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*** SCARA - POB 121 - Linwood, NJ 08221 ***

Club Meeting Notice


Our club meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Canale Training Center, 5033 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. Please plan to attend if you are available.

Outgoing QSL cards for the ARRL DX Buro will be collected at February, May, August, and November meetings by Vince W2KU.
You must be a member of SCARA and the ARRL for our club to provide this service. For more info click on this link.

**Click here for SCARA Information Brochure**

Membership

Annual Dues - $20.00 (family $25.00)
Please pay at next meeting or send a check to: SCARA, PO Box 121, Linwood, NJ 08221.

Join SCARA! Click here for printable application / renewal form.


Club Repeaters

VHF: 146.745 MHz -.600 MHz offset - PL 146.2 Hz
UHF: 448.775 MHz -5.000 MHz offset - PL 146.2 Hz
Location: Tony Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

View our Repeater Information page to learn more about our repeaters.

SCARA Nets

SCARA VHF/UHF Nets

SCARA holds a daily breakfast net every day on the K2BR VHF repeater at 9:00 AM. There will usually be a topic of discussion. It is a great way to stay in touch with local amateurs. Please check in if you are available.

SCARA runs the following weekly nets every Monday night starting at 7 PM, on our VHF repeater. The frequency is 146.745 MHz (-) PL 146.2 Hz. Membership in SCARA is not required to participate in these nets.

7:00 PM: AUXCOM (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) practice net.
Following AUXCOM Net: SkyWarn practice net.
Following SkyWarn net (or at time annouced at the end of the SkyWarn Net): SCARA K.I.S.S. Net (Keep it Simple and Swap Net) A formal net with the intent of helping hams with problems they are having, sharing information, and listing "for sale " items. We will usually have a radio trivia question and perhaps a topic of discussion.

ARRL Audio News

Listen in every weekend on Saturday morning at 8:40 AM for the ARRL Audio News. The broadcast can be heard on our club VHF repeater K2BR on 146.745MHz. Following the transmission, the saturday morning version of the breakfast net will begin at 9:00 AM.

View our Repeater Programs page to learn more about our nets and programs on the repeater.

SCARA HF Net

SCARA runs an HF net on the third Sunday of every month at 10:00 A.M. Eastern time on 3.928 MHz + or - QRM. Our first net was held on March 17, 2002. Over the years, we have logged many contacts on the net. All licensed amateurs with operating priviledges on the net frequency are welcome to join us. The club call sign is used by the net control station and QSL cards from K2BR are available. We are looking for volunteers to be net control operators. Contact Larry, KB2MN, if you would like to be NCS for one month or more.



Club officers for 2022

President- Bill Schwoer KC2AAY
Vice Pres.- Bill Paulus KD2EOY
Treasurer- Bob Webb WA2YSA
Acting Secretary- Larry Schall KB2MN

Board of Directors for 2022


David Larcombe KD2KVZ (retiring President)
Art Masker K2AUX
Marie Masker KD2BAQ
Dennis Emerick KD2JJF
Diann Gentile KD2BND
Geoffrey Gentile KD2BJX

Service Positions for 2022

Newsletter Editor: (Open)
Internet Website: Larry KB2MN
VE Liaison: Larry Schall KB2MN
Club Trustee (K2BR): Bill Schwoer KC2AAY
Sunshine: Bob Webb WA2YSA
Field Day: TBD
Refreshments: TBD
Repeater: Bill KC2AAY, Jason KD2QED, Bill Paulus KD2EOY
Youth Committee: (open)
Out Going QSL Cards Mgr: Vince Alvino W2KU
FaceBook: Bill Paulus KD2EOY, Vince Alvino W2KU

SCARA on the Web

Website: k2br.com
E-mail: scara@k2br.com
FaceBook: "Southern Counties Amateur Radio Association - K2BR"


CLUB ACTIVITIES

SCARA is active in various events throughout the year. Helping as a public service with communications at various events has been a strong point for our club. We have worked some of these events in conjunction with other radio clubs.

Field day is a big event for us. Over the years, it has provided the opportunity for experienced members ("Elmers") to pass on knowledge and operating expertise to those new in the hobby. Horizons have been opened as new modes and methods are explored. The old and the new blend together. Whatever your interests are, or your experience level is, there is a place for you at Field Day. Give it a try next year. All are welcome.

Our club has been active during the National and International Amateur Radio Lighthouse-Lightship Weekends in August. Using our club call-sign (K2BR), we have operated from the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey, putting it "on the air" for the first time in 40 years! Click here for more information about ARLHS (Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society).

To sum things up, Public Service and promoting Amateur Radio is what our club has been doing for a long time. Along the way, many fond memories have been created. Hopefully, some of these memories will be revisited on the pages of this website.



Last Updated... June 13, 2022