Split Rock 2013
2017 SARA Officers
Release to Listen Award 2013
SARA Work Party 2
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
Ice Station WØJH 2014
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
SARA Does Skywarn
AGØH 2013

SARA This Week Feb 26 – Mar 4

SARA Spring Technician License Class begins March 2

Do you know of someone who wants to get into ham radio? One of the best paths into the hobby is through learning from others. And one of the best places to learn from others is through the Technician License Class offered by SARA.

SARA’s Spring Technician License Class starts March 2 and runs 8 weeks through April 20. A VE Exam Session will be April 27. The classes will be at the Stillwater Public Library from 6:00 PM to 7:40 PM. SARA instructors will guide students through the material from the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, preparing them for the 35-question Technician Class license exam.

Start spreading the word that the SARA Technician Class license class is coming. For more info, or to register for the class, contact Bob WØGAF at w0gaf@me.com

SARA Eyeball QSO Party Mar 2 at Lake Elmo Public Library

Due to limited room availability at the Stillwater Public Library, this Thursday’s Eyeball QSO Party is scheduled for the meeting room at the Lake Elmo Public Library 3537 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 5504, from 6:00 PM to 7:50 PM.

SARA POTA Challenge ‘23

Members have jumped into the 2023 Challenge. The early forecast for 2023 predicts a nearly 40% increase in hunter QSOs and a 43% increase in activator QSO over 2022.

If you are a SARA member AND have registered on the POTA website https://parksontheair.com/# (sign up is under the Help/Getting Started tab), you are included in the SARA Challenge 2023.

A great source of information for those that want to get started POTA hunting or activating is also found on the POTA website. The https://docs.pota.app/ page is a great resource of all info for POTA. Start with the Getting Started with POTA page and go from there.

Metro Skywarn Spotter Training May 6th

SARA will host a Metro Skywarn Storm Spotter training session on Saturday May 6th at the Stillwater Public Library. Metro Skywarn is returning to a limited number of in-person training sessions this year, along with continuing to offer online sessions as well this spring. The session will be in the Margaret Rivers Room from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Pre-registration is preferred. Registration can be completed by clicking on this link: In-Person SARA Metro Skywarn Training Session. Walk-ins only if the max pre-registered has not been reached.

The session is for all interested in Skywarn storm spotting, new and renewing. Spotters need to renew their training every two years to keep current with Metro Skywarn. Metro Skywarn is offering a total of 6 in-person and 5 online training sessions. The full class schedule can be found at metroskywarn.org/calendar/.

This week’s SARA activities

  • “Sunday Fusion” Digital Voice Hangout Feb 26
    19:00 Central (01:00 UTC)  
    SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    or connect via WIRES-X to the W0JH-Room 63969
    System Fusion digital voice hangout to expand use and familiarity with the digital voice capabilities available on the WØJH repeater.
  • SARA Top Band Ragchew
    20:00 Central (02:00 UTC)
    Frequency:  1.966 LSB +/- QRM or 3.820 to 3.826 MHz (depending on QRM).
    Alternates: 21.316 MHz +/- QRM (USB) 50.166 MHz +/- QRM (USB)
  • SARA Monday Morning 75-meter Ragchew Feb 27
    08:15 Central (14:15 UTC)
    Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM
  • SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew Feb 28
    7:00 – ~8:00 pm Central (or until we finish!)
    SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    1st Tuesday is Emergency Power Night – participants are encouraged to operate the stations on emergency power.
    The Tuesday evening on-air round robin ragchew
    New Feature: the “Ask the Elmer” segment
    The group leaders will have a renewed focus on encouraging any and everyone, especially those new to the airwaves, to join the session via the repeater.
  • Technician Class License Class Thursday Mar 2
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Conference Room
    Stillwater Public Library
    224 E 3rd Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • SARA Eyeball QSO Party Thursday Mar 2
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Lake Elmo Public Library Meeting Room
    3537 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042