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26 June 2023     SARA Field Day - 2023

We setup the tent 'in the rain' on Friday - and then the rain stopped. Yep, Murphy was there helping us! For some pictures go to SARA F.D. 2023 pictures !

Saturday about 10:00 AM a crew showed up at the Durand Sportsman's Association site at 9951 Prior Rd., Durand, a new site for us. We unloaded a lot of food into the little cabin (important stuff first) and then started with antenna setup. We put up three wire antennas with the pneumatic antenna launcher, Dennis, KC8ETW, put up a vertical for the digital station to use.

We setup three rigs inside the tent, one CW and two for HF efforts - one phone and one mixed digital and phone.

Kevin, W8MID, setup a GOTA station under a awning off the back of his truck (number 4) and had couple antenna options for that station.  We networked the setup and used the latest version of the N3FJP software.

While setting up things we had a few guests and a few more in the early evening - we tried to take some time for conversations and offered up snacks! Generally, they all declined the offer to operate.  :>(

We had two 'out of state' operators, KQ4LE, Kevin Wood and W8XR, Larry Sheridan joined in all the activities and operated with us. Thanks for the assistance!

We had a good time operating and put up a decent score for our efforts. Sunday about 11:00 AM we pulled the plug and tore it all down. The site worked good and discussion ended with "we will try for a follow up next year" (awaiting club approval at the next meeting ~ July 11).

24 Jun 2023       Planned VE TEST SESSIONS 

The first live VE testing will start August 24, 2023 at the EOC (Capitan Center). Remaining 2023 sessions will be setup for October 26 and December 28. Spread the word. Preregistration is required. Note FCC CORES site is backup - Remember obtain current  FRN and pay licensing fees, before testing!

22 Dec 2022       {Planned}   VE TEST SESSION 

We have setup the "first" live test session on the 'fourth Thursday' in December, 2022 at the Capitan Center ~ our second in almost three years! See the VE Testing link from the Misc. Info menu item at top of the page for full details. * We cancelled the session due to weather and flu issues. *  Hoping to have a go in April, 2023 = failed.

14 Dec 2022     Testing Plans {22/23} Updated on Website.

14 Dec 2022     Christmas Dinner Report ~ We had 14 attendees ~ food and service were good - company was great! 

We had our own little area in the front and our server worked hard for us. Lots of conversation around the table by all. It was great to have the guests entering into lots of discussions. All were wishing 'Merry Christmas' to all!

13 Dec 2022     Christmas Dinner Meeting (guests invited) RSVP to Don Warner, WB8GUS by 09 Dec. 

Meeting at "Rival's Cafe" with social time starting at 6:00 PM and Dinner at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP (by 09 Dec) number attending <email:> or Text/voice mail/ phone [810] 599-0729.

Come and enjoy the live company interactions!

14 Dec 2022       2023 Officers, Testing {22/23}, Meeting Minutes Updated on Website.

08 Nov 2022 SARA Officer Elections (@ Meeting). 

November 08 - A live meeting at the James P. Capitan Center; 149 E, Corunna Ave.; Corunna, MI and we use using Zoom Meeting at the same time. Building entry requires a carded entry - so pound and yell till we hear you or try calling Phil Bates at [810] 919-9906 Starting at 7:00 PM.

o8 Oct 2022 The fall Simulated Emergency Test was held Saturday, Oct 8th, 2022.