2017 SARA Officers
Release to Listen Award 2013
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award
Split Rock 2013
New Radio Gear For Some SARA Members!
WØJH 2004
SARA Field Day 2011
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
SARA Work Party 1

SARA This Week Oct 9 – Oct 15

Good morning!


Thursday’s Eyeball QSO Session will be virtual

Due to room scheduling issues beyond our control, the Oct 13 Eyeball QSO Session will be a virtual ZOOM session beginning at 6:00 PM (1800 CDT, 2300 UTC). To join Zoom Meeting, please contact Joe KCØOIO at president at radioham dot org for the link.

A training session on the use of N3FJP’s ACLog logging program for the attendees of the Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event weekend at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park will begin about 6:30 PM. The new ACLog screen layout we will be implementing incorporates entry boxes for the necessary Parks on the Air (POTA) information for quickly logging Park-to-Park contact as well as our park info. POTA rules for club callsign operations allow that not only does the club get activator credit but also the operator at the microphone as well. ACLog has a way to track the operator and we will also cover that process.


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 club’s callsign WØJH will be used exclusively from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. 21 members have advised they will be attending. A detail information packet was sent to those folks by Dave WØOXB earlier today.

WØF has been secured for exclusive use by those working from home stations, for any mode, any band, any time. A SignUpGenius page for managing mode/band/time slots for WØF is at available to SARA members. 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 includes that date for band/mode timeslots. We can have multiple WØF on the air at the same time, although one for each band/mode/timeslot combination. Sign-up is now open to all members who wish to join our annual “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” special 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 9
    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
    Nightly
    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:  1.966 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 10
    08:15 Central (14:00 UTC)
    Frequency:  3.856 LSB +/- QRM
  • SARA Two Meter Tuesday (TMT) Round Robin Ragchew Oct 11
    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 13
    6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
    Meeting Room, Lake Elmo Public Library, 3537 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
  • SARA VIRTUAL Eyeball QSO Party Thursday Oct 13
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM