Monthly Newsletter of the
Olympia Amateur Radio Society
P.O. Box 2861, Olympia, WA 98507
--back to OARS main page
From the Oval Shack Operating Tips Attention All YLs Treasurer's Report OARS Net check-ins English-to-English Dictionary for Men Future continuing education course preferences OARS Directory by Call Suffix OARS Cross Reference by Name
is here, and this month is the annual election of officers for OARS for
2003. We had the nominations for officers at last month's meeting and as
usual we had a problem getting people to volunteer to run, but we did come
up with a full slate of candidates. Unfortunately, our potential candidate
for Vice President had to decline so that nomination is currently open.
The current list of candidates is:
We will accept further nominations from the floor at the October meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at the Thurston County Courthouse Complex Building 1, Room 280 (NOT OUR NORMAL ROOM!) and then have the elections. If you are interested in any of the offices, please attend the meeting. Actually, you should attend the meeting anyway to exercise your electoral privilege in deciding the officers to run the club for the next year.President -- Ken, K7TAG
Secretary -- Helen, KB7JDL
Treasurer -- Ed, N7WW
Member at Large -- Jeff, W3GE
For those of you who have difficulty getting to the meetings because of transportation issues, please contact myself, Ken Dahl, K7TAG or Lee Chambers, KI7SS and we will try to arrange transportation for you.
Attendance at club meetings is an important part of maintaining an active enthusiastic club. If you would like to see different programs or have the format of the club changed to better suit your needs and interests, that can only happen if you let us know. This not only means informing the officers of the club, but also the other members of the club who may share your interests.
See you on the 23rd!!
The following is from a recent meeting at Camp Murray:
DO NOT SELF DEPLOY
No matter what the situation is, DO NOT SELF DEPLOY. Do not go to the area of the incident unless you have been DEPLOYED by command personnel. If you self deploy, you are circumventing "The RACES PLAN" and you are not covered by insurance.
WHEN AN EVENT OCCURS
1. Check out your family and property, make sure all is well there and they can survive without you being there.
2. Turn on your radios and LISTEN!!! DON'T TALK -- LISTEN...LISTEN...LISTEN. You will be notified when to TALK. A net will be established and check-ins will eventually be asked for. Give your situation report when asked to do so. Don't clog up the frequency with stuff that hasn't been asked for.
3. After you check in to your net, WAIT. Don't change frequency, go to the kitchen, or anywhere else until net control has directed or given you permission to do so. WAIT -- you will be given directions.
-- 73 Dan KB7DFL
Attention All YLs
The Evergreen Intertie YL Net is back after being off the air for about 9 months due to problems with the repeater. The net meets every Monday evening at 8:00 PM on the 145.33.
This is a social net for all YLs. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for YLs to communicate and make new friends and to encourage new YLs and accustom them to speaking on the radio and using radio equipment. ALL YLs are welcome! Please join us on Monday evenings whenever you can.
-- Sara Lyon, AB7PS
GENERAL FUND (checking account)
Previous balance $1,901.02
Ending balance 2,065.50
REPEATER / PACKET FUND (savings account)
Previous balance $ 950.72
Ending balance 956.81
-- Ed Fitzgerald, N7WW, Treasurer
OARS Net check-ins
The following stations checked in on the
OARS General Information Net on one or more of these dates: Sep 3, Sep
10, Sep 24.
The net meets at 7:30 every Tuesday evening on the 3 linked OARS repeaters: 147.36, 224.46, and 441.40 MHz. All Hams are invited to check in.
English-to-English Dictionary for Men
FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when they feel they are right and you need to shut up. Never use "fine" to describe how a woman looks -- this will cause you to have one of those arguments.
FIVE MINUTES: This is at least half an hour. It is the equivalent of the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the garbage, so this one is really an even trade.
NOTHING: This means "something" and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Nothing" usually signifies an argument that will last "five minutes" and end with "fine."
GO AHEAD (With Raised Eyebrows): This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upset over "nothing" and will end with the word "fine."
