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.


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Docket No. 16-239)

ARSFI Board Files FCC Response to Rappaport Campaign

December 5, 2018--Today the ARSFI board filed with the FCC a comprehensive response to the online and media campaign that Theodore Rappaport has been leading to get the FCC to dismiss the pending Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Docket No. 16-239). The proposal would eliminate the current 300 baud limit on HF digital transmissions and replace it with a 2.8 kHz bandwidth limitation. We're in favor of this for many reasons, mostly because the advancement of the radio art is impeded without it, but for most Winlink stakeholders it will allow Pactor 4--finally--in the USA. New, faster and better protocols will be close behind.

Read more at; https://winlink.org/FCC_Action

Sunday, November 25, 2018

New OARS Webmaster

Our new Webmaster is Kendall Brown; KG6FYU. Please contact him with any materials that need to be posted, added, removed, or modified in any other way. You can reach him at kendallrbrown@gmail.com, or 360-990-1690.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Are you looking for more information?  Try the links on the left side of this page.  There you can find the OARS Calendar, Upcoming events, the latest Watts News, and much more. 

If there is something you would like to see on the site, email Kendall Brown and I'll make it happen.

Friday, September 21, 2018

APRS slides

These are the slides from the Sept OARS meeting presentation by Bill, N6NBN on APRS; https://goo.gl/MU7LDP  It was a very good presentation and answered a lot of my questions.  Check it out.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Video Demo of WSJT-X Connected Directly to Logbook

For those of us using HRD and venturing into FT8, this is big!

Video Demo of WSJT-X Connected Directly to Logbook
Greetings folks!
As mentioned in the 6.4.0.886 release notice sent recently, we have improved the ability to integrate WSJT-X with Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook. Prior to this release, the use of JTAlert was required. Many customers enjoyed this method and tens of thousands of (FT8, JT65, JT9, etc) QSOs have been made with this method. We will still continue to support this method and the efforts of the JTAlert developer to continue and improve JTAlert.
With this release, Ham Radio Deluxe users can connect WSJT-X directly to Logbook and QSOs made in WSJT-X are automatically added into Logbook. This feature is called "QSO Forwarding" in Logbook. WSJT-X refers to it as "Reporting". We had many requests from our clients to provide this feature and I'm very pleased with how it works.
I have created a 7 minute video that demonstrations how to configure WSJT-X and Ham Radio Deluxe 6.4.0.886 to do this. The first two minutes of the video demonstrates the setup. In the remaining five minutes, I make a few FT8 QSOs and you can see them going immediately into Logbook.
The video is on our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/HamRadioDeluxe
Please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to get updates on new videos added.
We also have a description of how to configure QSO Forwarding on our online user manual at: wiki.HamRadioDeluxe.com
 I hope you will take the time to check out this video and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Download the 6.4.0.886 version at: www.HamRadioDeluxe.com
I'll see you on FT8!!
73 de Mike, WA9PIE
HRD Software, LLC

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