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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 Monthly: 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM on Zoom Meetings.

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: 29-Nov-2021

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Quick Information:


SARA Meetings Details


SARA Calendar from the W8SHI site.



Video Meeting Setup Hints:

  Video Mtg Setup Link


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 Always Welcome to club meetings!

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

 - meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00PM (19:00)local.
- December is a 'special dinner meeting' with guests invited.


Covid-19 - Zoom Virtual Meetings is the new normal!

Covid-19 is still forces us to 'skip' physical meetings. We use Zoom Meetings (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 (6:00 PM on 'odd number' months) and the SARA regular meetings (7:00 PM each month except December) until further notice (from November, 2020). 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 will be planned to be at: TBD (when we can start back up ~ 'post COVID'). We have currently lost our meeting space, so we are looking for a location. We will post here when we figure it out.
VE testing, fourth Thursday of even numbered months, has it's own link/page (see item in header of each page), is now being held at the Perry VFW hall at 6:30 PM (paperwork) and 7:00 PM for testing.

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. COVID has impacted our schedule here, but we are looking for a normal schedule going forward. The December meeting has historically been held at a local restaurant which is decided just before the event. Watch this "Meetings page" for details.

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Meeting Information [ARES & SARA]

ARES & Skywarn Meetings

ARES / Skywarn 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.

2022 ARES Dates  
January 11 July 12
March 08 September 13  
May 10 November 08

 

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.

2022 SARA Dates  
January 11      July 12
February 08 August 09
March 08 September 13
April 12 October 11
May 10 November 08
June 14 December 13 ~ 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.

We are currently looking for new space for club meetings, classes, and radio room operations. (Sep-2021 onward). Watch for future announcements.

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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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