GO AHEAD (Normal Eyebrows): This means "I give up" or "do what you want because I don't care." You will likely get a "Raised Eyebrow Go Ahead" shortly thereafter, followed by "nothing" and "fine" and she will talk to you in about "five minutes" when she cools off.
LOUD SIGH: This is not actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment, and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "nothing."
SOFT SIGH: Again, not a word, but a non-verbal statement. "Soft Sigh" means that she is content. Your best bet is to not move, breathe or say a single word, and she will stay content.
THAT'S OKAY: This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. "That's okay" means she wants to think long and hard before paying you back for whatever you have done. It is often used with the word "fine" and in conjunction with a "Raised Eyebrow Go Ahead". At some point in the near future, you are going to be in some mighty big trouble.
PLEASE DO: This is not a statement, it is the verbal equivalent of a leg-hold trap. A woman is giving you a chance to offer whatever lame excuse or reason you can come up with for doing whatever it is that you have done. You may have a fair chance with the actual truth. Be careful, and with luck you won't get a "That's Okay."
THANKS: A woman is thanking you. DO NOT faint. Just say "you're welcome."
THANKS A LOT: This is much different from "Thanks." A woman will say,"Thanks A Lot" when she is really ticked off at you. It signifies that you have offended her in some callous way, and will be followed by the "Loud Sigh." Be careful to not ask what is wrong after the "Loud Sigh" as she will only tell you "Nothing."
-- thanks to Dave LeFevre, KC7FEC
Future continuing education course preferences
The ARRL is surveying its membership regarding which future on-line ARRL Certification and Continuing Education (C-CE) courses hams would be most likely to take. The list of possibilities ranges from antennas to VHF and UHF operation. The Web-based survey <http://www.arrl.org/members-only/cce/ccesurv.html> is now open for input. The survey period will end October 27.
"Our plans are to make several additional courses available in 2003," Robins said. "The survey results will guide the C-CE program in providing courses of demonstrated interest to ARRL members."
Members will be asked to rank the various possibilities in terms of the likelihood that they would take the course if it were offered. The list includes Antennas 101, Basic Electronics, Trouble Shooting, Test Equipment, Radio Propagation, VHF and UHF Beyond the Repeater and Contesting 101.
To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education Web page <http://www.arrl.org/cce> and the C-CE Links found there. For more information, contact Certification and Continuing Education Program Coordinator Howard Robins, W1HSR, email@example.com.
-- from the ARRL Letter, electronic edition
OARS Directory by Call Suffix
Curt Danell 1708 Ann St Olympia WA 98506 360-951-3848
AKL H.J. Motomatsu
WB7AKL PO Box 206 Silver Creek WA 98585
ARY George Carle N7ARY 1809 Centerwood Dr SE Olympia WA 98501 360-943-3536
BNS Chris Chambers KA7BNS 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
CG Bill Waesche
KE7CG PO Box 1198 Rainier WA 98576
CKM Rex Richardson WL7CKM 1616 Gov Stevens Ave SE Olympia WA 98501 360-352-1233
