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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OARS Net Preamble

Control Station Script for OARS Net


This is …………., acting net control station for the Olympia Amateur Radio Society weekly information net. The purpose of this net is to informally gather the club, to disseminate ham related information, to get on the air and chat, and have a good time. All Radio Amateurs are invited to participate in this net. You do not need to be a member of OARS to check in to the net. This net operates at 7:30 PM each Tuesday evening on the clubs three inter-linked repeaters, transmitting on 147.36+, 224.46- and 441.4+ MHZ all with a tone of 103.5 Hz and using the callsign NT7H. The net will yield the frequency to emergency or priority traffic at any time.

The Olympia Amateur Radio Society is an ARRL special services club, offering HAM licensing classes, yearly field day operations, and other Ham related activities. Our club is associated with the Thurston County ARES/RACES organization which assists in emergency communication support at various locations around the county and which has its weekly net on these same frequencies at 7 PM each Tuesday. The OARS Club provides public service communication support for road rallyes, the Capitol City Marathon, and other local events.

Regular club meetings occur the fourth Wednesday of each month at the, at 7 PM, at The South Sound Manor Event Center, 455 North Street SE, Tumwater, WA 98501.

This is ……….., my name is …………., and I am located in ……………………..

As we start the net with check-ins, I would like stations to please give their name and callsign, to slowly enunciate your call so I can get an accurate copy and to allow me to acknowledge each check-in before taking the next. So lets get started.

( Suffixes A - G ), ( Suffixes H - O ), ( Suffixes P - Z )

This is ……….., are there any more check-ins for the OARS net?

OK…We are happy to take check-ins throughout the net, call in at any time. It is our custom to ask for announcements of general interest to the club. These can be OARS and/or ARES/RACES officers, committee reports or any general information bulletins. Does anyone have any announcements for us tonight? ( Go through the group )

This is ……….., Do we have any late check-ins?

Are there any other announcements, questions, trouble shooting topics for the net?

Does anyone have an item for swap and shop?

Is there anything else for the net this evening?

I am closing the Olympia Amateur Radio Net at this time and return the frequency to normal use. I thank you all for checking in to the net.

Sign off.

Note to Net Control: Please keep a list of check-ins and email to kb6le@arrl.net for inclusion in the club newsletter, Watts News. A format of one call per line makes it easier for me to merge and sort the lists for a month.


George kb6le


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