SVARA Donations
Our warmest thanks to all that contribute

Estate of Steve Block, KC8BTE, sk
About 20 HT, Mobile, and Base Station Radios have been donated to SVARA by the Estate of Steve Block.  The club has chosen to keep some of the equipment; auction the remaining items initially to SVARA members, and then later include other area clubs.
Michigan Business & Professional Association donates $1000
Lou Vescio (KD8BLZ) presents a donation from the MBPA to SVARA for $1000.  (SVARA introduced ham radio to 1000's of young kids in the Belle Isle Metro Youth Day sponsored by the MBPA)
Vertical HF antenna from Brian Buckstiegel, N8AVR
A 5-BTV HF vertical antenna was donated to the club by Brian.  Brian and many others have commented that it would be a great portable "fast setup" antenna for field day or other events and emergencies.
Y-Antennas from the Estate of Steve Block, KC8BTE, sk
Various "large" antennas were donated by the estate of Steve Block, KC8BTE, sk.  Two 13B2 - 2 meter beams, and a 2-meter & 70-cm pair of circular polarized antennas.  There is an Az-El Rotor and controller included.
Y-Yagi 2-Meter SSB/FM Antenna - David Schneider, N8ERL
05-Mar-2005, David Schneider has donated a Y-Yagi antenna and rotor for 2-Meters to be used at the Red Cross.  The antenna has dual connections.  One connection is to the CW/SSB 144 MHz tuned,  horizontally polarized portion of the antenna.  The other connection is for the 146 MHz tuned, vertically polarized elements.
Drake HF Transceiver - Joe Turner, K8CQF
24-Feb-2005, Joe Turner, K8CQF has donated a Drake HF Transceiver with power supply and tuner.  The lights come on and the receiver works.  Thanks to Duane Vasold (K8CCE) for refurbishing the radio, and thanks for Dave Schneider (N8ERL) for working so hard to get everything together so it's usable!
 
Atomic Clock - Keith DeLong, N8XD
22-Feb-2005, Keith DeLong, N8XD has donated an atomic clock for the Red Cross Radio Room.  This particular clock has an option to set the time to the "UTC" time zone. 
220 Folded Dipole - Multiple Contributors
22-Feb-2005, Rick Schattilly, KC8VOA; Steve Block, KC8BTE; Carl DeMeritt, KC8YVI; and Dave Schneider N8ERL all pitched in to help pay for a replacement repeater antenna.  Brad Mellberg, W8QPO was also instrumental by securing a wholesale price.  The previous 220 antenna was damaged at Rosien Towers and has been an integral part of our main repeater system.   * This was installed April 16, 2005
 
Big Batteries - John Wolters, WB5PBL
10-Feb-2005, John Wolters WB5PBL from the Midland club has donated 2 heavy duty Caterpillar 8D size batteries to SVARA.  These were used for a short time to test backup generators once a month.  They are 210 Ah, maintenance free, 20"x10"x10" and weight 132 lbs.   We intend to use them to backup one of the repeater sites and the Red Cross site.  The Midland club will be using two batteries like these, to backup up their main repeater site.
 
If know of someone that has contributed that we missed, or you would like to donate to the club, please let us know.