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.





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).
Monthly Meeting every 3rd Wednesday -- Zoom 435-905-935 Password 147360, starts at 7:00 pm but no talk on the repeaters.
Contact Bruce WA7BAM or Lee KI7SS if there are any questions or issues.

Testing will happen second Wednesday each month at the Alpine Hills Community Park at the intersection of Westhill Dr SW and Northill Dr SW. Remember you need a federal registration number available for free on the FCC website. Also remember to dress for the weather since we are in an open picnic shelter. Candidate numbers have increased so testing is starting at 5 pm to accommodate everyone. Follow this link for more information:
http://oars-ve.duckdns.org/

OARS Repeaters operate on the following frequencies:
147.36 MHz(+) (PL 103.5 on TX output only)
224.46 MHz(-) (PL 103.5)
441.40 MHz(+) (PL 103.5)

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Are you looking for more information?  Try the links on the right side of this page.  There you can find the OARS Calendar, Upcoming events,...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Testing will happen January 13 and February 10, 2021at the Alpine Hills Community Park at the intersection of Westhill Dr SW and Northill Dr SW. Remember you need a federal registration number available for free on the FCC website. We are told you will soon need to provide you email address on the FCC form. Also remember to dress for the weather since we are in an open picnic shelter. Testing will start at 5 pm. Thanks for your interest in amateur radio. Bruce WA7BAM

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Testing will happen December 9 at the Alpine Hills Community Park at the intersection of Westhill Dr SW and Northill Dr SW. Remember you need a federal registration number available for free on the FCC website. Also remember to dress for the weather since we are in an open picnic shelter. Testing will start at 5 pm. This link will give you more information: Thanks for your interest in amateur radio. Bruce WA7BAM

Monday, November 16, 2020

 November testing results: 1 extra passed, 2 candidates passed both technician and general, and 3 passed their technician. Congratulations to all and thanks for your interest in amateur radio. It has been observed since we are doing socially distanced testing that: 1) We have more candidates testing and 2) The success at testing has increased. Study and take practice tests until consistently scoring 90% or better. Thanks to all. Bruce, WA7BAM

 Wednesday November 18, 7 pm all are welcome (even non-hams) to join our meeting on Zoom meeting number 435-905-935 with no password needed. Education program is Mike Ritz, W7VO, on HF noise mitigation. We all want a quieter station. Following the program the business is vote in a new secretary and approve the proposed budget. Business should be short. Thanks for your interest in amateur radio. Bruce, WA7BAM

 November testing results: 1 extra passed, 2 candidates passed both technician and general, and 3 passed their technician. Congratulations to all and thanks for your interest in amateur radio. It has been observed since we are doing socially distanced testing that: 1) We have more candidates testing and 2) The success at testing has increased. Study and take practice tests until consistently scoring 90% or better. Thanks to all. Bruce, WA7BAM

Monday, November 9, 2020

 Take your amateur radio test locally

Testing will happen November 11 at the Alpine Hills Community Park at the intersection of Westhill Dr SW and Northill Dr SW. Remember you need a federal registration number available for free on the FCC website. Also remember to dress for the weather since we are in an open picnic shelter. Due to the number of people taking tests we will be starting about 5:30 pm. Come a little early and leave early. We will seat people as seating is available. Please RSVP to Klaus, AC7MG, 360-280-2428 Click here: http://oars-ve.duckdns.org for detailed information. Thanks for your interest in amateur radio. Bruce, WA7BAM

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)

Monthly Meeting every 3rd Wednesday -- 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.


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