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The Athens County, Ohio
Amateur Radio Association
Email: acara@ac-ara.org

Serving Southeast Ohio Communities

The next regular business meeting of the ACARA will be on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. In-person meetings are held at the Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, 100 South May Avenue, Athens, Ohio, and begin at 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. A Zoom option will be available for those who cannot attend the meetings in-person. Instructions on how to connect via Zoom are available here.

A new Jump Start program for newly licensed hams has been developed by QRZ and Gigaparts where new hams can receive a starter handheld specially designed for this program. See our License Testing page from the link on the left for a link to more details and how to register.

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday, June 4, 2023, 1pm, Athens County Foxhunt. See Foxhunt page for details.
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023 – ACARA June Picnic, 5:30 PM, Dairy Lane Park (map) in Athens. ACARA will provide burgers and brats. Members are asked to bring a dish to share and their own beverage and tableware. (Due to City of Athens policy, Dairy Lane Park is tobacco-free and alcohol-free.)
  • Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, 2023 – ARRL Field Day at the Athens County Fairgrounds. Watch this space or contact Field Day Captain Paul Schulz, WD8SCV, for details.

Public service events:

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 – Athens Gravel Challenge
  • Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 13, 2023 – Run Baileys

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