2022 Christmas Party

The Salem Amateur Radio Club is hosting their 2022 Potluck Style Christmas Party this December at the Macleay Grange Hall for their Members.

When: Sunday, December 11th @2pm
Where: 8312 Macleay Rd SE, Salem, OR 97317

Please bring an Item to Share.

Each member must RSVP below to receive a gift at the party.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to email wapc.w7saa@gmail.com or contact Korianna Clay – KK7HOW.

We hope to see you there!

Technician Training Course January 6th and 7th

January 6th and 7th will be the new date for the Technician Training Course at the Macleay Grange. On the 6th, which is a Friday we will begin at 6pm and go until around 8-830pm. Then, on Saturday the 7th we will start around 10am. Expect an all-day involvement on Saturday, with participants bringing or supplying their own food. We are working on having some minor snacks available in case students are not able to provide their own lunch for any unforeseen reason, but this is not for sure.

There will be a license testing session for all levels held on January the 16th, which is a Monday. This session will also be held at the Macleay grange, and I believe will start at 7pm. I will post more details in the next few days regarding specifics such as payment and any other details relevant.

Also, there will be a Zoom session available between the days of the course and the testing session for any questions students may have. This will hopefully help encourage students to continue studies on their own time to better absorb the materials covered in the course. The date and time of the Zoom session will likely be midway between the training course and the testing session. I will post more specific details as soon as I know for sure which days instructors will be available for questions via zoom.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Chris Corbett KJ7UYT or any of the club board members for clarification. All ages welcomed. We hope to see you there!

Ham Camp and Antenna Classes on Saturday, the 24th of September!

There are two separate classes scheduled for this Saturday, the 24th of September. Both are at the Macleay Grange hall in Salem, Or. Starting at 10 am and scheduled until noon is the post-licensing training course “HAMcamp” and following shortly after at 1pm is the antenna training course, which will run approximately until 4pm. Both classes are free of charge at this time and all that wish to participate are welcome. I look forward to seeing you there!

-Chris Corbett, KJ7UYT

  • Instruction for HAMcamp with Patrick Pardo, KK7DCW and Andrew Hemenway, KJ7ZYM
  • Instruction for Antenna Class with John Hendricks, K7JLT

Volunteers Needed – CF Cycle for Life Ride 2022

Hello SARC and W7SAA groups.io subscribers,

As you might have read, from a previous post, the Oregon CF Cycle for Life needs our club’s safety communications expertise for this year’s Cycle for Life ride. This event is scheduled for July 23, 2022. This event is 11 days away.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with Allison Bailey-Nouri. Allison is your main contact for this event (phone number available upon request) and she very much looks forward to our club’s ability to provide the necessary safety radio communications support, between the event’s Home Base and the Rest Stops, on each of the cycle routes. The nature of the safety traffic will range from possible emergencies to rider location, rider count, direction relaying and so on.

Our club has performed this important service before and I am sure there is a protocol we have developed for such an event. If we have that information or procedure written down, I welcome you to please share it with the club and me. If we do not have a standard operating procedure for this type of volunteer work, I offer these basic initial thoughts and encourage more from you.

We will need, at a bare minimum 6 volunteers. Last event, we supplied 9 (see “thank you” below):

1 operator is stationed at the Home Base. Hours 07:00 – 12:30 (or last cyclist through)

2 operators are stationed on the two Rest Stops for the Short Route. Hours 07:00 – 11:00 (or last cyclist through)

3 operators are stationed on the three Rest Stops for the Long Route. Hours 07:00 – 12:30 (or last cyclist through)

All SARC volunteers are encouraged to stay for the catered lunch and live music, on the finish line at the completion of the ride.

OPTIONAL Volunteers are needed from 06:00 – 08:30 (set up, registration, check-in, breakfast service). **Breakfast included**.

OPTIONAL Volunteers are needed from 10:30 – 15:00 (lunch set up, lunch service, tear down and clean up). **Lunch included**.

With those initial thoughts in mind, are there at least 6 members who would like to volunteer their time, use their gear, coordinate a frequency plan and provide radio communications for this event? Ideally, Allison would appreciate 9 volunteers.

Please email KJ7NUX@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer for any of these shifts, as soon as it is convenient for you. I am scheduled for surgery on July 18th and I would like to be able to let Allison know of our commitment by the 17th of this month.


