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.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

Over at the ARRL Quickstats page, they're asking:

  • Do you plan to compete in either the CW or Phone November Sweepstakes contests?
  • How long has it been since you’ve attended a hamfest?
  • Do you use software to program your handheld transceiver?
  • Do you monitor DX Clusters with a smartphone app?

ARRL Contest Rule Changes, Clarifications Reflect “Best Practices” in Radiosport

Just ahead of the 2017-2018 contest season, ARRL has announced rule changes and clarifications to League-sponsored contests. These include an improved process for submitting logs and reporting scores. Unless otherwise noted, these changes become effective starting with the September VHF Contest.

“These changes reflect current ‘best practices’ in the contest community and help us improve the quality of the competition and reporting of results,” ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, said. “For example, getting the log data into log checking more quickly will allow us to post preliminary results online for nearly all contests.”

NEW "222 MHz and Up Distance Contest" to kick off August 5-6, 2017

Inaugural "222 MHz and Up Distance Contest" August 5-6

Work as many stations as possible on the 222 MHz through 241 GHz bands using any allowable mode. A station in a specific grid locator may be contacted from the same location only once on each band, regardless of mode.
OARS
PO Box 2861
Olympia WA 98507
E-Mail: NT7H@arrl.net

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