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:

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,...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Michael Wells, G7VJR reveals latest stats on digital mode usage

Over at Michael Wells' Amateur Radio Blog, the latest stats are up re: Digital mode usage. It shows a dramatic shift to FT8 since the release of that new mode.

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.

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They had been posted earlier but at the time of this post, they'd been retracted to correct one or more errors.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