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March Meeting Minutes

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March is Member’s Choice!

The SPA Amateur Radio Association will meet at 6pm Tuesday night (March 10) at the Garland County Emergency Management building. It’s Member’s Choice! You get to choose the topic. Jump over to Facebook and leave a comment with your choice … Continue reading

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February Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 11 at 6pm. We will continue our discussion about DMR, and how we can expand our capabilities in Hot Springs. The meeting is open to all regardless of whether you are … Continue reading

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Winter Field Day 2020 Rewind

For 2020, SARA’s winter field day gathering was held at Entergy Park just above Carpenter Dam. Attendance was outstanding with a total of seventeen people checking in. For a “winter” field day, the weather cooperated nicely with a sunny day … Continue reading

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January Meeting – Digital Radio

SARA started 2020 in style with an overview of digital radio modes by Greg (KG5QYM). Discussion covered digital modes including DMR, Fusion, DStar, and P.25. Greg gave a demonstration of his Pi-Star hotspot and how he can use it to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Our first meeting of 2020 will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 6pm. The meeting is open to all regardless of whether you are licensed or not. Make plans to attend and we will see you there!

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Winter Field Day 2020

UPDATE: SARA will be participating in Winter Field Day 2020 from Entergy Park located near Carpenter Dam in Hot Springs. If you will be in the Hot Springs area, join us! How many stations we operate will be driven by … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

The annual club Christmas party will be held at 6pm on December 10. The party will be held at Smokin’ in Style located at 2278 Albert Pike Road in Hot Springs. All are welcome, regardless of license status. It will … Continue reading

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August Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 6pm. Discussion will include a recap of Field Day and other topics of interest in amateur radio. Meeting is open to all regardless of whether you are licensed or … Continue reading

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Field Day Fun

A handful of local hams came together at Entergy Park from 1pm until 6pm on Field Day to operate under the WB5SPA call sign. The weather was miserably hot and the radio conditions were tolerable, but good fun and fellowship … Continue reading

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