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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Friday, April 17, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

OARS Net and Meeting Schedule

Until further notice the OARS weekly schedule will be the following:

Tuesdays -- Zoom 216-944-109, starts at 7:30 pm with talk on repeaters (be sure to mute your Zoom input)

Wednesdays -- Zoom 435-905-935, starts at 7:30 pm but no talk on the repeaters

Monthly Meeting -- Zoom 435-905-935, starts at 7:00 pm but no talk on the repeaters

Contact Bruce WA7BAM or Lee KI7SS if there are any questions or issues.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

**Attention Members and Friends -- Testing and Meeting Update**

As of 03/17/2020 all testing and all meetings are canceled until further notice.

All OARS members, guests and friends.  Due to the extraordinary measures mandated by Governor Inslee to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, all regular OARS meetings and testing sessions are cancelled until further notice, effective immediately.  We apologize to all the future hams out there who look forward to our testing sessions, but this step is necessary under the current situation.  Our club has many members who are in the target sector of the population for this virus and we don’t want to take any chances with their health.

Meetings and testing sessions will resume once the virus has been contained and the “all clear” has been given.  We are as anxious to resume our normal schedule as you, so “stay tuned” for updates.

OARS members, guests and friends, we will be using the videoconferencing software called “Zoom” for our regular meetings for the foreseeable future.  This is an easy, free, and secure package to setup and use.  Simply go to https://zoom.us and sign up, hint: use your callsign as your last name.  All you need is a microphone, camera and internet access, there is also a dial-up option.  The app for your smart phone is also free, just go to the app store on your device and search for “Zoom”.  We will post the meeting id in advance of each meeting on our Facebook page, in group emails and on the Tuesday evening information net on 147.360+ MHz 103.5 Hz PL.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Current Calendar

Note that many calendar events have been canceled or postponed. Check in on the weekly net for the latest calendar updates.

Each month there will be a post with the current month and the next month's part of the year's calendar. There will also be a link included with the post that will allow you to access the calendar for the full year.

OARS, TC-ARES 2020= Calendar
2020 Calendar *=confirmed ?=not confirmed

*2, 3-7QP 7 area qso party
*2-Lacey STEM fair
*9-Technician class
*14-ARES meeting
*16-Meet & greet, Capital Mall
*20-OARS meeting
*16-18-PNW DMR, North Bend, WA
*17-Capital City Marathon 

*5-7-SeaPac ARRL Northwest Division Convention
*11-ARES meeting
*13-15-ARRL VHF contest
?15-Swede Day Parade Rochester
*17-OARS meeting
*20-ARRL Kids day
*-Cap Forest Endurance ride, Evergreen Sportmans club, 6 am to 7 pm
*27-28—Field Day

 2020 Calendar


News (24) OARS (22) ARRL (12) Event (11) Emergency Operations (9) Mode (8) Digital (7) ARES (6) Info (6) Preparedness (4) Suggestion (4) APRS (3) Contesting (3) FCC (3) Washington (3) DXing (2) Eclipse (2) Field Day (2) Part 95 (2) DXpedition (1) Humor (1) JOTA (1) NCVEC (1) Non-Radio news (1) Propagation (1) Testing (1) Trumpet (1) Weather (1)