Release to Listen Award 2013
Kilo Parks Award
2017 SARA Officers
SARA Field Day 2011
AGØH 2013
2023 Simonet Memorial Award
SARA Work Party 3
Ice Station WØJH 2014
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award
Ice Station WØJH 2014

SARA This Week: June 28 – July 4


SARA’s on-air activities continue to be a great way to connect with others and check on their wellness as well as a boost of your own overall wellness. Those on-air activities provide healthy social contact while maintaining personal distancing.

The WØJH repeater WIRES-X link is active, operating in digital voice (System Fusion C4FM) mode only. The SARA Room is 63969, notable for those who wish to access the WØJH repeater via the PDN capability of some Yaesu System Fusion radios. System Fusion users can access the WIRES-X link on the WØJH repeater and bring up other rooms such as the MN/WIS, the DARC Room, AmericaLink, and many others. Refer to your radio’s manual on how to utilize the WIRES-X features of your radio, BE SURE TO DISCONNECT FROM THE ROOM WHEN YOU ARE DONE USING IT! There is a failsafe in that if there is no activity into the repeater link after 5 minutes it will revert back to the SARA room.


Field Day Notes from our FD Coordinator Bob WØGAF:

Field Day is done and gone for 2020. The SARA web site has a page dedicated to Field Day. All FD resources are now available in one easy to access location.

Be sure to submit your Field Day report for the SARA club competition. See the webpage to download the submission form. Send your report to Bob W0GAF at his call sign  PRIZES will be awarded!

We’ll be asking you to submit your Field Day contacts totals to ARRL to contribute to our aggregate club score. The club name everyone will need to use is “SARA MN”. We’ll be publishing a detailed cheat sheet on how to submit your score.

A special Field Day score submission training and FD critique session is being planned for this Thursday evening July 2nd at 7:30 PM via the SARA Webex Video Conference.


Given concerns related to recent surges in COVID-19 cases, there will NOT be a live, in-person Radios in the Park on Thursday July 2. An abundance of caution is worth it for every SARA member’s health!


Now onto this week’s activities!

1. SARA Top Band Ragchew
Time: 20:00 Central (01:00 UTC)
Frequency: 1.966 LSB +/- QRM

2. SARA Monday Morning Ragchew June 29
Time: 08:15 Central (13:15 UTC)
Frequency: 3.856 LSB +/- QRM

3. The Lunch Room
Daily (Monday thru Friday)
Time: 12:00 Central
SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)

4. SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew June 30
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

5. SARA Two Meter Wednesday Round Robin Ragchew July 1
Time: 9:00 PM
SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
The Wednesday evening SARA Ragchew on the SARA repeater

6. NO SARA Two Meter Thursday (TMT2) Thursday July 2
Due to Tech Topic Thursdays, we will shift to an every other Thursday schedule for the Two Meter Thursday sessions!

7. SARA Tech Topic Thursday Virtual Eyeball QSO Party “Field Day Wrap-up” – Thursday July 2
Time 7:30 PM
The bi-weekly Webex “Technical Topic Thursday” returns this week with a special Field Wrap-up Session featuring a walk-through of submitting your Field Report to the ARRL, submitting your SARA Field Day report and bingo cards, plus a critique and lessons learned from your FD effort.