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Saratoga Quarterly Drill – This Saturday, 2021-08-21

This will run from 10:00 AM for about 60 to 90 minutes. Please see this page for further details: Drill Info

September Meeting

September 1, 2021, from 7:30-9:00 PM

TOPIC: Introduction To HF Communication

Are you an EmComm ham operator but you’re curious about HF comms? Then join us for this intro to HF comms!
Topics covered include:
What do we mean by HF? What’s special about it?
Licensing/operating requirements, typical HF station, equipment cost.
Antennas, propagation, challenges.
The fun aspects of HF radio and the serious side.

Presented by:  Don Steinbach (AE6PM), Jim Weatherford (WU6K) and Brent Hailpern (N2CJN)(TBD).

Meeting details

Topic: Saratoga Amateur Radio Assn – Monthly meeting
Time: Sep 1, 2021 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 408 621 5853
Passcode: K6SA
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Nets

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
CommandK6SARepeater146.655114.8
CommandK6SARepeater443.150+100
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.

Mission

  • 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

  • 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.