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URGENT Need for Net Control Operators
We are in urgent need for two new Net Control Operator for the Monday Night Net.
If you are interested in being a Net Control operator, please contact
Ron, KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net ASAP.
Training can be provided and equipment if needed.

December Harmonic Newsletter
available now!
Update: Mike K8AVJ has taken over the Harmonic Newsletter
Thank you to Rob KC8IJN for all your hard work over the years.


The 147.240 Repeater has been migrated to the New Repeater System.
Testing and tuning of the system will take several days or more,
so please be patient while this process takes place.
Also the Echolink has been moved to
the new system as well.
Note 2 - We now have the 6 meter repeater online.
51.860 rx, 51.380 tx, PL 103.5 on the receive.
View new updates here

Antenna work at 911

November 11, 2017

A new HF 80-10 meter folded di-pole
antenna was installed at 911.
Thanks W8DW, N8ERL and KC8YVF

New Saginaw Repeater Update (7/31/17)
New antennas take shape at Rosien Towers,
Davenport Manor and James Township
for the new repeater project.
Video of equipment and testing

Board Meeting Schedule
Location: Biggby Coffee, 3085 Bay Rd
Thursday December 14, 2017 @ 7 pm

The Yaesu System Fusion Repeater
on the air.
Receive frequency 146.500 MHz
Transmit frequency 147.500 MHz
+1000 split
PL 103.5


SVARA Club meetings
start at 7 PM

Public Service Events

Holiday in the Heart of the City
November 17-18, 2017
Join us for a night at the Saginaw Childrens Zoo
for our annual SantaGram celebration.
Come help fill out the SantaGrams for the children
and Jim Wade will be present again this year.

Up coming Contests

North American QSO Party, SSB
January 20 - 21, 2018
CW Contest
January 13-14, 2018

Winter Field Day

January 27-28, 2018
SVARA will again participate in Winter Field Day.
Come test your communicating skill in less then ideal conditions.
More information will follow on time and location.

Complete Contest Calendar


 Monday Night Net

Net Control Operators
We are in urgent need for two new Net Control Operator for the Monday Night Net.
If you are interested in being a Net Control operator, please contact
Ron, KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net ASAP.

SVARA Monday Night Net Preamble (2/9/2015)
Updated to include Echolink stations

Net Control Operator Schedule
New schedule for 2017 listed


Updated Announcements

Field Day 2017 
June 24-25, 2017
Come SVARA for a weekend of fun at our annual
Field Day event at Elmer Lang Park in Kochville Township
Photos to follow

Winter Field Day
January 28-29, 2017

Photos Added


Previous Announcement Links




SVARA is an ARRL Affiliated Club

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Presenter's Links

January 2017 Echolink, W8DW
February 2017 Auction, donate your un-used radio gear or other household items to the SVARA auction, all money goes to the Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association.
March 2017 State EOC presentation, KD8MMH, KC8YVF
April 2017 Michigan QSO Party, W8DW
May 2017 K8AVJ Shack
June 2017 Field Day
July 2017 No Meeting
August 2017 Ron, KC8YVF Shack, Ice Cream night
September 2017 N/A
October 2017 Brian, K8HY HF portable radio kit
November 2017 Board Nominations
December 2017 Holiday Pot Luck, Elections

Previous Presenters Links

50th Anniversary Events

General Membership meetings
monthly on the 1st Friday, 7:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 1232 N. Michigan Ave (map). All are welcome.

Board of Directors meeting - monthly on the second Thursday following the general membership meeting, 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at Biggby Coffee, 3085 Bay Rd.  All SVARA Members are welcome.

Club Breakfast -  Saturday morning following the General meeting at 8:30 AM at Levi's Food and Spirts, 5800 Brockway Rd, Saginaw (in front of Walmart).  All are welcome.

Radio Books
at the Library



Pres. Mike Dougherty, KD8MMH Ann Elias, KB8AWE
VP. Brian Kleinfeld, K8HY Doris Miles, KD8MMG
Sec. Mike Elias, K8AVJ Tom Schmidt, N8EUI
Treas. Mike Linton N8XPS Judy Weirauch, KC8BYI

Club Roster
Updated 5/6/17
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