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Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA]

"Whiskey 8 Quack Quack Quack"    ~    Established: January, 1958 an ARRL Affiliated Club since 1961
IARU: 2 Grid Square EN72wx   Latitude: 42.9819 N   Longitude: -84.1164 W   Alitude: 760 ft.

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

You're invited to a SARA club meeting!  7:00 PM the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Corunna, MI.

Contact us at:   SARA / W8QQQ <Email>


    Page Last Updated: 01-Jul-2021

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SARA Meetings Details


SARA Calendar from the W8SHI site.


Details: VE Testing.

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Hamfests / SWAPs / Trunk Sales

Listed are within about 150 miles from Owosso/Corunna Area

The following is a list of Hamfests &/or SWAPs that are within about 150 miles from the Owosso/Corunna area. Some events are 'outside' this radius, but they seem to draw interest from some of the SARA members. PLEASE check the individual web links for current information for event details, as these can occasionally change. The sponsoring club’s web site is a great place to look for updates on current details and see what they are currently up to.

Also check the ARRL Hamfest Calendar web site. ARRL Hamfest Calendar. They may have 'better' data, always double check the organizations website - if available.

Our list is in date order. Enjoy the information and let us know if we need to update or add anything. Some SWAPs we may not have good web links for... if you have better information, please let us know (email us).

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We try to keep the list 'current', but it can be a challenge. A '(??)' means we have no official information for this event at this time (it is a 'swag' - usually previous year's data). Check their link to see what that organization has posted. Travel is at your own risk! Date information is just our best "ESTIMATE". See our 'Page Last Updated' line below header for when our data was last looked for by this site. Beyond this, some care from you is required! Happy Treasure Hunting!

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IN GENERAL: 2021 Hamswaps Information / Directions are back in Operation!

The following data is our best guess... please double check before making final plans!

Use the links below and the ARRL site search for Hamfest at: ARRL Hamfest and Conventions Search Page - I think this is 'members only' but it is the strongest method to gain wide area accurate knowledge. Join the ARRL as the benfits are great for the costs and they are working to constantly improve our hobby.

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January

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February

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March

Clubs and organizations are startting to plan events with the hope that COVID 19 will be at a level that allows events to be held safely. All 2021 plans shoud be considered as 'tentative'. PLEASE Double Check before making firm plans!

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April

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May

  • 15-May-2021 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township   ?? (old data) 8 AM till noon. $5.00 per car load. Contact: BobbyCorr@att.net [248] 346-2733
  • *** VIRTUAL *** 20~22-May-2021 ~ HAMVENTION 'The Big One' Online Only with Virtual Contest University starting on Thursday, May 20; Forums May 21; QSO Party Saturday May 22; ~ Watch their web site as things can change with details being posted. Always the 3rd full weekend in May ('Way Back' it was Dayton Hamvention).

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June

  • 05-Jun-2021 ~ Hudsonville, MI - Independent Repeater Association, Inc., {Grand Rapids}, Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, 49426   8 AM till Noon. $5.00 in advance; $6.00 at the door.
  • 06-Jun-2021 ~ Chelsea, MI ~ Washtenaw County - 8 AM till Noon. $5.00 at the gate   It is the 1st Sunday of June.
  • 12-Jun-2021 ~ Luce Co. Amateur Radio Society (W8NBY) : Yooper Hamfest, Newberry, MI ~ Pentland Township Hall, 15474 Highway M-28, Newberry, MI 49868. Contact: David Hopper, KA8K, 22926 Maple Dr., McMillan, MI 49853, [906] 586-3928; Email: msplt87,at>outlook.com ARRL Sanctioned. (Data not on their site {yet} - 01 Mar 2021).
  • 19-Jun-2021 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC June Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township    8 AM till noon, $5.00 per car load. Contact: BobbyCorr@att.net [248] 346-2733
  • 20-Jun-2021 ~ Monroe, MI ~ MCRCA ~ Monroe County Radio Communications Association, Monroe County Fairgrounds which is located at the corner of M-50 and South Raisinville Roads, Monroe, MI 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM Tickets $6.00.

