Split Rock Lighthouse 2012
2014 SARA Officers
2021 W0TBC Memorial Award
Split Rock 2013
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
WØJH 2004
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
New Radio Gear For Some SARA Members!
Ice Station WØJH 2014

SARA This Week: Nov 14 – Nov 20

Greetings, all!

SARA holds on-air ragchews every day of the week. Details can be found in the “This Week’s SARA Activities” section below.

The weekly Eyeball QSO Party is at the Stillwater Public Library except the 1st Thursday of the month.

Eyeball QSO Party at the Stillwater Public Library

The Thursday Eyeball QSO Party is held at the Stillwater Public Library conference room. Sessions are booked for Nov 18, Dec 9, Dec 16, Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 13. Per Library guidelines: “Face masks are recommended. We encourage visitors to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.”

SARA Monthly Meeting Saturday Nov. 13

The video recording of the Nov 13 meeting has been uploaded to the SARA YouTube channel. It may be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/tIPALS4Ymjg.

2022 SARA Member Dues

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.

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.

Board Meeting Wed Nov 17

The next SARA Board of Directors virtual meeting will be this Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 PM. This will be a Webex meeting, all SARA members are welcome to attend. A Webex link invite will be sent to all members.

Nomination and Election 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 positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected annually. Directors serve 2 year terms, with one director position elected each year. The director term up for election this year will run through 2023. Please consider serving as an officer of SARA. 

Technical Topic Thursday

The December 2nd session will feature Dr. Bob Heil K9EID live with a presentation on audio in ham radio.

SARA members have access to the Technical Topic Thursday playlist on SARA’s YouTube Channel.

White Elephant Exchange

SARA’s White Elephant Exchange is coming back for the December 11th monthly meeting. Start looking for that unique “White Elephant” item from your shack now and be prepared for the big event.

The ARRL Foundation offers over 130 scholarships, and it only takes a simple online application to apply.

The ARRL Foundation scholarship application period for the academic year 2022-2023 opens on November 1st and ends on December 31, 2021.

The Foundation issued $550,000 in scholarships for 2021-2022. For the academic year 2022-2023 there has been a significant increase in the number of large dollar scholarships available thanks to a generous contribution from Amateur Radio Digital Communications, Inc. (ARDC).

For the academic year 2022-2023, 130 scholarships will be offered totaling $900,000!  There are twenty $25,000 scholarships, four $15,000, seventeen $10,000 scholarships, nine $5,000 scholarships as well as dozens of $1,000 and $500 scholarships.

The descriptions of the scholarships available are on line.


It is easy to apply as the scholarship application is on line.


Since only amateur radio operator students may apply, the chances of being selected for a scholarship are good.

Since 1973, the ARRL Foundation, with the generosity of many donors and the hard work of a long line of dedicated Foundation Directors, has had a positive impact on the lives of many young amateur radio operator students.

SARA Connections

We offer multiple ways to stay connected with SARA. They include groups.io, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

SARA groups.io: https://groups.io/g/StillwaterMNAmateurRadioAssoc

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.

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 Nov 14
    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
    (the YSF reflector US SARA-QRX-FCMG 64144 remains offline due to technical issues)
    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 Nov 15
    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 Nov 16
    Time: 7:00 – ~8:00 pm Central (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 with the Top Band Ragchew on 160 meters
  • SARA Virtual Board Meeting Wednesday Nov 17
    Time: 6:30 PM (0030 UTC)
    SARA Webex Room – invites sent direct to members
  • SARA Eyeball QSO Party Thursday Nov 18
    Time: 6:00 PM to 7:50 PM Central
    Stillwater Public Library Conference Room