The Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club (LFSARC) is a Not for Profit Organization. LFSARC is committed to the advancement of amateur radio through education, both in pure and applied science.
During severe weather, LFSARC 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, the amateur radio community is committed to providing communications in support of Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel, Civil Defense, and other Relief Agencies.
The LFSARC maintains a mobile communications center (MCC) which is used primarily for emergencies. During non-emergences the LFSARC uses the MCC to support club activities as well as community activities that request communication support.
Currently the LFSARC supports two local area community events. These events are the Tour De Meers Bike Ride (routes from 10-60 miles) held in May which is a fund raiser for the Meers Fire Department. Then in October the LFSARC supports the Spirit of Survival (a half marathon and bike ride) which is a fund raiser for the Oklahoma Cancer Centers. In September LFSARC participates in the International Festival.
The LFSARC owns and maintains two local Yaesu Fusion repeaters (purchased in July & August,2018) one of which is set for a frequency of 146.910 (- offset of .600 & a tone of 173.8) that is used for the weekly LFSARC net except for the last Thursday of the month which is a simulated emergency exercise conducted on a simplex frequency held on 146.52. The second repeater is due to replace the 147.360 repeater (+ offset of .600 & a tone of 173.8). The LFSARC also has a repeater in Chickasha, Oklahoma. This one operates on 145.230 (- offset of .600 & tone of 141.3) and is linked to the 146.910 repeater in Lawton.
Field Day 2018
First KG5GCD, our acting president prior to the 2018 Field Day event and his family received a well-earned and hearty thank you from the entire club membership.
1 - During the April, 2018 club meeting KG5GCD brought up Field Day and stated he would like W5KS to participate in the event (The 2018 Field day event very well may not had happened without KG5GCDs input and support).
2 - He, KG5GCD then offered his and his families support by volunteering to cook and feed the Field Day participants and guests for both days! This is always a good way of enticing folks to show up, but mostly demonstrates selfless service and the willingness to get the club’s participation.
KG5GCD, again from the members of the LFSARC thank you and your wonderful family for the exemplary and selfless service in supporting the LFSARC during the 2018 Field Day event.
The 2018 Field Day had new members, members that had not been out for a while, and guests participating. Some of the modes were CW, FT8, PSK31 and of course voice on HF and VHF. There was learning, teaching and some scratching going on. It was a good experience with good people. Time well spent and well worth the price of admission. There were things identified that can be worked on before the next club outing as well. This is good because you cannot make things better if you are not aware they can be improved. Field Day 2019 is already in the planning stages and I am not sure if the good times can be made better but it will be fun trying!
Local Repeaters2m: 40mi Radius ... 1.25m: 40mi Radius ... 70cm: 40mi Radius
|Salvation Army||Monday||1930||147.390||+ .600||173.8|
|LFSARC||Thursday||1900||146.910||+ - .600||173.8|
|ARES||Thursday||1945||146.910||+ - .600||173.8|
Salvation Army Net information - AF5Q (Ron Grossman at AF5Q.arrl.net)
LIRA is a linked repeater system. To find the frequency for LIRA's other repeaters use the Storm Spotting tab on the left side of the page. For information concerning the LIRA net contact KG5ICZ at firstname.lastname@example.org
LFSARC Net information - KC5CYY (Paul Goulet at email@example.com)
The ARES net start time of 1945 is tentative. The ARES net will start immediately following the LFSARC net, so tune in and support the LFSARC net while you waiting for the ARES net.
|Club meeting||1st Tues of ea month||1930||GPTC Rm 100||KC5CYY (Paul)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|OK. QSO Party||?? Mar.||see info||see info||K5CM (Connie)||email@example.com||Info|
|Tour De Meers||?? May||see rules||Meers Fire Station||Cindy Rowe Zelbst||https://www.facebook.com/groups/641166982575718/||Info||Club Elections||1st Tues in June||See Constitution||GPTC Rm 100||KC5CYY (Paul)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Info||International Festival||Last Fri-Sun in Sept.||See info||Elmer Thomas Park||KC5CYY (Paul)||email@example.com||Infohttps://www.lawtonok.gov/programs/international-festival||Spirit of Survival||Last Fri-Sun in Sept.||See info||Elmer Thomas Park||KC5CYY (Paul)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Info||Nov. Sweeps Phone||?? Nov||See info||LFSARC Field Site||AC5D (Don)||email@example.com||Info||Club X-Mas Party||?? Dec.||See info||Golden Corral||KG5THR (Dorien)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Oklahoma Weather Alerts
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
NWS Safety Tips
To monitor the storm spotters go to 442.525 (East Lawton Repeater), 442.200 (Grandfield Repeater), 440.450 (Cement Repeater), 443.300 (Altus Repeater) all with a positive offset of 5.000 and using 123.0 for the tone. These repeaters are a linked system. If the entire link goes down, use 444.075 with a positive offset of .600 and a PL tone of 123.0.
Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club
Section I. The name of this organization shall be The Lawton Fort Sill, Amateur Radio Club. The acronym will be LFSARC. This organization was incorporated in the state of Oklahoma on the 4th day of March 1958.
Section I. Lawton-Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club is organized exclusively for Charitable, Educational, and Scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section II. To provide the education necessary to pass the Federal Communications Commissions exam and obtain amateur radio license. To promote the proper use of amateur radio and to further the interest and development of amateur radio communications.
Section III. To assist area Civil Defense, Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies and law enforcement agencies in communications during emergencies, to provide communications for any other community service or charitable organization needing such service.
Section I. Members of this organization must hold a valid Amateur Radio Operators license of any class and in addition, meet the requirements specified in ARTICLE II of the bylaws.
Section II. Associate members of this organization must hold a valid Amateur Radio Operators license of any class, unless exempted by the Executive Board, and in addition, meet the requirements specified in ARTICLE II of the bylaws.
Section III. Only members of this organization will vote in any LFSARC business meeting or election. Payment of dues is a condition of membership. Life Members are considered paid by the LFSARC Club.
Section I. The elected officers of this organization shall consist of a President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer. These officers shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are elected and duly qualified.
Section II. The officers of this organization shall be elected at the June business meeting by secret ballot. Election shall be by a majority vote of the votes cast. The newly elected officers will take office at the first business meeting in July.
Section III. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings and to perform the duties pertaining to the Office of President of this organization.
Section IV. It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to preside in the absence of the President and to succeed him if for any reason the office should become vacant.
Section V. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to record minutes of all meetings, to carry on the correspondence necessary to transact the business of the organization and to maintain the financial records of LFSARC as well as being responsible for the receipts and disbursements of such funds as may be the property of the organization.
Section I. This organization shall have a six member Executive Board with the authority to act for the membership, by a majority agreement of the Board, in the absence of a meeting of the membership and will be responsible to the membership for all action taken. The Board shall consist of the President (Chairman), Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, W5KS Trustee, and the immediate past two Presidents.
Section II. The five voting members of the Executive Board shall consist of the President (Chairman), Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and the immediate past two Presidents. The President may provide a standing invitation to the Chairman of the Technical Committee, and Chairman of the Emergency Committee to participate in Board meetings as non-voting members.
Section III. The Executive Board is responsible to represent LFSARC in any and all negotiations concerning physical facilities, policies and activities when persons or organizations external to LFSARC are involved. This authority may be delegated at the discretion of the Executive Board.
DIRECTORS AND TRUSTEES:
Section I. This organization shall maintain three Directors and three Trustees. The three Directors will be the current standing elected officers.
Section II. The first Trustee shall be the W5KS Trustee, IAW Federal Communications Commissions regulation, Part 97, and will serve at the pleasure of the President.
Section III. The second and third Trustee will be the previous two Presidents of the LFSARC.
Section I. The President will appoint a nomination committee at the April business meeting to present a slate of candidates to the membership at the May meeting.
Section II. Additional candidates may be nominated from the floor during the May business meeting.
Section III. There must be a minimum of two members nominated for each office.
Section IV. If any candidate nominated for election has withdrawn and if this results in there being less than two candidates for any office, nominations may be made from the floor at the June business meeting, provided that those so nominated are present and accept the nomination.
Section V. No person will be elected to an office of this organization unless he is a member and has accepted the nomination for that office.
Section VI. The candidate for each office receiving the most votes from the members present at the June business meeting shall be elected.
Section VII. The President shall call a special election to fill and elected vacancy on the Executive Board, in the event of an elected member of the Executive Board is unable to serve his/her full term. The Executive Board, by majority vote, must present a slate of candidates willing to accept election to the vacation position before the election. Nominations from the floor may be made prior to the election provided the candidates are present and willing to accept the position, if elected. The term of office of such elected members of the Executive Board shall be the unexpired term of the Officer unable to serve his full term of office.
