• Club News

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    FINAL DAYS!!!!
    Dan Judy is closing his Ham Radio shop. A list of sale items is available on the Classifieds page.

    General Meetings at Denny's Canceled until further notice due to Covid-19 Virus!!!
    Meetings are temporarily being held on SARC Repeaters!!
    Testing sessions are as noted on the calendar!

    General Meetings are held at the Denny's on Ryan Dr in Salem. It is located across from Costco.
    Get there at 5:30pm to order any food, Elmer Hour starts at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm.
    Note that members must spend at least $100 total for food or the club will have to make up the difference.

    Members should check out the Members Access area of the Web site for meeting minutes and other restricted information.

    Virtual Tech Sessions hosted by Nick Barwig - see calendar.

    January General Meeting Minutes, Newsletter and Board Meeting Minutes posted.

    Members! A new Discussion Group organized by Nick Barwig K7DSG and hosted on the platform at

    Presentation Schedule:

  • Bunny (Transmitter) Hunts

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  • Net News

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    SARC is now hosting a checkin/discussion net every Sunday at 7pm on the SARC repeaters. Come join the fun!

    SARC is attempting a Simplex net every Tuesday at 9pm on 146.460. Come join the fun!

    SARC is also hosting a checkin/discussion net every weekday at 12 noon on the SARC repeaters. Come join us!

    SARC is hosting a HF net the first Friday of every month starting April 3rd with a Tennessee group on either 40 or 80 meters. Listen to the SARC 2M repeater for frequency and time details. Come one, come all!

    The Valley VHF Club located in Salem is running a net every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    It starts at 10am on 144.230

    Monday: CW
    Wednesday: Digital RTTY
    Friday: SSB

    Hope to hear you there!

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  • CERT Information

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    City of Salem CERT Net
    Every Sunday at 4:30pm
    Frequency : 147.50 Mhz (simplex)

    CERT Members,

    It’s been quite a while and I’m sorry for that, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there in this crazy COVID world.

    First I’d like to let everyone know that we are going to suspend volunteer hour requirements from 2020, and will be discussing not requiring the hours in 2021, or until it’s safe to get out there in public again. Our motto is safety safety safety, so I’m not requiring your put yourself at risk just to get your hours!

    If you’re doing hours, please keep record of them anyway and keep letting us know!

    It’s coming up on the holidays, so remember if you’re trying to figure out what to give people giving the gift of preparedness can go a long way!

    Big Congrats to Kristi Bowman on receiving a City of Salem Volunteer Award! Please join us tonight in watching Monday's City Council meeting at 6 pm, to see her receive the award!

    If you’re looking for something to watch here is a bunch of content we’ve created of the last few months.

    The first three are presentations I did for city employees but were recorded and may help you all in your preparedness

    Building a plan and Emergency Preparedness Basics

    Preparing for Earthquakes and a Home Hazard Hunt Earthquake Preparedness

    Two Weeks Ready – what goes into it and what do I have

    This next set is the Video Recordings of the class we just completed, if you want a refresher or retake the class in a compressed virtual format these are what you’re looking for!

    City of Salem CERT Class 1
    City of Salem CERT Class 2
    City of Salem CERT Class 3
    City of Salem CERT Class 4
    City of Salem CERT Class 5

    Here are some supplemental videos we made for refreshers and to help with the classes!
    Intro and Terry's CERT Bag
    Lola's CERT Bag
    CERT Bandana
    Bag Wrap Up

    Introduction to CERT Tasks
    Household Items as Bandages
    How to make a sling
    Using a Backboard 1
    Using a Backboard 2
    Using a Fire Extinguisher

    Congratulations to the graduates from the Spring and Fall class this year, Certificates and Badges are waiting signatures from the Fire Chief who has been out on extended leave.

    There are some upcoming CERT Group Meetings you can join virtually.
    CERT Coordination Council
    Topic: CERT Coordination Council Meeting
    Time: Nov 12, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 971 9582 3372
    One tap mobile
    +13462487799,,97195823372# US (Houston)
    +16699006833,,97195823372# US (San Jose)

    West Salem is hosting two meetings next week, you can join either one!
    Topic: West Salem CERT
    Time: Nov 17, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 930 9012 0518
    One tap mobile
    +13462487799,,93090120518# US (Houston)
    +16699006833,,93090120518# US (San Jose)

    Topic: West Salem CERT
    Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 916 0301 0634
    One tap mobile
    +12532158782,,91603010634# US (Tacoma)
    +13462487799,,91603010634# US (Houston)

    If your team want’s to set up a meeting let me know I can help create one for you!

    As always I hope everyone is staying safe and keeping healthy.


    Gregory Walsh, MS, CEM
    Emergency Preparedness Manager
    City of Salem | Emergency Management
    370 Trade St SE, Salem, OR, 97301 | Office: 503-589-2139 |Cell: 503-991-6918
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  • FCC Regulation Proposals

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    Petition for Rule Making Calls for “Amateur Digital Mode Transparency” - RM-11831

    ARRL Website - RM-11831