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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-May-2021

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SARA Meetings Details


SARA Calendar from the W8SHI site.



Video Meeting Setup Hints:

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VE Testing (Link).

Watch for details COVID-19 virus impacts!

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SARA Club Items

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CONTACT US: SARA / W8QQQ <Email>

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All Visitors are Welcome to our club meetings!

Regular SARA business meetings are scheduled in advance - we may have 'extra meetings' when desired with notification by email or posting.

 'Regular' SARA meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 PM (19:00) local.

December is a 'special dinner meeting'.


Covid-19 Impact - Zoom Virtual Meetings is our new normal (for now)!

Covid-19 is still forcing us to 'skip' physical meetings. We are using Zoom (Web App) to hold our virtual/video meetings. See "Video Meeting Setup Hints" on the left side for information and links to setup information (will help get your Zoom operational). We are doing this for both the ARES-Skywarn meetings and the SARA regular meetings until further notice. We plan to use the Zoom meeting process going forward {after Covid} to assist members to attend the meetings, without physically traveling to the club meeting location.



Physical meetings (when we start up ~ 'post COVID') are planned at: James P. Capitan Center, Lower Level; 149 E. Corunna Ave.; Corunna, MI 48817. VE testing and club meetings are generally in the same room. This is a 'secured' building and takes a card access. Members will check the east entrance door about every five (5) minutes starting about 15 minutes ahead of 'stated time' and continue for ten minutes after start time on meeting nights. Wait a few minutes during that period and we should show a face at the door (or knock hard / pre-email or call an officer ~ see officers page).

The ARES and Skywarn Groups for the area meet at 6:00 PM during 'odd numbered months' before SARA club meetings. See the "SARA Notices" on left side of the home page for latest scheduling details. Also, we use the SARA Google group email system for updating details for these meetings with notices to all group members.

All new and prospective hams, as well as the general public, are always invited to our meetings! Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association's [SARA] meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, except the month of December. The December meeting is replaced by a dinner event (with spouses/guests attending and COVID allowed). It is usually held at a local restaurant decided just before the event.

Watch for changes based on Covid virus - changes occur as State of Michigan modifies meeting regulations and requirements.

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2021 Meeting Information [ARES & SARA]

ARES - Skywarn Meetings

ARES meeting dates are as follows starting at 6:00 PM local on the second Tuesday of the odd months. We will use 'Zoom Meeting' for all meetings during 2021.

2021 ARES Dates  
January 12 July 13
March 09 September 14  
May 11 November 09

 

SARA Meetings

Regular SARA club dates are as follows starting at 7:00 PM local on the second Tuesday of each month. We will use 'Zoom Meeting' for all meetings during 2021 except for December.

2021 SARA Dates  
January 12      July 13
February 09 August 10
March 09 September 14
April 13 October 12
May 11 November 09
June 08 December 14 ~ Christmas Dinner Special  

 

SARA meetings start at 7:00 P.M. (local), except the December meeting. December is the "special dinner" outing with the spouses invited. Thus, December meeting has a different location and start time.

  NOTE: We sometimes skip the month of July due to 'busy summer' activities, contact us to be sure before making your plan.

The club radio station, W8QQQ, is still in a state of flux. Watch SARA minutes for status reports as we make changes.

We activate the club station, W8QQQ, for many contests and by appointment. Contact us for arrangements if you would like to use the station.

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James P. Capitan Building; 149 E. Corunna Ave, Corunna

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Capitan Building from East   Capitan Building from West

James Capitan Building - View from East         View from West (main street)

 

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Read SARA's Past Meeting Minutes: SARA Meeting Minutes

Read SARA's operating rules: SARA's Constitution and Bylaws

Here is the SARA Membership Application

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