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Welcome to the Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club (SEARC) website.  SEARC is a diverse group of amateur radio operators (Hams) that are interested in learning, collaborating and promoting the hobby, sport and service of amateur radio in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota metropolitan area and southeast South Dakota.  SEARC is an ARRL affiliated club.

We hope you find this website to be a valuable tool and resource for members and non-members alike.  Please provide your feedback, comments and suggestions.  You may also follow our activities on QRZ.com or Like us on Facebook.  Both Hams and non-Hams are encouraged to participate in our club, nets and club activities. All are welcome!

73’s & Best regards,
Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club Membership

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The Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Field Day operations at the Minnehaha County Emergency Management Building at 608 N. Sigler Ave this weekend, June 22nd and 23rd.

We will have four stations available for anyone who would like to participate. In addition to the regular W0ZWY phone station there will be a CW, digital and a Get On The Air (GOTA) station. The digital station will be operating the popular new FT8 mode. The GOTA station will be operating phone under the call sign W0FSD and is open for newly licensed and generally inactive hams.

Setup begins at around 10 AM Saturday morning. The on-the-air exercise begins at 1 PM Saturday and continues until 1PM Sunday.

We will have a sign-up sheet in which you may indicate which station and what times you would like to operate.

We will have a complementary pizza dinner on Saturday evening.

Hope to see you there.
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4 months ago

Lou DeVries

**AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE TEST EXAMS** **THIS SATURDAY**

Once again we are having a ham radio license test exam session on Saturday April 6th 2019.

Get your entry level license, or try for an upgrade.

Walk-ins allowed but pre-registration is recommended.

**Anyone is allowed to test**

Call, email or text with any questions you may have...

HAM RADIO LICENSE TEST EXAM SESSION INFO

4/06/2019

Date: April 6th 2019

Time: Testing at 2:00 pm. Registration at 1:30.

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins are allowed.

Contact: Lou DeVries KE0IHK 712-251-1294 cell

Email: rpmlou@gmail.com

VEC: W5YI / VEC

Sponsored by the Dakota County Amateur Radio Club

Location: First Lutheran Church

3601 Dakota Ave

South Sioux City, NE 68776

Please call or text in advance if you are upgrading to a General or Extra license.
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4 months ago

Gaddum H. Pavan Reddy

Hi all, Just getting started in the wonderful world of amateur radio. I purchased ARRL technical manual and I am study for the test. Does anyone know is there are any in person classes for the Technical license also I purchased a hand held radio to listen to the amateur bands and the repeater however, all is quiet.

Is there regular traffic on the amateur bands?
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5 months ago

Brad Eleeson

Sencore Electronics is having a garage sale of sorts.

We have been selling a lot of these items over the past couple years. Open to the public for these three days, come see what is left. Test Equipment,Tables, chairs, workbenches, desks, file cabinets, shelves, carts, hand tools, bins, trash cans, fans, white boards, power strips, cubicle furniture etc..

IME: Thursday and Friday - 9am to 3pm, Saturday 7am to 12noon (If inventory is left)
LOCATION: 3200 W. Sencore Dr. (We are located by UPS and Ramkota) Come to the double doors by the basketball hoop facing UPS

PRICES are marked - We try to figure out what new is and sell for half or even lower.

Call or Text Mike for details

605-351-8678
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5 months ago

Steve Howard

Is the club still active? Have heard nothing on the repeater, nor any responses from email to the website.
Was receikving an email newsletter while I was moving here but have heard noting for months... just curious.

W6AIX
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5 months ago

Stephen Bussell

Looking for repeaters in the area listening on 144.39... ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Ches Cain

Interesting direction.. Using these hobby programming kits in Ham Radio - thousands are using them for all sorts of uses. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to everyone who participated in JOATA 2018! We had a great time with CW, SSB, FT8, & DMR stations. ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

Reuben De La O

Good morning everyone. Today while programming my DMR Radio, I noticed that there is one DMR Repeater in Sioux Falls. Is this a standalone repeater or is this linked nationally and if so, what are the talkgroups on it so I can program it to my Radio.

Thanks!
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12 months ago

Randy Donahue
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