Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club

Communicating during a natural disaster isn't impossible

Amateur Radio Relay League

Founded in

April 6, 1914

Welcome to W5KS

W5KS is a Club Memorial Call Sign, and is proudly sponsored by the members of Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club (LFSARC).


Our Mission

The Lawton — Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club (LFSARC) is a Not For Profit Organization, Affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). LFSARC is committed to the advancement of amateur radio through education, both in pure and applied science.


During severe weather, members support the region by weather spotting, relaying critical information directly to amateurs located at the local weather newsroom, and the National Weather Service in Norman, OK. If a  disaster strikes, this amateur community is committed to providing communications in support of Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel, Civil Defense, and other Relief Agencies.


During non-emergencies the group assist local activities that request communication support. Currently this would be three bicycle events each covering a distance of 100 miles and three counties, two fun runs held in the fall, and the club also provides communication support during the city’s Boulevard of Lights Christmas Display.


Other Sites or communication systems are partially supported by W5KS membership activities include: A regional DX packet cluster system located  in Anadarko, OK, A remote receiver link to the 146.910 is located in the town of Frederick, OK. The club maintains a Mobile Communications Center (MCC) used primarily for emergency traffic and to support community activities.

Welcome to Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club