The Area Amateur Radio Operators
Serving Henry,Knox,Stark,Rock Island, Mercer, Lee,
Fulton, counties in Illinois and Scott county in Iowa.

  AARO 2001 3nd Annual Hamfest

AARO was founded in 1995 by some area hams that had a vision
of providing communications in times of emergencies and putting  a local repeater on the air. There was a hole in this area as far as far as repeater coverage and simplex communicationswere becoming more difficult because of a repeater input and output on 146.460 Mhz. After drafting, accepting, and adopting a
Constitution and by-laws, our club was formed and incorperated.
We began a fundraiser for a repeater and after about a year, we finally
had enough money to put a repeater on the air. (For more information on the repeater see below.) We had a site approved for several years for this repeater, but could never raise enough money to actually put it on the air until after the club was
Our club meets every month on the Third Monday at 7 P. M. at alternate
locations. On even numbered months, the meeting is held in Kewanee,
Illinois either at one of our members homes, or in fair weather at a local
park. On the odd months, the meetings are held in Galva, Illinois at either
the Park District or at the local Pizza Hut, depending weather once again.
If you would like to attend a meeting or join our club, give a call on the
club repeater 145.490 - 600 Hz, 88.5 PL, and ask for information.
Below is an application for membership, that can be completed and sent
e-mailed if you would like or brought to the meeting or sent to our club
secretary, (see below for club officers).

Farther back History

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Past Publications

Fund Rasiser October,1996
End of 1996 Information
First Fund Raiser
AARO Officers

AARO 1999 First Annual Hamfest
AARO 2000 2nd Annual Hamfest

AARO BY-LAW & Constitution Page.
Membership Application
 Our V H F Repeater
Future Projects

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