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 […]

Hamfest Photos!

Going to Hamfest on 4.9? Take a picture of yourself at the TARC trailer and send us your photo!!! We want to make a big picture board online of all those club members and any amateur friend that stops by! Send them via email with your call sign and name to webmaster@w5ias.com!

Can you help??? Volunteers needed for the Green Country Hamfest! You could win a new radio!!! CLICK HERE!!!

Green Country Hamfest in Claremore is in need of volunteers to staff the front and back doors of the event as greeters. You will help attendees coming in and leaving and provide event info. If you work at least one 2 hour shift you will be entered into the drawing for the volunteer prize, a Yaesu FT-70DR (nice!) You will need to wear your ARES vest for visibility. If you do not have one (which you should) Mark Conklin has a few loaners. To volunteer for a 2 hour shift go to volunteersignup.org/BPHCK We have lots of slots open…so please volunteer. […]

Scanners & Ham Radio

Tonight at the TARC meeting Paul Teel ( WB5ANX * WB5ANX@arrl.net) talked about scanners and Ham radio. Attached to this is a copy of the PDF file he was referencing. Scanners and Ham Radio Feb 2022