CID Jeffrey Jackson W9CID 3539 Yorkshire Dr SE Olympia WA 98513 360-455-5090
CKO Larry Watkinson KC7CKO 1405 9th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501 360-943-4352
CZM Jim Elder KD7CZM 6007 LaVista Ct SW Olympia WA 98512 360-705-4329
CZN Gerald Julian KD7CZN 4417 Clar Mar Ln SE Olympia WA 98501-4711 360-943-7009
D Dora Anna Fill
NI5D 3 Fair Oaks Dr Conway AR 72032
DFL Daniel Crane KB7DFL 4310 Glen Terra Dr. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-459-1564
DHE Sharon Campbell N7DHE 9101-24 Steilacoom Rd. Olympia WA 98513 360-491-6460
DOY Rick Damitio W7DOY 7023 Mullen Rd SE Olympia WA 98503 360-491-2587
ET Ray Chenhall AA7ET 9038 Waddell Creek Rd SW Olympia WA 98512 360-902-7378
FEC David LeFevre
KC7FEC 3737 Golden Eagle Lp SE Olympia WA 98513
FEE Charles Scovill KC7FEE 6625 Bellevista St NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-1961
GAQ Gard Forester
KF6GAQ PO Box 8721 Olympia WA 98509
GE Jeff Withers W3GE 6010 193rd Ave SW Rochester WA 98579 360-273-8614
GGX Paul Leach N7GGX 2030 Cardinal Lane Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5777
GHA Mike Johnston KA7GHA 6335 103rd Ave SW Olympia WA 98512 360-236-1319
GMC John Moore N7GMC 2407 Tyndell Circle SW Tumwater WA 98502 360-357-6234
GZM James Belluomini KD7GZM 9101-186 Steilacoom Rd SE Olympia WA 98513 360-491-3766
HA Bob Keppler
KE7HA 1120 Chestnut SE Olympia WA 98502
HCT Clark Main N7HCT 5509 Thornbury Dr SE Lacey WA 98513 360-923-1300
HFS Dorlene Keppler N7HFS 1120 Chestnut SE Olympia WA 98502 360-943-1368
HKI Gary Ernest N7HKI 2718 24th Ave. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-352-2503
HRY Kenneth Smith W7HRY 7627 Cooper Point Rd. NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-2507
HTG Jim Ryan KD7HTG 10505 Ryan Ln SE Olympia WA 98513
HTX Lois Cox KB7HTX 4818 Belwood Dr. NE Olympia WA 98506 360-357-6256
IC Bill Fill
KD5IC 3 Fair Oaks Dr Conway AR 72032
IIF Ruth Barber K1IIF 4316 Chambers Lake Dr. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5921
ISO John Kennedy KD7ISO PO Box 5556 Lacey WA 98509
IVM Ben Bennett N7IVM 1212 Tabitha Ct NW Olympia WA 98502 360-705-8533
JDL Helen Hannigan
KB7JDL 2409 Morse Rd SE Olympia WA 98501
JHJ Robert Goodnow N7JHJ 4017 Indian Summer Dr SE Olympia WA 98513 360-456-2427
JSK Keith McDonald N7JSK 10337 Carney Dr. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-352-2514
KIP Kip Stilz
K7KIP 4625 Norcross Ct SE Olympia WA 98501
KJG Thom Solberg N7KJG 3067 60th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501 360-456-3297
KSK Bob Brown KA7KSK 6106 Lemon Rd NE Olympia WA 98506 360-452-3842
LA Paul Taylor
KC7LA 3720 Wesley Loop NW Olympia WA 98502
LE George Lanning KB6LE 4129 Green Cove N.W. Olympia WA 98502 360-866-2185
LMQ Pete Judd KD7LMQ 147 Hokanson Rd Elma WA 98541
LVV Mark Tyler KD7LVV 2247 Sapp Rd SW Tumwater WA 98512 360-352-5990
LWB Jon Bennett W7LWB 7132 Hawks Prairie Rd NE Lacey WA 98516 360-459-0697
LYY Dan Conrad KD7LYY 2629 Ballantine Dr SE Olympia WA 98506
LZA Phil Norris KD7LZA 205 Shadow Ln NE Olympia WA 98506 360-491-1873
LZE Don Sander KD7LZE 8113 Mazama Ct SW Olympia WA 98512
MBP Lawrence McKnight
KD7MBP 4931 Delores Dr NE Olympia WA 98516
MHC Marc Cote KD7MHC 2105 Wedgewood Dr SE Olympia WA 98501 360-753-2276
MND Jesse Tyler KD7MND 2247 Sapp Rd SW Tumwater WA 98512 360-352-5990
