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.

October 13th Club Meeting

Octobers meeting features Moe Wheatley of RF Space. This presentation will focus on SDR recordings of various blocks of spectrum to show a bunch of signals most hams know about and probably some you don’t know about.

Some Visual and Sound sources that will be examined include:

  • Submarine Signals
  • WWVB Time
  • DGPS
  • Aircraft NDB
  • Typical Ham Signals
  • CODAR Signals
  • Ionospheric Sounders
  • Broadcast FM Signals
  • Aircraft Com
  • Military Satellites
  • HDTV
  • EME
  • ISM band Telemetry
  • Amateur Pulsar Rx

  • So how many do you know about?

    Moe says he managed to hit every branch of the ugly tree on his way down. I think there was one he just kind of hit with a side glance. Join us at the meeting and decide for yourself.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

Here is a short list of upcoming meeting topics:

  • November 10th Using Topographic Maps to calculate Optimal Antenna Height, presented by our own Bryan Dunn, W3CP.
  • December 8th SARA’s Annual Christmas Dinner and Officer Elections.