5JHC) from heading out to Camp Garland to setup a portable operations demonstration to scouters at the 2022 Council Camporee! This couldn’t have been accomplished without support from the TARC trailer headed up by Steve Childers (KF5VCQ) broadcasting under the W5IAS callsign at the Claremore Hamfest. This also couldn’t have been done without Paul Teel (WB5ANX) securing our spot at another council event and Mark Adams (WA5MA) providing flyers and QSL cards for those […]

New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade an amateur radio licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022. Read More @ ARRL

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 […]

[SEC-ARES] Emergency comms in the Azores

Emergency comms in the Azores GB2RS News Team | March 25, 2022 The island of Sao Jorge in the Azores has suffered over 1,800 earthquakes in 48 hours. The regional government has prepared contingency plans to protect the island’s population. CT1END, the Emergency Communications Coordinator for Portugal, reports that a group of nine radio amateurs are working to support emergency communications locally and back to Portugal. Radio amateurs are asked to steer clear of 3.75 to 3.76MHz overnight, 7.1 to 7.11MHz during the day, and around 14.300MHz for those amateurs outside the region. All radio amateurs are encouraged to listen […]

Volunteer Monitor Program Cautions against Operating Beyond License Privileges

Many of the Advisory Notices sent out each month by the ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program go to stations heard operating outside the operators license privileges. Typical cases often involve operators holding Technician- or General-class amateur licenses being heard on a frequency or band not permitted by their license privileges. Most recent incidents have frequently entailed FT8 digital mode operation by Technician licensees on 20 and 40 meters. Technician licensees do not have any operating privileges on 20 meters, let alone digital privileges, and FT8 is a digital protocol. Technicians (and Novices) may operate CW between 21.025 and 21.200 MHz on […]