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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: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7pm. For instructions on joining the teleconference via Zoom, click here.

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.

We are sad to report that long-time ACARA member M. Ron Chapman, N8HEK became a Silent Key July, 2021. Obituary

Upcoming events: More info on individual event pages.

  • W8V Special Event Station for “The Wall That Heals” traveling Viet Nam Veterans Memorial visit to Ohio University campus, July 29 to August 1. Looking for operators to work call sign from home during the visit. Link to the information page from the menu to the left. (More Information)

  • Foxhunt, Saturday, August 14, 2021. (More Information)

  • ACARA/SCARF License Testing VE Session, Monday, August 16, 2021, 7:00 PM, Athens Masonic Complex, 12 West Carpenter Street, Athens, OH (More Information)

  • ACARA Trunkfest, Sunday August 22, 2021 will be held at the Athens Masonic Complex parking lot from 8 AM to noon. There will be no admission charge. We will hold a raffle for door prizes. A VE session will be held starting at 10 AM with registration at 9:30 AM. (More Information)

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

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