2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
WØJH 2004
Release to Listen Award 2013
Split Rock Lighthouse 2012
Split Rock 2013
2017 SARA Officers
AGØH 2013
Ice Station WØJH 2014
2014 SARA Officers
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award

SARA This Week: December 20 – December 26

Happy Holidays!

SARA continues to gather daily via on-the air nets and ragchews. We also gather virtually weekly for an Eyeball QSO Party, a monthly Tech Topic Thursday session, monthly General member or Board meetings. Although we’d love to gather in-person, our current on-air and virtual gathering plan remains the best choice for the health and safety of all our members.

It’s time for your annual membership renewal.

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 radioham.org, click on the “About” menu and then click on “Membership Application” from the dropdown menu. The online forms and multiple payment options streamline the renewal process for members.

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 Thursday Sessions archived on SARA’s YouTube Channel

SARA members have exclusive access to Technical Topic Thursday session video archives available for viewing on SARA’s YouTube Channel.

The January 14 topic will be “Do’s and Don’ts of Shack Setup” and the presenter will be Tom Gillispie WØTFG. Tom set up his first shack at the age of 13, and has done several more over his 55+ years in the hobby.

The February 11th topic “Using the MFJ-259/269 Antenna Analyzers.” Who better to present the topic than Martin Jue K5FLU, founder and owner of MFJ Enterprises.

If you have a suggestion for a technical topic, contact Mike KFØCCL via email at kf0ccl at protonmail dot com

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.

  1. SARA HF Digital Net Sunday Dec 20
    Time: 19:00 Central (01:00 UTC)
         Frequency: 3.584.15 Look for the net up 500-1000 Hz +/- on your waterfall.
    Mode:  DominoEX11

  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 Dec 21
    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 Dec 22
    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 Dec 23
    Time: 9:00 PM
    SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    The Wednesday evening SARA Ragchew on the SARA repeater