WØJH 2004
Ice Station WØJH 2014
Kilo Parks Award
AGØH 2013
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
Split Rock 2013
SARA Work Party 3
SARA Work Party 1
New Radio Gear For Some SARA Members!
Fitzgerald Crew 2012

SARA This Week Dec 12 – Dec 18

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 Reminder

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.


Monthly Meeting December 11

Thanks to those who attended the virtual meeting Saturday. The decision to cancel the in-person portion due to the winter storm proved to be the correct choice. A lively presentation and discussion on POTA (Parks on the Air) was the highlight of the morning.

There seems to be enough interest is activating and hunting POTA stations that the Board is going to look at some sort of challenge for SARA members for the coming year.


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

Our continuing use of online virtual meeting platforms is allowing an international twist to our Board make-up as Brad has accepted the nomination as Director.

I want to thank Doug N9TOW for his 4 years of service as Director. Doug expresses his regret as family and work commitments have become more dynamic lately. Doug will continue as a key member of the Repeater team.


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


SARA Wearables

SARA members can order shirts, hats, and jackets emblazoned with the SARA club design. Order yours at www.hamthreads.com. Orders with the SARA club design qualify for the club discount.


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 12
    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 
    Nightly
    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 13
    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 14
    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 Board Virtual Meeting Wednesday Dec 15
    Time 6:30 PM 
    SARA Webex Teleconference Room
    Meeting invite and link will be emailed to all SARA members
  • SARA Eyeball QSO Party Dec 16
    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM Central 
    Stillwater Public Library Conference Room
    224 Third Street North, Stillwater, MN