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, January 18, 2018

ARRL CEO to Retire

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, is set to retire March 2nd.

Here's a Range of Upcoming Events

1400Z-1800Z, Jan 20RSGB AFS Contest, Data
1800Z, Jan 20 to 0559Z, Jan 21North American QSO Party, SSB
1900Z-2300Z, Jan 20WAB 1.8 MHz Phone
1900Z, Jan 20 to 0359Z, Jan 22ARRL January VHF Contest
2000Z-2359Z, Jan 20 (EU-AF)Feld Hell Sprint
2300Z, Jan 20 to 0259Z, Jan 21 (ENA-ESA)
0200Z-0559Z, Jan 21 (WNA-OC-AS)
1300Z, Jan 21 to 0800Z, Jan 22Classic Exchange, CW
1300Z, Jan 23 to 0800Z, Jan 24
0200Z-0400Z, Jan 22Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
0000Z-0200Z, Jan 24SKCC Sprint
0130Z-0330Z, Jan 24NAQCC CW Sprint
0200Z-0330Z, Jan 24QRP Fox Hunt
0230Z-0300Z, Jan 24Phone Fray
1300Z-1400Z, Jan 24CWops Mini-CWT Test
1900Z-2000Z, Jan 24
0300Z-0400Z, Jan 25
0145Z-0215Z, Jan 26NCCC RTTY Sprint
0200Z-0330Z, Jan 26QRP Fox Hunt
0230Z-0300Z, Jan 26NCCC Sprint

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 17 OARS meeting, guest Bob Heil

Bob Heil, K9EID, will be the guest at the January 17 OARS meeting, discussing audio tuning, and how to sound the best when transmitting. In case you're not familiar with Bob...
He's a Ham Operator: https://www.qrz.com/db/K9EID
Sound engineer: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Heil
Host of Ham Nation: https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation
And more.
Btw, The Ham Nation podcast is one of those tracked in the weekly podcast update here at the club site.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Here's a Range Of Upcoming Events

Jan 17Monthly OARS Meeting, 7:00pm
0145Z-0215Z, Jan 12NCCC RTTY Sprint
0200Z-0330Z, Jan 12QRP Fox Hunt
0230Z-0300Z, Jan 12NCCC Sprint
0000Z-2359Z, Jan 13YB DX Contest
0500Z-0900Z, Jan 13Old New Year Contest
1200Z, Jan 13 to 1200Z, Jan 14UBA PSK63 Prefix Contest
1200Z, Jan 13 to 2400Z, Jan 14SKCC Weekend Sprintathon
1800Z, Jan 13 to 0559Z, Jan 14North American QSO Party, CW
0530Z-0730Z, Jan 14NRAU-Baltic Contest, SSB
0800Z-1000Z, Jan 14NRAU-Baltic Contest, CW
0900Z-1059Z, Jan 14DARC 10-Meter Contest
1000Z-1400Z, Jan 14Midwinter Contest
0100Z-0300Z, Jan 154 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint
0200Z-0330Z, Jan 17QRP Fox Hunt
0230Z-0300Z, Jan 17Phone Fray
1300Z-1400Z, Jan 17CWops Mini-CWT Test
1900Z-2000Z, Jan 17
0300Z-0400Z, Jan 18
0130Z-0330Z, Jan 18NAQCC CW Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Jan 19NCCC RTTY Sprint
0200Z-0330Z, Jan 19QRP Fox Hunt
0230Z-0300Z, Jan 19NCCC Sprint
1800Z-2200Z, Jan 19LZ Open Contest

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2018-2022 Technician Class Question Pool Being Released

The NCVEC Question Pool Committee is releasing the new 2018-2022 Technician Class question pool. To be made available at http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=369.

They had been posted earlier but at the time of this post, they'd been retracted to correct one or more errors. Watch for them to return there.

The changeover to the new pool is July 1, 2018.

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