Ice Station WØJH 2014
2021 W0TBC Memorial Award
Release to Listen Award 2013
Kilo Parks Award
2019 SARA Executive Officers
2017 SARA Officers
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
OXB Special Install

SARA This Week Mar 19 – Mar 25

Here is your SARA update for this week!

Board of Directors Meeting March 22

The Board of Directors will meet via Zoom Wednesday evening. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM CDT (23:30 UTC).

Spring Technician License Class

SARA’s Spring Technician License Class continues this week through April 20. A VE Exam Session will be April 27. The classes will be at the Stillwater Public Library from 6:00 PM to 7:40 PM. SARA instructors will guide students through the material from the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, preparing them for the 35-question Technician Class license exam.

There is plenty of room and it’s not too late to start.  Spread the word that the SARA Technician Class license class is happening now. For more info, or to register for the class, contact Bob WØGAF at w0gaf at me dot com

Metro Skywarn Spotter Training May 6th

SARA is hosting a Metro Skywarn Storm Spotter training session on Saturday May 6th. The session will be at the Stillwater Public Library (224 E 3rd Street 55082) in the Margaret Rivers Room from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Pre-registration is preferred. Registration can be completed by clicking on this link: In-Person SARA Metro Skywarn Training Session. Walk-ins only if the max pre-registered has not been reached.

The session is for all interested in Skywarn storm spotting, new and renewing. Spotters need to renew their training every two years to keep current with Metro Skywarn. Metro Skywarn is offering a total of 6 in-person and 5 online training sessions. The full class schedule can be found at

SARA POTA Challenge ‘23

Mark your calendars now for SARA’s POTA Activity Days. Saturday June 10 is the first firm date on the calendar – this will be the multi-op, multi-park, roving day, same as last year. Saturday August 12 will be the first ever SARA POTA Meetup Day. Will gather at one park, Wild River State Park in Almelund, for a day of multi-op activations. A picnic lunch is being planned. Watch for more details to come.

If you are a SARA member AND have registered on the POTA website (sign up is under the Help/Getting Started tab), you are included in the SARA Challenge 2023.

A great source of information for those that want to get started POTA hunting or activating is also found on the POTA website. The page is a great resource of all info for POTA. Start with the Getting Started with POTA page and go from there.

This week’s SARA activities

SARA’s on-air, in-person, and virtual activities are a great way to stay connected with others.

  • “Sunday Fusion” Digital Voice Hangout March 19
    19:00 Central (00:00 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
    Nightly20:00 Central (01:00 UTC)
    Frequency:  1.966 LSB +/- QRM or 3.820 to 3.826 MHz (depending on QRM).
    Alternates: 21.316 MHz +/- QRM (USB) 50.166 MHz +/- QRM (USB)
  • SARA Monday Morning 75-meter Ragchew March 20
    08:15 Central (13:15 UTC)
    Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM

  • SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew March 21
    7:00 – ~8:00 pm Central (or until we finish!)
    SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    1st Tuesday is always Emergency Power Night – participants are encouraged to operate the stations on emergency power.
    The Tuesday evening on-air round robin ragchew
    New Feature: the “Ask the Elmer” segment
    The group leaders focus on encouraging any and everyone, especially those new to the airwaves, to join the session via the repeater.
  • SARA Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday March 22
    6:30 PM (23:30 UTC)
    SARA’s ZOOM Meeting Room
  • Technician Class License Class Thursday Mar 23
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Conference Room
    Stillwater Public Library
    224 E 3rd Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • SARA Eyeball QSO Party Thursday Mar 23
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Lake Elmo Public Library Meeting Room
    3537 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042