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Owen County Amateur Radio Association to Meet June 18th

Owen County Amateur Radio Association will meet June 18th in the Spencer Christian Church 157 S. Montgomery St. Spencer at 9:00 AM.
The upcoming centennial activities, the Owen County Hamfest and the Applebutter Festival participation by the club will be discussed. This meeting will also include the yearly election of officers.
Beginning at 10:00 testing to obtain or update an existing amateur radio license will take place.
Many of the members have breakfast across the street at Chambers Restaurant beginning about 8:00 AM.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

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.
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 other public activities.
The club also supports the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for the county's Emergency Management Service, American Red Cross and the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
WEEKLY NET Althogh is is the Owen County ARES net, and is conducted to drill members to prepare for providing emergency communications in natural disasters, any items of interest to radio amateurs whether contesting, dxing, rag chewing, digital communications, HF, VHF, UHF and satellite communications could be discussed. 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.

Office Name
e-Mail Address
Call Address Telephone
President Paul McElwain
mcelwain@whidbey.net
KC9YAX 5395 Patricksburg Rd, Spencer, IN 47460 812-828-9375
Vice President Tom Gwaltney
tommierg@gmail.com
N9PDC 196 Deer Run Dr, Spencer, IN 47460 812-829-0252
Treasurer Kathryn Smith
rasacres@att.net
K9INU 2961 Mangus Road, Poland 47868 812-829-2140
Secretary Jim Baughn
k9eoh@arrl.net
K9EOH 4300 Lennox Road, Poland 47868 812-828-9086
Webmaster Jim Baughn
webmaster@owencountyara.org
K9EOH 4300 Lennox Road, Poland 47868 812-828-9086
Updated March 17, 2016
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