SARA Work Party 2
Split Rock 2013
OXB Special Install
Ice Station WØJH 2014
SARA Work Party 1
2014 SARA Officers
Kilo Parks Award
SARA Does Skywarn
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX

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