MNM Marie Chambers KC7MNM 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
MNM David Nightingale KD7MNM 2423 Woodfield Lp SE Olympia WA 98501 360-491-1280
MNN Reed Nightingale KD7MNN 2423 Woodfield Lp SE Olympia WA 98501 360-491-1280
MNO Kim Skoropinski KD7MNO 1902 80th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501-6852
MRK Mark Matthies W7MRK PO Box 14114 Tumwater WA 98511-4114 360-943-1624
MX Ken Elfbrandt AA7MX 918 Corral Lane SE Tumwater WA 98501 360-357-4447
NE Rollo Shaw
AB7NE 1809 Sawyer St SE Olympia WA 98501
NMU Chris Kennedy KB7NMU 3842 74th Ave. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-491-2819
NN Ron Hill W7NN 10624 Zephyr Ln SW Olympia WA 98512 360-352-7779
NV Don Shields KJ7NV 1872 Circle LN SE Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5066
OH James Elliott
AA7OH 3455 Martin Way #18 Olympia WA 98506
OQJ Brett Taylor KC7OQJ 3720 Wesley Loop NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0683
OQM Kathy Watkinson KC7OQM 1405 9th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501 360-943-4352
PJS Jan Skoropinski
KD7PJS 1902 80th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501-6852
PNX Lisa Withers KB7PNX 6010 193rd Ave SW Rochester WA 98579 360-273-8614
PRT Jack Barber W1PRT 4316 Chambers Lake Dr. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5921
PS Sara Lyon AB7PS 7734 Nottingham Ct SE Olympia WA 98503 360-459-9263
PT Bill Phillips AB7PT 1111 Archwood Dr SW #279 Olympia WA 98502 360-754-0271
PT David Palmer AC7PT 2413 Woodfield Lp SE Olympia WA 98501
PUC Al Williams K7PUC 706 Frederick St NE Olympia WA 98506 360-753-1328
QHK Ruth Bolstad KC7QHK 929 Trosper Rd SW Tumwater WA 98512-6961 360-754-7433
RAT Richard Bullard
KD7RAT 2020 Mare Ct SE Olympia WA 98501
RHK Kathleen Moore KC7RHK 2407 Tyndell Circle SW Tumwater WA 98502 360-357-6234
ROZ Duane Bradford WB7ROZ 204 Shadow Ln NE Olympia WA 98506
SAR Keith McIntosh
K2SAR PO Box 788 East Olympia WA 98540 360-459-2566
SAY Allan Jones W7SAY 2752 Stratford Ln SW #3532 Tumwater WA 98512-6029 360-352-7516
SIX Fred Baker W7SIX 224 Satsop Ave Shelton WA 98584 360-357-2662
SNS Cheryl Jackson KD7SNS 3539 Yorkshire Dr SE Olympia WA 98513 360-455-5090
SQV Phillip Jackson KD7SQV 3539 Yorkshire Dr SE Olympia WA 98513 360-455-5090
SS Lee Chambers KI7SS 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
SSD Sharon Kinder N7SSD 502 S. Edison St. Olympia WA 98501 360-943-6187
TAG Ken Dahl
K7TAG 1120 Palomino Ct SE Tumwater WA 98501-8633
TPT Ghery Pettit N6TPT 1025 Neil St NE Apt 9 Olympia WA 98516 360-412-1340
UUO Wallace Music
W7UUO 5305 Stikes Ct. SE Lacey WA 98503
UXU Finch Johnston KA7UXU 6335 103rd Ave SW Olympia WA 98512 360-236-1319
VNY Morgan Chambers KC7VNY 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
WIC Isabel Ernest
KA7WIC 2718 24th Ave. SE Olympia WA 98501
WW Ed Fitzgerald N7WW 5006 Lacey Blvd. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-491-2289
YD Robert Lyon AA7YD 7734 Nottingham Ct SE Olympia WA 98503 360-459-9263
ZPS Dorothy Ferris
W7ZPS 2318 Boulevard Ct. SE Olympia WA 98501
ZTU Mick Bush N7ZTU 1003 Surrey Trace Dr. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-956-3312
ZWN Kristopher Chambers KC7ZW 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
OARS Cross Reference by Name