The South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) is known throughout Cleveland County, and the state of Oklahoma. In fact, SCARS is actively involved with the city of Norman during times of emergency, such as severe weather events. SCARS works closely with the Office of Emergency Management for the cities of Norman, Moore, and Newcastle. SCARS also works with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, not only during times of emergency but also during public campaigns to assist in educating the public on preparedness.
Current total membership is about 160 amateurs, and other related members. Like any club, interests cover a wide range of Amateur Radio activities. This variety is one of the things that makes our hobby so neat. There is truly something for everyone. Someone in the club will be able to help you or answer any questions you might have about different aspects of the hobby. Members are active in phone, CW, digital data, computers, antennas, DX'ing or just local communications. If you are new to amateur radio, it is understandable to be hesitant to get on the radio and talk to someone you have never known but SCARS has a great group of people that are willing to help you get your feet wet, and on the airwaves. SCARS encourages you to visit the meetings page for more information on club meetings, and radio nets that the club offers. You can also visit the events page to see what special events are in the works. The club's Facebook page is a great place to virtually connect with members in a hurry.
The SCARS membership form for those interested in joining the club is available here. Blank copies of the form can also be obtained at any monthly club meeting.
An easy way to join or renew your membership online is to use our Paypal payment system. Select your membership type, either a single membership, or a family membership. Our bylaws allow us to prorate the membership fees starting in July, and the prorated amounts will keep you current until the end of the following year! Your Paypal contact information will be used for your SCARS membership. If you'd like to change any of that information, send it via mail, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to renew your membership, select one of the two Annual Memberships, for $25 or $26.
Membership forms, and dues can be turned in at any monthly meeting, or can be mailed to the following address:
SCARS PO Box 720993 Norman, OK 73070-4769
Annual membership fees are collected each year on January 1st.
The 2017 SCARS membership roster is produced as an Excel document and is available here. The username for this download is the word "member", without quotes, and SCARS members can receive the password from any officer.
If you have an active amateur radio license of Technician Class, or higher, you can obtain an identification card from the State of Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Please follow the directions on the form which can be accessed here.
Like the id card above, if you have an amateur radio license, you can also get a special "Amateur Radio" license plate from the state of Oklahoma. Click here for a copy of the form, which includes instructions on how to turn it in.
If you are interested in emergency communications, please complete the ARES form available here and return the completed form to a SCARS officer.