2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
Ice Station WØJH 2014
AGØH 2013
Split Rock Lighthouse 2012
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
May 14th Fox Hunt! What Fun!
2019 SARA Executive Officers
Ice Station WØJH 2014
Release to Listen Award 2013

SARA This Week April 2 – April 8

Good morning!

Here is your SARA update for this week!


Monthly Meeting Saturday April 8th

The monthly meeting of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association is Saturday April 8th. The meeting time is scheduled for 9:15 AM CDT (1415 UTC). Proceedings will begin by 9:30 AM CDT (1430 UTC).

The meeting program for April 8th will be a live “Ask The Elmer” Q & A session. Got ham radio questions? Antennas and feedlines, radios and equipment, grounding, operating, POTA, mobile installations, shack set-up, DXing, digital modes, logging, contesting, … Here’s your chance to glean info from the collective mind of SARA!

Meetings are held in Auditorium A at The Gables at Boutwells Landing 13575 58th Street North, in Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

Boutwells Landing requires face masks in public spaces in the facility. Please bring your mask. We are asked not arrive at Boutwells before 9:00 AM.

Join us for SARA’s 2nd Saturday breakfast at Perkins at 7:30 AM

Metro Skywarn Spotter Training May 6th

SARA is hosting a Metro Skywarn Storm Spotter training session on Saturday May 6th. The session will be at the Stillwater Public Library (224 E 3rd Street 55082) 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

SARA’s on-air, in-person, and virtual activities are a great way to stay connected with others.

  • “Sunday Fusion” Digital Voice Hangout April 2
    19:00 Central (00:00 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 (01:00 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 April 3
    08:15 Central (13:15 UTC)
    Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM
  • SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew April 4
    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
    Featuring the “Ask the Elmer” segment
    The group leaders focus on encouraging any and everyone, especially those new to the airwaves, to join the session via the repeater.
  • Technician Class License Class Thursday April 6
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Conference Room B
    Stillwater Public Library
    224 E 3rd Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • SARA Eyeball QSO Party Thursday April 6
    6:00 PM to ? PM
    “The Diner” at KEØIYN QTH
    4902 Osgood Ave N, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
  • SARA 2nd Saturday Breakfast April 8th
    7:30 AM
    Perkins Restaurant
    2050 Frontage Road, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • SARA Monthly Meeting April 8th
    9:15 AM
    Auditorium A
    The Gables at Boutwells Landing