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.
Our August meeting continues “the year of the antenna at SARA”, we now come to invisible antennas, and specifically, attic antennas. The perfect solution for covenant-restricted neighborhoods! And we have an expert to tell us about them. Bob Edwards, W4ED, has constructed many of them in his ham career, which goes back to 1961 – take a look at his QRZ page!
A true expert in the subject, Bob has three HF, two VHF, and two UHF antennas in his attic. Bob will talk about simulating the antennas, and the practical issues of putting them up, focusing on the HF and 2 meter antennas. And he has some neat construction ideas.
The meeting begins at 7pm, please feel free to join us at IHOP for a meal at 6pm. Directions can be found here.