August Meeting

August 4, 2021, from 7:30-9:00 PM


WinLink: what is it? What does it do? Is it used for emergency communications? What are WinLink nodes and why are they important? What’s the origin of Winlink?  Should I learn to use it? Why? What are its advantages over other its competitors? What’s involved in getting started?  What platforms can it operate on?

Have you ever heard of WinLink and wondered about it? Join us at our monthly meeting to get the answers to these and other questions!

Our speaker is SARA’s very own Morris Jones (AD6ZH). Morris holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in electrical engineering from BYU.  He has held a variety of hi-tech jobs in many of the most famous companies in Silicon Valley, including Intel, Amdahl and Becton-Dickenson.

His “retirement job” is teaching a variety of computer-related classes in the electrical engineering department at San Jose State University.  His is an ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE) and has been leading the VE ham license testing for Saratoga for the last 20 years. Of course, those of you who check into our nets on Sunday evenings also know that Morris leads the always informative “after-net discussions” each week. 

Meeting details

Jeff Walker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SARA Monthly Meeting
Time: Aug 4, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Saratoga Frequencies

Everyone should have the following frequencies programmed into their VHF/UHF radios. A complete list of all county frequencies and local jurisdictions can be found at this link.

Channel NameResource NameR/SFrequencyOffsetPL
Tactical AltSimplex146.505
Tactical Alt 2Simplex146.595

Read All About Us

  • Our brochure contains an overview of our club’s history, member interests, net, meetings, activities, and how you might become a member. If you would like to become a member, please complete our membership form and mail it to: Saratoga Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 2034, Saratoga, CA 95070.


  • Facilitate scientific education and knowledge of radio engineering and communication skills by providing training, reference materials for self education and operating practice;
  • Provide voluntary noncommercial communication, particularly providing emergency communication as a public service and without any remuneration; and
  • Promote amateur radio by facilitating the exchange of information, improve individual operating efficiency and strengthen the welfare of amateur radio in the community.


  • Meetings are normally on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm.
  • Location is at the Saratoga Fire Station, located on 14380 Saratoga Avenue at the corner of Saratoga-Sunnyvale and Los Gatos-Saratoga Roads, in Saratoga. Map
  • Prior to the meeting we have dinner at Jake’s of Saratoga Restaurant located at 12175 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road (and Prospect Road). Map. We usually meet around 6:00 p.m. Someone will be monitoring the repeater while we are at dinner so check-in and say “Hi” if you are on your way.
  • We strongly suggest you bring your 2M HT in case you have difficulty finding the meeting. If you have difficulty finding the meeting, please contact someone on the club repeater.