Category Archives: Amateur Radio

February 13, 2017 Meeting

February Meeting Our meeting is all about fox hunting. For those of you new to the hobby, rest assured that no real foxes are harmed in a fox hunt, but some radio waves get pretty perturbed. Someone hides a transmitter … Continue reading

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June 13, 2016 Club Meeting

Field Day Planning As always, our June meeting is in the more than capable hands of our field day coordinator, Randal, N4AC, and this year we are going to hold it at the field day venue, Fowler Park.  Since we’re … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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May 11th Club Meeting

Our Speaker Chuck Catledge, AE4CW is presenting “The Magic of Antennas and Some Practical Ones You Can Build”. His presentation will cover a range of topics including: Current and voltage on an antenna (including Ohm’s law), Electromagnetic waves – the … Continue reading

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April 13th Club Meeting

2015 is SARA’s Year of the Antenna. To kick off this series of meetings, club member Brian Dunn, W3CP will present An Introduction to Antenna Modeling. Antenna modeling has become a popular amateur radio activity. If you browse any recent … Continue reading

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March 9th Club Meeting

This months meeting begins with a special feature: W4CBA is getting a brand spanking new 440 YAESU repeater on Sawnee Mountain. SARA Members Randal DePriest, N4AC and Ferrell Brown, KE4QDC fresh from helping with the installation will give us a … Continue reading

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February 9th Club Meeting

SARA’s own membership chair Ryan Kovacs, KK4OSG will demonstrate Amateur radio related apps for your phone or tablet. Ryan will review some of his favourite and helpful apps in use on his phablet. If you are a cheap ham and hate … Continue reading

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November 10th Club Meeting

Club member Bryan Dunn, W3CP presents “What is the optimal HF antenna height?”.  Conventional wisdom is higher is better.   However, that is not always the case?  The “optimal” height depends on your local terrain and the bands you want to … Continue reading

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August 11th Club Meeting

Our August program will feature Ned Mountain, WC4X, discussing the BevFlex receiving antenna. The BevFlex is a new Beverage antenna developed by Ned and Geoff, W8GNM, two engineers with long, distinguished careers in broadcast equipment engineering, with roots as hams … Continue reading

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July 14th Club Meeting

Our featured speaker is Chris Batch, KS4MM of Balch Law Group. As an Amateur Extra class licensee and ARRL Volunteer Counsel, he understands the science and art that is Amateur Radio. Chris will be speaking on the legal issues surrounding … Continue reading

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