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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

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



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SARA Testing Schedule [ARRL Ham VE]

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Paperwork @ 6:30 PM; Testing @ 7:00 PM {except Field Day - June}


Testing is generally on the "fourth Thursday of even months except February". If there is a holiday on that Thursday, then there is no testing for that month ~ mainly Christmas. We skip June's 'regular testing' and use our Field Day site (on Saturday). Please reserve your testing in advance to avoid confusion. The paperwork starts at 6:30 P.M. & Testing promptly at 7:00 P.M. Please arrive by 6:30 P.M. to allow paperwork completition prior to testing. EXCEPT for Field Day which is a Saturday ~ see below.

The our current testing schedule is as follows:

If we have no 'pre-testing registrations' we may cancel any test session... travelers beware!

  2019 Volunteer Examination Testing Dates Below - Corunna, MI
     No Testing in February, 2019
     April 25, 2019
     June 22, 2019 at the Field Day Site Time: PW "3:30 PM" & Test "4:00 PM", Saturday    
    Take few extra moments to check out SARA's Field Day operations and make some contacts!
     August 22, 2019
     October 24, 2019
     December 26, 2019 ~ No Testing due to Christmas alignment!

 

NOTE: We have 'special test date' for Field Day, watch the June date and time are NOT 4th Thursday of the month, as they are shifted to align with Field Day!

Please check in advance with Tom Carpender for testing details, especially for June and December dates.

      You can email: ki8as78 "at" gmail.com (replace "at" with @) or Phone: (c) [989] 277-2262.

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Reservation Contact:

Reservation is requested, but we do accept walk-ins. If no one reserves, we do not show for testing and sometimes there is a 'last minute' change on location. If you have any questions please contact:

      Tom Carpenter, KI8AS ~ Testing Coordinator

      You can email: ki8as78 "at" gmail.com (replace "at" with @) or Phone: (c) [989] 277-2262.

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Paperwork Required:

  Bring along a photo ID, copy of license (if any) and certificates of completion (if any).

The paperwork is started at 6:30 P.M. & Testing at 7:00 P.M. Please arrive by 6:30 P.M. to allow paperwork completition prior to testing.

If you have any special requests, let us know ahead of time.

SARA is certified under the ARRL VEC. SARA has an additional "special" testing sessions in June and August. At our Field Day site at the county fairgrounds (June). Testing time at thise event is different ... check for the details.

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SARA's Regular Amateur VE Test Location:

  James P. Capitan Center, 149 E Corunna Ave., Corunna, MI 48817 (lower level - entrance SE corner of building).

We use a 'Special Field Day Testing Site' for June.

One more time -- We do accept 'walk-ins' if you really are last minute, but PLEASE check in with Tom, BEFORE coming to the test session, in case something has changed ~ [517] 802-1259 (cell). If we have no 'pre-testing registrations' we may cancel any test session... travelers beware!

       Bring along a photo ID, copy of license (if any) and certificates of completion (if any).

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Some Licensing Information at ARRL

The ARRL has a list of the number of FCC licenses by license class and state web page (US only). ARRL License Counts.


This is a "SPECIAL INVITATION" to attend our regular SARA Club Meetings!

Let us take this moment to issue a special invitation to you to come to a SARA meeting! We welcome all visitors. Newly licensed hams get the first calendar year dues for free (sorry, not for 'upgrades'). Come and checkout the club!

We meet in the James P. Capitan Center, Lower Level; 149 E. Corunna Ave.; Corunna, MI on the "first Tuesday" of the month at 7:00 P.M. Enter via the East Entrance (may need to knock loudly, as building requires access clearances), just get us to gain entry. Come on in and visit with local hams and see what we are up to!

Perhaps we can provide an 'Elmer' to assist you in getting started and for that next upgrade. If you do not need help, perhaps we can use you to 'Elmer' someone else on some topic. See our SARA Meetings link for full details!

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