October 2022 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 via Zoom.
Please see Allen’s email for details.

We will be discussing Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ian and its impact on our community and our Ham Family.

 

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September 2022 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday (September 24) is the last Saturday of the month when we do a Breakfast Social.  This Saturday we be at  “The Spot” which is located 4508 US 1 St. Augustine near the airport.  (MAP) The Spot opens at 7:30 which is also our normal time to gather for breakfast.

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September 2022 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, September 6, 2022 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.

… and now for something completely different …

… we will do a cookout/tailgate along with our own “Swap Meet”. The club will provide Brats, Dogs, Burgers, Buns and condiments as well as a small grill to cook stuff on.  Some drinks as well.Bring something that is collecting dust that you would consider selling.  The club will have a collection of junk available for sale for Flea market prices. 

We should have enough but if convenient, it would be great if you could bring one.

Basically a social night and picnic.  Sunset is 7:42 pm so we should have time to do most or all of our event in the evening light and before it gets dark.

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August 2022 Breakfast Social

BreakfastThis Saturday (August 27) is the last Saturday of the month when we do a Breakfast.  This Saturday we be at  “The Spot” which is located 4508 US 1 St. Augustine near the airport.  (MAP) The Spot opens at 7:30 which is also our normal time to gather for breakfast.

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International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2022

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This weekend is the 25th anniversary International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. The St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will be activating the Saint Augustine Lighthouse as N4AUG. Our plan is to setup and begin operating shortly after 9 am Saturday morning and continue until about 6 pm. We will also operate on Sunday again from about 9 am and until the participants get tired and want to shut down. Please be sure to wear your SAARS membership ID.

QSL information on QRZ.com –  callsign N4AUG

We plan to take a table, fan, and extension cord to the lighthouse Friday afternoon after our lunch at Neds. We will operate using an End Fed wire attached to the lighthouse itself as has been our practice for the last few years. An Icom 7300 and the clubs IC 718 will be available to operate on SSB or CW. Lighthouse weekend is a good opportunity for those that don’t get to operate on HF very often.

 

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August 2022 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 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.

Discussions will include Lighthouse weekend and the Boy Scouts’ Jamboree on the Air.

Our program will focus on DX and getting a DXCC.

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July 2022 Breakfast Social

BreakfastThis Saturday (July 30) is the last Saturday of the month when we do a Breakfast.  This Saturday we be at  “The Spot” which is located 4508 US 1 St. Augustine near the airport.  (MAP) The Spot opens at 7:30 which is also our normal time to gather for breakfast.

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July 2022 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 via Zoom.
Please see Allen’s email for details.

Field Day will be discussed.

Russ Langel will present an informal program on logging software.

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2022 Field Day

ARRL_FD22Field Day is set for Saltwaters Shooting Range where we will operate from the old press box for the race track that was once there. The address is 900 Big Oak Rd., St Augustine, FL 32095. (MAP) It is just west of the St Augustine Airport. The range will be open (it is public) so we will hear shots but the press box is well insulated and we should not suffer from the noise. The best thing is that it is AIR CONDITIONED! We will have a cool place to operate. This is private property of course so please be respectful (as you always are) of the facility which the owner has been so gracious as to allow us to use it. Field Day operations begin at 2 pm and if there are operators available, we will operate into the night. We will tear down Sunday depending on when interest in operating wanes.

At this point, we may not have a Saturday meal or if so it will be take out from somewhere. This is due to health issues with multiple key people. We must also caution everyone that a lot of people have recently dealt with COVID. None have been critical, but all would have rather not had it and its lingering effects. Overall we have several club members either out due to the health issues or out of town with family. That said, we have a number of people who have confirmed that they will be there and be setting up to operate. We are looking forward to a great event.

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June 2022 Breakfast Social

BreakfastThis Saturday (June 25) is the last Saturday of the month when we do a Breakfast.  This Saturday we be at  “The Spot” which is located 4508 US 1 St. Augustine near the airport.  (MAP) The Spot opens at 7:30 which is also our normal time to gather for breakfast.

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