Net Announcements – 1/21/2020

As announced at the last meeting, SARA is now offering an Outgoing QSL Bureau Service! Javan Miller N8JLM has volunteered to head up getting everyone’s DX QSL cards off to the ARRL Outgoing Bureau on a quarterly basis. The club will cover the shipping expenses! Now you have NO excuse not to get those DX cards sent out. This service is open to all SARA Members who are also ARRL Members (ARRL rules require ARRL membership). More information is available on our website at https://w8wky.org/sqb/. Thanks to Java Miller N8JLM for volunteering his services in this effort.

Some upcoming events:

  • Tusco Hamfest is this Sunday, January 26th from 8am to 1pm. Address is 965 N. Wooster Ave, Strasburg. Talk-in is on W8ZX 146.73 PL 71.9
  • IARC Mid-Winter Hamfest is Sunday, February 16th from 8am to 12noon. Held at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, the address is 750 N. Home Road, Mansfield.
  • The next Summit ARES meeting is Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm. There will be a presentation on ARES Mutual Assistance. Meetings are held at the Summit Co. Red Cross building at 501 W. Market St. in Akron.
  • The next Wayne County ARES meeting is Monday, February 3rd at 6:30pm. This will be a working meeting to install and configure FLDigi so bring your laptop and an analog HT. Meetings are held at the Wayne Co. Justice Center at 201 W. North St. in Wooster.

Ares SKYWARN training will be held in Summit Counties and Wayne Counties. The Summit County training is Thursday, March 19th from 6pm to 8pm at the Summit Co. Redcross. See the SARA website or the Summit County Ares website for more information. The Wayne County training will be Wednesday, March 25th at the OARDC in Wooster. Time and further information will be forthcoming.

SARA is still looking to fill out our presentation schedule for 2020 and we are actively seeking speakers and topic recommendations. We are still looking for speakers on May – July, September, and October. If you have a Ham Radio passion that you would like to share with the group or an idea for a subject that you would like more information on, please contact either Gary Shorter AA8CS or Jason McCormick N8EI so we can make plans to incorporate your ideas into the 2020 agenda.

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