Field Day 2014

On June 28 and 29 the Southwest Metro Amateur Radio Society (SMARTS) participated in the 2014 ARRL Field Day, reaching radio contacts from coast to coast and practicing radio communications for future emergencies. These drills are designed to encourage operation in abnormal situations and in less than optimal conditions. This year the team made an antenna using common house wiring, black electrical tape and fallen tree branches. In a camping tent behind the Chaska Public Works building, using a radio powered by a solar panel and the home made antenna strung from two trees we had amazing results. Our favorite contact was a radio operator riding his bicycle in California! Members of the SMARTS team support the Carver County Medical Reserve Corp, Chaska CERT Team, Metro Hospitals, Skywarn and other emergency responders. We are your neighbors with antennas on our cars and homes ready to provide communication support “when all else fails”.

 

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SMARTSFEST 2013

SMARTSFEST 2013 will be held on Saturday September 21st from 8AM to 12PM at the Henderson RoadHaus & Community Center in Henderson, MN.  More information is available on the SMARTSFEST Page

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Field Day 2013

The club will be setting up for Field Day in Arlington, MN again, same location as last year. For more information take a look at our Field Day Page.

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June 2013 Meeting

The June SMARTS meeting will be on Thursday June 13th at Auburn Mannor in Chaska. Final planning for Field day will take place at this meeting. Please come and join us.

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February Club Meeting

The February club meeting will be on Thursday February 14th, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Auburn Manor in Chaska.

An review of the club bylaws will take place durring this meeting.  Please come and add your input.

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Field Day 2012

Field Day will once again be held in Arlington, MN.  Don, KC0QNA will be coordinating again also.  Field Day is held the fourth full wekend in June.  This year the dates are June 23-24.  More information can be found from the ARRL.  If you would like more information come to a meeting or give a call on the repeater.  See the Field Day Page for more information.

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SMARTS on Facebook

Well SMARTS now has a presence on Facebook. Hopefully it will be another way for members and anyone interested in Ham Radio and SMARTS to keep in touch with whats going on with the club.


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2012 Field Day

Well 2012 Field Day is not too far off!

We are gearing up and plans are coming together . I invite anyone interested in getting together with us to join us at upcoming meetings , always the second Thursday of the month at Auburn Manor in Chaska,MN.

More info on the meeting information page. Also check out the info and photo’s from previous years on the Field day page.

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Skywarn training

2012 Skywarn training will be held on March 21, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the EOC downstairs at the government center in Chaska,MN

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