PO Box 2861 
Olympia WA 98507 

OARS is dedicated to promoting and supporting Amateur Radio in the Olympia Washington area. Meetings are held at the Red Cross building, 2618 12th Court SW, Olympia, at 7 PM on the third Wednesday of each month except December. 

OARS Calendar
New OARS Calendar
OARS License Exams
OARS BPL Letter to Sen Cantwell
Skywarn Recognition Day
OARS Field Day 2002 Slide Show
Support HR 4720 CC&R Bill
OARS Field DaySketchbook

Next regular OARS meeting will be Wednesday, 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Red Cross
Program:  Election of Officers

ARS License Exam Sessions at 6:00 p.m. before each regular meeting.
Walk-ins allowed. To register contact Klaus Neubert, 360-280-2428, oars-ve@comcast.net

Download Dan Quigley's presentation on Software Defined Radio

OARS Portable Repeater -- Click here for description and picture

Send a letter to Senator Maria Cantwell about Broadband over Power Lines (BPL). Click here for details.

Flawed BPL is no broadband panacea  -- News Forge article

Repeater Status as of April 21, 2004

Note: The OARS 2-meter repeater controller has been replaced -- click here for new command information (updated 2/21/01).

"Regulators or Cheerleaders?" The FCC and the threat of noise pollution from Broadband over Power Lines

Preparedness message from SEC Ed Bruette N7NVP

Sample letter to send your Senator on Antenna CC&Rs
Support H.R. 4720 CC&R bill  sample letter

Kids and the Dark Side of the Force -- Opinion from WB4APR

International Space Station slide show

Submit Data  Submit OARS data base information
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)

Watts News Previous  Months
Download latest newsletter in pdf format
Get free Acrobat Reader for pdf files

Repeater Code Information
Current OARS Officers and Activities
OARS email Directory
OARS Constitution and Bylaws

Membership is open to all interested Hams. Yearly dues are $20; family membership is $25. For a membership application or renewal, download the form here,  print it, fill it out, and mail to the OARS PO Box given at the top of this page.

Some links of interest: 

Ham Conventions and Swapmeets
Mike and Key ARC Electronics Show and Fleamarket - Puyallup Fairgrounds
Communications Academy 2011  -- South Seattle Community College, Seattle WA
SEA-PAC ARRL NW Division at Seaside OR
Dayton Hamvention

Contacts with Government Officials
Contact a U.S. Senator
Email your  Senator
Contact a U.S. Congressman

Ham Licensing
FCC faq (frequently asked questions) page
OARS license exam sessions
Vanity callsign information
ULS (Universal Licensing System) registration
On-line license applications and renewal (select "online filing")
Form 605 download (& other FCC forms)
Ham University Morse and Licensing Instruction Program (free trial download)

ARRL and Related
ARRL Headquarters
ARRL Northwest Division
Western Washington Section
Washington State ARES/RACES
Washington State ARES® /RACES District/Region 3
Washington State RACES Plan
ARES Field Resources Manual

Specialty Modes and Regional Groups
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day Events  ARMAD
Packet & PSK31 information (and more) from Buck Rogers K4ABT
Sound Card Interface Manual for PSK31 from Clint Hurd KK7UQ
PSK31 "Official Home Page"
Amateur Radio & Rally
TAPR (Tucson Amateur Packet Radio)
Introduction to Packet (tutorial pages)
NW APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System)
WETNET (Puget Sound tcp/ip group)
PSRDF (Puget Sound Radio Direction Finding)
Evergreen Intertie
Capitol Peak Repeater Group -- 145.470 MHz
K7PP Repeater System
Baw Faw Repeater
CVARS -- Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society
Radio Club of Tacoma
Pacific Crest Trail Repeater Guide
WWARA (Western WA Repeater Owners)
AMSAT (Amateur Satellite Corp.)
AM Forever (for fans of Ancient Modulation)
Old Radio and Radio History
American Museum of Radio  Bellingham WA

Olympia  Area
OMUG (Olympia Microcomputer Users Group)
Olympia Linux Users Group

Operating Aids
Contest Information
Grid Square Information
Sunspot Information
Today's Space Weather
RF Safety Calculator
ARRL Band Plan
Online Repeater Directory
U.S. Ham Frequency Chart
FCC Office of Engineering and Technology Bulletins
70 cm Line A Regulations

Sources for Information, Parts and Equipment
AES -- Amateur Electronic Supplu
HRO -- Ham Radio Outlet
Ron Hill's HamStuff.com
All Electronics discount parts and supplies
WEB-TRONICS (Circuit Specialists Inc.) parts shopping online
Discount ARRL Books, CD-ROMS, Callbooks on CD (AA6EE)
Virtual Hamfest
In the Olympia area: Electronic Resourcing Inc
Ramsey Ham and Electronic Kits
K3IWK Chassis Kits & Custom enclosures
Call Sign Depot
Applicance Parts (including many Ham radio links)

On-line Publications
This Week in Amateur Radio
eHam.net -- news, reviews, DX spots, ads, links, and more
Amateur Radio News Magazine
Hamradio-online (KF7VY)
QRZ Publishing -- including callsign lookup
Hamfind (Specialized Ham Search Engine)
Ham Radio Resource Guide



Amateur Radio Resource


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