Release to Listen Award 2013
OXB Special Install
SARA Field Day 2011
Ice Station WØJH 2014
Split Rock 2013
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award
2020 S.A.R.A. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
SARA Work Party 3
2014 SARA Officers

SARA This Week Nov 22 – Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving, 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.


NO Eyeball QSO Party This Week

With Thanksgiving this week, the Thursday Eyeball QSO Party will not be held. The next EYeball QSO Session at the Stillwater Public Library conference room will Be Dec 9, Sessions are also scheduled for 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.”

In place of the Eyeball QSO Party this week, we will have a virtual SARA “Manhattan Project” happy hour social gathering Friday evening beginning at 7:00 PM via our Webex teleconference room. Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy an evening with good friends. WEBEX invites will be sent to all members.


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.


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. 

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Technical Topic Thursday

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


White Elephant Exchange Party

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.


SARA Connections

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

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

SARA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527705810939785

SARA on Instagram: sararadioham

SARA on Twitter: @saraW0JH


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 
    Nightly
    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 22
    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 23
    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 “Manhattan Project” Happy Hour Social Gathering Friday Nov 26
    Time: 7:00 PM Central (01:00 UTC)
    SARA Webex Teleconference Room
    Webex invites will be sent to all SARA members.