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Monthly Meetings

SCARS meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month (3rd Saturday in June) at Fire Station #7 near Westheimer Airport / Field. This is just west of the traffic light at Rock Creek Road and Flood St. Coffee and donuts start at 9:00 am, and the club meeting starts at 9:30 am. Don't forget to bring a dollar or two to cover for the donuts/coffee. If you are a new ham, an old ham, or just interested in getting involved in ham radio, don't hesitate to come to the meeting. Guests are always welcome!


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Informal Meetings

A good place to meet up with a number of the local SCARS members is the McDonalds at 1720 W. Lindsey St. Every day but Sunday, a cast of about a dozen meet for coffee and breakfast between about 9:00 am and 11:00 am. This group typically assembles along the west wall windows, and are fairly easy to spot... Guests are always welcome! Come to listen to the stories, or bring your favorite amateur radio questions or problems.


Weekly 10 Meter Net - N5HZX Memorial

SCARS hosts the N5HZX Memorial Net (In memory of N5HZX Fred Goodwin) every Wednesday evening at 8:00 PM (central time zone) on 28.445 MHz USB. Everybody is encouraged to join this ragchew net. Depending on propagation, occasionally some DX stations check-in. The 10 meter net was chosen in that it is suitable for local, close-in contacts and allows some Technician licensees to get their feet wet on HF. Old or new, everybody with a Technician license or higher is encouraged to check-in!


Weekly ARES VHF Net

Each Tuesday, at 8:00 pm Central Time, SCARS hosts the Cleveland County ARES traffic net on 147.060 MHz +600 kHz offset, 141.3 Hz CTCSS tone, repeater. Feel free to listen in, and join the net. This is a directed net, and check-in's are required for participation in the net. The main purpose of this net is to transfer any ARES information, and to provide practice in using a controlled net. Emergency communications nets will follow the procedures and protocols used in this net.


Weekly VHF Gossip Net

Each Tuesday, at 8:30 pm Central Time, SCARS hosts the Weekly Gossip net on 147.060 MHz +600 kHz offset, 141.3 Hz CTCSS tone, repeater. Feel free to listen in, and join the net. This is a rag-chew net, and general discussions are encouraged.


Weekly 6 Meter Net - KD5JSD Memorial

SCARS hosts the KD5JSD Memorial Net (In memory of KD5JSD John Sauer) every Monday evening at 8:00 PM (central time zone) on 50.200 MHz USB. Everybody is encouraged to join this ragchew net. Depending on propagation, occasionally some DX stations check-in. Everybody with a Technician license or higher is encouraged to check-in!


Facebook - 24 x 7 x 365

Every minute, of every day, it appears that there's someone on the SCARS Facebook page. This is turning out to be a great place to share information, and get answers to all kinds of questions in real-time. Stop by and join us at: w5nor.org/facebook.


Weekly Oklahoma ARES Monday DMR Night Net

Every Monday night there's an ARES net on the statewide DMR (3140) talk group at 8:15 pm Central Time. The purpose of this net is to communicate statewide ARES information, and to test the use of the statewide talk group for emergency purposes. Typically you'll hear checkins from across the state on this net. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Every Monday night there's a VoIP ARES net on the Echolink Conference "WX_Talk" at 9:15 pm Central Time. The purpose of this net is to communicate statewide ARES information, and to test the use of the VoIP service for emergency purposes. Typically you'll hear checkins from across the state on this net. D-Star reflector 52B, Echolink, VHF repeaters, and even 3.9 MHz SSB stations can connect on this net. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Monday Night PAPA DMR Roundtable

Every Monday night at 10:00 Central Time, the Pocket AutoPatch Association (PAPA) runs a roundtable on TG 3106. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Tuesday Night SNARS DMR Net

Every Monday night at 10:00 Central Time, the Southern Nevada Amateur Radio Society (SNARS) runs a net on TG 31286. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Tuesday DMR Texas Tech Net

Tuesday nights, on DMR Talkgroup 3148 at 7:00 pm Central Time is a Texas statewide net.


Tuesday Night Ventura Co Radio Club DMR Net

Every Tuesday night at 9:30 Central Time, the Ventura Co Radio Club runs a net on TG 31070. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Tuesday Night Brandmeister DMR Talk Group

Every Tuesday night at 7:00 Central Time, the Brandmeister Talk Group happens on TG 3148. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Wednesday North America DMR Tech Net

Every Wednesday night at 7:00 Central Time is the North America Tech Net on TG 93. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Wednesday Texas Statewide Net

Every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm Central Time is the Texas Statewide Net on TG 3148. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Thursday Hytera DMR North America Net

Every Thursday night at 3:30 pm Central Time is the Hytera North America Net on TG 31089. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Thursday Norcal DMR Net

Every Thursday night at 9:00 pm Central Time is the Norcal DMR Net on TG 31063. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Thursday Ventura Digital Radio Club DMR Net

Every Thursday night at 9:30 pm Central Time is the Ventura Digital Radio Club DMR Net on TG 31065. Take a listen, and check in to join the fun.


Thursday Brandmeister DMR TG 31089

TG 31089 Thursday 9:30 Oklahoma time.


Saturday Brandmeister Worldwide DMR Net

Every Saturday there's a Worldwide DMR net on Talkgroup 91, commonly called the Worldwide channel. This net operates at 16:00 GMT, which is 9:00 am Central Standard time, 10:00 am Central Daylight time.


Sunday Brandmeister DMR TAC 310 net

Sunday nights at 9:00 pm Central Time is the TAC310 net.


Sunday All Canada DMR Net

Sunday nights at 8:00 pm Central Time is the All Canada Net on Talk Group 302.


Emergency Communications Nets

During times of severe weather threats, Cleveland County SkyWarn also uses the VHF repeater to communicate with the National Weather Service, the City of Norman emergency services, and the City of Moore emergency services.

During times of severe weather or other community related emergencies, the Norman Emergency Operations Center is located in the same building where SCARS meets for monthly meetings. SCARS works closely with the City of Norman Emergency Operations Coordinator and the City of Moore Emergency Operations Coordinator on communications during this time. Oh, both coordinators are hams, too!


Non-Emergency Communications

Email is the preferred method to notify SCARS Members and Friends of Newsletters, SCARS Club business, and occasional general news of interest to all Amateurs.

We operate a mailing list that you can join. This list sends out messages about once a week, announcing the newsletter, and a few additional random messages. Our online email signup page will let you subscribe right away.


Obtaining Your License

If you would like to learn more about ham radio and how to obtain your amateur radio license, please refer to the License Testing link.


QCWA Sponsors: "Elmering" Net on 2 Meters - K5DLE Memorial

The Quarter Century Wireless Association, chapter 63, hosts the K5DLE Memorial Net (In memory of Gene Nailon K5DLE) every Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM (central time zone) on 146.790 MHz -600 kHz offset, 100.0 Hz CTCSS tone. The Net Manager is Mike W5KSU, and this is a great place for new operators to ask questions and learn from those that have done this before.

This net is run by the Oklahoma City, Chapter 63 of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.


W5NOR 10-10 Number

SCARS has a 10-10 Number issued to the club call W5NOR. We are #73500 in 10-10 International, which was created years ago to help promote activity on 10 meters when the solar cycle drops off.