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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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Will we be having a "5th Tuesday" meeting today?
If so, where at?
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I found these in a garage of a rented property in Beaver Creek. Some of the older hams in the club might recognize the call sign as Carl Kahler's. He was a ham for many years in Beaver, I now possess his tower for my station. Carl was a sort of historian for our town, he passed in 1999. I still remember going over to his house with my dad and visiting on his front porch. ... See MoreSee Less

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SEARC will be conducting a "General Licensing Training Class" starting on March 12, 2016 from 9AM to 12M at the Minnehaha Emergency Management Building, 608 N. Sigler, Sioux Falls, SD. Classes will be held for 8-9 consecutive Saturdays, excluding Easter weekend (3/26/16). No fee and no registration needed.

For more information contact: Sheila Spreitzer 605-376-3750
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Been listening for a day.
My power supply is making more noise than the repeater.
Where is everybody?
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Out here in Colton SD. Waving my flag. ... See MoreSee Less

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I just got my first radio a yaesu ft-60r. Been playing with it just listening to frequencies and today when I turned it on it smelled like something was burning. It went away after a minute or two. I have only had it for a week and have only listened on it. Should I worry or return it? ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be moving back the Feb. 9th meeting to starting at 8PM(instead of 7:30PM) to avoid disturbing testing. You are welcome to come early, but please maintain quiet in consideration of those taking their exams.

Catch you down the log and see you next week!
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Tonight's meeting is postponed!

Because of the inclement weather we'll be postponing this months meeting to next Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 7:30PM at the Emergency Management Building. We are planning on still having VE testing that night and will allow testers to finish their tests before we start.

See you next Tuesday and catch you down the log.
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