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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 444.200 W0ZWY Repeater has been taken offline for the evening due to technical issues. We will let you know when it returns! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Amateur's CodeThe radio amateur is:CONSIDERATE...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.LOYAL...offers loyalty, encouragement, and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which amateur radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kind assistance, cooperation, and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.BALANCED...radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school, or community.PATRIOTIC...station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.--The original Radio Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928. ... See MoreSee Less
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It is with a heavy heart we report that Don Schwemle (AA0F) passed away this evening from stage 4 lung cancer. Don was a key technical resource in bring the South Dakota Link together and an active member of the South Dakota amateur radio community. Visitation will be from 9:45-10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, at Forestburg (S.D.) Lutheran Church. Pastor Agapito Aviles will officiate. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery near Woonsocket, S.D.Our thoughts are prayers are with Don’s family during this time.www.bashamfuneralservice.com/obituary/donald-schwemle ... See MoreSee Less
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The Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club is considering hosting a licensing course for those interested in upgrading to the General Class License after the new year. Whether this happens depends on if there is enough interest and enough volunteer instructors for the course! If you are interested in being a student or instructor, send us a message and your preferred e-mail address to get on the list! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to have the SD Link back in Sioux Falls. A special thanks to our climbers, Ed, W0SD and Aiden, W0MOD. Thanks also to our ground crew, Dale, KE0RJ, Carsen KD0TTD, John, WN0P, Jeff, WD0EXR, Steve, KD0WSV and Adam, W0ZML. Thanks to Tom, AB0TV for funding the DB-408 antenna. Carsen, KD0TTD made a drone video of the tower site, see below! ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking for a chance to get on HF? Newly licensed and don't have a rig on the air yet? An Elmer who just loves to play radio? Come to the meeting early and we'll be operating under the club call. This is also a great opportunity for Technicians to enjoy some new bands with an Extra at hand.We'll be setting up around 6:30 p.m. Tonight, before the meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
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