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May Harmonic Newsletter
available now!


Club News


Central Michigan Emergency Network Updates
The CMEN group has been hard at work
updating the radio capibilities in Michigan
Read more here.

2023 Club dues are due by the March 1.
If you have not paid for this year, please consider renewing
your membership using the MEMBERSHIP link.
All membership is now only $12 a year.

The annual February Club Meeting Auction
has been moved to Saturday September 16.
 It will begin at noon to 2 pm in the conference
room at Harry Browne Airport.
More information will follow



ARRL RFI Exposure Calculator
The FCC has changed its RF-exposure rules.
Use this handy tool to calculate the 
RF exposure at your station.

Great Lakes Area Winlink Net
(GLAWN) is designed to promote the use of Winlink.
Messages should be sent to KB8RCR (or kb8rcr@winlink.org).
Check out the information sheet here.

EM-Comm Winlink Thursdays
Want to improve your Winlink skills?
Try the exercises offered every Thrusday
from the Em-Comm group.
Click here for more information.

RATPAC Training Videos
Over the last seveal months the RATPAC group
have been presenting different Ham
related Zoom training sessions on a wide
varity of topics.
Here is the list of Documents and Videos from those trainings
and the schedule of up coming events.



 SVARA Meetings

May Club Meeting
The next meeting will be Friday June 2, 2023
at Harry Browne Airport at 7 pm.

Join us and help support our club.

Monthly SVARA meetings take place at 7 pm
in the Lecture Theater at the
Covenant Anderson building on the corner of
N Bond St and Almira St behind the Harrison building.

Covenant Anderson Covenant Anderson Map
Building view             Map View


Board Meeting Schedule
Biggby Coffee, 3085 Bay Rd
Wednesday April 15, 2023, Cancelled
Wednesday May 17, 2023, Cancelled
Wednesday June 14, 2023 TBD




Please use the Public Service Form
on the ARES website to report your
monthly public serice hours.

The PSHR hours will still be reported using the current form
found here.


Public Service Events

MCSAR State-Wide Exercise - Postponed
Midland County Search and Rescue exercise has been postponed.
A new date will be scheduled
The flyer is here
Contact Ron KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net
or Kevin KB8QWQ at kbarnum@tds.net if you wish to participate

Contest Corner

Complete Contest Calendar

More contests can be found in the Complete Contest Callendar above.

 Monday Night Net

Net Control Operators
We are always looking for new Net Control Operators for the Monday Night Net.
If you are interested in being a Net Control operator, please contact
Ron, KC8YVF at kc8yvf@arrl.net.
Training can be provided and equipment if needed.

SVARA Monday Night Net Preamble

 2023 Net Control Operator Schedule (12/23/22)


Swap Meets

W8KEA - Midland Swap

Saturday June 17, 2023
Salvation Army Building
330 Waldo Ave, Midland
Find more information here

Updated Announcements


Winter Field Day 2023
Photos and Log File added


Previous Announcement Links




SVARA is an ARRL Affiliated Club

Great Lakes



SVARA on Facebook


Silent Keys



50th Anniversary Events


Radio Books
at the Library



Club Roster
Updated 4/28/2023
Use the following link to request any updates.

SVARA members only -- Send us an
e-mail to get your password!




Presenter's Links

January 2023 Winter Field Day
February 2023 Repeater basics / KC8YVF
March 2023 N/A
April 2023 Michigan QSO Party / W8DW
May 2023 State EOC / KC8YVF
June 2023 Field Day 2023, W8DW / KC8YVF
July 2023 No Meeting
August 2023 Ice Cream night
September 2023 HT Winlink / APRS Station / KC8YVF
October 2023 RF Exposure Calculations  / KC8YVF
November 2023 Board Nominations
December 2023 Elections, Pot luck
  Annual Auction - This event is scheduled for Saturday September 16 from noon to 2 pm in the conference room at Harry Browne Airport.
Donate your un-used radio gear or other household items to the SVARA auction, all money goes to the Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association.

Previous Presenters Links


General Membership meetings
monthly on the 1st Friday, 7:00 p.m. See New location above. at in the lecture theater of the Covenant Anderson building on the corner of N Bond St and Almira St behind the Harrison building.   All are welcome.

Board of Directors meeting - monthly on the second Wednesday following the general membership meeting, 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted above) at Biggby Coffee, 3085 Bay Rd.  All SVARA Members are welcome.

Club Breakfast -  Saturday morning following the General meeting at 8:30 AM at Sullivan's Food and Spirits, 5235 Gratiot Rd, Saginaw MI.  All are welcome.

2023 Officers       

      2023 Board

Pres. Mike Dougherty, KD8MMH Mary Paquette, WB8LZA
VP. Brian Kleinfeld, K8HY Renee Paquette, KE8MYJ
Sec. Ron Huss, KC8YVF Rick Schattilly, KC8VOA
Treas. Tom Schmidt, N8EUI  

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