Sawnee Amateur Radio Association

An amateur radio club for the Forsyth County Georgia Area

Welcome to the Sawnee Amateur Radio Association


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.

Power Line Noise, Round 2

Last May we heard from Joe Spear, W4WT about his proven technique for running down power line noise.

 Joe Spear, W4WT

   We were contacted after that by Jeff, W4DD, who had another technique for running down power line noise.  The two have gotten together, and agree that both techniques are valid.  So in the true ham tradition, this month we are presenting Jeff’s technique.  Consider both, and do what works for you.
Jeff received his BSEE from the University of Michigan, and his MBA from Old Dominion University.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer.  Jeff works on spectrum acquisitions for Verizon Wireless.

Meeting Time and Place

The meeting is at 7:00 on Monday August 8.  We are at Northside Hospital’s Bennett Center, Northside Forsyth Hospital, 1400 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041 . This is off GA-400 Exit 14. Enter from Ronald Reagan Blvd. (extension of Marketplace Blvd.)  The Bennett Center is on the first floor of the 1400 building, directly across the drive from the (free) parking garage. Enter at the building entrance and the conference center is directly behind the reception desk to your left.


Marie's Italian Deli
If you can, join us at 5:30 or so at Marie’s Italian Deli,  It is in the Publix shopping center on the north side of GA 20 (GA400 Exit 14), 580 Atlanta Rd , Cumming, Ga. 30040.  Marie’s is in the 2nd building to the left of Publix, just past the Humane Society Thrift Store and the monopole cell tower (all hams notice towers, right?).  Here is a Google Street View of the restaurant front to show you what to look for:  We’ll try to grab the right room again, at the very right side of the building.