Straits Area Amateur Radio Club

120 E. Lake Street

Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-487-0692

Fax: 231-487-0313

Upcoming Events

SAARC Meetings for 2020:

Tuesday January 21 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School. This month we will be talking about our winter camp out at the Andreae Cabin.

January 24 - 26 - Winter Field Day at the Andreae Cabin. We will be having a potluck lunch at 12:30 on Saturday. Come join us even if it is just for the day. Here is a link to the sign-up sheet with directions to the cabin.

Tuesday February 18 - 5:30 pm at Filmore's - This is our annual get together at Filmore's in Petoskey for dinner. We have the back room reserved for 5:30 pm. Bring the family.

Tuesday March 17 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School. 

Tuesday April 21 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School 

Tuesday May 19 - 7:00 pm - East Park Petoskey -  Radio in the park. Bring your portable radio and make some contacts or just come and check out the different portable set ups. Feel free to come early and bring a picnic to share with your family and friends (this is a great way to introduce someone to Amateur Radio).

Tuesday June 16 - 7:00 pm - The Field Day site - Come join us for a campfire up at the Field Day site. Bring your marshmallows and roasting sticks, lawn chairs, etc.  and come check out our plans for Field Day. (If it is rainy we will meet at the high school.) Map to the Field Day Site.

June 26-28 - Field Day. Plenty of room to camp and play radio. We will be setting up on Friday and camping out for the weekend. Be sure to join us. Map to the Field Day Site.

Tuesday July 21 - 6:30 pm at the repeater site - This is our annual clean up at the repeater site. Bring your mower, rake, weed whacker, etc. and help us show our appreciation to the owners who graciously donate space for our repeater.

Tuesday August 18 - 6:00 pm - Club Picnic - Spring Lake Park M-119 Petoskey. Bring a dish to pass. Club will be bringing the BBQ.

Tuesday September 15 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School. Mini Swap - Bring any items you have to sell or trade!

Tuesday October 20 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School.

Tuesday November 17 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School.

Amateur Radio Testing

2015 Schedule

If you would like to participate in one our test sessions, call or e-mail our liaison officer Dirk Esterline at 231-348-5043 or kg8jk@qsl.net and he will be happy to set one up for you.

All sessions will be held in room 106 of Petoskey High School. 1500 Hill St., Petoskey, MI.

Be sure to bring:

  • A picture I.D.
  • A copy of your Ham license
  • A copy and original Certification of Successful Completion of Element (if applicable)
  • $15 to cover the ARRL VEC testing fee