Previous Announcements
From SVARA to the members and public
 
2017

Labor Day Care Break
September 2- 4, 2017 (9/1/17)
Thank you to all that took time out of their
Labor Day weekend to help out at
this year Care Break.
Fantastic Job!

North America QSO Party Contest - SSB
August 19-20, 2017


Midland Swap
August 12, 2017

The Midland Swap will be held at the
Salvaltion Army building on Waldo Rd in Midland.
The swap will begin at 8 am to 11 am.
Entrance will cost $5 per/person.


National Night Out
August 1, 2017
Operators are needed for this event to talk to the public about Amateur Radio.
Contact Ron at kc8yvf@arrl.net to participate.
Event begins at 6 pm, setup at 5:00 pm at the
Saginaw Township Soccer Complex on McCarty Rd
between Bay and Mackinaw.


Memorial Day Care Break
May 27- 29, 2017

Frankenmuth MS Walk
Saturday May 13, 2017
Please contact Emmett NE8B at ne8b@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.

New Saginaw Repeater Update
Most of the new repeater equipment has been purchased
and is in the rack testing stage.
Video of equipment and testing


Midland MS Walk
Saturday April 29, 2017
Please contact Ron KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.

Michigan QSO Party Contest
April 15, 2017
The contest begins at Noon and runs until Midnight
Join the fun and make some contacts with your
local Michigan hams.


Winter Field Day
January 28-29, 2017
SVARA will again participate in Winter Field Day.
Come test your communicating skill in less then ideal conditions.
Sign up today as an operator, logger or for setup/tear down.




2016

SVARA/ARES Breakfast
December 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Location: IHop on Tittabawassee Rd near I-675
The combined SVARA/ARES breakfast will be held at the IHop
on Tittabawassee Rd on Saturday December 10.
Come join us for this fun event.

Skywarn Recognition Day
Saturday December 3, 2016

SVARA December Meeting
December 2, 2016
@ 7:00 pm
Location: Saginaw Wesleyan Church
2125 Shattuck Rd near Hermansau
Holiday meeting and Elections
Please bring a dish to pass.


November Sweepstakes Phone 
November 19-21, 2016
CW - November 5-7

Holiday in the Heart of the City
November 18-19, 2016

CQWW DX SSB Contest
October 29-30, 2016
CW - November 26-27

Winter Skywarn Training
Thursday November 3, 2016 @ 7pm
Covenant Hospital - Lecture Theater, 700 Cooper Ave, Saginaw, MI 48602
This is a good refresher for what to report for winter storm events.
Spotters are encourged to attend.

North America QSO Party Contest - SSB
August 20-21, 2016

National Night Out
August 2, 2016
Thank you for all that helped out at this years even.

Labor Day Care Break
September 3- 5, 2016
Labor Day Care Break signup sheet is filled
Thank you to everyone that signed up!


Memorial Day Care Break
May 28- 30, 2016
Sign-up sheet has been posted for the Memorial Day Weekend Care Break
There are several openings available, so get your spot today.
If you can spare 3 hours of your weekend, PLEASE sign up!

Frankenmuth MS Walk
Saturday May 14, 2016
Please contact Emmett NE8B at ne8b@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.

Midland MS Walk
Saturday April 30, 2016
Please contact Ron KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net if you
would like to work this event.


Ohio NVIS Antenna Day
Saturday April 23, 2016

The Ohio ARES NVIS antenna day is a non-contest
operating activity open to all amateurs.
The goal is to concentrate on 40 meters,
the usual daytime emergency band.
For more information, check out the link above.

Michigan QSO Party Contest
April 16, 2016
The contest begins at Noon and runs until Midnight

Silent Key/Donated Equipment Auction
Sunday April 10, 2016, 1-3 PM
Held at the Alcona County EMS/EOC Building at 2700 East M-72
South side of the road, 6 miles west of US-23.
Talk-in on the 147.040 repeater (123.0 PL)
Lots of great equipment with very low starting bids.
Door prizes and refreshments provided.

Spring Skywarn Training
Monday - March 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Spring Skywarn training will be held at
 Covenant Hospital Lecture Theater, 700 Cooper Ave, Saginaw, MI.
 This class is needed for all individuals that wish to participate
 in Skywarn spotter nets for severe weather events.
  If you have not had this training in the last year (since 2014)
 please make arrangements to attend this class.



CQWW WPX SSB Contest
March 26 - 27 , 2016



Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday April 26, 2016 9 am - 5 pm
Setup begins at 8 am. at the Birch Run Expo Center
If you can help, please contact KC8YVF or KD8MMH
or come to the Expo Center Saturday.


