Split Rock Lighthouse 2012
AGØH 2013
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
SARA Does Skywarn
SARA Work Party 3
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award
2023 Simonet Memorial Award
Release to Listen Award 2013
SARA Work Party 2
Split Rock 2013

SARA This Week: Jan 2 – Jan 8

Happy New Year!

SARA holds on-air ragchews every day of the week. A weekly in-person Eyeball QSO Party is usually held Thursday evenings at the Stillwater Public Library. Details can be found in the “This Week’s SARA Activities” section below.


Jan 8 Annual Membership Meeting will be Virtual via WEBEX

This Saturday’s Membership Meeting will be a virtual session via the SARA WBEX Room. We will NOT be meeting in-person. This decision has been made in light of the current surge in COVID cases.

This open meeting will utilize the SARA WEBEX Room is at:


We will open the room around 8:15 CST (14:15 UTC) for “Morning Coffee” and begin the business meeting about 9:00 AM (15:00 UTC).

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
Elections will be held during the January 8th meeting of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association. You must be a current member to vote.

2022 SARA Member Dues are DUE

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.  As of 01/01/22, we have 95 members current for 2022 or beyond.

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.

SARA White Elephant Exchange Party (SWEEP) Postponed

The ever-popular, always fun SWEEP! is postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Technical Topic Thursday January 6th

The January 6th Tech Topic Thursday will focus on operating digital modes. Joe KCØOIO will moderate this open forum on operating digital modes with information on radios and interfaces, software choices, selecting modes, and operating tips and tricks.

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 Jan 2
    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 Jan 3
    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 Jan 4
    Time: 7:00 – ~8:00 pm Central (or until we finish!)
    SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    1st Tuesday EMERGENCY POWER NITE – operate off the grid from back-up power sources for extra credit!
    The Tuesday evening on-air round robin ragchew
    An HF Afterglow follows with the Top Band Ragchew on 160 meters
  • SARA Virtual Technical Topic Thursday Jan 6
    Time: 7:00 PM Central  (01:00 UTC)   
    Link will be emailed to members
  • SARA Annual Meeting Saturday Jan 8
    Time: 9:00 AM Central (15:00 UTC)
    Session opens about 8:15 AM (14:15 UTC) for “Morning Coffee”
    Program TBD