Sunday, June 22, 2014

SARC 2014 Field Day Video

That's How Field Day Goes

The major annual Amateur Radio 24-hour emergency
communications exercise is called Field Day. 

We set up in a field location and function entirely independently
of the grid and commercial infrastructure.
This music video documents our experiences because
"That's How Field Day Goes".

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

CQ WW WPX HA1AG Hungary with VE7SAR

During the CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest on March 29 - 30, 2014 HA1AG in Hungary made contact with our club station on the 20 meter band. 

You can hear the exchange on YouTube at:

HA1AG is Zoli Pitman near Budapest, Hungary , about 5,500 miles (8,850 Km) away.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Getting Started in HF

At SARC's Feb. 12th meeting, about 30 members and guests enjoyed a 75 minute fast-paced presentation titled "Getting Started in HF" given by experienced HFers: Stan VA7NF, Brett VE7GM, Jay VE7KC, Al VE7CDC and John VA7XB. Topics covered the gamut from "why HF?" to basic equipment and its characteristics, cabling and connectors and concluding with a review of shortened, ad hoc and "junk" antenna options for the real-estate challenged members. The presentation was made in response to the request of a few heretofore strictly VHF/UHF members who have expressed a wish to experience the challenges and fun of HF, but needed a helpful nudge to get started.

Stan VA7NF

Brett VE7GM



John VA7XB

You can view the slides at


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