SARA Quick Announces

SARA Home Page ~ last update: 16 July 2023

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11 July 2023 ~ Canceled SARA Training Class

Announced at club meeting that plans for SARA hold a 'one day training class' for Ham Licensing have been canceled.

Our current thinking is that a good written study guide or manual, a few You Tube Videos on the Technician Class License followed by 'practice exams' via internet is the easiest path to a license. An individual will have the multiple presentation and learning paths, with great practice test followup to insure they are ready for testing. The actual testing for a Technician Class license will cost $35.00 for the FCC and $15.00 for the testing organization. It is advised to do this just once in a successful manner.

ARRL has also updated its free online review and practice resource, ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™. 

Suggested written material: 

You Tube Lessons:

Study Exam Sites: {Lots of these can be found}

18 April 2023 ~ Skywarn Training (2023)

Just a quick reminder that there is Skywarn training scheduled for April 18th, at 7:00pm until 8:30pm at McCurdy Park Community Center, 457 Emma Dr, Corunna MI.

Regards, Dennis Phillips, KC8ETW

10 January 2023 ~ Free Radio(s)

In the January SARA meeting it was announced that SARA VE Testing for a 'new Ham license' and then attending a SARA club meeting will get a 'new Ham {only}' a brand new Baofeng UV-5R handheld transceiver. This is a limited offer for the first five people. Mike, AB8VS, has donated the radios and will assist us in setting the radios up and teaching any new ham how to get started. Some details will be provided at the SARA VE testing sessions. 

28 & 29 Jan 2023     Winter-field Day

The 2023 event starts Saturday at 2:00 PM ET and goes thru 2:00 PM on Sunday. For more details see: .  N3FJP software site: as the link to version 2.8.5. 

07 Jan 2023  World Clock {free} Software - New Version 1.3.8
Simon Brown [G4ELI] of 'Ham Radio Deluxe' fame, has a new version of 'World Clock' software {free} that runs under the windows operating system. It has many different screens to chose from and will track satellites, shows sun and moon information and nice ham radio views, gray line displayed, etc. A great addition to your shack. Please consider a small donation to keep him going! See: