• Would you like to make a donation to the Superstition ARC? We have multiple ways of handling it for you, including: Cash, Check, Debit/Credit cards, PayPal, along with Equipment /Estate donations. Check out our donations page for more information. https://superstitionarc.org/super_donations.shtml
  • Superstition ARC January Club Meeting - January 16th, 2018 at 640 N. Mesa Drive at the Charles K. Luster Building - From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - The presentation will be our annual Junque Auction. Arrive early (6:00 pm) if you have items to sell. A minimum of 10% of the sell price on each item goes to the club as a donation.
  • The Superstition Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Winter Field Day this year. We will be operating under the club call sign of WB7TJD for the event, primarily on single side band but plan on having a CW station available as well. The Event is on January 25th, 2020 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. Contest Start Time: 12:00 Noon  Location: Red Mountain Park - Quail Ramada in the Northwest Corner of the park, 7745 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207.Talk In Frequency: 147.120 2 meter repeater.
  • Superstition ARC February Club Meeting - Feruary 18th, 2020 at 640 N. Mesa Drive at the Charles K. Luster Building - From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - The presentation will be on Remote Base Operation given By Brent Butler W7FK and will give you a chance to ask guestions.
  • Superstition ARC March Club Meeting - Maech 17th, 2020 at 640 N. Mesa Drive at the Charles K. Luster Building - From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - The presentation will be Bob Heil on Ham Radio Audio.
  • Superstition ARC Special Event Falcon Field Open House Saturday March 28th, 2020 From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm...
  • Superstition ARC June Club Meeting - June 16th, 2020 at 640 N. Mesa Drive at the Charles K. Luster Building - From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - The monthly presentation for June will be Field Day Preperation given by Jeff K2DFE...
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The annual Superstition ARC junque auction is Tuesday, January 21st at 19:00 MST. At the Charles K. Luster building located at 640 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa 85201

Rules for the Junque Auction are as follows:

  • If you intend to bring an item with a reserve or starting bid over $100, please email Dan DeVlieger KC7MSU kc7msu@SuperstitionARC.org
  • Any “Junque” you intend to bring to sell must in some way, shape, matter, or form must be relatable to amateur radio, electronics, or computers.
  • Any “Junque” you intend to bring to sell must in some way, shape, matter, or form must be relatable to amateur radio
  • The club will take at least 10% of the sale price of anything sold at the auction. (We would prefer to take more if you let us).
  • If an item is donated 100% to the club for auction, you may request a donation receipt; otherwise no receipts can be issued.
  • To purchase an item at the auction you must have cash in hand. No credit or IOU will be issued.
  • After the auction is over, all items left in the building after 21:30 will be put into the trash dumpster, so please make sure to claim your bought or un-sold items immediately afterward and move your conversations to the parking lot.

Thank you for helping us adhere to these rules for everyone’s benefit. Regards, The Officers & Directors of the Superstition Amateur Radio Club

Additional Junque Auction Information, Please Read and print the item cards for The items you wish to sell.

  • Below you will find some helpful information as well as a link to the downloadable Auction Cards, Instruction Sheet, and example Auction Cards.
  • Get Your Superstition ARC Auction Cards.Superstition Auction Cards REV: 2020


    Hello fellow members,

    It is that time of year again, time to bring your no longer needed treasurers to sell at the annual Junk Auction at the January club meeting, 21 Jan 2020.

    The Junk Auction is a fun event where you can not only find some great deals but also clean out your shack. It also is a way for the club to raise a bit of money. We ask that the items you bring to sell are radio related. Electronics, computers, and tools are also welcome.

    Some things to remember:

    • Bring Cash – there has been some nice radios in the auction in the past and they were not bid on because folks did not bring enough cash
    • If you have things to sell, set them up in advance using the Auction Cards
    • You can lot items together to sell. If you have a bunch of small items put them together in a box with one Auction Card.
    • Get to the meeting early, we will be setting up the tables at 1800 (6PM)

    If you have an item that you feel will sell for $100.00 or more, let us know. Email KC7MSU@SuperstitionARC.org with the item’s information and expected minimum bid and sales price.

    • Remember, this is for fun and to raise some money for the club
    • Below you will find some helpful information as well as a link to the downloadable Auction Cards, Instruction Sheet, and example Auction Cards.

    Get Your Superstition ARC Auction Cards.Superstition Auction Cards REV: 2020


    Superstition Amateur Radio Club

    The Superstition Amateur Radio Club has something for everyone - whatever your amateur radio interests are, you will find someone in the club to exchange ideas with, learn from, and or teach someone something new. Whether you want to learn CW (Morse code) and work other continents. Build and tune your own antennas, climb mountains and talk to other people around the world with portable equipment with Summits On The Air (SOTA). How about helping others build an Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network using 2.4 GHz , 3.3 GHz and or 5.8 GHz microwave nodes here in Mesa and the surrounding communities. Not only is it a lot of fun to build, you will be able to help out in case of an emergency with the services that you can help provide.

    You can even help out the National Weather Service get “eyes on the ground” for weather reporting with Skywarn. Or any number of other activities with the new digital modes of communications that we as Amateur Radio Operators have available to us. You will find there’s always someone that you can chat with while you are learning something new with your Amateur Radio License...


