Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club
Ottumwa, Iowa USA
Members of OARC are active in many aspects of Amateur Radio, including:
- Emergency communications (RACES, ARES, and MARS)
- DX-ing (long distance communications)
- Field Day participation
- Home-brewing (building your equipment and antennas)
- Community service
- Amateur Television Digital Amateur TV (Digital-ATV, DATV, D-ATV) Analog Amateur Television (ATV, SSTV)
- HF/VHF/UHF communications
- Repeater communications
- Satellite communications
- PSK31 communications
- Digital voice communications (D-STAR, WinDRM, etc.)
- PACKET radio and APRS
- Just talking to other HAMs
2M Repeater: WA0DX/R 147.285 + PL: 146.2
70cm DMR Repeater: WA0DX/R 443.200 + CC1
311939 on Brandmeister
Repeater Use Guidelines
• Emergency and public service communications shall have priority over all other communications.
• Give priority to mobile stations: Variations in travel distance, terrain and repeater coverage may make it difficult for mobile stations to hold the repeater.
• Welcome and include newcomers & visitors: Encourage newcomers to Amateur Radio and visiting ham operators to participate in your QSO, round-table, and club activities. The OARC repeater is open to all and repeater use should be encouraged. Please be courteous, friendly and patient.
• Practice good repeater etiquette: Basic repeater etiquette includes pausing prior to transmitting so breaking stations may be heard and the repeater timer can reset.
• FCC Rules / Good conduct: Repeater users are expected to observe applicable FCC rules and established principles of good Amateur Radio practice.
Nets and Meetings
Mondays @ 8:00 p.m. local
147.285 + PL: 146.2
2nd Saturday of each month
Due to Covid we are meeting at the Wapello County Extension/Expo Office – 13011 120th Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501
VE Test sessions are available each month at our club meetings held the 2nd Saturday of each month. Tests are available to the public.
If you are interested in testing, please contact Glen (K0JGH) at firstname.lastname@example.org.