Packet Seminar
Saturday - March 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
On Saturday March 12, 2016 from 1 pm - 4 pm
the ARES group will sponsor a special packet training
 in the conference room at Harry Browne Airport.
We will have a guest speaker presenting the aspects of packet radio,
its setup, operation and use of programs like Outpost Packet Manager.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please join us for this special training opportunity.


ARRL International DX Contest - SSB
March 5 - 6, 2016

Winter Field Day
January 30-31, 2016

SVARA will again participate in Winter Field Day.
Come test your communicating skill in less then ideal conditions.
Sign up today as an operator, logger or for setup/tear down

North American QSO Party, SSB
January 16 - 17, 2016


2015

Skywarn Recognition Day
Saturday December 5, 2015

Janet Turner Passing
The wife of long time SVARA member
Joe Turner K8CQF passed away Thursday
November 27. Information can be found on the SK page.

November Sweepstakes Phone
November 21-23, 2015
CW - November 7-9

Holiday in the Heart of the City 
November 20-21, 2015
Photos Added

Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday October 17, 2015 9 am - 5 pm
Photos Added

CQWW DX SSB Contest
October 24-25, 2015
CW - November 28-29

Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday October 17, 2015 9 am - 5 pm
Photos Added

ARES Emergency Drill
September 26, 2015

Labor Day Care Break
September 5- September 7, 2015

North America SSB Sprint Contest
Saturday August 29, 2015
00:00 - 0359 UTC - Four hour contest
(8:00 - 11:59 pm)

August Board Meeting
Thursday August 20, 7 pm at Biggby Coffee,
3085 Bay Rd

North America QSO Party Contest - SSB
August 15-16, 2015

National Night Out
August 4, 2015
Operators are needed for this event to help with the Weather Safety booth
and talk to the public about ham radio.
  Contact Ron at kc8yvf@arrl.net to participate.
Event begins at 6 pm, setup at 4:30 pm at the
Saginaw Township Soccer Complex on McCarty Rd
between Bay and Mackinaw.

Antique Aircraft Fly-in Week-end
July 18-19, 2015
At Harry Browne Airport 4805 Janes Road Saginaw MI
Saturday 8-5 pm, Sunday 8-4 pm

Field Day 2015 
June 27-28, 2015

Memorial Day Care Break
May 23- 25, 2015
Thank you for those that helped out at last weekends event

Frankenmuth MS Walk
Saturday May 9, 2015

Midland MS Walk
Saturday April 25, 2015

Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday April 11, 2015 8 am - 4 pm
Setup begins at 7 am. at the Birch Run Expo Center
If you can help, please contact KC8YVF or KD8MMH
or come to the Expo Center Saturday.

CQWW WPX SSB Contest
March 28 - 29 , 2015

VE Test Session
March 28, 2015

American Red Cross
1232 North Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI. 48604
Registration from 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
Test begins at 10:00 A.M.

Spring Skywarn Training
Tuesday March 10, 2015

ARRL International DX Contest - SSB
March 7 - 8, 2015


Come Join Us for the annual SVARA Auction
Friday February 6, 2015
Bring the items you want to donate to the club for the auction Friday night or
contact Mike KD8MMH if you want to donate beforehand
All proceeds go to SVARA

Winter Field Day
January 24-25, 2015

Check out photos from last years contest here.

ATTENTION!! (2/24/15)
The 147.240 Saginaw Repeater is
back online.
Repairs have been made and is operating normally.
Please report any issues to
KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net.

North America QSO Party Contest - SSB
January 17-18, 2015

220 Repeater back online (1/2/15)
The 220 repeater has had an issue with the squelch in recent weeks,
we will continue to monitor the repeater for any further issues.


2014

Skywarn Recognition Day
Saturday December 6, 2014

Hemlock Receive Site Repair (12/19/14)
Friday November 28, 2014

Holiday in the Heart of the City 
November 21-22, 2014

November Sweepstakes Phone

November 15-16, 2014
CW - November 1-2

Silent Key
George E. Deaton, N8NPW
Our dear friend and club member George Deaton
passed away Saturday November 1. 
More information can be found here.

Zombie Run to benefit Saginaw County Citizen Corp
Sunday October 19 2014, 5 pm - 8 pm

Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday October 4, 2014, 8 am - 4 pm

Covenant Hospital Emergency Preparedness Expo
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm

Swan Valley Preparedness Expo

Friday September 19, 2014, 4 pm -  7 pm

Labor Day Care Break  
August 30- September 1, 2014

Updates At Rosien Towers
Guy Wire added to North Tower

Crimm Festival of Races
August 23, 2014

North America QSO Party Contest - SSB
August 16-17, 2014

National Night Out
August 5, 2014
Operators are needed for this event to help with the HF "Special Event" Station
and Weather Safety booth.  Contact Ron at kc8yvf@arrl.net to participate.

