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May Harmonic Newsletter
available now!

Field Day 2019
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SVARA FieldDay Checklist

New P25 Repeater On-Air....
The new KB8SWR 147.320 Bay City / Gilford MiP25NX
 repeater system is operational.
The antenna is installed @ 535' AGL with a Motorola Quantar providing the RF.
Output: 147.3200
Input: 147.9200
NAC: 293
TG: 1 Michigan Local
CTCSS: 100.0 for analog mixed mode
 Other Talk Groups list on https://w8cmn.net/p25/

While the P25 is linked to the other Central Michigan Emergency Network
P25 repeaters in Michigan, the analog mixed mode is local repeat only.
 Users are advised to program the analog channel
 for CTCSS encode/decode so you don't hear the digital noise.

 New Home for SVARA Meetings
NEW Location
Since the Red Cross building has closed, SVARA
will now meet 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


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.

Packet Radio Resources
now on the Repeaters & Nets page

Board Meeting Schedule
Location: Biggby Coffee, 3085 Bay Rd
Monday March 11, 2019 @ 7 pm
Monday April 15, 2019 @ 7 pm
Monday May 13, 2019 @ 7 pm
Monday June 17, 2019 @ 7 pm


SVARA Club meetings
start at 7 PM


Public Service Events

Midland MS Walk
Saturday April 27, 2019
Please contact Ron KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.

Frankenmuth MS Walk
Saturday May 11, 2019
Please contact Ron KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.

Up coming Contests

Michigan QSO Party
Saturday April 20
noon until midnight

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

Net Control Operator Schedule
New schedule for 2019


Updated Announcements


Winter Field Day
January 26-27, 2019
Log File Data added
Photos added


Previous Announcement Links




SVARA is an ARRL Affiliated Club

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Silent Keys




Presenter's Links

January 2017 FT8 digital mode, Dave 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 Antenna matching, Tentec Tour video, Dave W8DW
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 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 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 4/5/19
Use the following link to request any updates.

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