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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Amateur Radio is best when you get active, chat with others and meet up, so join us on the air or in person!


We promise that we don't bite.

Weekly OARS and Thurston County ARES (TCARES) Nets:

OARS operates repeaters 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)

The TCARES Net is at 7:00pm every Tuesday on the OARS repeaters, prior to the OARS Net. Guests are welcome, or just listen in if you prefer.
The weekly OARS General Information Net is every Tuesday evening at 7:30PM on the OARS repeaters. Just set your radio for one of the repeaters, and join us. All licensed Amateur Radio operators are welcome. Guests are welcome, or just listen in if you prefer.

The Next OARS meeting is Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Our meetings are always open to the public and held at the South Sound Manor Event Center, 455 North Street SE, Tumwater, Wa. 98501

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