Special Notice

The annual Simulated Emergency Test for Spring 2019 will be held April 27, 2019 throughout Illinois. All commercial communication means will be assumed to not function, including the internet.
Radio operators should practice their skills in direct communications and relay communications via VHF and HF, to all points within the State, particularly Springfield. Remember, repeaters will not be functional. Also, practice your skills with message handling, both with radiograms and ICS213s. Any licensed operator is encouraged to participate.

For Further Information click SpringSET

If you have Winlink available, peer to peer sessions will be utilized in VHF and HF. Winlink practice is available daily and each of you are welcome to attend on 145.61 and 3.571.5 USB center frequency. Email Thom W9RY at for details, training, or practice.
Additional detail will be shared on the Sunday night ARES net (147.09/146.88), as it becomes available. Net time is 2015L.

S.A.R.A. club meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
They are held at the Herrin Hospital,  Herrin Illinois,
Go in main entrance. Turn right down hallway to the end. Room on Right.

Talk in frequency is 146.640, offset -600 khz, Tone 88.5. 

                                PRESIDENT: Ken Curry, KB9KC
                                VICE PRESIDENT: Tony Heneghan KB9QZI
                                SECRETARY: Bob Giacomo, N9VKO
                                TREASURER: Richard Yancey, KC9OLJ
                                DIRECTORS: Jerry, WG9Z, Harry,KC9KOI, Fred, KA9VBB, Bruce, WA9APQ.
                                S.A.R.A. Slip newsletter editors: Fred Sample, KA9VBB and Jason Sample, KF9CZ

S.A.R.A. Repeaters
147.090 (P.L. 88.5) Ava, IL linked to
146.88 (P.L. 88.5) at Herrod, IL.
146.640 (P.L. 88.5) Marion, IL with EchoLink provided by WB0VTM


          First Friday of the month S.A.R.A club meeting, Herrin Hospital.
You do not need to be a member to attend.

SCAN Club.  Carrier Mills fire station the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Ham Testing after the meeting.

            The LEARS Club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at Franklin                                                     County Hospital in Benton, IL.

he new location for the Union County Amateur Radio Club is at the JUS10's 334 S Main Street, Anna IL 62906

                The meeting is the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.

            The Tunnel Hill group breakfast is held the 1st Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Vienna Diner in Vienna, IL.

Vern's luncheon is posponed until further notice.


Repeater Map Courtesy of KB9JNO