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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 (Currently "virtual ONLY" on 'Zoom'meeting)

Contact us at:   SARA / W8QQQ <Email>


    Page Last Updated: 04-Mar-2022

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Hamfests / SWAPs / Trunk Sales

Listed are within about 150 miles from Owosso/Corunna Area

The following is a list of Hamfests &/or SWAPs that are within about 150 miles from the Owosso/Corunna area. Some events are 'outside' this radius, but they seem to draw interest from some of the SARA members. PLEASE check the individual web links for current information for event details, as these can occasionally change. The sponsoring club’s web site is a great place to look for updates on current details and see what they are currently up to.

Also check the ARRL Hamfest Calendar web site. ARRL Hamfest Calendar. They may have 'better' data, always double check the organizations website - if available.

Our list is in date order. Enjoy the information and let us know if we need to update or add anything. Some SWAPs we may not have good web links for... if you have better information, please let us know (email us).

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We try to keep the list 'current', but it can be a challenge. A '(??)' means we have no official information for this event at this time (it is a 'swag' - usually previous year's data). Check their link to see what that organization has posted. Travel is at your own risk! Date information is just our best "ESTIMATE". See our 'Page Last Updated' line below header for when our data was last looked for by this site. Beyond this, some care from you is required! Happy Treasure Hunting!

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IN GENERAL: Hamswaps Information / Directions are back in Operation!

The following data is our best guess... please double check before making your final plans!

Use the links below and the ARRL site search for Hamfest at: ARRL Hamfest and Conventions Search Page - I think this is 'members only' but it is the strongest method to gain wide area accurate knowledge. Join the ARRL as the benfits are great for the costs and they are working to constantly improve our hobby.

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January

  • 23-Jan-2022 ~ Hazel Park, MI -- Hazel Park Swap - Royal Oak / Royal Oak Farmer's Market, 316 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067. $5.00 8:00 AM till 12:00 noon.

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February

  • 05-Feb-2022 ~ Negaunee, MI ~ Houghton ARA - See Club site for Information. Negaunee Township Community Center, Michigan {Marquette County}

     (From intersection of US-41 and M-35 go south on M-35 about one mile. 0900 to 1300 loacl time.

  • 12-Feb-2022 ~ Traverse City, MI ~ Cherryland ARC, $5.00 at door 8:00 till 12:00 noon. Immaculate Conception Elementary School, 218 Vine St., Traverse City, MI.
  • 26-Feb-2022 ~ Livonia, MI Livonia AR Club - VFW 345, 27345 Schoolcraft, Redford, east of Inkster Time 9:00 AMZ till 1:00 PM; Cost 1s $5.00.

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March

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April

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May

    • 07-May-2022 ~ Cadillac, MI ~ Wexaukee County ARC, 1st Saturday in May Mackinaw Trail Middle School (Cadillac), 8401 S. Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI. 8 AM till Noon for $5.00. see the flyer: Cadillac Swap. Testing all license classes at 10:30 am $15.00 [Preregister].
    • 20~22-May-2022 ~ HAMVENTION 'The Big One'Starting on Thursday, May 20; Forums; QSO Party; ~ Watch their web site as things can change with details being posted. Always the 3rd full weekend in May ('Way Back' it was Dayton Hamvention).
    • 21-May-2022 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township   ?? (old data) 8 AM till noon. $5.00 per car load.

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    June

    • 05-Jun-2022 ~ Ferndale, MI - Trunk Swap Hosted by Flying Beers International. 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM at Fraternal Order of Police ~ 2233 Burdette St., Ferndale 48220
    • 05-Jun-2022 ~ Hudsonville, MI - Independent Repeater Association, Inc., {Grand Rapids}, Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, 49426   8 AM till Noon. $8.00 in advance; $12:00 at the door. Testing at 10:00 AM.
    • 19-Jun-2021 ~ Monroe County Communication Association Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 South Custer Rd., Monroe 48161 - 7:30 AM till 1:00 PM. $7.00 at the gate   It is on 'Father's Day'.
    • 18-Jun-2022 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC June Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township    8 AM till noon, $5.00 per car load. Contact: BobbyCorr@att.net [248] 346-2733

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    July

    • 16-Jul-2020 ~ GMARC Summer Trunk Swap - Shellby Twp. (Utica), MI GMARC Trunk Swap; 8:00 AM to ??@ Packard Proving Grounds, Shelby Township, 39965 Van Dyke Ave - North of 22 Mile Rd. Link is to: ARRL Hamfest Page for Event [ASSUMED: No data 'online' 30-Jan-2019]

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    August

    • 20-Aug-2022 ~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC August Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township    8 AM till 11:45 AM, $5.00 per car load. Contact: Scott [248] 388-9850

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    September

    • 10-Sep-2022 ~ Okemos, MI ~ Central Michigan ARC, Okemos Convention Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, 48864   9 AM till 2 PM $5.00 per person. Testing 11:00 AM $15.00 - preregister!
    • 17-Sep-2022~ GMARC Shellby Twp., MI ~  GMARC September Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shellby Township    8 AM till 11:45 AM, $5.00 per car load.
    • 18-Sep-2022 ~ Adrian, MI ~ Adrian Hamfest, Lenawee County Airport {Newer Location} See their Web Site for Details.

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    October

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    November

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    December

    • 05-Dec-2021 ~ Madison Heights, MI ~ L'Anse Creuse ARC Annual Hamfest & Swap, Balkan American Community Center [BACC]; 1451 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI. 8:00 AM ~ 12:00 noon Entry $10.00

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      COVID 19 Impact really messed up the schedule (about 2 years worth)! We are waiting to see how it washes out in 2022! Thiings can quickly change, so please double check details with the event being visited before making your final plans.

     



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