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Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA]

Established: January, 1958 an ARRL Affiliated Club since 1961

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Meets at: James P. Capitan Center, Lower Level; 149 E. Corunna Ave.; Corunna, MI 48817 Monthly: 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Club station located in the James P. Capitan Center - Lower Level.
IARU: 2 Grid Square EN72wx   Latitude: 42.9819 N   Longitude: -84.1164 W   Alitude: 760 ft.

Contact us at:   SARA / W8QQQ <Email>

Your invited to a club meeting!  7:00 PM the 1st Tuesday of each month in Corunna, MI.

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Technician License Class

TBD January, 2020

Details will appear here...soon..

Future Meeting Plans:

14 Jan 2020 ARES @ 18:00 SARA @ 19:00 local

11 Feb 2020 SARA @ 19:00 local

10 Mar 2020 ARES @ 18:00 SARA @ 19:00 local

  Link: SARA Meetings for Full Details

SARA Calendar from the W8SHI site.

VE Testing - Thursday, April 23, 2020

    No VE Testing December 26, 2019

    No VE Testing February 27, 2020

Full details: VE Testing.

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2020 SARA Officers

President  Kevin Middleton  
  Vice President  Don Warner
SecretaryPhillip Bates
TreasurerDennis Phillips
TrusteeTom Carpenter
TrusteeChuck Dafoe
TrusteeMike Middleton

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We are in serious discussions on a 'Technician License' class during January, 2020. If interested please email: W8QQQ (link in page header) and watch this site for further information.

Technician License Class ~ January, 2020

Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association


The Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA] is setting plans for a 'one day' Technician Class License traing day. We have not done a 'one day' version before, so excuse our approach. We are discussing details and expect a couple of weeks of scrambling to workout issues. It appears we have three members who will be heading up the effort. Tom Kurtz, W8TEK; Dennis Phillips, KC8ETW; & Don Warner, WB8GUS will focus on instructor duties. Tom Carpenter, KI8AS will assist with testing coordination. Phil Bates, AC8FW will assist with location and facilities efforts. We are 'forming up' starting December 11, 2019.

One choice for training materials may (working on it) would be to use Dan Romanchik, KB6NU's book "No Nonsense! Technician Class License Study Guide" as the study process. If you are considering attending class for a license PLEASEdownload and read the 100 or so pages before signing up for the class. It is a very good book for presenting what you will need to know! (8 pages a day average and in two weeks you will be done).

Class would be Saturday starting in the morning (8-9 AM) and go to about 3:00 PM with a 30 minute lunch break (not part of class material). We would then offer a test session from about 3:15 PM till finished. Testing cost is $15.00. Cash is best.

Cost of the class will be low ('zero' is our goal) but we need to verify based on location and other details.


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See SARA's Technician License Study page for details on studying. It includes test makeup information, study guide information, sites for practice exams and some math tutorials you may wish to look at. Good pre-class study is a requirement for success in a 'one day' format.

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