SARA Hamfest

The 1st Annual SARA Hamfest is coming to Swainsboro.
Click on the link above or the Hamfest menu above for a PDF containing all of the information.
We would love to have everyone that can to come join us for a day of fun, food, fellowship and of course load up on new and used equipment from the swapfest and vendors.

Featuring S&G Engineering from Proctorville OH. The are the makers of the famous Eagle One vertical antenna and will giving one of these amazing antennas away to 1 lucky winner as the grand prize. W8AFX (Steve) and (W8AMX) Georgia will be bringing a assortment of mounts and has package deals.
The EAGLE ONE TUNES 80 THROUGH 6 WITH ANY TUNER . GREAT WITH.LDG AUTO TUNERS. No better time to pick up a great HF vertical than at the SARA Hamfest.

Also JMR Sales from Altoona AL will be attending and bringing along a large lot of new equipment to include the Boafeng and Quansheng radios along with all the accessories you could want. From the JMR Sales website;  
We carry QUANSHENG TG-UV2, DUAL BAND 2M-440 RADIOS, and a complete line of accessories for them. We also have TYT HT RADIOS, and BAOFENG UV-3R RADIOS. We have a large selection of TRAM-browning ANTENNAS, and MOUNTS. We have MFJ products, such as antenna analyzers, power supplies, watt meters, antenna switches, dc power strips (with and with out power poles), along with other Ham radio needs. If we don't have what you are looking for listed on our site, just email us, or give us a call, and we will help you to find what you are looking for!
We make BADGES for individuals, groups, clubs, or businesses. We will help you design your badge, or you can pick from our stock.

Lets dont forget Satellite Headquarters of Lynchburg VA. Sam will be bringing along a good selection of electronic components and essentials that every ham needs in the shack. Sam also features a huge selection of RC controlled items such as Cars, Planes, Boats and Helicopters. So if you are looking for components for the shack or for your RC hobby, maybe something that you have been in need of for that next fly-in come and checkout all the Satellite Sam has to offer.

We will also feature a large boneyard for those like myself that are always wanting to try something different and enjoy the search of that treasure that you just dont want to trust from a FleaBay seller.


Hospital Radios on the Air.
Finally, after nearly 4 years, the Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro has it's VHF and HF amateur radios installed and working.
This equipment was purchased thru a GEMA grant and the antenna installed in 2008 but the job was left undone and the equipment not installed as other projects took precedence.

On March 9, 2012 N4SFU Ron Hill completed the install at the hospital and now we can say that the GEMA grant money that was spent has been put to good use.

This radio equipment will be used to communicate to other amateur operators operating radio equipment at participating hospitals and health care facilities throughout the state in the event that a disaster or extenuating circumstances should threaten our area.

Regular communications as good as they are, use high speed fiber optics for voice communications as well as computers for data transmissions. A single component failure or severe weather can interrupt vital communications.

Ham Radio does not require complicated systems to communicate and therefore is not likely to fail due to severe weather and is not dependant on fiber optics to complete a voice transmission.
When all other forms of communications fail; Contact a ham radio operator. We can pass along the information. 

Emanuel Medical Center is in region G and reports to Georgia Health Sciences Health Service hospital (MCG)in Augusta.
GA ARES Emergency Coordinator for Emanuel County Ron Hill (N4SFU) is the chief operator and person in charge of the radios at Emanuel Medical Center and has assigned John Smoyer III (KJ4YEK) Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Emanuel County, Jim Hill (N4MOC) and Rose Hill(N4ORI)as assistant operators of this station in the event that the system is needed in a emergency situation.

Welcome to the Southeast Amateur Radio Association.

You have found this site either by accident or via a popular search engine. Either way welcome to SARA. We hope you will find the information on this site useful for the avid amateur and welcome all thoughts and ideas on any way to make this site more useful.
SARA is located in Southeast GA and was created for anyone that has an interest in Amateur radio. The SARA club meets weekly on Tuesday night at 19:00 hrs on 147.000+, look to the Club Nets menu for more info. Anyone wishing to join in is welcome.

In addition to the club net we meet on the 3rd Thursday night at 7:00 pm and the 1st Saturday at 8:00 am at Bevricks in Metter for food, fun and fellowship and yes these are also official business meetings.. More info is posted on the location of these meetings and monthly reminders are emailed to club members.
Should you wish to become a regular member of SARA (encouraged) just click on the Membership Application link and fill out the info on the on-line form. Dues are $25 and payable to the address on the application.
While SARA is affiliated with the
ARRL, Skywarn, we are more about Fellowship than Formalities and just enjoy getting together on and off the air and sharing in a common interest.
Come join us when you can.
If you have any comments or suggestions on this website or club activities please feel free to email me at n4sfu@kj4mks.com or use the
contact page on this website.


Elections are complete and the results are in.  
Congratulation on those chosen as all were by Acclamation of the club.

The 2012 officers were chosen on December 3rd at the monthly 1st Saturday SARA meeting at Bevricks in Metter.
President........James Hill, N4MOC
Vice Pres........John Smoyer, Jr, KJ4AMS
Treasurer........John Smoyer, III, KJ4YEK
Secretary........Leon Curry, Secretary
Net Manager...Andy Cook, WB4AZJ

While the new officers will not officially take office until January 1,2012 President John Smoyer Jr. (KJ4AMS) passed the gavel to incoming President Jim Hill (N4MOC) at the close of the meeting following elections.