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July

  • 10-Jul-2021 ~ Auburn, IN ~ NE Indiana ARA ~ Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn, IN 46706 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM)
    NEW LOCATION: I69 exit 326 or 328 - follow Museum Signs Talk-In 147+ No Tone {Free Admission}
  • 17-Jul-2021 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC July Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township    8 AM till noon, $5.00 per car load. Contact: BobbyCorr@att.net [248] 346-2733
  • 25-Jul-2021 ~ St. Joseph Co ARC Swap ~  Nottawa Township Library; 685 East Main St.; Centerville, MI. Contact John Felcyn, KC8AAF [269] 353-7673.

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August

  • 21-Aug-2021 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC August Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township    8 AM till noon, $5.00 per car load. Contact: BobbyCorr@att.net [248] 346-2733
  • 29-Aug-2021 ~ FREE Seaway Trunks Swap - Port Huron, MI - Vantage Point - Great Lakes Maritime Center, 5 West Water St. , Port Huron, MI. {Downtown at the foot of Court St. where the Black River joins St. Clair River.} Trunk Sale only / free parking and free admission), 8 AM till Noon. Contact: Stan Arnett II ~ ac8w@arrl.net

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September

  • 11-Sep-2021 ~ Grand Rapids, MI ~ GRARA Hamfest, Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame SW, Wyoming, MI. Cost $8.00 with K-12 students free with student ID. 8 AM till 1 PM.
  • 12-Sep-2021 ~ Findlay Hamfest ~ Findlay, OH - Findlay Radio Club, Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay, OH 45840
          7:30 AM till ?? $7.00 per person. ~ 2nd Sunday {Based on historical data }
  • 18-Sep-2021 ~ Cadillac, MI ~ Wexaukee County ARC, Cadillac Jr. High School, 500 S. Chestnut, Cadillac, MI. 8 AM till Noon. Flyer: Cadillac Swap. [Based on 2019 dates]
  • 18-Sep-2021 ~ Okemos, MI ~ Central Michigan ARC, Okemos Convention Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, 48864   9 AM till 2 PM $5.00 per person.
  • 18-Sep-2021 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC September Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township    8 AM till noon, $5.00 per car load. Contact: BobbyCorr@att.net [248] 346-2733
  • 19-Sep-2021 ~ Adrian, MI ~ Adrian Hamfest, Lenawee County Airport {Newer Location} See their Web Site for Details.

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October

  • 16-Oct-2021 ~ Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest ~ $6.00 at Door 8:00 AM till Noon. Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 E Apple Ave. (M-46), Muskegon, MI 49440
    Their Website is out-dated (2019 hamfest info).
  • 24-Oct-2021 ~ Madison Heights, MI ~ USECA Hamfest, United Food & Commercial Workers 876 Hall; 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071. $5.00 at Door, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. {click 'Ham Swaps' at top of their page.}

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November

  • 13 & 14-Nov-2021 ~ Fort Wayne, IN ~ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, IN. Parking $5.00; Admission $6.00 (Sat & Sun.); $3.00 Sunday Only! Fort Wayne Hamfest Flyer

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December

  • 05-Dec-2021 ~ Madison Heights, MI ~ L'Anse Creuse ARC Annual Hamfest & Swap, Madison Place/ United Food & Commercial Workers 876 Hall {Harrison Twp.}, 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071. {South of 13 mi and east of I-75} 8:00 AM ~ 12:00 noon Entry $5.00

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  COVID 19 Impact really messed up the schedule for 2020 {and early 2021}! We are waiting to see what 2021 will bring - but starting in March with some promise and things are opening backup. Now into July and the events are filling in and starting look like 'pre-Covid' activity levels! This can quickly change, so please double check details with the event being visited before making your final plans.

 



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