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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, January 17, 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:

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022 – ACARA Annual Holiday Dinner, 5:30pm at location yet to be determined. The club will supply hors d’oeuvres and punch; members and guests will order their own meal from the menu. Watch this space for more information.
  • Sunday Creek Amateur Radio Federation Hamfest (SCARFfest) at Shade Community Center, old US 33, Shade, 8 AM to noon. ACARA/SCARF VE session at 10 AM. See the License Testing link to the left for more session info and what to bring to the session.
  • Monday, January 16, 2023 – ACARA Technician License classes begin. Follow the Training link to the left for more information and to download the informational flyer.
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – ACARA Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Athens Red Cross, 100 South May Avenue, Athens; a Zoom option will be available for those unable to attend in-person (instructions).
  • Saturday-Sunday, January 28-29, 2023 – Winter Field Day at the Jim Crouse Memorial Radio Station in the Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio chapter house.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2023 – Athens Hamfest at Athens Community Center
  • Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, 2023 – ARRL Field Day at the Athens County Fairgrounds

Public service events:

  • Saturday, April 1, 2023 – Iron Furnace Trail Run
  • Sunday, April 16, 2023 – Athens Marathon

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