New Radio Gear For Some SARA Members!
2021 W0TBC Memorial Award
SARA Does Skywarn
2017 SARA Officers
SARA Work Party 1
SARA Work Party 2
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
AGØH 2013
May 14th Fox Hunt! What Fun!
Split Rock 2013

SARA This Week Feb 21 – Feb 27

SARA gathers daily via on-the air nets and ragchews. We also gather virtually for the weekly SARA Eyeball QSO Party or Tech Topic Thursday session, the monthly General member, and 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.

Ice-olation Station WØJH Special Event a huge success!

Ice-olation Station WØJH operations Feb 13-15 have been a huge success! 13 operators logged 1535 QSOs across 87 hours of operating. Many thanks to those who operated as WØJH from their home stations this year: WØGAF, VE3MXJ, WØOXB, KØAIF & KØVOB, KEØN, KØGW, KCØOIO, K5LB, KEØQQN & KEØQQM, KFØCCL, ADØSN, NØDRX & NØDSH, and AAØU.

There were 1025 SSB contacts logged on 20, 40, and 80 meters; 488 FT8 contacts spread across 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters (KEØN logged the majority of the FT8 contacts while operating all 30 hours of the announced operating schedule) and CW contacts on 20 and 40 meters, thanks to N5LB. Peak times of operation were 1:00 to 4:00 PM on 40 meters, and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on 20 meters.

So far we have received requests for certificates for 310 QSOs, some of which were for multiple QSOs by the same operator, so the number of certificates sent will be less. Last year we sent out 190 certificates.

Based upon the success of distributed operation for the Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald and Ice-olation Station WØJH, we are going to develop a hybrid approach for SARA special events when we can return to in-person operations – hopefully this November for the 19th Annual Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event.

General Class License online classes are in progress.

Online classes (via WEBEX) for the General Class license, began Wednesday January 27. If you are interested in upgrading your license, or you know of someone that would be interested: this is the class for you. The class will use the ARRL General Class License Manual 9th Edition as the study guide. The study guide may be purchased online at the or from Amazon. The sessions will be recorded and will be available for viewing on the SARA YouTube channel in the near future.
For more information, email Bob WØGAF at w0gaf at radioham dot org.

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. A reminder that SARA activities refrain from discussions of political, religious, racial, or other inappropriate topics. We are a multi-cultural, multi-generational association with a shared interest in amateur radio – let’s be sure to keep it that way.

  • SARA HF Digital Net Sunday Feb 14
    Time: 7:00 PM (0100 UTC)
    Frequency: 3.584.15 Look for the net up 500-1000 Hz +/- on your waterfall.
    Mode:  THOR16
  •  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)
  • SARA Monday Morning Ragchew Feb 22
    Time: 09:00 Central (15:00 UTC)
    Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM
  • 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.
  • SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew Feb 23
    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 with the Top Band Ragchew on 160 meters
  • SARA Two Meter Wednesday Round Robin Ragchew Feb 24
    Time: 9:00 PM
    SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    The Wednesday evening SARA Ragchew on the SARA repeater
  • SARA Virtual Eyeball QSO Party “Manhattan Project” – Friday Feb 26
    Time: 7:30 PM (01:30 UTC)
    SARA Webex Meeting Room
    Webex meeting link will be sent direct to SARA members