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October Harmonic Newsletter
available now!


Club Events


Skywarn Recognition Day
December 2022
Runs from 7 pm Friday December 2
until 6:59 pm Saturday December 3

Technician Class
Monday October 17 - December 5, 2022

Good news, Midland's radio club will resume
teaching amateur radio
classes. So if you have someone interested in getting their license,
here is the information.

 Technician class.

:   Oct.  17th - December 5th
Days:    Mondays and Thursdays, total of 12 classes
Time:    Evenings, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where:  Midland High School, room 321
Cost:     Free!

The club will offer a testing session on Dec. 10th, so you can take the
test while the material is fresh in your mind.  You don't have to take a
class to go take the test, but the classes are kind of nice because you
can ask questions, carve out time to study the material, etc.  There's a
Technician study book you can buy on Amazon <or> you can get one at a
slight discount from the instructor for about $25.

If interested, send an email to Lee (the club president and instructor)


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

November Club Meeting
The next meeting will be Friday December 2
at Harry Browne Airport at 6 pm.
This is our annual Holiday Pot Luck dinner and Officer Elections meeting

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 September 28, 2022
Wednesday October 19, 2022 - Cancelled
Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 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

Holiday in the Heart of the City
November 18-19, 2022
5 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a night at the Saginaw Childrens Zoo
for our annual SantaGram celebration.
Come help fill out SantaGrams for the children
and Jim Wade will be present again this year.
Or at the Castle Museum Saturday at noon.

Sign up now with a club officer.

Contest Corner

Skywarn Recognition Day
December 2022
Runs from 7 pm Friday December 2
until 6:59 pm Saturday December 3

Complete Contest Calendar

 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

2022 Net Control Operator Schedule


Updated Announcements


Winter Field Day
Saturday January 29 - Sunday January 30
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 9/27/2022
Use the following link to request any updates.

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




Presenter's Links

January 2022 Evacuaction Go Kits - Ron KC8YVF, Winter Field Day
February 2022 Annual Auction (this event will be re-scheduled for a Saturday in April or May)
Donate your un-used radio gear or other household items to the SVARA auction, all money goes to the Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association.
March 2022 Echolink, KC8YVF
April 2022 Public Service Events - MS Walks, KC8YVF
May 2022 Public Service Honor Roll and Reporting, KC8YVF
June 2022 Field Day 2022, W8DW / KC8YVF
July 2022 No Meeting
August 2022 Ice Cream night - Harry Browne Airport
September 2022 Portable Antenna Masts, KD8MMH
October 2022 N/A
November 2022 Board Nominations
December 2022 Elections, Pot luck

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.

2022 Officers       

      2022 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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