Keep Clay Beautiful 2018 St. Johns River Celebration

When: The 2018 Celebration is March 17, 2018, from 8 a.m. to noon with lunch
Immediately following at Camp Chowenwaw.

Who: In the past twenty-one years over 10,306 volunteers have removed more than 293,711 pounds of trash & debris from Clay County waterways and road-ways.

How: You can be a part of the Celebration by contacting Don Ahlskog.

What to bring: A rake or trash stick, dip nets, sunscreen, work gloves and your boat or canoe. Wear old clothes and protective footwear. We’ll supply the trash bags.

Click here for the full Info Pack!

January 2018 OPARC Meeting

The January 2018 OPARC meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm.  We will be meeting at the Orange Park High School Adult Education Buildings.  (Building #16)  You will not want to miss this meeting.  Clay County ARES AEC, Joe Bassett, will be our special speaker.  Joe was deployed to Puerto Rico with the American Red Cross to assist with the relief efforts.  Being part of the “Force of 50” sent by the ARRL, Joe faced some interesting challenges, and will talk about how they overcame the challenges!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting in January!!

ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534


ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S. 1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task. “[W]e are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act,” Roderick said. He said the campaign to secure passage of the bill scored a major victory earlier this year when H.R. 555 passed unanimously in the US House of Representatives. Obtaining passage of the companion Senate bill, S. 1534, is the final legislative hurdle. Continue reading