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Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA]

Established: January, 1958 an ARRL Affiliated Club since 1961

"Whiskey 8 Quack Quack Quack"

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>

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


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SARA Reference Materials

Follow the links below for better understanding of things and to assist in your design efforts:

Electronic and Physical References / Files

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Zumspot Nextion Pi-Star [Hotspot]

A couple of SARA members bought 'Zumspot / Nextion Pi-Star Kits' and we are sharing information and links for the setup here. Hamvention 2019 was a good time! Have more fun! Here are some papers and links to get moving with a ZUM spot / Nextion Display / Raspberry Pi 3B.

First, get this document: Ham Radio Outlet's ZUMSPOT 2.4 Nextion Startup Guide and follow their excellent directions, is is simple to get going. The following links are 'cleaned' and re-shown below for further reference.

Pi-Star is great software for digital voice hotspots and repeaters. It can handle DMR, D-STAR, and YSF, as well as P25, NXDN, POCSAG, and some cross modes when used with a multi-mode digital voice modem that supports those modes. Read about it in Playing with Pi-Star by KE0FHS, an additional paper on configuring and using Pi-Star.

In general, members found the ZUM spot easy to use.

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Shiawassee County HSMM/BBHN

Highspeed Multimedia [HSMM] ~ Broadband Ham Network [BBHN] efforts are ongoing by individual members (not a 'club' sponsored activiity). Members provide the operating site networking for the club's Field Day activity. Usually three to six stations, each using a computer logging program on the 'linked system' for smooth operation. Networking details are captured here to assist members in keeping things coordinated for ease of setup.

SARA previously utilized the BBHN hardware for Field Day logging and linking of the various station positions. It was a great way of keeping things synced up in the field. We did not continue to expand into a 'county-wide' BBHN emergency network. We decided we did not have enough resources to make it functional. We have thus closed the topic (for the foreseeable future).

Raspberry Pi [RPi] ~ References

A large amount of Raspberry Pi information links:

That is a couple of years worth of reading on RPi...GREAT 'FREE Information"! Enjoy.

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Arduino / AD9850 / AD9851 / Si5351 Projects & References

If you want to start working with Arduinos then the following may interest you.

Amateur Packet Reporting System [APRS] Shiawassee County, MI and GPS

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