Upcoming Events

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Tribute To Liberty

The City of Midwest City is proud to present Tribute to Liberty, an annual family-centered patriotic celebration featuring music, food trucks, and fireworks display.

It is held at Joe B Barnes park in Midwest City, OK to celebrate the Indepenance Day holiday.

When: Thursday July 4th, starting at 7pm.  Fireworks to begin at about 9:45pm.

Volunteers Needed

Our Club has been requested to be part of the Tribute To Liberty event. If you are able to volunteer, please meet us at the park by 5pm. We will be parking at the softball field on the North side of the park. Please let a Board Member know so we can look for you. You can reach out directly or contact us via one of the following:

  • Contact Us form
  • Email: club@w5mwc.org
  • Phone: 405-455-8879 - leave message or send text

We want to have a good count for meal vouchers, and a parking passes, so let us know.

Thank you in advance for those who volunteered and the City of Midwest City thank you for your time and being part of the community. The City will provide us with water, drinks, and a meal voucher to get a meal from the participating food trucks. Do dress accordingly, it will be hot, also bring a chair.

VE Testing Session

Amateur Radio License Testing – W6TRW Amateur Radio Club

If you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator you need to take the appropriate test at a VE Testing session.  The MDARC typically provides testing sessions once a month.

Our next testing session(s)...

Where: Midwest City Library, 8143 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73110. Meet in the lobby.

When: Saturday July 20th, 1pm to 3pm (please arrive no later than 2pm)

Please note that we do not have a test session on 6/26.  This is misposted on the ARRL site.

Cost: The ARRL VEC requires that we charge $15 for each test session. If you pass a test, you can take the next level test, during the same session, at no additional cost.

We prefer if you register before the test session but will accommodate walk-ins. To register please email us via the Contact Us page.

An FCC FRN is required prior to testing.  For more information please click here.  Please bring ID, FRN, pencil, and $15 in cash, check or money order.

What to bring to an exam session.

NOTE:  As of April 19th, 2022 the FCC requires a $35 for new licences.  This payment will be made to the FCC and not to MDARC or the ARRL.  Once you pass your test(s) and the information is updated with the FCC, the FCC will send an email with payment instructions.  You will have 10 days to make the payment.   No payment to the FCC is required for license upgrades, mailing address changes, and email changes.

After the Exam please see our Amateur Radio Examinee Info page.

Upcoming test sessions:

8/17/2024 - Midwest City Library, 1-3pm

9/21/2024 - Midwest City Library, 1-3pm

 

Midwest City Veterans Day Parade

The 2023 Midwest City Veterans Day parade, November 10th, 2023 was a success.

MDARC is involved in the planning of this event. This is our largest event. We help stage the parade, run net control, watch at the grandstand.  Keep an eye out for Veterans Day Parade 2024.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are  needed at this event. We need a minimum of 22 volunteers to place in multiple areas, which also include check-in, spotter, reviewing stand, and staging.

 

Winter Field Day

WFDA Logo

Winter Field Day is sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), which believes that emergency communication is important throughout the year. Winter Field Day is open to radio amateurs worldwide. The WFDA's goal is to help enhance operating skills and to prepare participants for all environmental conditions. Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours. Station set-up may start no earlier than 1900 UTC on the day before the event and may not take any longer than 12 hours in total. Expect activity on all amateur bands except 12, 17, 30, and 60 meters.

MDARC WFD 2024 Event

The 2024 event was very successful. Thank you for everyone that participated and visitied. Keep an eye out for the WFD 2025 event details.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was organized to be a Run To Remember for those who died, those who survived, and those whose lives were changed forever, in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building on April 19th, 1995.

Registration is open for volunteering for the communications unit that supports the Oklahoma City Marathon.  Last year we had more than 70 amateur radio operators supporting the nearly 19,000 runners over a two-day period.  Amateurs helped with logistical tasks, such as providing information on locations of the head and rear of the races, supported delivery of ice and water to the various water stops, provided communications at each of the medical stations, gave real-time information to relay team members readying to make their exchanges, and in general provided another set of eyes and ears for the Marathon operations leaders as well as the public safety responders.

The Marathon was sucessful for 2024.  Keep your eyes open for the 2025 event.

Field Day

ARRL Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.  For more information: http://www.arrl.org/field-day This years event is June 22-June 23.

Field Day 2024 is a wrap. We had a great event. Keep an eye out for 2025 event details.