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.

June 8th Club Meeting

SARA’s biggest weekend is just around the corner! June 27 and 28th is ARRL Field day, a combination of fun activities including: playing with radios and antennas, aggressive contesting, eating, learning- all
in the name of emergency preparedness training.

This month our Field Day Coordinator, Randal DePriest, N4AC will discuss SARA’s planning for Field Day at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park in the Large Group Pavilion. In 24 hours of operating there is a place for every skill level, veteran contester to newly-licensed ham.

We look forward to seeing you Monday night- join us for food at 6pm and the meeting begins at 7pm. Location and directions can be found here.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

Here is a short list of upcoming meeting topics:

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