**Updated 5/30/2017 with Picnic Flyer link below**
2017 is the 40th anniversary for the Silvercreek Amateur Radio Association, and we have some events planned to celebrate. A committee was formed a couple months ago including Gary AA8CS, Zeke AB8OU, Jason N8JDM, and John N8CD. Here’s what we have planned so far:
Special Event Station
- SARA will be running a special event station the entire week of August 19th, 2017. We’re still working out the details and requirements for this, but this event is modeled after the W1AW Centennial event. Various club members will be able to use the club callsign from their own stations or portable stations to make QSO’s around the world. An online scheduling application will be used to let club members sign up to operate on the air in timeslots that work for them. To streamline QSL and certificates, the operator will need to log in a computerized logging system that has the ability to export ADIF files (which can be done by almost any of the computer-based logging packages). The operator will then upload their ADIF logs to our club website for processing. After the logs have been uploaded, any station in the log will be able to go to the club website, enter their call sign, and print or download their certificate. A big thanks go out to Jason, N8JDM for putting together software that makes this all possible. We’ll also be posting all the special event QSOs made to Logbook Of The World (LOTW) as well.
- To cap off the week of special event operating, the club will be running one or two special event stations on HF and maybe on VHF as well from N8JDM’s QTH on the morning and afternoon of August 26th, 2017. This will give people a chance to stop in and be on the receiving end of a special event station using some nice HF gear from a great location. We’ll wrap up the event on August 26th with a club picnic at N8JDM’s QTH as well.
- **NEW** – Check out the official 40th Anniversary Picnic Flyer by clicking here
As more details become available, we’ll post them here on the club website.