OARS, the Olympia Amateur Radio Society, is an ARRL special services club dedicated to promoting and supporting Amateur Radio in the Olympia Washington area as well as all of Thurston County.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get ready for the ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

From ARRL.org:
ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) Fall Classic is coming up soon, October 7-8.
The primary League-sponsored national emergency exercise is designed to assess the skills and preparedness of ARES® and other organizations involved with emergency and disaster response.

“Every local ARES team and/or ARRL Section will come up with their own scenarios and work with served agencies and partner organizations during the SET,” said ARRL Field Organization Team Supervisor Steve Ewald, WV1X, who pointed out that not all SETs will take place on the first full weekend of October.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

OARS Net, 19 September, 2017

Net Control: KI7SS
Checkins: 22
WA7BAM gave an update on coming events. At the next meeting on September 20, topics will include Station Grounding, Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) and the new WebSite, more.
Work party and sale at Radio Dave's, Friday and Saturday Sepetember 22-23.
KI7SS gave an update on the upcoming road rally, need more volunteers for radio support.
WA7BAM restated that he can provide a ride-along to the Rally.
Reminder of the upcoming licensing classes.
Discussion of odd problem with the 2-meter repeater on Saturday September 16, other work that was performed.
Discussion of recent issues and solutions that some members have experienced.
Discussed Salmon Run contacts.
Discussed issues with multiple monitors on ham shack computers.
Discussion of using multiple antenna tuners in series.
Net Ended: 8:26pm

Monday, September 18, 2017

Here we go again, this time with Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria moves into the Caribbean Islands, Caribbean Emergency Weather Net activates.

Podcast Update, 18-Sep-2017

The latest from some Ham-Related podcasts:

ICQ PodcastSep 17- Trying 60m with SOTABeam BandHopper Antenna
Foundations Of Amateur RadioSep 16 - Reorganizing the Ham Shack
QSO TodaySep 15 - Wayne Herman, W7VOA
Amateur Radio NewslineSep 15 - Hurrican Irma, 9-11, more
ARRL: The Doctor Is InSep 14 - How High is High Enough?
Everything Ham RadioSep 14 - Boy Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA-JOTI)
Ham Talk Live!Sep 14 - Celebration at the National Voice Of America Museum
HamNationSep 13 - Aid in Response to Hurricans Harvey and Irma
100 Watts and a WireSep 12 - Hurricane Irma, 9-11, Rt 66 On The Air
Ham Radio 360Sep 12 - Workbench-32: GPS Disciplined Oscillators and Frequency References
Linux In The Ham ShackSep 11 - Earthquakes, Hurricanes, WSJT-X, FT-8, More
The Two-Way Radio ShowSep 8 - Discussing the Motorola Talkabout T-Series radios
ARRL Audio NewsAug 30 - Hurricane Harvey and Recovery Operations
Practical Amateur Radio PodcastAug 27 - Make Nature Your Shack
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