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---Olympia Ham Radio---

OARS, the Olympia Amateur Radio Society, is dedicated to promoting and supporting Amateur Radio in the Olympia Washington area. 
Meetings are held at the South Sound Manor Event Center, 455 North Street SE, Tumwater, 7 PM on the third Wednesday of each month except December.  

Next meeting:

June 21, 2017, 7:00 pm  
South Sound Manor Event Center
455 North Street SE

Field Day 2017

Field day is always a challenge but this year may be memorable. The solar cycle is at minimum and HF propagation has been spotty. Digital and CW may help but I've even seen those signals fade to nothing in seconds. We will need luck as well as the great collective skill and knowledge of our members.

Additionally, we need you! Setup will begin in earnest at 11 am Friday, June 23. The actual event begins at 11 am Saturday, June 24 and ends 11 am Sunday June 25. But the project is never done until it is cleaned up. The address is 8901 Rich Dr SE but looking for the yellow house on the southwest corner of 89th and Rich Rd in East Olympia will get you there better than mapping programs.

Bruce WA7BAM

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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)  
ARES Net: Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM on OARS repeaters  
General Information Net: Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM on OARS repeaters (see net preamble script) 
Note: The OARS 2-meter repeater controller has been replaced -- click here for new command information (updated 2/21/01). 

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Please feel free to contact OARS at the following address

PO Box 2861

Olympia WA 98507