January 2023 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday, January 28 is the last Saturday of the month when we do a Breakfast Social.  This Saturday we will 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.

Hope to see you there and at Winter Field Day.

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Winter Field Day 2023

winter_fdThe St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will participate in Winter Field Day 2023 with operations at Faver-Dykes State Park.

Faver-Dykes State Park. 1000 Faver Dykes Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32086. (MAP) The entrance is just north of the US1/I-95 interchange in the southern part of St Johns County.

Winter Field Day operations start at 2 pm local time Saturday. Since January 28 is the last Saturday of the month we can still meet for the monthly breakfast (although we may move the location to a restaurant to a location closer to the park).If you arrive at the park in the 10 am to 11 am timeframe you should have plenty of time to set up.
Our operation time
We expect the bulk of our operation to be on Saturday afternoon, with some members staying on through the evening. We’ll need to break down the stations and antennas when we leave for the day (unless someone intends to operate through the night).

For those who intend to operate on Sunday setup will be at the first come/first served pavilion as early as possible.

Food and drink
There are no concession stands at the park, and not much else in the general vicinity. The club will provide lunch in the 12 noon-ish to 2 pm time frame (just prior to operations). We recommend that you bring your own drinks and bring food for later in the day. There will be no meal service on Sunday, so pack food and drinks accordingly if you intend to operate from the park that day.

Fleas and ticks
The park is known for its share of insects, so we recommend you pack insect repellant.

We will also conduct a pre-event planning meeting during the evening of Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7 pm. This will be an online meeting. A meeting announcement and link will be sent under separate cover.

We look forward to our first event of 2023 and hope to see you there. Even if you don’t intend to operate, stop by to see the setups and enjoy some lunch.

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Storm Watcher Training 2022-01-25

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Happy New Year 2023

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January 2023 Meeting

The St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will meet this coming Tuesday January 3rd at 6:30 PM. The meeting location will be the St. Augustine Airport Conference Center, 4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine. (map).

Discussion:
Net Roster, Survey Results, Program Chair, Public Relations Chair, Events Chairs.

Program: Lesson learned in DMR, Bob Sileo, N2PE

 

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December 2022 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday, Dec 31, New Years Eve Day,  is the last Saturday of the month when we do a Breakfast Social.  This Saturday we will 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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SAARS Christmas Party – Dec. 6 @ Brisky’s

Christmas Party Time

It’s been another GREAT Year for SAARS

         Let’s finish it off with a bang! Come join us one and all for our annual Christmas Partyfireplace

Tuesday – December 6th – Brisky’s BBQ Resturant

6 pm

State Road 16 @ Hwy. US-1

3009 North Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St Augustine, FL 32084 (map)

It will be a buffet at Brisky’s BBQ.  Pulled Pork, Brisket, Turkey and sides plus desert.   $15 for members and $20 for guests.  Beverages extra.   We will be needing commitments on attendance so that we can give the restaurant a number.  Emails to follow.

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November 2022 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday (Nov 26) is the last Saturday of the month when we do a Breakfast Social.  This Saturday we wil 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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Happy Thanksgiving 2022

happy-thanksgivingSAARS wishes a most Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to all of it members and friends.

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November 2022 Meeting

The St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will meet this coming Tuesday November 1st at 6:30 PM. The meeting location will be the St. Augustine Airport Conference Center, 4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine. (map). This is the meeting site we had before Covid. We have worked to get it back ever since. Though the Airport board is still working on some details, they have seen fit to make it available again. We will discuss this further at the meeting. I am still working on a program but we will have a full agenda. The most important item is to nominate officers for 2023.

Note the new time. 6:30 pm There have been many calls to move back to the 6:30 start time so that members can go to a restaurant after the meeting if they choose. With the move back into town, that option will be available again.

See You at the Meeting

Happy DX and 73
Allen Wyatt, W4YO

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