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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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Field Day 2019

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth FULL weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with … Continue reading

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June Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for June 11 at 6pm. Hope to see you there!

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May Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for May 14 at 6pm. Bob (AB5N) will be presenting on the topic of Utilizing Electric Vehicle Batteries. Sounds very intriguing… Make plans now to join us and find out more about this very interesting … Continue reading

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The results are in…

Winter Field Day 2019 results have been posted. WB5SPA did itself proud by receiving high score in Arkansas for the Outdoor category. Congrats to all who participated in this event. Well done!

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April Meeting

What is portable operating? Why would I want to operate outside of my home shack? What would I need to get started? Our next meeting scheduled for April 9 at 6pm will include this discussion and more. Make plans now … Continue reading

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March Meeting Recap

SARA held its 3rd meeting of 2019 on March 12. Wayne (WA5LUY) gave an informative overview of local repeaters and their locations, configurations, and possible uses in support of our local communities. A brief recap: W5LVB (146.880) is located on … Continue reading

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Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for March 12 at 6pm. There might just be a presentation on a topic that is of interest to you, but you won’t know unless you show!

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February Meeting Brief

SARA held its 2nd meeting of 2019 on February 12. Pat (W5VY) gave an excellent presentation on using meteor scatter for ham radio communications. Basically, meteor- scatter work is performed by bouncing radio signals off the ionized trails produced by … Continue reading

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Winter Field Day 2019 Review

SARA’s winter field day gathering was held at the Family Park with a good showing of attendees and participants. Those in attendance included Stephen (KG5VXF), Drew (KG5UFU), Scott (K5UYN), Alex (KG5PLY), Daniel (KI5BGM), Frank (N5WEM), Dale (W4NBF), and Chris (W5TCB). … Continue reading

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