2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
SARA Work Party 1
2014 SARA Officers
OXB Special Install
Release to Listen Award 2013
AGØH 2013
Ice Station WØJH 2014
Ice Station WØJH 2014
Split Rock 2013

SARA This Week Nov 22 – Nov 28

In-person activities remain canceled until further notice!

It’s time for our annual membership renewal, and SARA’s online membership application and renewal forms, along with an online payment option through PayPal are now live and ready for use. Online membership renewal can be found at radioham.org/sara-membership-application-renewal-page/. You can also get there by going to the radioham.org About menu and choosing Membership Application. The online forms and multiple payment options streamline the renewal process for members. Please send any questions you have about the process to W0GAF at radioham dot org.

The SARA Dues year runs January 1 through December 31. Annual full membership dues are $20/yr. Associate (non-voting) memberships are available for non-licensed folks and those who chose at $10/yr. Family memberships start at $30/yr for 2 licensed amateurs in the family plus $10/yr for each additional family member. We ask that family members reside at the same address. Family membership renewals and applications are asked to mail your dues payment as payment via PayPal is not offered for that membership option.

Dues payments may also be sent via mail to:
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association
1618 Pine Street West
Stillwater, MN 55082.

Please include your callsign in the Memo for proper tracking in our records.

A SSL certificate has been added to our website to protect your private data. No private data is stored on the website or it’s hosting servers. This ensures that our website protects your personal information when completing the application and renewal processes. Financial transaction security is provided directly via PayPal once you enter PayPal’s payment portal.

Technical Topic Session coordinator Mike KFØCCL is already working to grow our technical topic offerings, reaching out beyond our membership for presenters. Look for exciting offerings in the coming weeks.

The following is the remaining list of Tech Topic ideas compiled from suggestions gathered during a Two Meter Tuesday session earlier this year.

Thursday Technical Topic Suggestions Moderator Date
Digital Modes & FLDIGI Primer TBD TBD
Do’s & Don’ts when setting up your shack TBD TBD
MFJ-259/269 Analyzer Training TBD TBD
Setting up digital voice hotspots TBD TBD
Grounding & Bonding your station TBD TBD
Station Electrical Power considerations TBD TBD
Working DX TBD TBD
CW: Methods to learning, setup paddles, keys, keyers TBD TBD

Many of the topics make excellent group discussion sessions. Some may require a little research. Dig into it a bit and share what you learn. There is no better way to learn a topic than preparing to lead a session. See something of interest or that you have some knowledge and experience, please volunteer to moderate the session. Email Mike KFØCCL at sawmillman51 at icloud dot com if you are interested in moderating a session. You can also email him with additional topic suggestions.

SARA’s on-air and virtual activities are a great way to stay connected with others. These activities provide healthy social contact while maintaining personal distancing.

Here’s this week’s activities:

1. SARA HF Digital Net Sunday Nov 22
Time: 19:00 Central (01:00 UTC)
Frequency: 3.584.15 Look for the net up 500-1000 Hz +/- on your waterfall.
Mode: THOR11

2. SARA Top Band Ragchew
Time: 20:00 Central (02:00 UTC)
Frequency:  1.966 LSB +/- QRM
21.316 MHz +/- QRM (USB)
50.166 MHz +/- QRM (USB)

3. SARA Monday Morning Ragchew Nov 23
Time: 09:00 Central (14:00 UTC)
Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM

4. The Lunch Room
Daily (Monday thru Friday)
Time: 12:00 Central
SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
– anyone can open the Lunch Room if the usual host is not there.

5. SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew Nov 24
Time: 7:00 – ~8:00 pm (or until we finish!)
SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
The Tuesday evening on-air round robin ragchew
An HF Afterglow follows on 160 meters at 1.966 MHz LSB +/- QRM

6.  SARA Two Meter Wednesday Round Robin Ragchew Nov 18
Time: 9:00 PM
SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
The Wednesday evening SARA Ragchew on the SARA repeater

7. SARA Virtual Eyeball QSO Party “Post-Thanksgiving Happy Hour” Friday Nov 27
Time: 7:30 PM CST (01:00 UTC)
SARA WEBEX virtual meeting room

Wishing you and your family a very smart, safe and happy Thanksgiving!