May 14th Meeting – SkyWarn Training

Hello all,

This is the announcement about the May 14th SCARA meeting. We will be having SkyWarn training by the National Weather Service. You should register with the NWS in advance of the meeting so that they can bring the proper amount of materials with them. Please go to this link, and register:

National Weather Service – Albany

Thanks for your attention to this matter. If you do not preregister, please feel free to come anyhow for the training.

Jim KG2H

SkyWarn Training at May Meeting

Hello all,

This is the announcement about the May 14th SCARA meeting. We will be having SkyWarn training by the National Weather Service. You should register with the NWS in advance of the meeting so that they can bring the proper amount of materials with them. Please go to this link, and register:

Albany NWS Skywarn

Thanks for your attention to this matter. If you do not preregister, please feel free to come anyhow for the training.

Jim KG2H

SwapFest In Lieu of March Regular Meeting

Just a reminder, this is March.  Each March in lieu of our regular monthly meeting, we hold our annual SwapFest at the Cooperative Extension Building, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa.  Doors open at 8 AM, and we start closing up at about 11 so that we can have a VE exam session at noon.  Attached is a flyer for the SwapFest to be held on Saturday, March 11.

Remember, no regular club meeting in Wilton on March 13, so DON’T SHOW UP ON THE REGULAR MONDAY NIGHT, as you will be the only one there.

Capital District Commuter Net

KB2GOM, Jock Elliott has been running the Capital District Commuter Net weekday mornings for 20 plus years. The commuter net is run on the 146.94 repeater with permission from David C Edwards, W2GBO. During Monday’s presentation Jock will describe how he coordinates traffic updates with the Capital Region Traffic Management Center and how the net operates.

Please join us for our regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 10, 2016, for what will be a very interesting presentation on the goings-on behind an amateur radio ‘net’.

Unusual August Meeting – August 8, 2016

SCARA will hold an UNUSUAL August meeting at the Wilton Emergency Squad, on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 7 PM (not the usual 7:30).  The topic for the meeting will be our annual hamfest.  

As you may know, we have been severely affected by the Boxboro hamfest moving its date to the weekend of our hamfest.  Our hamfest WILL be held on Sunday, Sept 11 as planned, but our vendor list has been severely affected. 

The purpose of this club meeting will be to get your thoughts and ideas, have volunteers make commitments and sign up for assignments.  I am attaching the hamfest flyer, Please pass it along to all you ham friends. We need as much word of mouth advertising as we can get.  

Please be sure to come.

Thanks and I will see you there.

Jim KG2H