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The Athens County, Ohio
Amateur Radio Association

Lake Hope Bicycle Race, Sunday, March 29, 2015 – ACARA and SCARF provided communications support.
Go to the Pictures link to view pictures from the Bobcat Trail Marathon, Ohio State Parks on the Air, Field Day 2014 and the Iron Furnace Trail Run 2014 

Photos from our Annual Family Potluck, February 28, 2015 at Athens Red Cross.
Photos courtesy of Eric McFadden, WD8RIF
Photos from our 2015 Technician License Class and Test Session.
Photos courtesy of Eric McFadden, WD8RIF
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Serving Southeast Ohio Communities

Next regular meeting:  Tuesday, September 15, 7:30 PM
Social Hour/Rag Chew, 7:00 PM
Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, 100 South May Ave., Athens

Congrats to our own Greg Weinfurtner, NS8O for again winning the CQ Wordwide WPX CW Contest for 2014.
NS8O CQ WWWPX winner

Upcoming public service events:

Lake Hope Bicycle Race – State Finals Sunday July 26, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Run 4 Blue Blazes Buckeye Trail Marathon, Saturday, October  24
Contact Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ if you want to volunteer.

Field Day, 2015, Athens County Fairgrounds, June 27-28 – Flyer

David Underwood, KC8RYL – SK
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of David Underwood, KC8RYL, on January 17th, after a short and courageous battle with lung, liver and bone cancer. David was a former member of the ACARA and continued to participate in several club projects.
Gary Hudson KD8IMS – SK
We are also saddened to report that one of our newest members, Gary Hudson, KD8IMS became a silent key on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Gary and his wife had attended our family potluck that evening then went on to attend a dance elsewhere.  He apparently collapsed and died at that event.  Services are to be Saturday March 7 at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, OH at 3:00 PM.  Visitation will be from 12 to 3 PM prior to the service. Obituary
Charles Bennet WB8CEE – SK
We are now saddened to report that another of our newest members, Charles (Chuck) Bennett, WB8CEE became a silent key on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Chuck worked to make his brother Jon Bennett, KD8ZRQ a renewed ham at our October test session. He activated Forked Run State Park for the club during Ohio State Parks on the Air last September. Our condolences to Jon and the Bennett family for their loss.