Member News

HamGram – Issue One

IssueOne (PDF Document)

Larry Russell, K5ZCJ Silent Key

Dear fellow club members,

It is with extreme sadness that I must report the passing of Larry Russell – K5ZCJ of Broken Arrow.   Larry passed peaceably on Saturday evening, Sept. 2, 2017, at his QTH, surrounded by his family.  He had been ill for some time. Our prayers are with Linda and the family.

The graveside service is currently set for Sept. 11, 2017, 11:00 AM.  The location is Floral Haven in Broken Arrow at 71st and 129th.

Ray Richardson  WB5JJA

Dan Woods W5BM

Memorial for John Anderson, KN5UPS

Brian Railey KB6LZJ has created a memorial for John Anderson on Find A Grave. Please click on  this link if you would like to leave flowers and a note on his memorial.

John Anderson, KN5UPS, Silent Key

Obituary for John Ralph Anderson Jr.

John R. Anderson, Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend died on July 27, 2017. He was born April 15, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Edison High School in 1962. Upon graduating he studied at OSU in Stillwater for one year before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was in communications and served one tour in Vietnam. Returning to Tulsa he attended Spartan School of Aeronautics, where he earned his airframe and power plant licenses, and went on to work for American Airlines as a mechanic, where he retired in 2010 after almost 25 years.

He was an avid streetrodder, owning and building several cars, and winning many awards at car shows over the years. He had a model railroad in HO scale and flew model airplanes for several years. Most recently he added antique radio restoration and HAM radio operation to his hobbies. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending winters in Florida.

He was survived by his wife, Vicki, of almost 30 years, a son John R. Anderson III and his wife Mollee of Fayetteville, NC, and their children John R. Anderson IV, Nashville, TN, Jordan Anderson, Tampa, FL, Grace Daugherty and husband Dylan of Chattanooga, TN, and Claire Mills and Jacob Mills of the home; a daughter Gretchen Clarkson and husband Bradley of Stillwater, OK and their children Cates Cathey, Tucker Cathey, Aspen Clarkson and Gentrie Clarkson; a sister Sharon Finnerty and husband Mark of Tulsa, OK. He is also survived by many sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father John R. Anderson and mother Beatrice Anderson of Tulsa, OK.

A memorial service will be held in the Floral Haven Chapel August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Member News: Curtis Allen

Many of you know and remember Curtis, his wife passed yesterday.

“This afternoon my beautiful wife and mother of my children completed her path in this life so that she may be reborn again into the next. She was surrounded by her children, family, and friends when she transitioned very peacefully. She now is free to be reborn again and continue the cycle of life to hope one day to reach nirvana. While we will morn her passing our attachments to this world of suffering and rebirth are what bring us back over and over. So let us not mourn a loss today but say good luck in the next. For we are full of desire for this world and we will surely meet again.” ~Curtis Allen KF5ECI

Bruce Burnette K5PX

K5PX Boomer Contest Club placed 5th!

ARRL just published the FD results in the digital edition of QST.

Boomer Contest Club, operating as K5PX finished 5th in the 1A category of 121 entries!

1313 Q’s ALL CW!

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“Not bad for a bunch of OLD guys that didn’t operate for 6 hours in the middle of the night.” Bruce K5PX

Antenna Project

Earl WB5UUW, Ray WB5JJA, and Steve AA4BG spent the afternoon putting together the antenna Earl is building for Bill KE5VKB. It’s not finished yet, but here are some photos:

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Member News

Earl Stutzman WB5UUW and Cindy Downes K5CED worked together on a special project for Cindy’s Electronics students at Cornerstone Tutorial Center.

Each student created his or her own “Operation Game,” complete with buzzer and LED lights. Afterwards, it was noisy chaos as each one attempted to retrieve “body parts” without setting off the buzzer!

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Help KB5ZSD Get Outta Jail!

Steve Bradley KB5ZSD is taking part in the Broken Arrow 2013 “Lock Up benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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As one of our own, we need to lend this “jailbird” our support. Steve has been the liaison for the BAARC with the City of Broken Arrow on our 146.910 Repeater site for several years. His help has been invaluable in maintaining our relationship with the City.

Please help his cause if you can by visiting his website: 2013 Lock Up.