Walter Moore AB8GO SK

We have just learned that previous long time SARA member, Walt Moore AB8GO, has passed away at his retirement residence in Florida. For those of us who knew Walt, he will be missed. Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to his wife Barb and his family. His obituary follows:…

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SARA Responds to the FCC

The Silvercreek Amateur Radio Association has filed an official response to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under Docket 20-270. The FCC has proposed the new fees for licenses of all types after being required by Congress to change to a “cost-based” model of licensing fees. Part of this NPRM…

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Q&A with Scott Yonally N8SY

SARA is hosting and sponsoring a Q&A night with Scott Yonally N8SY. Scott is running for the Vice-Director of the ARRL Great Lakes Division. Scott is currently the ARRL Ohio Section Manager. The meeting will be held on Zoom on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00pm. URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85128665575?pwd=Zkh2REljQ2JRd1V1bWx4QXFJS2RzQT09 Meeting ID: 851…

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CTCSS/PL Explained

Many hams know they generally need to use Continuous Tone Coded Sequelch System (“CTCSS”) to access an FM repeater. CTCSS, or more commonly referred to as “PL tone” or “PL” which is an acronym for Motorola’s implementation of it branded Private Line, was introduced in the 1950s by Motorola to…

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