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.


Notes from the WebMaster

A few notes and ramblings from WA4RAY...

Some goals:
  • Increase OARS' outreach to the community.
  • Increase public awareness of Amateur Radio and their functions.
  • Assist new Hams, while supporting development and enhancement of the skills, abilities, interest and activity of all Hams.
  • Build OARS membership.
  • Build OARS members event participation.
  • Build OARS ability to support ARES, and participation in support of ARES.
  • Improve and increase coordination, cooperation, comaraderie and friendship among Hams.
  • Increase PNW Hams awareness of OARS and PNW Events, and generally enhance PNW Hams radio interest, activity and experiences.

Towards these goals, several initiatives are underway...
  • Development of a "New Ham Packet", to be handed to every person who passes the Technician test at OARS testing sessions. This will include helpful "starter" info, club info, ARRL flyers, etc.
  • Much greater emphasis on making new Hams feel welcome and ensuring that they know they can get help from club members. The New Ham Packet will help with this.
  • Revamp and expansion of the OARS Web presence.
  • Addition of new Web presence features, including: Twitter, Instagram, Galleries coming soon, YouTube channel coming soon
  • Dynamic content on the OARS Web site, including news, event updates, links to reference material and other helpful items, podcast info and more.

I'm looking for more ideas and suggestions, so let me know of any you may have.

Ray Goble
WA4RAY
OARS
PO Box 2861
Olympia WA 98507
E-Mail: NT7H@arrl.net

The WebMaster: WA4RAY@arrl.net