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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Saturday, March 24, 2018

New Webmaster

Phil Cornell W7PLC is our new webmaster. This is a perfect extension of my position of Member-at-Large. If there is anything you want to see on the website, ham radio related of course, send an email to olyhamssc@gmail.com and I will try to make it happen. Phil W7PLC

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Equipment for sale


Items for sale:
ItemMinimum bidNew
Hy-Gain 50 ft free standing tower http://www.materials.com/TowerSpecifications.htm
Step-IR 40 w/controller$2050$4200

ALL Hams may now bid for the items! Bids must be submitted to Phil Cornell, w7plc@arrl.net
Bids will then be evaluated by the committee and winning bidders will be notified by email on or before Mar 9, 2018. Unsold equipment will be featured at the OARS booth at the Mike & Key swap meet on Mar 10, 2018. Bids must include a reasonable offer of money, details of how buyer will transport, time frame for completing purchase, and method of payment.

Now is the time to get some great equipment at a fabulous price. These are great prices but since this is a fundraiser for OARS please be generous with your bid. So, if you have ever wanted a monster beam in your back yard that attracts ooo’s and ahhhh’s from the neighbors and a signal that melts the snow in Antarctica, now is your chance! You can direct questions to Phil Cornell, w7plc@arrl.net and we will make every effort to get you a quick answer.


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