SARA Work Party 1
OXB Special Install
2023 Simonet Memorial Award
Ice Station WØJH 2014
2014 SARA Officers
2019 SARA Executive Officers
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
WØJH 2004
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
Split Rock 2013

SARA This Week Sept 19 – Sept 25

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.

Outdoor Eyeball QSO Parties continue to allow SARA to gather  weekly. The weekly outdoor Eyeball QSO Party will continue weekly through October 7th at Autumn Hills Park beginning around 6:00 PM until about 8:00 PM.

Radios in the Park 2021

The final SARA Radios in the Park is Thursday September 23. RITP is held at Valley View Park, 5421 Osgood Ave N in Oak Park Heights starting around 5:30 PM and going until around 8:00 PM. Reservations for the pavilion have been secured with the City of Oak Park Heights. We are required to follow all State and CDC health and safety guidelines. Please help us comply with these guidelines.

Eyeball QSO Party – Outdoor Sessions

The Thursday Eyeball QSO Party – Outdoor Sessions continue next week with a return to Autumn Hills Park 5697 Norwich Parkway, adjacent to Boutwells Landing. Outdoor sessions will continue through October 7. Beginning Oct 14th, we return to the Stillwater Public Library conference room for our Eyeball QSO Parties. The room has been secured for Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 11, 18 and Dec 9. Reservations can only be made 90 days in advance per Library policy.

“Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” Special Event Station 2021

The 17th annual “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” Special Event is scheduled for Oct 29 – 31. The Trail Center at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park has been reserved for the weekend. The Mariner Motel in Silver Bay is the primary lodging, and there is also the AmericInn in Silver Bay and with more lodging choices up and down Highway 61. And tent camping is available at the State Park for the more hardy. More to come as we get closer to the dates.

There is the possibility that we will offer opportunities for off-site operating time slots for SARA members who may wish to operate from home, particularly in the CW and digital (FT8, PSK) modes. Planning for the event will spin up in September after wrap-up work on the White Rock expedition.

Twin Cities Marathon Net1 Oct 3 – Volunteers needed! 

There are just two weeks to go and we’re still severely short of workers for the event.

We’re very short of volunteers. I have 12 and could use 50, please ask your friends to help out.
This is one of the best ways to learn the skill of Emergency Communications (EMComm) and give back to your community for the fun you have with your privilege of an Amateur radio license.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get back to it, working events after a year and a half of quarantine. But that doesn’t mean it’s completely safe out there. It’s still wise to social distance and wear a mask if you can’t. Bring a mask along if you are working a medical assistance area, you may find everyone has a mask. You will want to meet their expectations, so they feel comfortable with you and can approach you and feel safe.

If you are going to work for Net 1, I need your information. I don’t have it from past years due to a website crash.
Please provide the following information:

Name Call Cell Phone Experience? Email T-shirt size? Dual band HT? Special Requests

Please register for insurance purposes:

Race Safe again.
You may be able to use your 2019 info if you registered then.
If a new registration, try:
Category:  Adult volunteer non medical
FCC callsign in Medical License Number And “Net 1” as your assignment
Please white list my email.

More information will be coming, but not much until the last week of September.

Dave Johnson, N0KBD, AUXCOMM(t), COMT(t)
n0kbd1 at gmail dot com

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 Sept 19
    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 Sept 20
    08:15 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 Sept 21
    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 “Radios in the Park” Eyeball QSO Party: Thursday Sept 23
    Time: ~5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Central
    Valley View Park, 5421 Osgood Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082