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P. O. Box 61
Salem, OR 97308-0061

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Please note: Our new SARC Bylaws on the membership page.

SARC will hold a special Christmas dinner December 12th at the Scottish rites temple @ 6:00pm

The following are SOME of the most recent events of the Salem Amateur Radio Club.
Has anyone noticed we do something special each month?
I know, I got tired when there were so many!

  • ==2011==February 20th and March 20th: work on the Club station at McCleay. We hope to have it on the air shortly after March 20th. HF gear to follow the antenna install.
  • ==2010==
  • June 25th thruough the 27th:We had the biggest, best, most extreme and most exhubrant Field Day set-up put up anywhere. The location was again Brooks Powerland, with room for a 1000' diameter field. We ran at least 10 HF stations in addition to some stations ran under other catagories. The towers were exciting to any real Ham.
  • August 24th:Our yearly Barbaque / Picnic was held at the McCleay Grange with an unusually high turnout due to all the tastey food!
  • December 13th:We had a great dinner at the Scottish rites temple. The Club furnished Ham and Turkey with all the fixings. We had a nice program featuring guatar music.
  • ==2009==
  • December 9th, 2009: Christmas Dinner... please see the meetings page. We skip the regular 4th Tuesday meeting to have a Christmas Dinner on the 9th of December.
  • July 25 & 26th, August 1 & 2nd, 2009: Special Event at the Steam up Brooks Powerland
    See Leadership for details and help run some HF gear for two weekends. Take a look at this guy's first tractor, a 1912 model!

  • June 26-28, 2009: ARRL Field Day
    The most extreme HF event I have ever witnessed with about 12 towers, in camp carts, camp canteen, RV's or tents for all stations, nearly 200' separation of stations all within a 900' diameter circle, solar stations, ATV Demo, CERTS demo, public display table, and flags and banners all over the place. What a great way for the newcomers to witness HF and a pretty way to show off Ham Radio to the public (next to a several thousand person swap meet). If you are a local Ham, you just had to be there!
  • May 26th, 2009: officer election
    See Leadership page for election results from May meeting.
  • May 24th, 2009:
    Bunny Hunting training at Mento Park off South River Rd @ 11 AM.
  • March / April, 2009:
    Some antenna building is going on. See one of the Field Day band captains for details.
  • ==2008==
  • December 8th, 2008:
    The SARC Christmas Diner at 4090 Commercial St. SE, Salem. See details on the Activities page. See pictures on the Gallery page.
  • October 25th, 2008:
    SARC participated in SwaptoberFest, a swapmeet to help support local ARES groups. In this event, SARC runs the "Country Store" table to aid those attending the event.
  • September 27th, 2008:
    American Diabetes Association Walk in downtown Salem, starts at the Riverfront Park. SARC is involved as communicators and light assistance.
  • The SARC yearly PicNic was at Cascade Gateway Park this year, August 26th, 2008. See the Gallery page for pictures by Steve, KE7DLE.

  • July 26 & 27 plus August 2 & 3, 2008:
    SARC Special Event Station at the Brooks Antique Powerland.
  • June 27 to 29, 2008:
    The SARC Field Day-site. Click the tower to watch the photos appear at Google's site.
    2008 SARC Field Day
  • February 16, 2008:
    Hamfair "Country Store"
  • ==2007==
  • October 27, 2007:
    The Mid Valley ARES SwapToberfest "Country Store"
    The Country Store Dan Bathurst
    Click the picture for a few shots of the event. We ran a table to sell Ham gear for those who wanted to enjoy the event, without renting a table. SARC also ran a Raffle that was very popular.
  • October 13, 2007:
    The Walk for Diabetes Event at the Riverfront Park in Salem.
    Click here for a group picture. We put in a good show for Ham radio in Salem.
  • August 28, 2007:
    Annual Club picnic - Clagget Park in Keizer. Added pictures to the Gallery.
  • June 29, 2007:
    Added the photo album for the 2007 Field Day to the web album page.
  • June 22 through June 24th, 2007:
    The 2007 Field Day event at the Salem 4H Center. The property is great and we turn this into a great party / Emergency operation exercise / station demonstration / antenna demonstration / public relations event / Club building event. See the link 2007 Field Day site for the location.
  • June 19, 2007:
    Changed webmasters to allow continued support of the club page. If reporting errors, let the webmaster know what page it was on and the exact verbage.

Club Background

Salem Amateur Radio Club, in Oregon's state capital, welcomes you to its web site.The Salem Amateur Radio Club, or S.A.R.C. as it is sometimes called, is a diverse association of ham radio enthusiasts dedicated to meeting new people, having fun and advancing the art of radio communication.

Some of our members specialize in emergency communications, some in transmitter or bunny hunting, others in repeaters and the club's repeater, nets, Amateur Fast Scan Television, traffic handling, CW operating, Digital Communications, QRP, satellite communications, DX contesting, still others in Field Day.

Once a month, we meet and learn new developments in amateur radio and exchange ideas at our general membership meeting. S.A.R.C. also publishes a monthly email with events of interest to club members. Contact the address below to get on the email list or sign up at meetings.

We encourage our membership, and the public at large, to get an amateur license and continue upgrading.  Check with us about licensing, testing, and training.

We meet on our club's repeaters on 145.29 MHz, 146.625 MHz /w 179.9 Hz tone or the 444.250 MHz w/100 Hz tone.

Anyone can be an amateur radio operator. We invite you to apply for membership in the Salem Amateur Radio Club Our extended family is chock full interesting people who just like having fun together as radio amateurs. Why don't you join us at our next meeting.

Please visit the other parts to our web site. It's constantly growing and changing. Thanks for stopping by, and as we say in amateur radio, "73, this is W7SAA."

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