International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2021

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Come Join us at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

On August 21st the St. Augustine Amateur Radio Society will be participating in the ILLW Event. You don’t need to bring any equipment. We will operate from approximately 9:00am until mid-late Saturday afternoon. Operation on Sunday (22nd) is TBA. Come and enjoy amateur radio at the Lighthouse. Please be sure to wear your SAARS membership ID.

Set up will be on Saturday morning starting around 9:00 am. Tear down will be after we stop operating each day.

QSL information on QRZ.com –  callsign N4AUG

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August 2021 Meeting

Our August meeting has been changed to a Zoom Meeting. See Allen’s email for details.

The next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at  the  St. Johns County Fair Grounds ,5840 S.R. 207 Elkton, Florida 32033 Map
Enter the fairgrounds from Armstrong Rd immediately off of Hwy 207.

The program this month will be:
Bimini DXpedition Part 1

Please Note:
Please wear your masks regardless of vaccination status.
No food or beverages are allowed in the meeting room

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Friday Lunch (07/9/2020)

Ned’s is closed this week. They will reopen next week.

On our Wednesday Night Net it seems a consensus was reached to meet at Village Inn on US 1 in St Augustine.

We hope to see you there.

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July 2021 Meeting

The July 2021 meeting has been cancelled. Have a happy and safe holiday.

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Field Day 2021

Pictures are up.

2021_FieldDay_Logo_webOur Field Day Event will be held at the  St. Johns County Fair Grounds ,5840 S.R. 207 Elkton, Florida 32033 Map
Enter the fairgrounds from Armstrong Rd immediately off of Hwy 207.

All hams and perspective hams are welcome to participate.

Setup should be underway by 9am Saturday. Operations will begin at 12pm or shortly after and continue for 24 hours after the first contact. Tear down will begin shortly after noon.

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June 1, 2021 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at  the  St. Johns County Fair Grounds ,5840 S.R. 207 Elkton, Florida 32033 Map
Enter the fairgrounds from Armstrong Rd immediately off of Hwy 207.

The program this month will be:
What Is That Antenna Analyzer Telling Me? – Alan Alsobrook, KD4QOF

Please Note: No food or beverages are allowed in the meeting room

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May 4, 2021 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at  the  St. Johns County Fair Grounds ,5840 S.R. 207 Elkton, Florida 32033 Map
Enter the fairgrounds from Armstrong Rd immediately off of Hwy 207.

The program this month will be:
Field Day Discussion

Please Note: No food or beverages are allowed in the meeting room

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FL QSO Party Expedition Station

From NN2T Richard Visman:

FL-QSOLinda, KN4KJC and I will be operating an Expedition Station this Saturday, April 24th in the Florida QSO Party. The station will be located near Ocean Pond in the Osceola National Forest (near US90/SR10 and I-10). We would like to offer other SAARS members a chance to participate.

An Expedition Station is a vehicle-based operation with large antennas attached to it. In this case the antennas are a Hy Power 40m OCF and a 15m delta loop, both probably at about 70 feet of height.

Importantly and unusually, this station will straddle two county lines, making each SSB QSO worth double points. There are no other SSB stations planned to be in the counties Saturday, so we may be the only game in town for operators chasing a Florida county sweep.

If you are interested in participating please contact me at mail2010@nullclayvis.com or 904-652-5801. Good luck in the contest!

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April 2021 Meeting Canceled – FPOTA Meeting will Replace It

Florida State Parks on the Air is set for April 3-4 at Anastasia State Park near St Augustine Beach. Bob Sileo and I invite you to a special club meeting and planning session Tuesday evening (March 30) at 7 pm via ZOOM. As this is so close to our regular meeting date, that one will be canceled and replaced by this meeting.

See Allen’s email for login information.

SAARS Florida Parks On The Air Page

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March 2021 Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Online via Zoom. See Allen’s email for instructions.

Program will be planning for Florida State Parks on the Air and considerations for Field Day 2021.

We also will review upcoming events.

We will try to monitor the repeater during the meeting but it can be difficult to do this successfully. If you need help try to contact someone in the meeting for assistance.

Feel free to consume any food or beverages that catches your fancy, on camera.  😉

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