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Central Oregon Coast Amateur Radio Club

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Central Oregon Coast Amateur Radio Club is a 501(c)3 public charity and listed as Oregon Coast Emergency Repeater, Inc. (OCERI)
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COCARC is appreciative of the generous support from the Florence community including the West Lane Community Foundation, Elks, Rotarians, the Three Rivers Foundation, Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue and the West Lane Translators. Our ongoing mission, to provide emergency communications for West Lane County.
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Surplus and donated amateur radio equipment offered by the club can be found on this site. 
Current Events

As a result of the CoronaVirus event the Koffee Klatch meeting has been suspended pending the reopening of the Clawson Restaurant

Email Update from President (March 20, 2020)
Bob is advising that the scheduled Board of Directors meeting set for April 1, 2020 has been postponed. The Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and West Lane Ambulance have closed their facilities to meetings and general access until further notice. Both agencies can be contacted by phone and email between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Staffing is limited.
ARES Members
As a result of the Fire Department closure the meeting for April 2 has been cancelled

A new repeater in town!
Passed on from Chris N7GYL
Located at the 275 foot level of Bunker hill, it covers Coos Bay, North Bend, East Bay, Coquille. Not sure what other areas it covers at this time. Improvements will come in time, some sooner than later.
This is a Yaesu C4FM/FM DR-2X machine. It is also tied into WIRES-X network, so you can access the repeater through WIRES-X anywhere in the world.
You can contact it on:
147.32 MHZ + offset with a 123.0 tone for analog FM.
Or same frequency with no tone for Digital.
The call sign of the repeater is K7REA.
We are still learning what this repeater will cover and what not.

Please let your people know of this new machine and all are welcome to use it.
Ken Rea K7REA

Tech Net Group

(The Tech Group and Tech Net is open to all amateur radio operators interested in advancing their skills or learning new aspects of amateur radio)


Tech Nets will be active the FIRST and THIRD Sundays at 7:00pm (1900 hours).
Next Tech Net Sunday April 5th 
146.800- tone100
“Radio Etiquette and Why—Bands, Modes and Protocols”
We will have James Welty—WK7Z and others to discuss with us the various aspects of radio etiquette. Please join us in the conversation!

Next SCHEDULED Tech Group Meeting
Looking for naming ideas for the Tech Group
At the next Tech Net an added subject; ideas for renaming the Tech Group. The club currently has three Tech somethings and as such causes some confusion Jay is listening for thoughts!
Jay Guettler

Club related meetings are on hold pending update from the Oregon Governor's Office

COCARC Wednesday morning Coffee Klatch
Clawson's Wheelhouse the corner of
Highway 126 and Highway 101
Starting at 8:00 A.M.

COCARC Board Meetings are held
on the First Wednesday of each month 0930 A.M.
at the SVFR Main Fire Station, second floor.

Last Update 03/30/2020