SARA Does Skywarn
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
SARA Work Party 2
2021 W0TBC Memorial Award
Release to Listen Award 2013
SARA Work Party 1
SARA Field Day 2011
WØJH 2004
OXB Special Install
AGØH 2013

Special Events – Online QSL’s

SARA-eQSL-LOGO

Ice Station WØJH Special Event

February 18-20, 2023

QSL Confirmations Only To: 

No QSL Cards or postal requests please. Confirmation Certificates will be by email only!

WØJH operating February 18-20, 2023

After 2 years as the Ice-olation Station, Ice Station WØJH returns to the (hopefully safe) frozen surface of Lake Elmo for the 1st time since 2020.

We’ll be setting up and operating from a portable ice fishing, tent-type shelter and also from our self-contained, enclosed trailer. The heated shelter station will be located on the east side of the lake; the heated trailer station, on dry (snowy?) land.

Dates / Times / Schedule:
Saturday, 2/18: ~10:00 am – ~5:00 pm
Sunday, 2/19: ~10:00 am – ~5:00 pm
Monday, 2/20: ~10:00 am – ~5:00 pm

Frequencies: 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360, 28.360 MHz
:: Tune +/– 20 kHz if QRM
:: SSB and digital operation will used

While the majority of our contacts are expected to be on SSB, where we intend to be~3.860, 7.260, 14.260, and 21.360 + or – depending upon band conditions; we also hope to have significant digital activity primarily on FT8 and hopefully some on CW as well.

Please use the below QSL confirmation process only. No QSL Cards or other postal requests please. Confirmation certificates will be by email only to:IceStation2023@outlook.com

No need to include signal reports with your confirmation request, as what is in our log is what will appear on your certificate, however you must include:

Your Call Sign
* Date of QSO (UTC date)
* Time of QSO (UTC time)
* Band or Frequency
* Mode

Any email received without the above information may be returned for clarification or discarded. No QSL Cards or postal requests please. You will receive an auto-reply when submitting your email request to let you know your request was received, but does not imply that your contact is confirmed. The above email address is for this event only and please submit promptly as this email will be deactivated approximately 45 days after conclusion of the event. Submit confirmation requests promptly as late certificate requests will likely not be honored. Initial confirmation certificates are expected to be sent approximately 30 days after conclusion of the event. Questions may be sent to: Trustee@radioham.org

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WØJH & WØF Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event

November 4th thru 6th, 2022

No QSL Cards or postal requests please. Confirmation Certificates will be by email only!

For the 18th consecutive year, the Stillwater Amateur Radio Assn. (SARA) will be operating the Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event. The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a severe storm on November 10, 1975 with the loss of all 29 who were on board. We will be using WØJH and WØF for this event.

WØJH will again be operating from the grounds of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, in Lake County Minnesota, Grid Square EN47, and will qualify for POTA K-2524 & K-8095, ARLHS USA-783. The Fitz passed Split Rock Lighthouse on her final voyage.

We plan to have 2 WØJH stations operating SSB, primarily ~3.860MHz, 7.260MHz, 14.260MHz, & 21.360MHz + or – depending upon band conditions. While often 20m produces the largest number of contacts for us, due to band conditions last year we moved, and had great success on 17m, ~18.160MHz. We also expect to have an additional WØJH station dedicated to digital operation, primarily FT8.

Some of our club members, who are not able to make the trip to the park site, will be operating with the special WØF call from their individual QTH. Anticipate multiple WØF stations operating simultaneously, using different band/mode combinations. Contacts with WØF, will not be eligible for POTA, or ARLHS credit. WØJH logs will be uploaded to LOTW as well as POTA, but WØF logs will not be uploaded. Due to staffing and access time to the park site, we anticipate WØJH being on the air from when we can get set up ~19:00 to ~23:00 UTC on Nov 4th, and ~15:00-23:55 UTC on Nov. 5th & 6th.

WØF stations may be on at any time from November 4th through November 10th. A special activation day is planned for the 47th anniversary day November 10th. WØF is expected to be on the air from 1300 UTC to 2359 UTC on 80 thru 10 meters using CW, Digital, and SSB modes. A special certificate for this “day of” activation is planned.

Confirmation certificates for valid contacts will only be sent by email as a pdf and will be sent to the email address from which your request was made.

No QSL Cards or other postal requests please. Certificate confirmations for both WØJH or WØF contacts during the event should be sent to the same below address:

W0JH22Fitz@outlook.com

No need to include signal reports with your confirmation request, as what is in our log is what will appear on your certificate, however you must include:

Your Call and which of our stations (WØJH or WØF), you worked
* Date of QSO (UTC date)
* Time of QSO (UTC time)
* Band or Frequency
* Mode

Any email received without the above information may be returned for clarification or discarded. No QSL Cards or postal requests please. Certificate requests from SWL stations should include the call sign of at least one station we were in contact with during the time you heard us, and a brief synopsis of the conversation you heard.

Certificates for valid contacts will be sent as a PDF file to your email address beginning approximately 3 weeks following conclusion of the event. We design a new certificate for each of our events, and that process can’t begin until the end of the event.

The above email address is for this event only. Please submit your certificate request promptly, as this email is likely going to be deactivated approximately 45 days after conclusion of the event, and late certificate requests likely will not be fulfilled. Send an email to Trustee@radioham.org with any confirmation questions or issues.


Ice-olation Special Event

WØJH operating February 18-20, 2023

Details coming soon!

QSL Confirmations Only To: 

No QSL Cards or postal requests please. Confirmation Certificates will be by email only!

WØJH operating February 19-21, 2022

Normally members of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA), would operate this event from a frozen lake. Due to Covid and the need for social distancing, we have to alter our event again this year. We hope to return to operating from a frozen lake next year. While we are not in complete “isolation” due to Covid, we are based in MN where there is plenty of “ice” and we tend to become somewhat isolated during our winter months, so will be attempting to generate enough RF, to help shorten our winter. For the event this year, we will be using a distributive operating system. Several club members will be operating portable from their own QTH, including one operating portable VE3. All will be using the WØJH club call, and logs will also be uploaded to LoTW.

While the majority of our contacts are expected to be on SSB, where we intend to be ~3.860, 7.260, 14.260, and 21.360 + or – depending upon band conditions; we also hope to have significant digital activity primarily on FT8 and hopefully some on CW as well.

Please use the below QSL confirmation process only. No QSL Cards or other postal requests please. Confirmation certificates will be by email only to: IceStation2022@radioham.org 

No need to include signal reports with your confirmation request, as what is in our log is what will appear on your certificate, however you must include:

Your Call Sign
* Date of QSO (UTC date)
* Time of QSO (UTC time)
* Band or Frequency
* Mode

Any email received without the above information may be returned for clarification or discarded. No QSL Cards or postal requests please. You will receive an auto-reply when submitting your email request to let you know your request was received, but does not imply that your contact is confirmed. The above email address is for this event only and please submit promptly as this email will be deactivated approximately 45 days after conclusion of the event. Submit confirmation requests promptly as late certificate requests will likely not be honored. Initial confirmation certificates are expected to be sent approximately 30 days after conclusion of the event. Questions may be sent to: Trustee@radioham.org

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