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,Superstition ARC Cactus learn from, and teach. 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 with portable equipment, help build an emergency communications mesh network of microwave nodes, help the National Weather Service get "eyes on the ground" for weather reporting with Skywarn, or any number of other activities, there’s someone to chat with...


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[ Field Day 2016 Report]

Reports from Field Day 2016 report it was a fun weekend from those who attended. The location that was secured by Charlie NJ7V was fantastic and are hoping to go back next year. Lots of photos were taken and we will be working on adding them to the website in the near future.


Field Day 2016 Group Photo

[ Superstition SuperFest 2016 Grand Prize Drawing Tickets ]

Superstition SuperFest 2016 Grand Prize Tickets!


[ Andy KD4ABB's Presentation on Bonding Grounding for HAMS ]

I have attached the scaled down version of my presentation from the June 21st meeting. I had to omit all the slides that had copyrighted information for publication.

Thanks - Andy KD4ABB

Andy KD4ABB's Presentation on Bonding Grounding for HAMS

[ John Groseclose WX4LTG Photography Website. ]
John WX4LTG gave is presentation on lightning protection while outdoors and how to stay safe.

John Groseclose WX4LTG Photography Website


[ 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 JD - 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 ]

We have some great news for the membership regarding the continued progress the club is making in upgrading our repeater system.

Brian W7JET reports, the Technical Committee has been able to secure and install a brand new six cavity duplexer for the 147.120 repeater. The new duplexer should result in the repeater having much better ears. This duplexer was put in service at 1700 hours on 1-29-2016.

Brian also reports that as of Tuesday 2-9-2016 the last of the work in linking the 147.120 and the 449.600 have been completed. Brian and Dennis reports, the equipment for link is still in test and tweak phase and will be dialed in over time so expect anomalies for a bit. The link will remain up unless it fails or renders repeaters unusable. Dennis and I are evaluating options to reduce the de sense on the Stone Castle end. Simply put, the link is up during the test and troubleshoot phase while fine tuning is in progress...

This is a semi-duplex link and requires the calling station to key up and pause for a second or two before making your transmission. This will give the system the necessary time to open up the link between the 147.120 and the 449.600 Repeaters...

While monitoring any of the clubs repeaters and you hear a problem or hear someone messing around please let us know. Send the time of day, what the problem was and which repeater to:

Report Repeater Problems: repeaters@superstitionarc.org

[ News From The IT Committee ]

The 2016 SuperFest site is online and ready to go with online ticket sales starting soon. Dale N7QJK finished installing the server side PHP photo gallery and will be adding photos as they come in from Field Day.The new ad slider is working and easier to add new items and NO more landing page. The Events Calendar has been edited and back online and looking good. 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 club news out to the sites visitors easier than how it had been in the past...

Email Our Webmaster webmaster@superstitionarc.org


[ BroadBand HamNet - ARDEN News and Progress ]

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
"BBHN - AREDN Links" 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 ]

JD Reports all of the prizes and tickets have arrived and Online ticket sales will be starting soon. Live Ticket Sales will officially start at the July Club Meeting. Dale N7QJK has been editing the SuperFest Website, Flyers and getting everything ready to go for the July Club Meeting.

Superstition ARC SuperFest - December 3rd, 2015

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

[ Get Your Tickets - Tickets - Tickets Here!!! ]


[ Countdown To The SuperFest 2016 Grand Prize Drawing. ]