Split Rock 2013
AGØH 2013
SARA Work Party 3
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
New Radio Gear For Some SARA Members!
2021 W0TBC Memorial Award
Split Rock Lighthouse 2012
SARA Field Day 2011
SARA Does Skywarn
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award

SARA This Week: May 17 – May 23

SARA’s on-air activities continue to be a great way 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 Thursday Technical Topic (TTT) session highlights this week’s activities. This week we will take a look at a facet of radio monitoring known as ADS-B air traffic tracking. Using a pair of RTL-SDR dongles, Collin KE0IYN monitors air traffic data received from the ADS-B beacons installed in nearly all aircraft and feeds that information to a service that allows others to follow air traffic movements worldwide. Collin will share his knowledge and experiences to the group during our Webex technical topic video meeting Thursday evening.
  • 1. SARA HF Digital Net Sunday May 17
    • Time: 19:00 Central (00:00 UTC)
    • Frequency:  3.543 CW
    • Mode: CW
    • NCS:  KCØOIO
    • NCS and others participating in the Digi Net monitor the SARA repeater 147.060+ DCS/DCTS 026 Normal during the net to provide assistance as needed. NOTE: This is the final session of the SARA HF Digital Net for the season as the net goes into summer hiatus until October. This session will be in CW mode!


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


  • 3. SARA Monday Morning Ragchew May 18
    • Time: 08:15 Central (13:15 UTC)
    • Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM


  • 4. The Lunch Room
    • Daily (Monday thru Friday for sure, but jump on Saturday and Sunday if you want)
    • Time: 12:00 Central 
    • SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    • The Lunch Room is a weekday lunch-hour ragchew open to all amateur radio operators


  • 5. SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew May 19
    • 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


  • 6. SARA Two Meter Wednesday Round Robin Ragchew May 20
    • Time: 9:00 PM
    • SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DCTS 026 Normal)
    • The Wednesday evening SARA Ragchew on the SARA repeater continues with primary host Rick KØBRThe Wednesday evening SARA Ragchew on the SARA repeater continues with primary host Rick KØBR


  • 7. SARA Two Meter Thursday Round Robin Ragchew May 21
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • SARA Repeater 147.060+ MHz (DCS/DTCS 026 Normal)
    • The Thursday evening on-air round robin ragchew
    • The HF Afterglow beging around 8:00 PM on 160 meters at 1.966 MHz +/- QRM


  • 9. SARA’s Thursday Technical Topic “ADS-B Air Traffic Monitoring via RTL-SDR” Thursday May 21
    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • SARA virtual group discussion via Webex video conference.
      This week’s session moderator is Collin KEØIYN