Field Day 2014 
June 28-29, 2014

Club Member does Interview with TV-5
Emmett Bengry NE8B on Skywarn spotting

Memorial Day Care Break
May 24- 26, 2014

Midland Dow Run/Walk
Saturday May 17, 2014

2014 Swan Valley Fun Run/Walk
May 18, 2014 - 8:30 am

Dayton Hamvention
May 15-17, 2014

Frankenmuth MS Walk
Saturday May 10, 2014

Harry Browne Airport Open House
Tuskegee Airman Expo
Saturday May 3, 2014


Technician Class

Begins Wednesday April 22, 6:30 pm at the Saginaw Red Cross
on Michigan Ave. The class will run for 8 weeks with testing
to follow. For more information contact KD8MMH or N8XPS

Michigan QSO Party
April 19, 2014

Contest runs from noon until midnight local time

Midland MS Walk
Saturday April 26, 2014

Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday April 19, 2014 8 am - 4 pm
Setup begins at 7 am. at the Birch Run Expo Center
If you can help, please contact KC8YVF or KD8MMH
or come to the Expo Center Saturday.

CQWW WPX SSB Contest
March 29 - 30, 2014

Spring Skywarn Training
Thursday March 6, 2014
Covenant Cooper Hospital, Lecture Theater at 6:30 PM

ARRL International DX Contest - SSB
March 1 - 2, 2014

 -- CW Contest --
February 15-16, 2014


Come Join Us for the annual SVARA Auction
Friday February 7, 2014
If you have items to donate to the club for the auction, bring them Friday night or
contact Mike KD8MMH
All proceeds go to SVARA

Winter Field Day
January 25-26, 2014

North America QSO Party Contest - SSB
January 18-19, 2014


2013

Skywarn Recognition Day
Saturday December 7, 2013

Winter Skywarn Training
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Covenant Hospital Lecture Theater, 700 Cooper Ave, Saginaw, MI
at 6 PM

November Sweepstakes Phone
Saturday-Sunday November 16-17, 2013

Great Lakes Emergency Expo
October
19, 2013

Tower Install at Rosien 
September 22, 2013

Labor Day Care Break
August 31- September 2, 2013

SK - Lawrence (Larry) A. Davison
WD8RIK

SK - Ed Ireland
W8HZF

July 5th Club Meeting Canceled
July 5, 2013
The board has decided to cancel the Club Meeting
scheduled for Friday July 5th.
Have a happy holiday!

Great Lakes Bay Marathon
May 19, 2013

2013 Swan Valley Fun Run/Walk
May 19, 2013

Midland Dow Run
May 18, 2013

Frankenmuth MS Walk
May 11, 2013

Midland MS Walk
April 27, 2013

Michigan QSO Party
April 20 , 2013

CQWW WPX SSB Contest
March 30 - 31 , 2013

Skywarn Training
March 12, 2013

ARRL International DX Contest - SSB
March 2 - 3, 2013

Winter Field Day
January 26-27, 2013

February Club Meeting and Auction
February 3, 2013
Have something you want to get ride of? Donate it to the club auction.
And don't forget to bring some cash to buy those items you have been looking for.

 


2012

Skywarn Recognition  Day
December 1, 2011

November Sweepstakes - Phone
November 17-19, 2012

Holiday in the Heart of the City 
November 16-17, 2012

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
October 6, 2012

Labor Day Care Break
September 1- 3, 2012

Family Preparedness Fair
Tuesday August 7, 2012

Metro Youth Day
Wednesday July 11, 2012

Field Day 2012
June 23-24, 2012
N8EUI video added (11/4/12)

Memorial Day Care Break  
May 26-28, 2012

2012 Run for Windy
May 20, 2012

Frankenmuth MS Walk
May 12, 2012

Club Roster has been updated
April 23, 2012

ARRL Legislative Action
Attached is a newsletter from ARRL regarding proposed
legislation that deals with amateur radio.

