SM005 – Field Day Summary!

This year’s Field Day operations have come and gone. Field Day is a great way for you to get involved with all kinds of amateur radio modes in a single afternoon. It’s also a great way to practice your emergency operation skills. And, it’s a great way to meet and greet your fellow local hams. If you missed this one, hang on, Winter Field Day is less than six months away. Otherwise, I hope you had some fun. 

This year we had several clubs that planned to operate from home. We had 15 clubs post an active Field Day on the ARRL Field Day locator, listed below.

These groups created excellent summaries on their efforts, and I’ve complied them at Take a look at the great pictures and actions of the Oklahoma clubs. Special congratulations to the WI5ND – Vm Okla Nan Ola ARC group. This was their first Field Day as a club! 

I’m so glad that I was able to see so many of you in action.

W5IAS – Tulsa Amateur Radio Club

WX5MC – MCARC Mayes County Amateur Radio Club

WI5ND – Vm Okla Nan Ola ARC

K5WCO – West Central Okla Amateur Radio Club  

W5HTK – Enid Amateur Radio Club

K5SRC – Stillwater Amateur Radio Club

W5NOR – South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS)

W5MWC – Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club

WX5BA – Broken Arrow Emergency Management

K5EOK – Edmond Amateur Radio Society

W5KS – Lawton Ft. Sill ARC

W5NS – Bartlesville Amateur Radio Club

N5PC – Kay County ARC

WX5RC – Rogers County Wireless Association

AC5XJ – Chisholm Trail Amateur Radio Club


Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me, and I’ll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at if you need club assistance.

You can find ARRL Oklahoma Section all over the web at:


73, de N5HZR — Stand by, more follows…