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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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If a ham needs small boxes (sheet metal) for a project, let me know. I may be able to accomodate. ... See MoreSee Less

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—- Issue Resolved —-

We are aware that the Sioux Falls UHF repeater on the SD Link is currently not available. The Technical Committee has been notified and we will be investigating.

In the meantime, please utilize the Humbolt or Turkey Ridge machines to access the SD Link.
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Repaired an old frequency counter. The new LED segment is brighter than the old ones. But it's readable now and pretty accurate. KE0BRS ... See MoreSee Less

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I have about 12-14 back issues of QST from 2015-2017 that are headed to the recycle bin! Would rather someone else be able to use them. PM me if interested and can pick up in SE Sioux Falls. ... See MoreSee Less

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The video of my new solar set up, requested by KE0BRS. Photos in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

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The CVARC Hamfest is THIS Sunday, August 6, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm in Cedar Rapids, 5000 J St SW. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please come get this if you want it - I forget the details but it's a multi-band vertical antenna - free to first person that can pick it up. ... See MoreSee Less

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FYI – SEARC has been notified that an operator is running cross-band repeat with an unprotected input on the Humbolt VHF SD Link repeater. This is causing issues with it’s operation and kerchunking across the entire system. For this reason Humbolt VHF has been removed from the Link for the time being. All other repeaters continue to function normally across the state.

If you are aware of anyone running in this configuration, please contact WOSD to help resolve the issue.
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There will be a VE testing session on Saturday, July 29th from 9am-11am, at the Murray County Government Building in Slayton, MN. Entry door is on Broadway Ave. between 28th and 29th Street. There is a $14 testing fee. Please email wb0zso@arrl.net for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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