Section VIII. Eligibility for voting in the regular June election shall be limited to those persons who satisfy the requirements of membership by the regular May business meeting.
Section I. The President shall appoint such committees as he deems necessary for the proper functioning of the organization and the fulfilling of its purposes. All committees will be automatically abolished at the end of the President's term of office.
Section II. The Technical Committee Chairman will be appointed by the President to manage all of LFSARC's repeaters and physical properties. As Chairman of the Technical Committee it will be his responsibility to designate committee members and to maintain proper and reliable repeater operations according to Federal Communications Commissions rules and regulations and the policies of LFSARC. He will also be responsible for all technical planning and coordination with the Emergency Committee Chairman to assure, to the best of his ability and LFSARC's resources, the capability of LFSARC to provide regular and emergency communications.
Section III. The Emergency Committee Chairman will be appointed by the President, supervise and coordinate all emergency and public service activities of LFSARC. He will also be responsible, to the best of his ability, for the planning and training of LFSARC members so they may respond to any emergency situation and perform in an efficient and professional manner.
Section I. A quorum of fifty-one percent of the membership, excluding associate members, must be present to transact the business of the organization. In lieu of a quorum, business requiring immediate attention may be transacted by a two-thirds vote of the members present, providing a majority of the Executive Board members are present.
Section I. This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote at a regular business meeting, providing that no amendment shall be called up for action unless the membership has been notified in writing, not less than thirty days in advance of the proposed changes; thus giving members ample time to give the amendment consideration.
Section II. The bylaws of LFSARC may be amended at any regular business meeting, without prior notice by a majority vote.
DISSOLUTION OF THE ORGANIZATION:
Section I. In the event of dissolution of the organization, after the payment or satisfaction of all the debts of the organization, the remaining assets and funds of the organization shall be distributed, transferred, conveyed, delivered and paid over to the State of Oklahoma, as agents or agent only, for distribution within a reasonable time to another communication, patriotic, charitable, or educational corporation which meets the requirements and is qualified under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as amended.
DATE Sept 2, 1992
Claude R. Matchette
LAWTON FORT SILL
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
(AS OF JANUARY 2, 1990)
It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep the Constitution and By-Laws of the club and have the same with him at every meeting. He shall cause all amendments, changes and additions to be noted thereon and shall permit the same to be consulted by members upon request.
Full membership is open to licensed amateurs. Additionally, it is contingent upon a willingness to support the purposes of the club. Associate membership is open to all other interested persons. Associate membership includes all club privileges except for the right to hold office and vote. Applicants will be voted upon during the monthly meeting and approved upon a simple majority.
A. Membership reinstatements. An inactive member dropped from the membership for more than one year may be reinstated by a majority vote at any of the regular business meetings and payment of balance of the annual dues for that year.
Regular meetings shall be held on the first Tuesday of each month at such place as the President shall order. Special meetings may be called by the President at the direction of the Executive Board and with the notice being provided in writing or via the Thursday night net.
A regular monthly assessment of $2.00 per member is hereby assessed in accordance with the provisions of Article III of the Constitution for the purpose of providing funds for current expenses, with the following exceptions: (amended July 2, 1991)
$24.00 for individual members.
$36.00 for couples.
$40.00 for family members of 3 or more.
$6.00 for students under the age of 18.
Dues for new members will be pro-rated.
Licensed amateurs under the age of 18 may be accepted as associate members with out being required to pay dues.
V. Business Meetings
The business meetings shall be conducted by the Executive Board. The results of all business meetings will be reported to the membership at regular monthly meetings. The Executive Board will meet from time to time to plan activities, carry on club business necessary to provide operation from month to month. All decisions made by the Executive Board requiring disbursement of monies in excess of $100.00 or requiring a vote of the membership will be presented at the next regular meeting.
A. Special committees may be appointed by the President whenever required.
B. The out-going President will present the incoming President with a list of standing committees and a recommendation of which committees to retain. The list will be provided one month before the end of the current Presidents term.
C. The incoming President will announce which committees are being retained at the first meeting of the incoming Presidents term.
A post office box will be maintained at the main post office in Lawton, OK for the business use of the club.
All regular monthly meetings are open to the public.
LAWTON FORT SILL
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
(AS OF JANUARY 2, 1990)
(amended July 2, 1991)
|Test & Training Coordinator||AG5KE||Grossman||Ronemail@example.com|
|First Past President||N5PYD||Wardell||Paul|
|Second Past President||WD5USA||Minor||Michaelfirstname.lastname@example.org|