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

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Application For Membership

Club President For Contact Is:

     Dale Wheeler KD8JSL
          (989) 254-9185)                       


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 2021

President:              KD8JSL     Dale Wheeler
                                     (989) 254-9185)
Vice President:     W8BUH     Dean Coleman
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 By Appointment Only Until Further Notice.  Registrations Begins 6:30 pm , Exams Begin 7:00 pm to give exams for licensing and upgrades. For Registrations Contact:

Dave K8BD
(989) 685-3081
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OAARS Club Meeting Mar, 2nd 2022

Club Meetings will Be Held Virtually On Zoom and at the Twp Hall Until Further Notice
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 May 22nd, 2021

The Ogemaw Arenac Amateur Radio Society Fall fox hunt is May 22nd, 2021, 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.


Feb   28th      KD8JSL    Dale
Mar    7th       KD8JSL    Dale
Mar   14th      W8SKB    Scott
Mar   21st      K8BD        Dave
Mar   28th      K8BD        Dave
Apr   4th        W8SKB     Scott

The 2021 Michigan QSO Party,
Sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club, is from 1600Z April 17 until 0400Z April 18. 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.

November Auction

Postponed Until Further Notice.
Our annual Club Auction in November.

OAARS Club Christmas Party December.

Postponed Until Further Notice.
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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