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The Athens County, Ohio
Amateur Radio Association

Bobcat Trail Marathon, Sunday, November 2, 2014 – ACARA and SCARF provided communications support.
Go to the Pictures link to view pictures from Ohio State Parks on the Air, Field Day 2014 and the Iron Furnace Trail Run 

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

Serving Southeast Ohio Communities

Next regular meeting:  Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 PM
Social Hour/Rag Chew, 7:00 PM
Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, 100 South May Avenue, Athens.

Upcoming public service events:  Lake Hope Bicycle Race Sunday March 29, Iron Furnace Trail Run, Saturday, April 4 and Athens Marathon Sunday April 19.  Follow the menu links above for more details.  Contact Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ if you want to volunteer.

Athens Hamfest, Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:00 AM to noon, Athens City Community Center.  See link above.

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.