FCC Issues Notice of Unlicensed Operation in Public Safety Interference Complaint:

The FCC has issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NUO) to a Texas man for causing interference to a VHF public safety communications system in Dallas County. The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued the Notice to Bradley C. Pike of Dallas on May 17.

On April 3, agents from the FCC’s Dallas Enforcement Bureau Office responded to a complaint from Dallas County Consolidated Services regarding interfer…

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Resting Place of Keel from Marconi’s Floating Lab Elettra to be “Museum Ships” Event Site

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K1IG Wins the May 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the May 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “Increase Your CW Speed with Wordsworth” by George Allison, K1IG. The QST Cover Plaque Award — given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue — is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the June issue today.

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Low-Power Broadcasting Proponent Nick Leggett, N3NL, SK

ARRL has learned that Nickolaus Leggett, N3NL, an early low-power FM (LPFM) broadcasting proponent, civil libertarian, and inveterate commenter in a variety of FCC proceedings over the years, died on April 26 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 72. Hardly any FCC petition or proceeding escaped his attention, and Leggett often was listed among those who had expressed their opinions. A r…

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Dayton Hamvention Update - Sunday

Sunday, the third and final day of the 2017 Hamvention, was overcast and cool, with an easy ride into the fairgrounds.

As is often the case on the final day, the crowd was smaller. It was clear that the people who were there, were happy to be there.

One of the things that pleased attendees was Hamvention food. Over the course of the weekend, many Hamvention attendees commented on the variety of f…

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CQ Announces Hall of Fame Honorees for 2017

CQ magazine has announced the induction of new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees are traditionally announced each spring in conjunction with Hamvention®.

CQ DX Hall of Fame

Bill Moore, NC1L (SK): ARRL DXCC Manager for more than 20 years, Bill Moore provided a public face for the program at hamfests around t…

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Dayton Hamvention Update - Saturday

The traffic issues that plagued the first morning of the 2017 Hamvention were nowhere to be seen on Saturday morning, as attendees reported an easy ride to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for the second day of Hamvention.

The ARRL EXPO booth was busy as soon as the show opened at 9 AM, with convention-goers streaming in from the overcast, cool outdoors to peruse the various offeri…

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Tulsa Public Service Events

If you are interested in helping with public service events there are 3 opportunities coming up.

  1. Maple Ridge Run – May 26th – This is a 5k fun run in the Maple Ridge Neighborhood. A handheld is all you need all positions are
    stationary. We meet at 26th and Owasso at 6:00am. If this is your first event we will pair you with an experienced operator. You will finish by noon. Sponsored by TRO
    Contact Tom Stroud – KD5OPH@Tulsahamradio.org
  2. Tour de Cure – May 31 – This an all day bike ride. We meet at Hillcrest South Hospital, 191st and 169, around 6:30am. Our responsibility to to see that everyone makes it back to the start/finish. We sag between rest
    stops and sweep the course and help with safety. This year we will carry
    a medic in each sag vehicle. Mobile radios are a must . If this is your first event we will pair you with an experienced operator. We start early and some stay late. We also use APRS to track the sags. You will be reimbersed for your fuel. We need 10-12 operators. Snacks are available on the course. Sponsored by TRO
    Contact Tom Stroud –
    KD5OPH@Tulsahamradio.org or me at benj1@aol.com

    If you decide at the last minute, come on out.

  3. Tulsa Tough – June 7-8. This is 2 days of all day bike rides. Our responsibility is to see that everyone makes it back to the start/finish. We sag between rest stops, sweep the course and help with safety. This is the 5th largest event of its kind in the US and the largest of its kind in OK. It has grown to the point that a race management team is coming to help. Day 1 goes south and west of Kellyville and Kiefer and north to just west of Sperry. Day 2 goes north as far as Ochelata and Barnsdall.
    We can use 15-18 operators for each day. Mobile radios are a must. We may
    have some stations at rest stops. A handheld with a good antenna may work there. We can use you all or part of a day, one or both days. You will be reimbursed for your fuel.

    Each day starts around 6:30am and some stay as late as 7:00pm.
    Snacks are available on the course.
    There is a real emphasis on APRS this year. This is avery good opportunity to see how it

Sponsored by TARC
You need to register with Tulsa Tough for safety, legal reasons and a t-shirt. To register:

Go to www.tulsatough.com
click on “get involved’
click on “volunteer”
click on “sign up now”
Scroll down to ‘Ham Radio Operator” sign up for one or both days.

If you decide at the last minute, come on out.
If you have trouble with the web site contact me at .

Ben Joplin, WB5VST
Zone 5 Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service-Oklahoma 918-639-2853 Cell
918-396-1651 Home

All Ham Dinner

hamAll ham dinner is this month! Visit with friend talk about our hobby and hear some great information about what is being done with amateur radio in our community.

This All Ham Dinner will be at Golden Corral just off I-240 on South Side on Thursday May 8th 2014 @ 6:00pm.


Do you need to know how to get there? CLICK HERE

Pittsburg County Amateur Radio Club inc. MEETING MINUTES



The April meeting of the P.C.A.R.C. was called to order at 7:00pm. Persons present were: President Jim Russell (WK5Y), Vice-President David Weeks (KD5JCX), Sec/Treas Matt Weeks (W5KVV), Publicity director Trent Myers (AE5EY), Ed Ansell (K5EQ), Dennis Bolding (NV5J), Lois Lapardus (KE5JMK), Paul Lalli (W5LZ), Mike Bailey (KE5KUU), Jered Weeks (W5BJG), and MJ Brickey (McALester News Capitol).


The March financial report & minuets were provided by club Sec/Treas. Matt Weeks. Motion to approve March minuets was made by Mike Bailey, 2nd by David Weeks. None opposed, motion carried. Motion to approve March financial report was made by Jim Russell, 2nd by Lois Lapardus. None opposed, motion carried.


Members discussed the April 5th workday. Members discussed the Thursday evening net controller roster. Members discussed a proposal for the upcoming  Elks Lodge funding possibility.


Members discussed the much needed repair of the P.C.A.R.C./ T.A.R.C. UHF link system. Plans were made to inspect & repair the Daisy .400 machine & finish the repair of the McAlester .975 machine.

Members agreed if the club were to receive funding from the Elks Lodge, a new set of Sinclair VHF duplexers would be the primary goal for the money. Said duplexers will be used at the future Staurt, OK 2 meter repeater site. Motion to approve purchase of duplexers should funding be received was made by Dennis Bolding, 2nd by Mike Bailey. All members were in favor, motion carried.

Lois & Jered discussed upcoming exercises. A table top exercise is scheduled for May, 31st at the Pittsburg County EOC. The exercise will start at 9:00am. The full scale exercise has a tentative date of August 2nd, with a start time of 7:30am.


No further business was brought fourth, motion to adjourn was made by Dennis Bolding, 2nd by Trent Myers. All members were in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:49pm.