Straits Area Amateur Radio Club

120 E. Lake Street

Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-487-0692

Fax: 231-487-0313

Straits Area Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to the Straits Area Amateur Radio Club Home Page. The SAARC serves the northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and the southeastern portion of the Upper Peninsula. We are dedicated to providing Northern Michigan with reliable emergency communications as well as supporting local community events.

The SAARC meets every third Tuesday of each month in room 106 of Petoskey High School at 7:00 P.M. We also host the Bill DeMay K8GUG Memorial Net every Monday evening at 8:00 on our repeater frequency 146.68 MHz (-) pl 110.9.

In addition, as a service to the Amateur Radio community, we provide testing for hams who wish to upgrade their licenses or for newcomers to the hobby who want to get their first ticket. Please go to the UP Coming Events page to schedule a testing session and for additional details.  The testing location is in room 106 of Petoskey High School. A fee of $15 is charged to cover the cost of testing materials.

Upcoming SAARC Meetings:

Tuesday December 11 - Christmas Party! 6:00 - Room 106 Petoskey High School. $5 per person and bring a finger food to share. Renew your dues for just $15, only at the Christmas party.

Tuesday January 15 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School. This month we will be talking about our winter camp out at the Andreae Cabin.

January 18 - 20 - Winter Camp  and North American QSO Party at the Andreae Cabin. We will be having a potluck lunch at 12:30 on Saturday. Come join us even if it is just for the day. Here is a link to the sign-up sheet with directions to the cabin.

Tuesday February 19 - 5:30 pm at Filmore's - This is our annual get together at Filmore's in Petoskey for dinner. We have the back room reserved for 5:30 pm. Bring the family.

Tuesday March 19 - 7:00 pm - Room 106 Petoskey High School. This month Rick Pagel WD8ASH will be presenting on the Raspberry Pi and how to use it with Ham Radio.


Have a friend who wants to get his license? Check out Dan KB6NU's free study guide here.