SARA Does Skywarn
2014 SARA Officers
Split Rock 2013
SARA Work Party 2
SARA Work Party 1
2017 SARA Officers
Release to Listen Award 2013
OXB Special Install
Fitzgerald Crew 2011

SARA BROADCAST: SARA This Week Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

Happy Holidays!

SARA holds on-air ragchews every day of the week. A weekly in-person Eyeball QSO Party is held Thursday evenings at the Stillwater Public Library. Details can be found in the “This Week’s SARA Activities” section below.

2022 SARA Member Dues are DUE

Membership in the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association runs from Jan 1 – Dec 31. You may renew or extend your membership at any time.  

Annual Dues are $20/year for a regular membership, and $10/year for associate membership. Family memberships begin at $30 for two family members and $10 for each additional family member.

There are 3 ways to pay your dues, in person at a SARA meeting, via postal mail to the club address, or online via PayPal (there is a small surcharge to cover transaction costs). You can begin the membership renewal process here: radioham.org/sara-membership-application-renewal-page/. Please select your renewal option to be directed to the proper form. If you are a current member and have a new callsign, have moved, change an email address or phone number, please “update” option. Once you have completed and submitted the form, you will go to a page with the payment options. If you choose to mail your dues, the club’s mailing address is provided.

Slate of Officers for 2022

As stated in our by-laws, nominations for the officers are held at the December meeting and elections held at the January meeting of SARA.

The following slate of officers was nominated during the Dec. 11 monthly meeting.
President: Joe Heitzinger KCØOIO
Vice President: Bob Jensen WØGAF
Secretary: Dave Iverson N9JNQ
Treasurer: Rich Smith ADØSN
Director 2022-2023: Brad Harris VE3MXJ

Elections will be held during the January 8th meeting of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association.

SARA White Elephant Exchange Party (SWEEP)

Don’t miss the ever-popular, always fun SWEEP! – rescheduled to the January 8th 2022 meeting.

There are plenty of laughs and lots of surprises.

As if you need a reason to participate, consider these benefits:
1. Clean your shack of something(s) you no longer need or want!
2. Go home with something more useful/desirable than you started with!
3. Have FUN with guaranteed SURPRISES!
(TMI Alert: As one SARA member said, “I laughed so hard, I almost wet my pants!”)

Each participant should bring at least one wrapped “White Elephant” gift to exchange. (The more you bring; the more you can leave with. You can bring up to 4 gifts.) This should be something related to Amateur Radio, in a broad sense, that’s maybe collecting dust in your Shack. It may be something you no longer use/need; and that someone else could use.

SARA Connections

We offer multiple ways to stay connected with SARA. They include groups.io, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

SARA groups.iohttps://groups.io/g/StillwaterMNAmateurRadioAssoc

SARA YouTube Playlists: Technical Topic Thursday   SARA Monthly Meetings

SARA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527705810939785

SARA on Instagram: sararadioham

SARA on Twitter: @saraW0JH

Ice Station WØJH 2022 – Save the Dates!

Ice Station WØJH is planned to return to the shores of Lake Elmo the Presidents Day weekend  February 19, 20, and 21, 2022. More to come, closer to the Special Event Station weekend.

This week’s SARA activities

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.
  • “Sunday Fusion” Digital Voice Hangout Dec 19
    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
    Alternates: 21.316 MHz +/- QRM (USB) 50.166 MHz +/- QRM (USB)
  • SARA Monday Morning Ragchew Dec 20
    09:00 Central (15:00 UTC)
    Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM
  • The Lunch Room – Informal Ragchew
    Daily (Monday thru Friday)
    12:00 Central
    SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    – anyone can open the Lunch Room
  • SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew Dec 21
    Time: 7:00 – ~8:00 pm Central (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 with the Top Band Ragchew on 160 meters
  • SARA Eyeball QSO Party Dec 23
    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM Central 
    Stillwater Public Library Conference Room
    224 Third Street North, Stillwater, MN
    (Please be advised that the Eyeball QSO Party is likely to shift to a virtual ZOOM session this week. Watch your email for a change notification)