Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes House

The Amateur Radio Parity Act has passed the US House of Representatives. The ARRL has been sending emails requesting hams contact their Senators to show their support. In the email is the following link:

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Follow the prompts to send a letter supporting the act to both Senators.

We are very close. Hopefully the Senate will pass their bill and the President will sign it.

September Meeting

The September meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the  St Augustine Record Building  at the Intersection of SR-207 & SR-312 . St. Augustine, FL (map)

The Program this month will be:
“Emergency Management & Amateur Radio”
Presented By: Jeff Alexander, Deputy Director

August Events – Mark Your Calendar

Lighthouse   ILLW – Pictures                                                   

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

  Saturday – August 20th and Sunday August 21st, 2016
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  Set up will be at 10:00 AM on Friday * * *

VIew Sign Up Sheet   – Send Contact form to have your name posted to the sign up sheet.

 

 


fort

  National Parks On The Air @ the Fort

 Pictures

  Thursday – August 25th, 2016

  Set up will be at 8:00 AM with broadcast starting by 9:00 AM

VIew Sign Up Sheet   – Send Contact form to have your name posted to the sign up sheet.

August Meeting

The August meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in the  St Augustine Record Building  at the Intersection of SR-207 & SR-312 . St. Augustine, FL (map)

Program this month:

“Computer Simulation and Modeling”
Presented By: Len Cayce

Field Day 2016

 Update: Alan's Video footage.

2016 Field Day Logo SmallField Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2016 is June 25-26.

The physical location address is: 794 CR-309 –  Welaka, FL

However Google Maps and MapQuest requires the mailing address rather than the physical address. So when searching using a navigation device use this information instead:

For MapQuest, Google, etc.:  Welaka State Park (700-786 County Road 309, Crescent City, FL 32112) Or 29.468622, -81.659133

Talk InTALK-IN frequencies:
Palatka 147.060 (Tone 123.0)
St. Augustine 146.625 (No Tone)


You may have to call a couple of times, but keep calling. Call out to: Welaka Field Day Operations; we will respond with a proper call sign.

80538059CHECK-IN:  Check-In arrival times begin at noon on Friday June 24th; all set-ups and campsites must be vacated no later than noon on Monday June 27th.  Upon arrival please check-in at the Field Day Registration site with either Jeff Motl or Doug Stewart. We will have your Name Tag and need you to sign the roster sheet. Large equipment (such as the ARES Trailer, County Mobile Tower, etc.) may arrive as early as 8:00 AM on Friday 6/24/2016. Call Doug Stewart (KI4NAD) for assistance on one of the Talk-In frequencies or by phone (386) 546-6172.

Those with RV's – You may want to stop as you approach the site. We will help you find a site of your choice and then escort you to make driving in a little easier. Or feel free to explore on your own.

campingCAMPING: If you are camping you DO NOT need to stop at the State Park Check-In. We will take care of that paperwork and fees down at the Field Day operations area. It is very simple. Camping is $15.00 per night.  For the most part camping is primitive. Depending on the site that you select there is some water hookups available. There is also a couple of 15 amp. electrical plugs but NO AIR CONDITIONERS on those outlets. They will not carry the load. Generators are of course permitted.

Food, Water, Restrooms:  There will be bottled water available. Food is on your own except for Saturday night and Sunday morning. Any special needs foods are on your own.

There are public restrooms on the site.

spaghetti

 

COOK OUT: We will have a group dinner (Spaghetti) on Saturday evening around 6pm.

 

QUESTIONS and Additional Information can be directed to either:
Jeff Motl  kf4syz@nullmac.com
Doug Stewart  ki4nad@nullmsn.com

Keep Checking the website for updates: http://www.saars.club

COME HAVE FUN

Don't miss out on this exciting event. We are all going to have a great time! Bring your family and Friends. And please:  Email and/or Post this information to other that might be interested

June Meeting

The June meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the  St Augustine Record Building  at the Intersection of SR-207 & SR-312 . St. Augustine, FL (map)

Program this month: How Sidebands Are Generated.
Presented by: Len Cayce, WA4MMH

May Meeting

The May meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the  St Augustine Record Building  at the Intersection of SR-207 & SR-312 . St. Augustine, FL (map)

Please use WEST Entrance facing SR-207

Program this month: TBA
Presented by: Len Cayce, WA4MMH