    [ Board Meetings ]

    Are held on the second Tuesday of the month except December and the location is the Black Bear Diner located at 1809 E. Baseline Rd, in Gilbert, just West of Gilbert Rd. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM

    [ Club Meetings ]

    Are on the third Tuesday of the month except December and the location is the Charles K. Luster located at 640 N. Mesa Drive, in Mesa, just north of University Dr. The meetings start at 7:00 PM and are usually over around 9:00 PM.

    [ SuperFest Committee Meetings ]

    If you’d like to help out with the 2020 event, the SuperFest committee meetings will start in January and run monthly except for December just before the general meeting. The meetings run from; 6:10 to 6:45 pm.
    Contact the SuperFest Committee Chairman if have any questions.

    Email John - KG7NSP chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org


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    [ Superstition Amateur Radio Club On The Article Five Hour. ]

    Listen to Steve KB7KWK, Andy KD4ABB, and Ed K7EDT Officers of the Superstition Amateur Radio Club on the December 1st, 2019 show. We would like to thank JD Smaylis KF7VOX the host of the Article Five Hour for this show that was on Sunday afternoon on 1100 KFNX from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

    Superstition ARC On The Article Five Hour December 1st, 2019


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    Superstition ARC Committee News!


    [ Superstition ARC Net News ]

    The morning Drive Time Net which runs from 7:00 to 8:00 AM Monday - Friday is looking for a few people to help out as a Net Control Operators. If your interested or have some questions about helping out, please send Dave Muller an email at: k7av@arrl.net

    [ News From The Tech Committee ]

    The repeaters have been replaced with Yaesu Fusion DR-2x machines. The repeaters were in our possession on Monday Night (10-29) and we had the repeaters bench tested and installed on the same night. Thanks to KB7KWK and N9EIV for assisting onsite, and K9ZSR and KD8PC for helping testing remotely. One of the more amusing parts of the night was trying to figure out why the link from Stone Castle to Usery was so noisy, as part of troubleshooting that, we re-aimed the Yagi link antenna. Funny thing is, the antenna actually had full quieting RX of the Stone Castle when pointed at South Mountain, instead of at the Stone Castle. Right now that antenna point approximately 30 degrees off azimuth from where you would expect it.
    Currently, this is how the sites are configured. Since the repeaters have dual receivers, whatever one repeater hears and repeats, is heard by the other repeater, and that one transmits it also. The link Yagi antennas are now RX only antennas.
    Also, with our current configuration FUSION is NOT linked between the repeaters, this will be addressed at another time.

    A huge thanks goes out to all Tech Committee personnel for all their continued work on keeping everything running...

    Thanks Again,
    Steve KB7KWK
    Tech Committee Chairman
    tech@superstitionarc.org

    Report Repeater Problems: tech@sperstitionarc.org

    (Last updated 10-31-2019)


    [ News From The Communications Committee ]

    The Communications Committee has been working on making some changes to the club website. We recently added the Superstition ARC Mesh Node Map. Thanks to Eric KG6WXC for setting up the cloud server that collects the map data hourly and generates all of the data to display the map.

    For those who are interested in receiving Email updates from the Superstition Mesh Mail List and or The SuperFest Update Mail List you can use the mail forms lets your join or be removed from either Mail List. The SuperFest mail list is located on our Superstition SuperFest and for the mesh mail list:Superstition Mesh Mail List

    The Officers and Board members would like to thank Dale for all of his hard work and the time he puts into keeping our website's looking good and working so well. We all hope the changes will help get clubs news and information out to the visitors of our website's better than it had been in the past.

    The Communications Committee is looking for a club member who has some excellent experience with Face book and would would like to help out on the clubs page, contact Dale N7QJK at the link below for more information...

    (Last updated 01-07-2020)

    Email Dale N7QJK webmaster@superstitionarc.org


    [ Superstition Mesh Network News and Information ] If you’re interested participating and or helping with this project please contact Steve KB7KWK. You can also signup to receive emails from the Mesh Group's mail list. While we are a part of the Superstition ARC, we are not directly funded by the club. Our funding comes from grants and donations from those who are interested in and have been working on this project. Click on the link below for more information. If your interested in making a donation, to the Mesh Group. We have provided a link below for Mesh Network Info page on the clubs website...

    "Mesh Network Information Page."


    [ A Note From Dave Muller Communicator Editor ]

    Have an idea for an news article, or something you would like to submit for publication? Then use the link below and send it to Dave Muller - K7AV. He can always use articles and photos each month. So help Dave out and submit something today.
    A quick note from Dave, I would like to thank those of you who have recently sent in some great articles, Thank You and keep them coming...

    [ Submit An Article To The Communicator or ADAW ]

    Publication
    Submission Deadline Publication Date
    Communicator
    27th of the month First of the following month
    ADAW
    3rd of the month Third week of the following month

    Email Dave Muller K7AV editor@superstitionarc.org


    [ News From The SuperFest Committee! ]

    John Wolven KG7NSP SuperFest Chairman, Announced the first SuperFest Committee Meeting for 2020. The First meeting will be January 21st, 2020 at about 6:00 pm just before the Junque Auction. So if your interested in helping out stop by the first meeting of the year...

    If any of you are interested in helping out with the 2019 SuperFest contact John Wolven - KG7NSP or attend the meetings which are held just before each monthly club meeting from 6:00 to 6:45 pm. More information will get posted as we move forward with the 2019 SuperFest Event...

    Email The SuperFest Committee Chairman: chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org
    and for general SuperFest questions email: info@superstitionsuperfest.org

    (Last updated 01-08-2020)


    [ Countdown To The SuperFest 2020 Grand Prize Drawing. ]