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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

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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W8QQQ Site Information

Considerations on This Web Site

We have made choices for this site that are regularly NOT made on every web page that you visit. These choices were decided to give a good experience on our site and allow you to surf it in a safe secure manner. We hope this leads to an enjoyable experience for you. We have collected information and links to allow access to much more information for radio amateurs (hams). Enjoy your journey here. Let use know what you like or dislike and we will consider changes. We strive to keep things updated, but the task is time comsumming. 73's and enjoy.

Site Feedback Request  

Constructive Feedback is always welcome! We would like to make the site useful to all viewers... let us know what you would like.

The number of Web Browsers and hardware format (computer, cell phone, tablets) covered provide a huge issue in the writing of a web page. Add the old vs current revisions to all those browsers makes the job very tough. We require/request your help in keeping current. If you see something not quite right or you are having an issue (any type) with your browser/system, please email us with the type of device, browser name and version along with any details on your particular issue. Chances are very strong that you are not alone. We can only address what we are told is an issue.

Please contact us with any comments and suggestions for our content. email: W8QQQ at arrl.net

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Email Addresses    

We use (at) in almost all email addresses we list (instead of"@"). This stops "Email Robots" from sending 'junk mail' in most cases. You must replace (at) with @ to use the addresses properly.
This assists in stopping email robots from getting those addresses. Most points have 'links' that will open your email system.

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Printable pages  

NEW UPDATE - January, 2019 we changed the appearance of our site and 'broke' the print pages portion. We are working the issue for now!! You may wish to 'preview' the page before printing them.

OUR GOAL: Just print pages normally and our page stylesheet is to automatically supply a more 'printable' page for you ~ not print extra stuff you do not need. We try to eliminate site content that clutters the printout and costs you ink and paper. We use a 'large print font' to make the pages easy to read. Let us know if you use this feature and/or if you like this feature.

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Link Information  

Both "Internal" & "External Links" are used on our site. External Links open in a new tab, which you may close when you wish to leave that area ~ see our statement below. For 'Internal Links' it is best to 'back page arrow', if you want to remain on the SARA site. We provide the additional link information using link labels... just "hover" a few moments on any link to see what type of link and where you are pointing to. We try to let you know where you are surfing to, before you get away or jump to an unwanted link! Knowing where you are jumping to on the web is a huge security topic. If you do not want to be hacked (stealing your personal information), learn to watch this carefully. A few seconds can save weeks of effort trying to retrive and recover your personal data and repairing your system! Our 'internal link' should move you to the new point. You can use the "back page" arrow in your bowser to get back to where you started.

EXTERNAL LINK(S) When you see this notice on a link, you are leaving the W8QQQ / Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA] Website. The web site link listed / selected is an external site located on another server. SARA has no responsibility for any of the external web site(s) you may visit. SARA neither endorses the information, content, presentation, or accuracy nor makes any warranty, express or implied, regarding any external site. Be aware that the privacy policy or security of the linked site may not be that of SARA. It is your responsibilty to insure the link meets your requirements. Thank you for being on our site and enjoy our wish for a safe and secure surfing environment!

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Link Validity  

We do regular web link checks to insure links are valid. We check to insure they point to where we think they should jump to. This helps insure links are current and valid. This helps keep spoofing levels much lower. 'Spoofing' is jumping to a place or site you do not know about and is used by hackers. They can gain access to your personal data without your knowledge in this manner. On the web: "Know where you really are and where you are going". The job is difficult in checking all the links and we can make errors, so if you find a broken or invalid link, please send us a notice.

We do strive to keep links valid and up-to-date by using "Xenu" a link checking site. We have thousands of links to manage (well at least 1,450) on this site so PLEASE take the time to let use know if you find any link issues. We have over 1200 external links ~ that leads to a huge amount of information for your use.

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Valid site HTML code 

We use only valid HTML and CSS coding for your comfort and safety. This makes it a little harder for virus and trojans to attach and/or attack the site and more importantly your computer.

     Valid HTML5 Code ~ validation via HTML 5.2 Standards group - World Wide Web Consortium [W3C] (2019).

     Using HTML5 Conformance Checker ~ a W3C process. We also use a similar process to make sure our Cascading Style Sheets [CSS] are in conformance.

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Responsive Paging  

We made the site 'responsive' and converted to HTML5, so that phones and other small portable devices could more easily use the site. They do look better on the devices I have been able to check. The changes help us make site changes and updates in a quicker and more controlled manner. {We have migrated to the HTML5.2 standards and continue to be 'up-to-date'. This may cause "menu issues" on some earlier browsers. We suggest you move to "current browser" standards (this helps protect your systems). This is 'an industry' issue. See the "Happy Browser" information below, to check what is 'up-to-date' for your browser.

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Web Content Updates  

Labels at the bottom of each page (footer) informs you when that specific page was last updated. This helps you know when we last changed something and you can verify when content was last reviewed and updated. 'Stale' data from a site can lead to security issues.

Please double check SWAP & club information as this content seems to be continuing under constant changes! Please check with any specific organization's data before making your plans to travel.

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Page Navigation  

We provde navigation links on some pages to move around the page. Hopefully you find these useful.

Use the "Google" search box at the top of each page (header) to search our site OR the entire Web (you choose). Navigation links will be at top and bottom of a page when used. We provide 'jump links' to quickly move around the page (top or footer types).

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Site Mapping and Breadcrumbs  

Site mapping is provided in the top breadcrumb line ~ so you can easily understand the web site structure (where are the link pathes have placed you). These mean you can see where you are on our site and with a click move backward if you desire.

A "breadcrumb" is that little line at the top of a page that indicates what specific page you are currently viewing. The 'path' from the home page to the specific location and 'clickable portions to backup if desired.

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Google Searching  

The search bar at the top lets you search your topic on our site or the complete internet/Web. You choose the breadth of your search with a button choice.

No need to jump out to a separate search engine if you want "full web searching" on something, just click a button. Default is set to our site only.

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Happy Browser?  

The browser you use to view our pages should be a 'modern version'. Is yours 'up to date?' An outdated browser makes you computer 'unsafe' from a security view point. Viewing the "navigation menu" using IE v9.0 or earleir has security issues (as an example). This is a 'newer' supported version from Microsoft, if you still use Windows Vista (old). Perhaps try Firefox Mozilla or Google Chrome for better viewing under Vista with improved security.

Check here to see what version of the many various BROWSER applications is actually current and it has links to update yours if required => Browse Happy Web Site. If you are using an 'old' browser version, then you have a large security risk on your system. Many of the browser version changes are to repair/replace security holes of the browser. Note: All browsers are NOT created equal when viewed from a security vantage point! Choose wisely.

enjoy our site and a GREAT BIG 73! de W8QQQ  

 

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