This page contains information on the SFTARC organization and links to additional information on specific subjects. The SFTARC is governed by two documents: The Constitution / By Laws.
Club Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Market Grill in the Hy-Vee grocery located at 151st St and Black Bob Road in Olathe, KS. at 7:30 AM. Check the Home webpage of this site for any changes in the schedule or location. The club also meets each Saturday for breakfast and ragchewing at Hy-Vee at 151st and Black Bob in Olathe starting at 7 AM.
Membership in the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club is open to all currently licensed Hams and to anyone who is interested in becoming a Ham. We hope that everyone who chooses to become a member will choose to participate in our activities. Of course, you are not under any obligation to do so.
The club does require a membership fee, as shown on the application, to help cover the club's expenses such as operation of the club's three repeaters and annual events.
Meeting notes for past club meetings are archived on the website as part of the monthly newsletter.
The club participates in several events during the year. Key on-the-air events are Kansas Day, KS QSO Party, and Field Day. Event schedules are posted on the club calendar available on the main menu of this website.
The 2M, 220 and 440 repeaters are currently operating at low power in temporary locations until a new site is acquired.
The SFTARC operates 3 amateur repeaters (KA0FMZ -147.24 RPTR - Olathe, KS, W0QQ -224.940 RPTR - Olathe, KS, KE5BR - 442.200 RPTR - Olathe, KS) for the use of club members and any Ham. Links to the information for these repeaters is on the Home page. Users are asked to follow the rules found in the General Repeater Practices document.