Sawnee Amateur Radio Association

An amateur radio club for the Forsyth County Georgia Area

Welcome to the Sawnee Amateur Radio Association

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SARA is one of the premier clubs in the North Georgia area. Presently, we have over fifty active members. The club and its members are actively involved in many different amateur radio activities. Some members enjoy just rag-chewing, or operating CW, SSB, VHF SSB, or QRP. Others enjoy chasing DX, or working satellites, or building equipment and antenna systems.

The clubs main emphasis is to assist local communities with special events and their communications needs. We also like to promote the public awareness of the ARRL Field Day event held every June. SARA has been honored with two national “First Place” finishes in our class, during past Field Day events.

If you are just starting out in amateur radio, we invite you to one of our upcoming events or meetings. Let us introduce you to our hobby while you visit one of the best clubs in the area.

July 13th Club Meeting

This month our speaker Steve Garrison, N4TTY presents and overview of Mesh Networking and the use of Broadband-Hamnet and HSMM-MESH. He will explain how a Mesh network is used, and show which Linksys and Ubiquiti routers can be converted for Ham use. There will be a chance for the audience to connect to the Mesh network for those with wifi devices.

The meeting begins at 7pm, please feel free to join us for a meal at 6pm. Directions can be found here. Steve has worked in the IT industry for 34 years, most recently with Georgia-Pacific and Unisource. He retired 7 years ago, but still dabbles in IT. Steve has served as the President of the Alford Memorial Radio Club in Stone Mountain for 7 years, and is a former ARES Emergency Coordinator for DeKalb County and District Emergency Coordinator for the Metro Atlanta District.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

Here is a short list of upcoming meeting topics:

  • August 10th Bob Edwards, W4ED “Hidden Antennas for Covenant-Restricted Neighborhoods”.