Michigan QSO Party Contest
April 21, 2012

CQWW WXP Contest SSB
March 24, 2012

Spring Skywarn Training
March 8, 2012

ARRL International DX Contest SSB
March 3, 2012

2012 SVARA Membership
The 2012 membership dues are due by March 2012
Please remember to get your dues in on time

SVARA General Meeting and Auction
February 3, 2012

Winter Field Day
January 28-29, 2012

North America QSO Party Contest
January 21, 2012

Norma Ireland
Ed Ireland's (W8HZF) wife Norma passed away on
Thursday January 12, 2012

Your 2012 SVARA Board


2011

VE Test Session
December 3, 2011

Skywarn Recognition  Day
December 3, 2011


SVARA December Meeting
Friday December 2, 2011

Technician Class
October 6- December 1, 2011

Holiday in the Heart of the City
November 18-19, 2011

Michigan MS Bike Events
June 11-12, 2011 / July 16-17 / Sept 24-25

Labor Day Care Break
CANCELED!
due to closure of the rest area by MDOT

Crimm Race
Saturday August 27, 2011

National Night Out/Family Preparedness Fair
Tuesday August 2, 2011

Metro Youth Day
Wednesday July 13, 2011

July 1st SVARA General Meeting
CANCELED!

4th of July Care Break
CANCELED!
due to closure of the rest area by MDOT

Field Day 2011
June 26-27, 2011

Dow Run
June 4, 2011

Memorial Day Care Break
May 28-30, 2011

Saginaw County Emergency Drill
May 18, 2011

2011 Run for Windy
May 15, 2011


2011 MS Walk Frankenmuth
May 14, 2011

2011 MS Walk Midland
April 30, 2011

Covenant Half Marathon
April 10, 2011

Spring Skywarn Training
March 10, 2011

North America QSO Party Contest
January 15, 2011

January Club Meeting Auction
January 7, 2011

New Club Officers take the reins in 2011
 


2010

VE Test Session
December 4, 2010

Skywarn Recognition  Day
December 4, 2010

Technician Class
October 12- November 30, 2010

November Sweepstakes Contest
November 20-21, 2010

Holiday in the Heart of the City
November 19-20, 2010

Labor Day Care Break
September 3-6, 2010

Digital Signal Processing
Saturday August 21, 2010

Field Day 2010
June 26-27, 2010

Metro Youth Day
Wednesday July 14, 2010

Midland Swap
Saturday, June 19, 2009

Midland - Dow Run
Saturday, June 5, 2009

Run for Windy - Fun Run/Walk
May 16, 2010 - 10am until noon

2010 MS Walk
May 15, 2010

International DX Contest - Phone
Saturday March 6, 2010

Hemmeter Hobby Fair
Saturday January 30, 2010

North America QSO Party - Phone
Saturday January 16, 2010


2009

NWS/ARRL Skywarn Reconition Day
Friday December 4, 2009

December Holiday Meeting
Friday December 4, 2009
Our December 2009 meeting will feature a desert potluck,
so please bring a dish to pass.
It is also our annual election of Club Offers, so think of
 who you would like to nominate to represent you in 2010.
Hope to see everyone there!

November Sweepstakes Contest
Sunday November 22, 2009

Christmas at the Zoo - Pride Parade
Friday/Saturday November 20-21, 2009

VE Testing Session
Results

Saturday November 14, 2009

Labor Day Care Break
Friday September 4 - 7, 2009

Club Station Cleanup
Saturday July 11, 2009

Metro Youth Day
Wednesday July 8

2009 Field Day
Saturday, June 27-28, 2009

Midland Swap
Saturday, June 20, 2009 

Bill Dolson, W8CWD (SK)

Midland - Dow Run
Saturday, June 6, 2009

Technician Class
Saturday, May 23, 2009

Swan Valley Fun Run/Walk
Sunday May 17

2009 Frankenmuth MS-Walk
Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hemmeter Hobby Fair
Saturday, February 7, 2009


2008

Navy Sea Cadets Radio Day
April 19, 2008 - 9:00 New Photos

2008 Frankenmuth MS-Walk
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Memorial Day Care Break
Friday May 23 - 26

2008 DX Phone Photos
and N-connector Class


2007

Family Preparedness Day Photos
 
Frankenmuth Heritage Park, Sept 30, 2007

First Ward gets new Ham Radio Station
 Photos
and Station Specifics

Metro Youth Day 2007
SVARA shows Kids Ham Radio
at Belle Isle

2007 Field Day
 Photos and Scores from Hemlock


Copter and Wings Fest
 Photos from June 9th at Harry Brown Airport


Amateur TV Project Underway
 Basic Core Repeater operational!


2007 Saginaw Simulated Emergency
 See information and photos


HSMM and 2.4 GHz Project Night
 Calculators & Tech Info & New Photos