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 June 20 - 7:00 pm East Park - Petoskey (Just off US 31 before Bay Harbor). We will be talking about Field Day and other summer activities. We are also having a dessert pot luck so bring something small and sweet to share with the group.
Tuesday July 18 - 6:00 pm - This will be our annual repeater clean up. We will be meeting up at the Stutsmansville repeater site to show our appreciation to the owners of the tower. Bring weedwackers, lawn mowers, trimmers, rakes, etc.
Tuesday August, 15 - 6:00 pm Spring Lake Park off US 119. This is our annual club picnic. Bring a dish to pass. The club will be grilling burgers and hot dogs. Don't forget to bring the family too!
FIELD DAY!! - come join us. Here is a map to our Field Day site.
Have a friend who wants to get his license? Check out Dan KB6NU's free study guide here.