Events Listing Updated August 25, 2014
Contact any club officer (listed below) for further information about our club and upcoming training
Next meeting of the Owen County Amateur Radio Association
The Applebutter Festival will be September 20th and 21st which just happens to be our normal monthly meeting week-end.
The club will have a booth on the south side of the square (Market and Main Street area). Also, once again, we will be supporting marshaling
of the parade. We will need operators on the street corners from the Fair Grounds/Cooper Park to the reviewing stand on the west side of the
Courthouse. Operation will on the Spencer Repeater. The parade begins Saturday at 1:00 PM. Operators should report to the Owen County Amateur
Radio Association booth by 12:00 Noon.
WELCOME TO THE OWEN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION!
Amateur Radio is a challenging high-tech hobby offering service to the community, life-long opportunities
for learning and the excitement of communicating with other Amateur Radio operators around the world.
Amateur radio operators today can explore many different communications modes, including all the more
familiar methods of voice, computer and Morse communication as well as more exotic techniques involving
Amateur Radio television, earth-satellite and moonbounce communications.
The Owen County Amateur Radio Association, founded in 1992, is a general interest radio
club having over 20 members. Although membership is concentrated in the Owen County area, the club's members
also come from many other areas in and around Owen County. While an Amateur Radio license is required for full
voting membership in the club, unlicensed individuals are invited to join as associate members. The Owen County
Amateur Radio Association is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association of
Amateur Radio operators. However, membership in the ARRL is not a requirement for membership in the club.
MEETINGS are held on the third Saturday of every month at 9 AM at the Spencer Christian Church
157 Montgomery Street. Regular programs of interest to Amateur Radio operators follow short business meetings. Anyone
with an interest in Amateur Radio is welcome to attend.
SERVICE ACTIVITIES include public safety communications for the annual Applebutter Festival Parade,
the Friend's of McCormick's Creek 5K Run/Walk and training for sever weather recognition and reporting to the
Indianapolis National Weather Service using amateur radio communications.
The club also supports the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for the county's
Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross and the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
A WEEKLY NET is conducted held for the purpose of handling traffic, bulletins and
information of interest to local amateur radio operators as well as training members to prepare for providing
emergency communications in natural disasters. The two meter nets meet at 7:00PM local time on 146.895 MHz the first Wednesday
of each month and on 146.985 on all other Wednesdays..
OTHER ACTIVITIES include an annual Field Day emergency communications exercise, annual training in
Severe Weather Spotting, a hamfest (an Amateur Radio flea market), maintaining a repeater station serving amateurs
in Owen and surrounding counties and conducting Amateur Radio licensing examinations.
For further information, contact any club officer listed below. To email, copy and past the e-mail
address in your message. This is to prevent spam generators from grabbing the addresses.
||5395 Patricksburg Rd, Spencer, IN 47460
||196 Deer Run Drive, Spencer, IN 47460
||2961 Mangus Road, Poland 47868
|Publicity, Secretary, Webmaster
||4300 Lennox Road, Poland 47868
Updated August 25, 2014