2019 SARA Executive Officers
SARA Work Party 1
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
SARA Work Party 3
AGØH 2013
SARA Field Day 2011
Split Rock Lighthouse 2012
WØJH 2004
Ice Station WØJH 2014

SARA This Week Oct 31 – Nov 6

Greetings from the North Shore, all!

It’s the final day of the “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” Special Event. Team WØJH will be on the air today Oct 31. Catch us on 75 meters (3.860 MHz) and 40 meters (7,260 MHz) and other bands throughout the day.

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.

17th Annual “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” Special Event Station October 29 – October 31

We have 2 stations on the air from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, operating SSB primarily ~3.860MHz, 7.260MHz, 14.255 MHz, 18.140 MHz, & 21.360MHz + or – depending upon band conditions. Once established, one of the stations will likely remain on 20m due to the expected activity, and the second station will likely primarily spend most of the time on either 40m, or 75m, but may show up on 15m, 17m, or even 10m, depending upon conditions and activity.

We’re operating from the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Trail Center today, Sunday, Oct. 31 (~9:30am; take-down ~6:00pm).

This year has been an opportunity for some newer members to get some great experience. If you’re in the upper Midwest, look for us early particularly on 75m as well as 40m.We have spent far less time on 20m than usual, due to contest activity, but have had some nice runs on 17m as well as a pipeline into South America yesterday afternoon on 10m.

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.


Technical Topic Thursday

Technical Topic Thursday returns on November 4th via the SARA Webex room. This will be an Open Forum / Ask The Elmers session. This is your chance to share your recent project, ask that question, and share your knowledge.

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

If you have a suggestion for a technical topic, contact Mike KFØCCL via email at kf0ccl at protonmail dot com. We’re always looking for ideas for technical topics.

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 11, 18, Dec 9, Dec 16, Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 13. Reservations can only be made 90 days in advance per Library policy.

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.

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 31
    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
    (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 (01:00 UTC)
    Frequency:  1.966 LSB +/- QRM
    Alternates: 21.316 MHz +/- QRM (USB) 50.166 MHz +/- QRM (USB)
  • SARA Monday Morning Ragchew Nov 1
    09:00 Central (14:00 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 2
    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 Technical Topic Thursday Virtual Session: Thursday Nov 4
    Time: ~7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Central
    SARA Webex TeleConference Room,
    Link will be sent to all SARA members