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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Slight Change To Web Site

Yes, there has been a slight change to the look of our web site. The third party theme we were using was obsoleted a few years ago and I’ve been dreading the time when it would develop problems. It did this week. I discovered it tonight (Friday), but apparently it has been having its problems for a few days. I have switched to a theme that is published with Word Press, our site software, and is actively developed by them. Hopefully this theme will be supported for a nice long time.

Please, please let me know if you have problems with the site. You can use the contact form on the site.

I apologize for any inconvenience and hope everyone continues to use and enjoy our website.

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Winter Field Day Pictures Are Up

Winter Field Day Pictures

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February 2021 Meeting

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

We will be discussing Winter Field Day and Florida Parks On The Air Planning.

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.

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

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Winter Field Day Update #2

Winter Field Day 2021 is less than two weeks away!

SAARS members, please check your email for an event message. It contains a survey link that we ask you to complete and submit if you are attending the event. This information will assist our planning.

The Park Manager has kindly agreed to waive the entrance fee to the park for those attending this event. When you enter at the Ranger Station you will need to show your SAARS membership badge and mention that you are attending the Winter Field Day event.

Map: Anastasia Water Sports

COVID-19 notice: Since we are still in the pandemic we ask that all attendees wear a mask in situations where appropriate distancing is not possible. We will have hand sanitizer, wipes and extra masks available on-site for use throughout the day.

Please stay tuned for further communication on our web site and on the Wednesday evening net.

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December 2020 Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2021 Online via Zoom. See Allen’s email for instructions.

Program:
•Planning for Winter Field Day – Bob Sileo N2PE
•DMR – N4AUG is on the air 442.875/447.875. Club DMR people will mentor club members with a panel discussion and Q&A.

See Allen’s email for login info.

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.

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

(something with egg nog might fit in)

😉

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