Here we'll list events and activities scheduled for the next couple of months. We'll update this page frequently, so check back often to stay up to date.

O.A.A.R.S Talknet

The O.A.A.R.S 2 Meter Talknet is Every Monday Evening at 8:00 PM on the 146.940 Repeater, PL 103.5, From West Branch Michigan.

O.A.A.R.S. Information

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Club President For Contact Is:
W8SKB     Scott Buttrick  (989) 701-4856


The Term Stands For Amateur Radio Emergency Service.  ARES Members Are Amateur Radio Operators Who Provide Their Time To Provide Communications For Emergencies, Public Services & Events.  For Membership And Or For Further Information In Our Area In Michigan Contact
Chris W8COP
(989) 685 - 3120


Club Officers For the Year 2020

President:             W8SKB Scott Buttrick
                                     (989) 701-4856
Vice President:    KE8KZV  Paul Tate
Treasurer:             KC8JOZ   Tyler Rosebrugh
Secretary:             N8RSH      Russ Hall

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Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee to Disappear in September


The Amateur Radio vanity call sign regulatory fee is set to disappear in the next few weeks. According to the best-available information from FCC sources, the first day that applicants will be able to file a vanity application without having to pay a fee is Thursday, September 3. In deciding earlier this year to drop the regulatory fee components for Amateur Radio vanity call signs and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) applications, the FCC said it was doing so to save money and personnel resources. The Commission asserted that it costs more of both to process the regulatory fees and issue refunds than the amount of the regulatory fee payment.

Amateur Radio Exams

Are Scheduled The 3rd Wednesday Of Every Month At The Mills Twp.  Hall at 2441 Greenwood Road In Skidway Lake Michigan 6:30 pm Registrations, 7:00 pm Exams Begin, Walkins Welcome Or For Pre-Registrations Contact:
Rich AB8YG
(989) 873-6909
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Dave K8BD
(989) 685-3081
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OAARS Club Meeting Jan, 6th 2021

Zoom Meeting, it seems to work very well. We would like to do this upcoming meeting virtually, This Wednesday  Jan, 6th 2021 at 7PM.   I will start the meeting around 6:45pm.  Bellow is the link to the zoom conference, and works with just about any device out there.  Please RSVP if you are/can plan on attending Russell Hall is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: OAARS Meeting
Time: Jan, 6th 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 408 501 127

OAARS Club Meeting Jan, 6th 2021 is CANCELLED and has moved to a Virtual Meeting

The Ogemaw Arenac Amateur Radio Society meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Mills Township Hall, 2441 Greenwood Road, Skidway Lake, at 7 PM.  For more information on the club or club events, contact Scott, W8SKB or Talk to Any Club Officer or Club Member for additional information.

Membership Dues

March is the time to renew your membership.  See the Club Secretary or they can be mailed to the Ogemaw Arenac Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 4358, Prescott, MI 48756

Fox Hunt Sept 12th, 2020

The Ogemaw Arenac Amateur Radio Society Fall fox hunt is Sept 12th, 2020, start time is 9:00 AM.  Fox hunters will meet at Irons Park in West Branch before the start.  Come out to show of your direction signal finding skills and join us for the fun.

OAARS Club Picnic Sept 12th, 2020

The Ogemaw  Arenac Amateur Radio Society Club Picnic will be held at the Elbow Lake Park off of Lucinda Dr. in Skidway Lake at 12:00 Noon.  Bring a dish to pass, your own plates, silverware and drinks. Enjoy Bratts, Burgers and good conversation at this Beautiful Park.


Jan    4th       K8BD           Dave
Jan    11th     KD8JSL      Dale
Jan    18th     KD8JSL      Dale
Jan    25th     N8IGM         Joe
Feb   1st       

2020 Michigan QSO Party April 18th

The 2020 Michigan QSO Party, sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club, is from 1600Z April 18 until 0400Z April 19. 
Stations may operate the full 12 hours. Phone and CW on 80/40/20/15/10 meters.  Single-op, multi-op, and mobile categories.   Work stations once per band and mode.  MI-to-MI QSOs allowed. Work portables and mobiles again as they change county, state or province.  Exchange QSO number and location (county for MI stations, state/province or "DX" for others). 
Suggested frequencies: CW-3545, 7045, 14045, 21045, 28045; Phone-3825, 7200, 14250, 21300, 28450.  One point per phone QSO, two points per CW QSO.  Count multipliers once per mode.

November 2019 Auction

Our annual Club Auction was last November.  With a total of 23 people in attendance and a total of $665 in donations for the club.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the club.

OAARS Club Christmas Party December 11th, 2019

Come join us at Dee's Pizza in Skidway lake for our annual Christmas Pizza Party.  Festivities start at 7:00pm, come have some fun and good conversations with Club Members, their families and other Hams. 

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