TARC Minutes of Meeting Nove 2023

On Tuesday, 14 November 2023 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. We advanced the meeting by one week to deconflict with the Thanksgiving festivity next week. You can download the agenda for the meeting via this link: drive.proton.me/urls/1PXTYS0ANR#bFo01SzgIq9h WA5MA introduced those officers of the club who were present; 23 persons added their names to the attendance register, a copy of which you can download via the following link: drive.proton.me/urls/GAG05H0J28#21pUavQBNoc1 WA5MA asked if any club members present are not receiving […]

Net Checkins 2.14.23

1 W5AWS Tulsa ANDREW 2 K5CAY Tulsa DAN 3 KY5VAR Broken Arrow KY 4 KC5MJE JENNINGS KENNY 5 N5LOL TULSA BRENT 6 WA5MA Bixby MARK 7 WB5ANX TULSA PAUL 8 K5TZS Broken Arrow DAVID 9 KI5VYF Tulsa LINDA 10 KF5VCQ Sand Springs STEVE 11 KB5VDA Tulsa GREG 12 AA5AS Bixby RANDY 13 KI5UEX Miami DENNIS 14 KI5YX Coweta MIKE 15 N9JPH McAlester JASON 16 AG5SL McAlester JAMES 17 KA6DOY MANNFORD REMELL 18 KI5YWF Oklahoma City DON 19 KG5YBK Bethany SHANE 20 W5CAE Sand Springs CHRIS 21 KN6QCJ S LAKE TAHOE ZACH 22 KI5URM Owasso BRIAN 23 WA5TRM Tulsa STORM 24 […]

Field Day Thanks!

W5JHC – I can’t say thank you enough to the following operators for volunteering their time and weekend to make this year’s field day an event! It has been a pleasure to organize this event and a great opportunity to grow and learn more about the Field Day event from each of you! Some of the stories and connections made here are what makes this not only a fun hobby, but one about how great this club is at the social level.. I’m looking forward to field day and that first bath on Sunday back in the AC! THANK YOU!!! […]

2022 Tulsa Tough Recap & Photos

Paul Teel WB5ANX writes: I have been reviewing the Tulsa Tough Saturday stats from my log and notes. Command Post operational and on air at 0700 Over 1100 rider registrations for Saturday First riders (ACE) were away at 0730 Last rider across finish at 1720 (net control concluded) Over 211 communication exchanges with net control from SAG’s (0730 – 1720) First flat was 18 min into the ride First cramps reported by 0958 39 rider assists/mechanicals (17 flats fixed) 35 riders & bikes transported via SAGs back to finish. 3 separate incidents where EMS was involved (2 riders transported to […]

Bald Mountain – Pittsburg County Repeater Operational

The permanent 145.210 and 442.400 repeaters are now on air from Bald Mountain, the highest point in Pittsburg County. You can hit them both with 5 watts from Durant (60 miles from the tower) and sound local. Both repeaters are set at 60 watts. I’ve also included pics from when the antennas were installed last year. These will be an excellent addition to SE Oklahoma and will expand when other sites go online. I want to thank everyone involved in this project, without your help, this would not have happened.

TARC Grant Project

A new ARRL Foundation Club Grants program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), will make $500,000 available to radio clubs. The program will provide up to $25,000 for worthy club projects. Requests for more than that will be referred back to ARDC. ARRL has long recognized that it is in the best interests of amateur radio to encourage and support amateur radio clubs. Clubs historically have recruited, licensed, and trained new radio amateurs and have provided the community setting for radio amateurs to continue their education and training. The new Club Grants program will help clubs more easily provide […]

ARRL – Amateur Radio Helps Rescue Injured California Outdoorsman

A relaxing weekend of camping and fishing did not go as planned last Friday when a member of a California outdoors club fell and broke his hip. REACH 5 helicopter ready to transport with injured outdoorsman on board. [Dave Johnson, KL7DJ, photo] The Old Goats Mountain Club (OGMC) had worked their way along an old Forest Service Road into a rugged, off grid location in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Dave Johnson, KL7DJ, said his friend slipped and fell while trying reel in a catch. The injury was so severe that the man could not be moved safely with […]