Greetings from the Sunlife Amateur Radio Club,
It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to welcome you to our website. We are a very active group of seniors who, for the most part are "snowbirds" and come from various parts of the United States and Canada. We also partner with the Venture Out ARC and this year boast a membership of over 100.
As President, I would like to invite you to participate, and/or join our group and get in on the fun. Our members operate on the bands regularly, facilitate training of new applicants, as well as assist those already licensed with upgrades.
Our activities include field trips, a special event day commonly referred to as the "snow-bird field day", Thursdays in the park, where members visit a local park and try out new antennas and assist others with understanding and operating their own equipment. There is a wealth of information and knowledge within the ranks of our club and we are generous about sharing it and helping others.
We also have undertaken group building projects and have completed numerous antenna projects, and other projects like attenuators for our handheld transceivers that we all use during fox hunts. More projects are in our plans for the future.
We have subgroups that meet to learn more about antennas, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi's and software. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to one of the officers.
We meet from October through April of each season in person and via Zoom. In summer, we also conduct informal "rag chew" get togethers on Zoom. This application has also allowed us to have well known presenters appear remotely, who we would not otherwise be able to attract to our meetings. Please visit a weekly meeting to enjoy interesting and informative programs 3 weeks each month; our club business meeting is just once monthly.
Thanks for your interest and feel free to browse the site. We look forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom.
James "Jim" Steinmetz