Hamfest Fundraiser …

… for James Lea and his family.
Palm Coast Elks Lodge #2709 in Palm Coast Florida
53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 32137 (MAP)
The event will be held on March 9th, 2024, From 9 am-4:30 pm
Tables inside 2 will be available for $30 cash and you can enter as early as 6 am.
Parking spaces are limited outside but you can get one to sell for $20. Setup at 6 am.
Admission will be $20 Cash only.
The bar will be available for an extra cost. There will also be food offered by the Elks for an additional fee.
There will be door prizes and some lectures

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February 2024 Meeting

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

Our guest speaker for the February meeting will be Jay Garlitz, AA4FL, President of the North Florida DX Association

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January 2024 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday, the 27th 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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Winter Field Day 2024

winter_fdThe St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will participate in Winter Field Day 2024 with operations at Faver-Dykes State Park on Sat 1/27 and Sun 1/28. We have the pavilion nearest the water reserved for Saturday and Sunday.

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. Park admission is $5 per vehicle using the honor station at the entrance to the park. You can also purchase single-day use passes online ahead of time  at: Single use day pass

Winter Field Day operations start at 2 pm local time Saturday. Since January 27 is the last Saturday of the month we can still meet for the monthly breakfast . If you arrive at the park in the 10 am to 11 am time frame 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).

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 repellent.

We will also conduct a pre-event planning meeting. See Bob’s email.

We look forward to our first event of 2024 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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January 2024 Meeting

The St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will meet  Tuesday 2nd at 6:30 PM via Google Meet. Please see Bob’s email for meeting information.

The business meeting will start at 6:30 pm ET and will be followed at 7:00 pm (ET) by a program from Michael Walker, VA3MW, with FlexRadio. Please see Bob’s email.

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December 2023 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday, the 30th 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 2023- Dec. 5 @ 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 5th – Brisky’s BBQ Resturant

6 pm

State Road 16 @ Hwy. US-1

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

 Buffet style — Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Turkey along with sides, tea, and a desert. Some alcoholic beverages available at your own expense.  $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.  Please reply to Bob’s email for head count.

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November 2023 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday, the 25th 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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November 2023 Meeting

The St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will meet  Tuesday 7th at 7:00 PM via Google Meet. Please see Bob’s email for meeting information.

The business meeting will start at 7 pm ET and will be followed by our program, the SAARS Virtual Antenna Party.
Note: The virtual meeting will be opened 15 to 20 minutes ahead of time to give participants an opportunity to adjust their video and audio connections.

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October 2023 Breakfast Social

BreakfastSaturday, the 28th 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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