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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, March 19, 2024. 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:

  • Monday, January 15, 2024, Technician license classes begin, every Monday to March 18, 2024 at Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio
  • Monday, March 18, 2024, 7:00 PM: VE license testing at Athens Red Cross
  • Sunday, April 21, 2024: 2m tape-measure Yagi & Copper J-Pole build, 1pm, Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio (more)
  • Sunday, April, 28, 2024, 8:00 AM to noon: ACARA Athens Hamfest, Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street (more). ARRL VE testing 10:00 AM. All elements tested. See License Testing page.

Public service events: Contact Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ to volunteer.

  • Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:00 AM, Iron Furnace Trail Run at Lake Hope State Park
  • Sunday, April 14, 2024, 8:00 AM, Athens Marathon, Athens Hocking Bikeway

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