About the Superstition Amateur Radio Club
From The WB7TJD Wiki
The Superstition Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1973 in Apache Junction by a group of recreational vehicle enthusiasts who were also hams, and who participated in the 20 meter RV Net.
The club met in Apache Junction High School, in a classroom, which lent itself to blackboard theory discussions and presentations.
Bill Falk, K7WJF, now a Silent Key, was, to the best of my knowledge, its first President, and was still very active in the club in 1976 upon my first arrival on the scene. Bill gave many blackboard presentations during the meetings in the years that followed.
K7WJF spearheaded many other events to show amateur radio to the public. These included taking messages from the public at street-corner events and passing those messages over the National Traffic System via amateur radio. Bill also taught many Novice amateur radio classes.
After the club put up its repeater on 147.12 in 1977, shortly after the FCC Rules change relaxing repeater licensing requirements, he was sending code practice at 5 words per minute every Wednesday ahead of our Wednesday Night Nets on the repeater.
Many Club Officers and Board members used the Wednesday Night Net for advertising club activities to its members. That net still operates today.
-- Larry Kuck, WB7C
We are a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization
Superstition Amateur Radio Club, Inc. has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, effective with our initial incorporation in July 1977. Our filing was approved in July 2006.
Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors is made up of the four Officers and seven at-large Directors, elected each November. This page was updated 19:17, 6 May 2012 (UTC).
Constitution & By-Laws
The Constitution and By-Laws of the Superstition ARC were signed by the Board of Directors on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, and provided for publication on the Web in PDF format, greatly increasing accessibility to the blind and handicapped. Presented here are unsigned copies.
Ordering Club Shirts
Please see the Club Shirts page (Fixed link)for ordering details.
Our Meeting Time and Location
The Superstition ARC meets every month except in December at the Mesa Utilities Office, 640 N Mesa Drive in Mesa. Our meetings are on the third Tuesday, that is, a Tuesday that falls on or between the 15th and the 21st of the month.
The meeting time is 7:00 PM and is open to all, whether you are a club member or not.
Please see Meeting Information for more details about our club meetings and Board meetings.
Besides meeting members on the air on the linked 147.12 and 449.50 repeaters, and at the club meeting, there are Amateur Radio Breakfasts you may attend to meet area hams.
Joining the Club
Please see our Club Membership page for full details on how to join. There, you will see a running total of the number of club members, and you can enter your name into a form and see if you are currently a member, or when your membership expires.
There, you will learn how you may join online, in person or by mail.
Club members receive a PDF copy of the newsletter via email, but you may visit http://wb7tjd.org/newsletter/ for the latest issue posted on the club web site.
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