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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The Amateur's News

Click This link for a Club:
Application For Membership

Club President For Contact Is:

   W8BUH     Dean Coleman
           (989) 450-1663                       


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 2024

President:              W8BUH     Dean Coleman
                                     (989) 450-1663
Vice President:      K8BD         Dave Burnell
Treasurer:             KC8JOZ    Tyler Rosebrugh
Secretary:             N8RSH      Russ Hall

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Amateur Radio FCC Application Fees

The $35 application fee, will apply to new, renewal, rule waiver, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign.  The fee will be per application.  Other types of applications filing are exempt from the fees.  Visit the FCC Application Fees page for detailed information and instructions. 

Amateur Radio Exams

The Prescott Testing Group has scheduled Amateur Radio Examinations the Third Wednesday of every month at the Mills Township Hall. Registration begins at 6:30 PM, Exams begin at 7 PM. For more information on testing or to pre-register, please call: Dave K8BD At 989-685-3081.

ARRL --  Resource for Amateur Radio

Join or Renew Today!  ARRL membership includes QST, Amateur Radio's most popular and informative journal, delivered to your mailbox each month.

Dayton Hamvention

See you in Xenia OH, May 19-21st 2023. Many of us like to attend.

OAARS Ham Swap September 14, 2024

Click Here for the OAARS Ham Swap Flyer

Field Day June 22nd, 2024

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OAARS Club Picnic and Monthly Meeting July 13th,  2024

The Ogemaw  Arenac Amateur Radio Society Meeting, Club Picnic and Memorial will be held July 13th at the Elbow Lake Park off of Lucinda Dr. in Skidway Lake at 11:30 am.  Bring a dish to pass, your own plates, silverware and drinks.  Enjoy Bratts, Burgers and good conversation at this Beautiful Park.  It was great success last year. The park is booked most of the summer and this was the only date we could get

OAARS Club Meeting August 7th, 2024

The Ogemaw Arenac Amateur Radio Society meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Mills Township Hall, Greenwood Road, Skidway Lake, at 7 PM. For more information on the club or club events, contact Dean W8BUH 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 Oct 12th, 2024

The Ogemaw Arenac Amateur Radio Society Fall fox hunt is Oct 12th, 2024.  Fox hunters will meet at Irons Park on S.Valley in West Branch at 8:45 am to divide up and get teams going and start at 9:00 amCome out to show of your direction signal finding skills and join us for the fun.  The Fox KE8GLB Chavis will start broadcasting at 9am.

Field Day June 22nd, 2024

Field Day will be held at the Ogemaw Nature Park, 5626 W Rose City Rd. West Branch, MI 48661.  Anyone interested in doing Field Day please contact Dean W8BUH for more information.

Click Here for OAARS Field Day Flyer

OAARS Ham Swap September 14, 2024

9:00AM 1:00PM
Ogemaw Nature Park
5626 W Rose City Rd.
West Branch, MI 48661

Food and drinks will be available for a donation to fund youth scouting in Ogemaw county.  Free admission for everyone.  Tables are available for $5.00 each. For information, please contact Chris Barbb or call/text 313-320-6009

Click Here for the OAARS Ham Swap Flyer

OAARS Club Christmas Party December 13th, 2023.

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. 


Jun     3rd       W8DMI        Dan
Jun     10th     K8BD          Dave
Jun     17th     W8COP      Chris
Jun     24th     W8BUH      Dean
July    1st        KE8TSH     Don
July    8th        K8BD         Dave

The 2024 Michigan QSO Party,
Sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club, is from 1600Z April 20 until 0400Z April 21. 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.

Multipliers are MI counties for all entries, plus states, provinces and "DX" for MI entries only.  Final score is total  QSO points times total multipliers.

Submit logs no later than 30 days after the contest.  Electronic logs in Cabrillo format are submitted via the Log Submittal page on the MiQP web site  Mail paper logs with summary sheets to: Mad River Radio Club, c/o Ron Majewski W8RU, 3463 Pinehaven Road, Commerce, MI 48382.


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