• Superstition ARC March Club Meeting - March 20th, 2018 at 640 N. Mesa Drive at the Charles K. Luster Building - From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - The presentation will be Elmer Panel Discussion...
  • Superstition ARC Special Event Falcon Field Open House Saturday March 24th, 2018 From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm...
  • Superstition ARC Time To  Get Ready for the Annual Club Picnic @ Red Mountain Park - Check Back Often For The Date and Time...
  • Superdtition ARC Annual Organ Stop Pizza Party Saturday, July 21, 2018 located at 1149 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204.

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...

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[ Superstition SuperFest 2018 Grand Prize Drawing Tickets ]

Superstition SuperFest 2018 Grand Prize Tickets!

[ Superstition ARC - 449.6000 MHz Repeater - Live Audio Feed ]

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[ Amateur Radio Newsline™ ]

Your independent source of Amateur Radio news for today's radio amateur. You can now listen to Amateur Radio NewsLine any time that is convenient for you and is usually updated on Friday of each week.
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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 this year’s event, the SuperFest committee meets monthly except for December just before the general meeting. The meetings run from; 6:15 to 6:45 pm. Contact the SuperFest Committee Chairman if have any questions.

Email John - KG7NSP chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org

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 ]

A ton of work has gone into the repeaters recently. A huge thank you goes out to all who have helped, no matter the amount of time or effort expended. Here are some of the things recently completed:
1. All duplexer's have been tuned up.
2. Speaker level to mic level attenuators installed between repeaters and link radios.
2. Repeater audio has been dialed in.
3. 448.275 (negative offset 100.0 pl tone) repeater is back on Usery and open for use.
4. Improved heat transfer modifications made between the PA and heat sink in all repeaters.
5. Thermal cut out switches installed on All repeaters.
6. High flow fans installed on the Stone Castle machine.

A note on the thermal cutouts, if activates, only the transmitter in that machine is disabled. This means the receiver and controller are still working. When the thermal cutout activates, the repeater will still RX and key up the link radio, and the other repeater will carry your traffic, but there will be NO TX from the repeater that is in cool down. Once the heat sink cools down, the transmitter will automatically re-enable. While the repeaters are running on the internal controllers, the repeater ID will cover up all audio.

Work still left to do:
1. Air Conditioned equipment cabinet at Stone Castle. This involves completely re-racking and re-wiring everything.
2. New power supply at Stone Castle.
3. Replace fan on link radio at Stone Castle.
4. Upgrade grounding at Usery.
5. Re-connect all repeaters to the ArCcom controllers. This will require all audio levels to be adjusted again.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone on the Tech Committee, and the others who have helped with all the work done on the repeaters.

Thanks Again,
Tech Committee Chairman

(Last updated 9-30-2017)

Report Repeater Problems: tech@superstitionarc.org

[ News From The IT Committee ]

Dale N7QJK has been working on needed changes and edits on superstitionarc.org site. The menu has been edited to remove the drop downs that didn't play well with Apple Products, he also changed the look of the menu. On the pages for the Communicator Newsletter was edited and moved everything to a single page. The Contact Us page and Contact page for the Officers and Board members were combined in to one page. The Club History page and the About US information was also combined together as one page alone with the Constitution and By-Laws. The footer section was also edited and a small menu was added for the Home, About Us, and Contact Us pages. On the Membership page, Dale reports he has been working with Lyle Crane AF7OS on a Javascript to calculate the membership dues since the change to October for renewal of the clubs membership. He reports trying to learn Javascript has been tough and so glad to have Lyle to write the code for this project...

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 than how it had been in the past.

(Last updated 10-26-2017)

Email Our Webmaster webmaster@superstitionarc.org

[ Superstition Mesh Network News and Information ]

If you’re interested participating and or helping with this project please contact Steve KB7KWK. The club is not directly sponsoring the project, and is being funded by donations from those who are interested in and have been working on this project. Click on the link below for more information
"Mesh Network Information" Page.

[ A Note From The 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. We 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...

Email Dave Muller - K7AV - editor@superstitionarc.org

[ News From The SuperFest Committee ]

The 2018 SuperFest Committee has held it's first official meeting at the January club meeting. John Wolven - KG7NSP the new chairman will be contacting Mesa Community College to start the process to lock in the December 1st, 2018 date. Dale Schmidt N7QJK has been making changes for the 2018 event. The SuperFest Committee members have started the discussion and will be working on compiling a list of possible Grand Prizes and the Door Prize. If you are interested in helping out with the SuperFest contact John - KG7NSP or attend the meetings which are held just before each monthly club meeting from 6:15 to 6:45 pm. More to come later...

Email The SuperFest Committee Chairman chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org

Superstition ARC SuperFest - December 1st, 2018

Check out our Superstition SuperFest Website for all of the latest information and to purchase tickets for our Grand Prize Raffle Drawing.

[ Countdown To The SuperFest 2018 Grand Prize Drawing. ]