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.

November 9th Meeting

Monday November 9 is the big date, meeting is at 7:00 pm.  Randal, N4AC, is going to tell us all about the amateur satellites whirling around overhead. What’s up there, what does it do, how do you work it?

Trivia question: What was the name of the first amateur radio satellite, when was it launched, and on what rocket did it hitch a ride?

We’ve never heard of a ham who didn’t like to eat, and our restaurant consultant, Bryan, has chosen another great place for us to eat before the meeting.  At least I hope it’s great; this will be my first time there.  We’re gathering at the Twisted Taco in the Lakeland Plaza Shopping Center, 549 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, GA 30040.  We got a bit hurried last month, so let’s see about meeting at 5:30, at least for those muckety-mucks involved with the program, since we need to skedaddle a bit earlier to get ready.  But hey, if you can’t make it by 5:30, come when you can.

Don’t forget about our great new meeting location, in the Bennett Center at Northside Forsyth Hospital.  It’s just a hop, skip, and half a jump from the Twisted Taco: you can either go out the front of the shopping center and turn right on Highway 20 then right on Ronald Reagan, or you can go out the back and turn left on North Old Atlanta Road, then left on Ronald Reagan.  Either way, you’re right at the hospital.  The Bennett Center is immediately across the street from the FREE parking garage – go in the building and it’ll be to your left.