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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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hams Helping Hams

Our attention during this holiday season has been drawn to 2 hams and their families that have fallen on hard times.

First is Anna Horn, K6ZOA was forced to evacuate her home because of the fires in CA. She has lost EVERYTHING. The NoonTimeNet has setup a GoFundMe Account to help her with her expenses.
https://www.gofundme.com/fire-victim-anna-horn-k6zoa

Second is the family of Kevin Kistler, K7KID, from Naselle in Pacific County, who passed away unexpectedly about a week ago. He worked at the Youth Camp there and was a volunteer EMT. His daughters have started a GoFunMe account to try to pay for his funeral and this is a link to it:
https://www.gofundme.com/kevin-kistler?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_title&utm_campaign=donation_receiptv5

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Docket No. 16-239)

ARSFI Board Files FCC Response to Rappaport Campaign

December 5, 2018--Today the ARSFI board filed with the FCC a comprehensive response to the online and media campaign that Theodore Rappaport has been leading to get the FCC to dismiss the pending Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Docket No. 16-239). The proposal would eliminate the current 300 baud limit on HF digital transmissions and replace it with a 2.8 kHz bandwidth limitation. We're in favor of this for many reasons, mostly because the advancement of the radio art is impeded without it, but for most Winlink stakeholders it will allow Pactor 4--finally--in the USA. New, faster and better protocols will be close behind.

Read more at; https://winlink.org/FCC_Action

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