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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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VE Testing Sessions - Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA] ~ W8QQQ

VE testing for ham licensing is generally the fourth Thursday of 'even' months, however June is held on a Saturday in alignment with Field Day operations at the Field Day Site. Februrary is not scheduled, as many of our 'snowbirds' are in the south for warmth (a sign our club average age is rising). Also, December can be difficult due to Christmas - so watch our schedule for details. The please see details on SARA's VE testing page.


Beginner's Information

Follow the links below for details:

SAFETY - Radio Frequency Exposure [RF Exposure]

RF Exposure can lead to safety concerns and you should use caution to protect yourself and others. See the following links for further details:

As part of an Amateur Radio Station, you must do and keep a copy of RF exposure analysis of your station. If you do not, then you are operating illegally!

SARA's Guides to get started in Ham Radio / License Assistance

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Some needs going forward may be easier if you start organizing now. Here are some of our thoughts to assist when just starting out in the hobby.

Library ~ What do you add and in what form? (electronic or paper or both).

Workbench ~ Suggested equipment and thoughts about what/when to add equipment.

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Ham Operating Aids

Knowing which frequency to operate on is important on our ham bands. Also, keeping communications coordinated with a proper phonetic alphabet and abbreviations is something we need to support. Tis keeps us 'legal' and helps prevent interference on our bands.

Why be a HAM?

SARA has a page on this topic. Go to Why be a HAM.

Where can I get local help?

You have found SARA. Contact us and start coming to club meetings as a guest. We can assist with an 'Elmer' to help you get started and obtain your license. We always welcome guests!

 

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