Straits Area Amateur Radio Club
Welcome to the Straits Area Amateur Radio Club Home Page. The SAARC serves the northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and the southeastern portion of the Upper Peninsula. We are dedicated to providing Northern Michigan with reliable emergency communications as well as supporting local community events.
The SAARC meets every third Tuesday of each month in room 106 of Petoskey High School at 7:00 P.M. We also host the Bill DeMay K8GUG Memorial Net every Monday evening at 8:00 on our repeater frequency 146.68 MHz (-) pl 110.9.
In addition, as a service to the Amateur Radio community, we provide testing for hams who wish to upgrade their licenses or for newcomers to the hobby who want to get their first ticket. Please go to the UP Coming Events page to schedule a testing session and for additional details. The testing location is in room 106 of Petoskey High School. A fee of $15 is charged to cover the cost of testing materials.
Upcoming SAARC Meetings
Tuesday Feb. 21 - 7:00 pm - room 106 Petoskey High School. PROJECT NIGHT! We will be putting together the "Easy Digi" soundcard interface. If you would like to join in do an Ebay search for Easy Digi and choose which type of kit you would like to build. Bring a soldering iron and solder if you have one (there should be plenty to share if you don't). A piece of wood to protect the tables would be great too.
Tuesday March 21 - 5:30 Filmore's Restaurant Petoskey. This is our annual dinner meeting. We have the back room of Filmore's reserved so be sure to join us. Dutch treat.
Tuesday April 18 - 7:00 pm Room 106 Petoskey High School. Our annual mini-swap. Bring any items you have for sale.
Tuesday May 16 - Radio in the park. 7:00 pm (come earlier if you like). East Park (S. US 31 on right just past the Super 8 Motel) Bring your portable radios and antennas to set up and play. Don't have a portable set up? Come try out what others are using.
Have a friend who wants to get his license? Check out Dan KB6NU's free study guide here.