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December Harmonic Newsletter
available now!

David Buerkel SK
1953 - 2021
More information Here.

SVARA Surplus Equipment Sale
Need a new radio, maybe a meter, amp
or other item to complete your shack.
Check out all the surplus gear Here.

Virtual Skywarn Training
If you need to re-certify, sign up here


RATPAC Training Videos
Over the last seveal months the RATPAC group
have been presenting different Ham
related Zoom training sessions on a wide
varity of topics.
Here is the list of Documents and Videos from those trainings
and the schedule of up coming events.

New D-Star Repeater Operational!
The new D-Star repeater has been installed
at its new location a top the Covenant North Building.
The frequency is 442.0625 with no PL. 
Photos Here

 SVARA Meetings

February Club Meeting will be an online
Free Conference Call.com meeting.
Join us at 7 pm Friday February 5.
For meeting link contact Mike at

Monthyly SVARA meetings take place at 7 pm
in the Lecture Theater at the
Covenant Anderson building on the corner of
N Bond St and Almira St behind the Harrison building.

Covenant Anderson Covenant Anderson Map
Building view             Map View


Equipment donation by Jim Curtis, KB8TBI

The radio station of KB8TBI has been donated to SVARA
The list of equipment is listed here.
We would like to thank Jim for his generous donation to the club.


Board Meeting Schedule
Location: Biggby Coffee, 3085 Bay Rd
Wednesday January 20, 2021 - Online
Wednesday February 17, 2021 - Online
Wednesday March 17, 2021 - TBD


ARES Connect
Volunteer hours reporting tool link added to the right menu.
This will replace the ARES reporting
forms on January 1, 2019.
Please sign up for your account now!

The PSHR hours will still be reported using the current form
found here.


Public Service Events

No public service events at this time

Up coming Contests

Complete Contest Calendar


 Monday Night Net

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

SVARA Monday Night Net Preamble

Net Control Operator Schedule
Schedule for 2021 added


Updated Announcements


None at this time


Previous Announcement Links




SVARA is an ARRL Affiliated Club

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Silent Keys




Presenter's Links

January 2021 N/A
February 2021 Auction is posponed due to Covid restrictions
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 2021 TBD
April 2021 TBD
May 2021 TBD
June 2021 TBD
July 2021 N/A
August 2021 Ice Cream night - Location TBD
September 2021 TBD
October 2021 TBD
November 2021 Board Nominations
December 2021 Elections

Previous Presenters Links

50th Anniversary Events

General Membership meetings
monthly on the 1st Friday, 7:00 p.m. at in the lecture theater of the Covenant Anderson building on the corner of N Bond St and Almira St behind the Harrison building.   All are welcome.

Board of Directors meeting - monthly on the second Monday 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 Savoy Bar and Grill, 127 S. Franklin St, Saginaw (Downtown).  All are welcome.

Radio Books
at the Library



Pres. Mike Dougherty, KD8MMH Mary Paquette, WB8LZA
VP. Brian Kleinfeld, K8HY Renee Paquette, KE8MYJ
Sec. Open Position Tom Schmidt, N8EUI
Treas. Mike Linton, N8XPS  

Club Roster
Updated 4/20/2020
Use the following link to request any updates.

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