New Radio Gear For Some SARA Members!
2018 WØTBC Memorial Award-NØDRX
2017 SARA Officers
2021 W0TBC Memorial Award
SARA Work Party 2
May 14th Fox Hunt! What Fun!
Release to Listen Award 2013
Split Rock 2013
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
AGØH 2013

SARA This Week Oct 2 – Oct 8

Good morning!

SARA Meeting October 8

The October meeting of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association will feature a program on “Learning Morse Code” by Greg KØGW and Bob WØGAF. The program will feature some do’s and don’ts of how to learn Morse, along with highlights of possible resources you can use to learn or practice CW.  At the end, we will discuss our concepts for a cooperative CW learning group.

The hydrid in-person/online meeting is held in Auditorium A at Boutwells Landing 13575 58th Avenue, Oak Park Heights MN 55082. The ZOOM online meeting link is available on request via email to president at radioham dot org.

Those attending in-person, Boutwells Landing requires facemasks in common areas of the facility. Please bring a mask with you. To facilitate the check-in procedure at the front desk, please do not arrive prior to 9:00 AM.

SARA POTA Challenge ’22

The Challenge has proven to be a great activity for SARA. Hunters and activators alike are enjoying getting on the air and working POTA parks. The Fall season is a great time to visit parks across the region!

Be sure to check POTA spots regularly for activations.

SARA POTA Awards are planned for both activators (most parks, activations, QSOs) and hunters (most QSOs). The prizes and distribution plan are being finalized by the Challenge team and will be reviewed as we get closer to the end of the year.

We have created Legends and Leaders divisions for hunters. Those with 500 Hunter QSOs move into the Legends division. Dave WØOXB and Greg KØGW became Legends in September. Leaders still have a chance to claim top spots in their division. Contacts with all POTA stations count. It doesn’t get any easier for hunter credits as only the activator needs to submit their activation log. Be sure to sign up for an account at

Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event

For the 18th consecutive year, SARA will be Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald with a Special Event Station from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Nov 4 thru 6, 2022. Make plans to participate in this special commemorative event, SARA’s biggest.

We will offer the opportunity for you to participate as part of the group onsite or from your own home. Dave WØOXB reports a good response from members planning to make the trip to Split Rock. The Mariner Motel in Silver Bay is open and taking reservations!

The club’s callsign WØJH will be used exclusively from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. WØF has been secured for exclusive use by those working from home stations, for any mode, any band, any time. The SignUpGenius page for managing mode/band/time slots for WØF will be available by Oct 9th.

We have a use of the WØF special event callsign through Nov 12. This presents an opportunity to be “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” on the actual November 10 anniversary for a special day as WØF from member locations. The SignUpGenius page will include that date for band/mode timeslots.

Watch for more details to come.

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 Oct 2
    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
    20:00 Central (01:00 UTC)
    Due to poor local propagation, the SARA Top Band Crew will QSY (move) to 75m. Look for us AROUND 3.820 to 3.826 MHz (depending on QRM). This change is temporary until the 160m and 75m band conditions change.
    Frequency:  966 LSB +/- QRM AROUND 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 Oct 3
    08:15 Central (14:00 UTC)
    Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM
  • SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew Oct 4
    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 General License Study Class Thursday Oct 6
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Lake Elmo Meeting Rooms A+B, Lake Elmo Public Library, 3537 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
  • SARA Eyeball QSO Party Thursday Oct 6
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Conference Room, Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St N, MN 55082
  • SARA 2nd Saturday Breakfast Saturday Oct 8
    7:30 AM
    Perkins Restaurant, 2050 W Frontage Road, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • SARA Monthly Meeting Saturday Oct 8
    9:15 AM
    Boutwells Landing Auditorium A
    13575 58th Avenue, Oak Park Heights MN 55082