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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Monday, January 20, 2020

Current Calendar

Note that many calendar events have been canceled or postponed. Check in on the weekly net for the latest calendar updates.

Each month there will be a post with the current month and the next month's part of the year's calendar. There will also be a link included with the post that will allow you to access the calendar for the full year.

OARS, TC-ARES 2020= Calendar
2020 Calendar *=confirmed ?=not confirmed

*2, 3-7QP 7 area qso party
*2-Lacey STEM fair
*9-Technician class
*14-ARES meeting
*16-Meet & greet, Capital Mall
*20-OARS meeting
*16-18-PNW DMR, North Bend, WA
*17-Capital City Marathon 

*5-7-SeaPac ARRL Northwest Division Convention
*11-ARES meeting
*13-15-ARRL VHF contest
?15-Swede Day Parade Rochester
*17-OARS meeting
*20-ARRL Kids day
*-Cap Forest Endurance ride, Evergreen Sportmans club, 6 am to 7 pm
*27-28—Field Day

 2020 Calendar


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