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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, September 17, 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:

  • Sunday, July 21, 2014: ACARA Parks on the Air (POTA) activation of Strouds Run State Park (details)
  • Monday, August 19, 2024, 7:00 PM: VE License Testing at Athens Red Cross
  • Sunday, September 1, 2024, 8am-noon: free Athens Summer Trunkfest (details), Athens Masonic Lodge
  • Saturday, September 14, 2024, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Ohio State Parks on the Air, Stroud’s Run State Park Bulldog Shelter
  • Monday, October 21, 2024, 7:00 PM: VE License Testing at Athens Red Cross

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

  • Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Athens Gravel Challenge – Baileys Trails
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Buckeye Trail Run 4 Blue Blazes. Shawnee
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024, Baileys Dirt Fundo on Baileys Trails Multiple races with first beginning at 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, November 9, 2024, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Bobcat Trail Marathon, Burr Oak State Park
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