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Club Meeting Notice


Our next general meeting Thursday August 10th we will be having the DX Engineering presentation on Contest and Contesting. The presentation is 30-45 minutes via Skype and will allow time for questions and answers. The general meeting will start early, 7:00pm, and the presentation will start at 8:00pm.
New call sign badge orders will be finalized. You can have up to three lines of text. You must have your order in and have paid $8.00 at this time. The final price will be determined by the number of orders and should be within a $1.00 either way. When they come in you can settle up with Bob.
Outgoing QSL cards will be collected. If you are a member of SCARA and the ARRL, you may bring your outbound DX QSL cards for shipment. For more info click on this link.

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AUXCOM On-line Training Notice

It is requested that AUXCOM volunteers consider taking the following free on-line FEMA ICS NIMS courses.

ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (IS-00100.b)
ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incident (IS-00200.b)
ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction (IS-00700.a)
ICS- 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS-00800.b)

These courses will familiarize individuals with the procedures and protocols of modern day emergency management functions and help individuals fulfill their roles in any emergency situation.

Click here for a link to the Emergency Management Institute Web site.



Monthly VE Test Sessions

On the first Thursday of each month SCARA holds a VE test session. For information call Larry, KB2MN, 609-287-5340 -or- kb2mn -at- arrl.net. The test location is the Canale Training Center, 5033 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234. The doors open at 6:30 PM and testing begins at 7:00 PM. Pre-registration is required. Be sure to bring your photo I.D. and current license if you are upgrading to a higher license class. The current testing fee is $15.
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*** SCARA - POB 121 - Linwood, NJ 08221 ***

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Club Repeaters

146.745 mhz -.600 MHz offset - PL 146.2 Hz
448.775 MHz offset - 5.000 MHz - PL 118.8 Hz
Location: Tony Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township

Monthly Club Meeting: 2nd Thursday night of the month 7:30 P.M.
Location: Canale Fire Training Center at 5033 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ (609)407-6700

Annual Dues - $20.00 (family $25.00)

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SCARA News

SCARA VHF/UHF Nets

SCARA runs the following weekly nets on our VHF and UHF repeaters. The repeaters are linked during the nets. The frequencies are 146.745 MHz (-) PL 146.2 and 448.775 MHz (-) PL 118.8 Hz. The nets are also available via EchoLink #553401 and soon to be implimented via IRLP node 8235. Membership in SCARA is not required to participate in these nets.

Every Monday night at 7 PM: AUXCOM (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) practice net.
Every Monday night after the AUXCOM Net: SKYWARN practice net.
Every Monday night at 8:00 PM: SCARA K.I.S.S. Net (Keep it Simple and Swap Net) A formal net with the intent of furthering the hobby, helping hams with problems and questions, sharing information, and announcing items "for sale " or items "wanted" during our on the air swap shop.

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 DUES: Single member $20 and Family member $25. Please pay at next meeting or send a check to: SCARA, PO Box 121, Linwood, NJ 08221. Thank you.

Club officers for 2017

President- Art Masker KC2ZOM
Vice Pres.- Bill Lewis W2SY
Secretary- Michael Greb AC2RK
Treasurer- Bob Webb WA2YSA

Board of Directors for 2017


Bill McCord KC2ONQ
Bob McFadden AC2KU
Bob Nicotera KB2ERL
Tim Adams KD2EGR
Donnamarie Adams KD2ERC
David Larcombe KD2KVZ

Service Positions

Newsletter Editor: (Open)
Internet Website: Larry KB2MN
VE Liaison: Larry Schall KB2MN
Club Trustee (K2BR): Bill Schwoer KC2AAY
Sunshine: Bob Webb WA2YSA
Field Day: Bill KC2AAY
Ways & Means: Neil Regina, KD2HYT
Refreshments: Bill KC2ONQ
Repeater: Bill KC2AAY
Youth Committee: Hunter Greb KD2JUB
Out Going QSL Cards Mgrs. W2OB

SCARA on the Web

Website: k2br.com
E-mail: scara at k2br.com
Facebook: "Scara Nj"
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e-mail addresses to help prevent "Spam."


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.




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Last Updated... July 22, 2017