WØJH 2004
Ice Station WØJH 2014
SARA Field Day 2011
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
Split Rock 2013
SARA Does Skywarn
Kilo Parks Award
New Radio Gear For Some SARA Members!
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award
Split Rock Lighthouse 2012

SARA This Week December 5 – December 11

ARA holds on-air ragchews every day of the week. 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 9:20 AM Boutwells Landing Auditorium A and WEBEX Livestream

SARA White Elephant Exchange Party (SWEEP)

Don’t miss the ever-popular, always fun SWEEP!
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.

Nomination 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 positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected annually. Directors serve 2 year terms, with one director position elected each year. The director term up for election this year will run through 2023. The current slate of officers: President Joe KCØOIO, Vice President Bob WØGAF, Secretary Dave N9JNQ, and Treasurer Rich ADØSN have all expressed their willingness to continue. Director Doug N9TOW is not seeking another term, however at least one candidate has been identified.

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 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 5
    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 6
    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 7
    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 9
    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM Central 
    Stillwater Public Library Conference Room
    224 Third Street North, Stillwater, MN
  • SARA Monthly Meeting Dec 11
    Time: 9:20 AM (please do not arrive before 9:00 AM)
    Boutwells Landing,  13575 – 58th Street N., Oak Park Heights
    (Gables entrance, Auditorium on lower level)
    Note: Please follow check-in procedures at the front desk. Face masks are required in the common areas at Boutwells and recommended in the Auditorium.
    WEBEX Livestream: https://stillwateramateurradioassociation.my.webex.com/meet/w0jh