Allison and the club would like to thank these members for their help and service on the last event: Al Partain, KG7KUE; Richard Noble, KD7ODP; Carl Engstrom, KF7BBR; Michael Barnes, WA7SKG; Heather Noble, KD7JAA; Roger Williamson, KC7BRZ; Steve Troyer, N7SWT; Fred Dalzell, KI7BCL and Dustin Vandoren, KI7SYO.

Event Details:

Date: July 23, 2022

Check-in: 7:00 AM

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Event Location: Lady Hill Winery, 8400 Champoeg Rd NE, St Paul, OR 97137

Home Base:

Lady Hill Winery (8400 Champoeg Rd NE, St. Paul, OR 97137)

Short Route:

Rest Stop 1: Bear Electric (20985 Butteville Rd NE, Donald, OR 97020)

Volunteers needed from 07:30 – 09:30 (or last cyclist through)

Rest Stop 2 & 3 (same physical location): St. Louis Church (14013 Manning Road Woodburn, OR 97071)

Volunteers needed from 07:30 – 11:00 (or last cyclist through)

Here is the route with REST STOP locations:

Short route (36 miles): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39727876

Long Route:

Rest Stop 1: St. Louis Church (14013 Manning Road Woodburn, OR 97071)

Volunteers needed from 7:30am – 11:00am (or last cyclist through)

Rest Stop 2: Marion County Fire District #1 Station #5 (4960 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305)

Volunteers needed from 08:30 -11:00 (or last cyclist through)

Rest Stop 3: Mt. Angel Abbey (1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, OR 97373 – this one will be at the base of the hill leading up to the abbey)

Volunteers needed from 09:00 – 12:30 (or last cyclist through)

Here is the route with REST STOP locations:

Long Route: (67 miles): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39834332

Ride with GPS route experience, if you already have Ride with GPS app on your phone:


Summer Picnic & POTA

Greetings All,

Our Summer Picnic is right around the corner!

The picnic is going to be on Sunday, July 17th at 1300, and it is going to be held at the Filbert Grove Pavilion of Willamette Mission State Park. Keep in mind that this park charges a $5 parking fee, so if you don’t have an annual parking pass then you will want to bring some cash with you.  The main course will be beef hamburgers and pork brats.  The buns and chips will also be provided.  We would like those coming to the picnic to bring a side or a dessert pot luck style. Please also bring your own drinks.

If you plan on coming, please Facebook Message us at https://www.facebook.com/WAPC.W7SAA/  or email us at wapc.w7saa@gmail.com to let us know how many people you are bringing as well as what items, if any, you are able to bring with you.

This weekend is support your park weekend for Parks on the Air. We will also be doing an activation as a club while we are there. If you want to bring a radio and portable antenna please do. KJ7BRF will be bringing his 891 and Super Antenna to use.

Thank you,

Korianna Clay


Field Day 2022

Field Day is fast approaching! Get ready!

SARC is participating in the ARRL Field Day.

When: June 24th-26th
Setup begins at 11:00am on Friday the 24th
Contest Start – 11:00am (0000 UTC) on Saturday the 25th
Contest End – 11:00am (0000 UTC) on Sunday the 26th
Tear-down will commence approximately 11:00am on Sunday the 26th

Where: 4-H Horse Camp in West Salem

What we will be doing: Set up according to pre planned station configurations for Field Day operations, cooking and enjoying food, fireside hangouts, and general kick-in it at a relaxed pace. On Sunday there will be disassembly of stations and antennas as well as a general camp clean-up.

Food: $35 for all meals for the 3 days of activity. $15 for a single day or part time.

Training: Soldering Class, putting ends on coax, antenna building and analyzing

Stations/Antennas: Get On The Air Station (G.O.T.A.) – Unlicensed and general public may utilize this station to experience radio operations for themselves.

HF Stations – Elecraft K2, Icom 7300, Yaesu 991a, and others.

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1000′ Delta Loop

Hex Beam on Portable Tower with rotator

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Club Members Hitting the Summit!

KJ7UYT and K7AVG were out operating in an area northwest of Dallas on the 27th of March. They were operating on various bands and were later joined by KK7DCV and KK7DCW. KK7DCV was able to activate the summit that they were at. It was his first activation. DCV is one of the clubs youth members so it was very exciting us all to watch as K7AVG taught him how to perform a SOTA activation!

K7AVG operating his KX3 and FT-2DR out of the back of his SUV
K7AVG set up his telescoping mast and end fed random wire antenna along with a roll-up J-pole for VHF operation.
KJ7UYT set up his FT-891 to run the FT8 mode from the back of his SUV powered by a LiFePo4 battery.
KJ7UYT had his 4BTV set up on a homemade base mount.