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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Jon Nylen added a new photo to Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club's timeline.
6 days ago
Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club shared a post.
1 month ago
The story of a SD ham working to keep up a repeater link, spend time with his kids, and deal with the affects of ALS.We wanted to share this story with the community, and we wish, Jason and his family, the best!
“Last fall I got diagnosed with bulbar onset ALS. So I am trying to do as much with my kids as I can. The old micor repeater we had was damaged by lightening that came in on the AC mains through the power supply. So that's why we got the BridgeCom repeater. I am no longer able to speak except with a voice app on my phone so the link to the other repeaters will allow my son to talk to other hams including his Grandpa AD0ED in Vermillion South Dakota. The repeater we are linking to is by Springfield, SD which is linked to Yankton and Springfield. This repeater, although doesn't get used much, has been a great opportunity to spend time with my son. My 13-year-old Son, (KE0SVL), son just got his General and has been having fun with HF. He decided he wanted to climb towers (with proper safety gear) so today he went to the top of the tower to turn the corner reflector towards the other repeater we are linking to.
If you would like to make a donation to the ALS foundation, we've added a button to do so.
#amateurradio #anytone #bridgecomsystems #hamrr #dmr #hro #icomm #kenwood #motorolla ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
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. ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago
**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
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
Gaddum H. Pavan Reddy
5 months ago
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? ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
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 ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
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 ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
Looking for repeaters in the area listening on 144.39... ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago
Interesting direction.. Using these hobby programming kits in Ham Radio - thousands are using them for all sorts of uses. ... See MoreSee Less