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March 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.

Spring Skywarn Training
Coming March 29, 2018 at 7 pm
Thomas Twp. Public Safety Building, 8215 Shields Ct.
Saginaw (near Meijers on Gratiot)

Announcement from the ARRL
Michigan Section Manager Position OPEN

New Repeater Updates

February 2018
 Davenport Manor is undergoing electrical updates so
the receive site at that location may be off-line intermittently.
Higher power may be needed to reach the Gera or Hemlock sites
if Davenport is off line.

New Repeater Updates (3/7/2018)

March 2018:
Covenant North receive site has been installed.
This site provides better coverage to MBS airport,
Freeland and the north part of the county.

November 2017:
The 147.240 Repeater has been migrated to the New Repeater System.
Testing and tuning of the system will take several weeks 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
Video of equipment and testing

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

Board Meeting Schedule
Location: Biggby Coffee, 3085 Bay Rd
Thursday March 15, 2018 @ 7 pm
Thursday April 19, 2018 @ 7 pm

Yaesu System Fusion Repeater
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

Midland MS Walk
Saturday April 28, 2018
Please contact Ron KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.

Frankenmuth MS Walk
Saturday May 12, 2018
Please contact Ron KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.

Up coming Contests

Saturday March 24 - Sunday March 25
Check the contest calendar for more information

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.
Training can be provided and equipment if needed.

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

Net Control Operator Schedule
New schedule for 2018 listed


Updated Announcements

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.
Photos added.


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Presenter's Links

January 2017 N/A
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 N/A
April 2017 N/A
May 2017 N/A
June 2017 Field Day
July 2017 N/A
August 2017 Ice Cream night
September 2017 N/A
October 2017 N/A
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 iHop, Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw (near I-675).  All are welcome.

Radio Books
at the Library



Pres. Mike Linton, N8XPS Maru Paquette, WB8LZA
VP. Brian Kleinfeld, K8HY Doris Miles, KD8MMG
Sec. Mike Elias, K8AVJ Tom Schmidt, N8EUI
Treas. Ann Elias KB8AWE Mike Dougherty, KD8MMH

Club Roster
Updated 2/3/18
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