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Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association ~ W8QQQ   

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Our station is located in Owosso, MI, USA in Grid Square EN72vx   

Baker College; Center for Technical Studies, Bldg 16; Room 1632; Owosso, MI 48867



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Welcome to W8QQQ ~ Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA]

SARA Club Information

The Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association is a non-profit amateur radio organization in central Michigan. Our club is dedicated to public service, emergency communications, and the advancement of amateur radio through education and technical excellence. We have a club station and operate with the club call sign, W8QQQ. Members are allowed to operate the station on a scheduled basis.

We meet at Baker College ~ Center for Technical Studies, Building 16 ~ Room 1632, Owosso, MI 48867.

SARA invites anyone with an interest in amateur radio or public service to come to a meeting and/or join our club. Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM (check meeting schedule link as we do not always meet on all months). Dues are $15.00 a year. You can join our group at any of our monthly meetings or by contacting Tom Carpenter, Treasurer at [517] 579-0599 or email W8QQQ at:

You can contact us at: W8QQQ at arrl.net {replace the "at" with the @ symbol}

See our SARA MEETING SCHEDULE ~ Click here.

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Read the SARA's Metting Minutes: SARA Meeting Minutes

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

Find the SARA Membership Application

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VE Testing Information ~ Owosso

Please see SARA's "VE Testing" page for details. We test at Baker College and at Shiawassee County Fairgrounds (Field Day in June).

New Interest in Ham Radio or want to 'upgrade'?

Please see SARA's "New Ham Interest" (top bar) topic for detailed information from SARA. For online license study, check out this site:

Ham Test Online-- A GREAT site for Beginners and any License Upgrades

Drop into one of our club meetings and ask for assistance, we have members who can guide your learning and assist you in the licensing process. We have a VE team for administrating the exams.

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To get an 'Official Copy' of your Ham Radio License, follow these steps:

  1. Go to FCC ULS system.
  2. In the box on their form just type in your hamcall and hit 'enter'.
  3. When it finds your call in their database it will be a form with your call displayed as a 'hyperllink', then click your call.
  4. At the top of the next form {near the top in small print}, click on the "Reference Copy" link.
  5. The ULS will then send your browser a PDF file that contains a copy of your license as originally mailed to you {a 'download'}. Write down the downloaded file name.
  6. Find the file that was downloaded and print, email, etc. as you please. Hint: Rename the file so you can locate and use it on your computer easily.

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SARA's Yahoo Group:

SARA has a Yahoo Group called "W8QQQ" and invites anyone interested to join us (it is free to join). We have photos of various SARA events posted in this group, emailed club meeting reminders, club postings, etc.. You must register to join the group which you can do on the 'enter group' link for our group.

Go to the group page here. W8QQQ Yahoo Groups Page.  Information to join our group is on that page.

... and a GREAT BIG 73! de W8QQQ  

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Web Site Contact: W8QQQ at arrl.net

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Clock This page was last updated on 2015-Nov-10

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