SVARC wants to make 2023 a come back year. We want to bring our membership numbers back up to pre-pandemic level. We would love to get all previous members back. we want all area Hams to come in and get acquainted with us and find out just how friendly we are. We are making a serious effort to provide guidance and instruction to help all interested people get licensed and enjoy the greatest hobby on earth.
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 January 7, 2023. The location is the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce building. Address is 1245-47 Napoleon St., Fremont, OH. 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 Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce is going to allow us to use the building.
Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce
1245-47 Napoleon St., Fremont, OH
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. On Saturdays when we also are giving licensing tests, we will order earlier so we can get to the test location on time.
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.
January 2023 breakfasts are Thursday the 12th, and Saturday the 28th.
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.
The Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club has installed a new repeater and would enjoy having all area Hams join us. Friendly conversation or technical discussions are always welcome.
The repeater frequency is 145.250 MHz with a minus 600 KHz offset, but 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, February 25, 2023. lease arrive at 8:30 AM to fill out paperwork so test can begin at 9:00 AM. Test location is in the same building which now is owned by Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce. Please email Jay for updated information. 2023 VE test sessions are February 25, April 29, May 27, August 26, September 30, and November 25. Next meeting is Saturday January 7, 2023. See details above.
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 off the grid capability. Natural disasters often disable normal communication methods and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, working with the County Emergency Management Agency fills the void. The 2023 Field Day is scheduled for June 24. We also have a breakfast that morning so have a great day by starting out with breakfast and continue setting up and operating some of our equipment.
Ohio State Parks On the Air is September 9, 2023. 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. Keep an eye on this web page and our Face Book page for more up to date information.
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.
Check this site or our Face Book page at Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club often, for updates and scheduling of any new events. Everyone is invited to all events to observe operations and get information about the club and Amateur Radio.