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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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, ...

Monday, April 23, 2018


I have created a new OARS logo, let me know what you think.  This is not the "Official" logo, just a concept or idea waiting for approval of the membership. - w7plc@arrl.net

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Website changes

From the new webmaster:
In an effort to simplify the website and make it easier to navigate, I will be making a few changes:
• “Upcoming Events” will be merged with the “OARS Calendar” with a link to the event’s website. All “date specific” information will be consolidated under the “OARS Calendar”
 • “Ham Related Podcasts” will only show the link and not a description. This eliminates the need to update this information on a weekly basis, the links will connect you to the most up to date information.
• Specific comments or announcements will be posted in the blog section on the “Home” page.
• Photos of events and ham radio related stuff will be showing up on the site. If you have photos that you want to share, ham radio related only please, email them to w7plc@arrl.net and I will get them posted.
As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome, just send an email to w7plc@arrl.net.

Phil W7PLC

Monday, April 9, 2018


ElmerCQ.com is gone.
No announcement, it is simply no longer there.  We must fill this gap locally with our own Elmers.  I had signed up to be an Elmer and I will still help any ham when and where I can.  Please join me and make this hobby fun for everyone.
Phil Cornell W7PLC, w7plc@arrl.net

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Podcast Update 4/3/2018

The latest from some Ham-Related podcasts:

QSO TodayMar 31 - Mike Bohn, KG7TR, has been building his own amateur radio equipment since he first entered the ham radio hobby over 50 years ago.
Ham Radio NowMar 25 - On the road to the race, an interview with John Rosica KA2FND of NVIS Communications
ICQ PodcastApr 1 - ICQ Podcast Episode 263 - Operating GB80GGCN, more
Foundations Of Amateur RadioMar 31 - You and the IARU
Ham Talk Live!Mar 29 - Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA AMSAT Satellite Operations
Everything Ham RadioMar 15 - A look back over the past 100 episodes
HamNationMar 14 - Keeping track of your pets, Birmingham Alabama Hamfest
ARRL: The Doctor Is InMar 29 - Filters
100 Watts and a WireApr 2 - On this episode, the Drake TR7 is back on the air!
Field Radio PodcastMar 22 - Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio (RaDAR) Challenge.


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