Hamfair – February 19th

The swap meet is almost here!

Flyer: http://w7sra.com/flyer2022.pdf
Where: Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall
When: February 19th, 2022 – 9am – 3pm
Who: The Salem Repeater Association is hosting the event

As a club, we have 3 things we are doing –
Country Store consignment table – bring your gear to our store, set a price, and we will do our best to sell it for you! The commission cost is 10%.
Security – The team is mostly set and organized (Thank you TJ!), if you are willing to participate for a few hours on this task, we could always use a few extra hands. Please contact us!
VE Testing Session – 10am – 1pm, we will have a VE Testing session running. We are also looking for any additional volunteers to participate as VE’s. Time is running out to get registered as a VE through examtools.org, it does take a few days to become approved, you must do this now if you want to help!
If you are wanting to get your license or upgrade, please preregister through our hamstudy.org event!

Thank you to all our volunteers and I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Nick K7DSG

Repeater Live Stream

A new feature has been added to the site – the repeater live stream! Find it in the widget section, right column if you are on a computer or at the bottom of the page if you are on a mobile device in the SARC / W7SAA Repeaters heading. You can use this to see how you sound through the repeater system!

How does it work?
Our echolink node is remote, it sits at a club members QTH and is run off a raspberrypi running svxlink and attached to a 2m radio by a USB soundcard. The incoming/outgoing audio is split between echolink and a DarkIce/Icecast server that provides the audio stream that is embedded on the website.

I hope everyone finds this new feature useful!

Nick K7DSG

Donated Radio Gets a Home

A new Yaesu FTM-7250DR was donated to SARC in 2021 from Gerry – W6COU for a youth member. We are happy to report that this radio has found a home! James, KK7DCV, received his technician license at our last VE Testing session. Congratulations to him and we all hope he gets a lot of use out of the radio!

“That is an Awesome Donation to James.  I’m so Happy & Pleased that my Yaesu FTM-7250D radio that I won as the Grand Prize at he Catalina Amateur Repeater Association CARA Picnic, and thus, then Donated that radio to the Salem Ham Club W7SAA.  Nick K7DSG continued the Great Donation into the hands of that New Ham Technician – James”. – Gerry W6COU

Pictured – Nick, K7DSG after James received his radio. Chris, KJ7UYT presenting the radio to James.

New Website

Something look new? Good! We have moved to a new platform and things will look and feel a bit different. This will be growing and changing over time.

Nick K7DSG
SARC President