The SVARC breakfasts are again being scheduled. Denny's is not requiring masks at this time. Keep in mind that the Delta variant is causing renewed cautions. It is important to be vaccinated to help keep things open. Our original table arrangement is again available. See more below.
Our monthly meeting is held on the first Saturday of most months. A few months have dates or location changed for special events. Our December meeting is suspended in favor of a dinner party for the members.
Next meeting will be Saturday October 2. The location is still at the Red Cross building Which now Belongs to the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for information.
The meeting starts at 9:00 AM, social time starts around 8:00 AM, and after the meeting or 10:00 AM whichever is later there is time for presentations or discussions. These can be technological, historical, or personal in nature, and you do not have to be a member to attend. Have a question about Amateur Radio, have another hobby or interest that you can give a talk on, or just want some extra time to discuss anything, we can give you time to get them done.
The Red Cross is Moving but the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce is going to allow us to use the building. Please email Jay for more information.
Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce
1247 Napoleon St.
Fremont, OH 43420
Use Jefferson St. Classroom entrance.
Meeting time: 9:00 AM Eastern time
Social time: 8:00 AM Eastern time
Technical discussion or program: 10:00 AM or after the meeting whichever is later.
We have two breakfasts each month. The first is on the second Thursday, and the second is on the fourth Saturday. We normally order breakfast at 8:00 AM, but social time starts around 7:00 AM.
Breakfasts are at Denny's on Cedar St. in Fremont.
Location is 1 block South of the Ste. Rte. 19 North, Stone St. exit on the Fremont Bypass,
(US 6, US 20 and Ste. Rte 53). It is right next to the new Kroger store.
Breakfasts are on a personal choice basis. If you are a club member watch your email box for changes. Everyone, member or not, is welcome at our breakfasts so keep an eye on our Face Book page at Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club or this web site for updates.
We have a 2 meter repeater. Repeater frequency is 145.250 MHz with a minus 600 KHz offset, no PL is required. The antenna is mounted at 160 feet on the old WFRO FM tower on W. State St. in Fremont
Our net meets on Monday evening at 7:00 PM Eastern time on our repeater and is open to all Amateur Radio Operators.
Next VE test session is Saturday August 28, 2021 We have made adjustments to adhere to the social distancing guidelines. Please check this web site for possible cancellation or change in location. Please arrive at 8:30 AM to fill out paperwork so test can begin at 9:00 AM. Test location may change due to the Red Cross moving. Please email Jay for updated information. 2021 VE test sessions remaining are on August 28 (check for cancellation or location change), September 25, and November 27. 2022 test sessions are February 26, April 30, May 28, August 27, September 24, and November 26. Next meeting is Saturday October 2, 2021. See details above.
Ohio State Parks On the Air is September 11, 2021. This is a great event to come and see how we operate portable for emergency situations. Come to meet us and get club updates, Amateur Radio information, and friendly conversation. We will be setting up at Catawba Island State Park.
CATAWBA ISLAND STATE PARK
4049 E Moores Dock Rd
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452-9704
Downtown Farmers Market in Fremont is a great place to purchase locally grown produce. Check out the festivities at www.downtownfremontohio.org. Watch this site to find out when we will have a display that can show our capabilities and how you can be a part of our great hobby and the club.
Field Day is a large part of the Amateur Radio Hobby. Amateurs practice operating, portable, off the grid, to show their readiness for communicating during and after disasters. Everyone is invited to come and view our operating ability. Natural disasters often disable normal communication methods and The Amateur Radio Emergency Service, working with the County Emergency Management Agency fills the void.