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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Saturday, December 22, 2018

OARS had a brand new web presence at http://oars.radio
Please replace your current bookmarks, as all new content will only be posted to the new site, beginning February 1, 2019. Currently all content from this blog is being transferred over, and is expected to be complete well before then. 

Please use the login link at the top right on the new site to register for an account, which will give you access to member-specific content and privileges.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hams Helping Hams

Our attention during this holiday season has been drawn to 2 hams and their families that have fallen on hard times.

First is Anna Horn, K6ZOA was forced to evacuate her home because of the fires in CA. She has lost EVERYTHING. The NoonTimeNet has setup a GoFundMe Account to help her with her expenses.

Second is the family of Kevin Kistler, K7KID, from Naselle in Pacific County, who passed away unexpectedly about a week ago. He worked at the Youth Camp there and was a volunteer EMT. His daughters have started a GoFunMe account to try to pay for his funeral and this is a link to it:

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 KG6FYU@oars.radio, 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.


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