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

Serving Southeast Ohio Communities

Until further notice, in-person meetings are canceled! Instead, we’ll meet via teleconference.

Next meeting via Zoom: TBD

Annual Family Picnic, Athens South Side Park (The Ridges) June 15, 2021, at 5:30 PM. The club will provide burgers and brats. Members are asked to bring a dish to share, and their own beverage and serving-ware.

July 20, 2021 – Plans for continuing meetings during the summer are in the works. If the Red Cross becomes open to outside groups, we will meet in-person with a continued Zoom option for those unable to physically attend. For instructions on joining the teleconference via Zoom, click here.

Interested in fox hunting? Check out some tips from our own KC8JRV for getting started by clicking the link found on the menu to the left. Tentative ACARA fox hunt June 12, 2021, 9:00 AM

Upcoming events: More info on individual event pages.

  • Plans for Field Day June 26-27, 2021 are in discussion as to holding group event or go with individual stations submitting for club score. Watch for updates. A survey has gone out to the membership regarding participation.
  • ACARA/SCARF License Testing VE Session, Monday, June 21, 2021, 7:00 PM, Athens Red Cross, 100 South May Avenue, Athens, OH 45701. Registration starts 6:30 PM. Click on the license testing link on the left.

Public service events:

  • The Athens Gravel Challenge bike race has been rescheduled to October 2, 2021, noon to 5:00 PM.
  • 2021 Blue Blazes Festival Races to support Buckeye Trail, October 2, 2021, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Bobcat Trail Marathon/Half Marathon, Burr Oak Lake State Park, Saturday, November 13, 2021, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • A summer date is anticipated for the Lake Hope Bicycle Race.
  • Possible Special Event Station for the visit of the traveling Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Wall July 29-Aug 1. More info to come.

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