Moving to a New Web Site Layout

The web site is progress of being rebuilt and updated to the latest software versions. As of 10/16/2017 plese use the URL as the SFTARC web site. The site, as of 10/16/2017 will no longer be updated, but past content will be avaialbe into January 2018.

All Class Registrations, New Calendar Entries, Membership Applications, Newsletter Publication and Roster Updates must be done at as 10/16/2017.

The October 2017 Newsletter may be found on this site along with all past newsletters published using our Web App. The November 2017 and all future Newsletters will be published on the site. The newsletter archive on this site will not be avaialbe after the final migration to the new site in 2018.

Once the migration process is complete in 2018 the new web system at will move to the URL.

Club Events


Ham Classes - Typically beginning in January, see calendar for schedule

KS QSO Party -

Field Day - June of each year

Hamfest - September

Christmas Party - December

Becoming A Ham


Becoming A Ham

ham shack

The first step in becoming a ham is typically to attend a class offered by an local amatuer radio club. The Sante Fe Trail Amateur Club offers classes to assist individuals in obtaining an FCC license required to become a Ham. The typical first step is to obtain a Technician Class FCC License.

A chart of operating frequecies and modes provides a view of your operating privilages with each license type. More information on seveal common operating modes is provided from the Operating Modes menu item in this WEB site. 

Practical Considerations for new Hams

 The available license classes are:

Technician (2018)

CW (2018)


Extra (2017 - Completed)

License Test Sessions are held regularly. Check the requirements for taking the test as established by the individual testing organization.

A description of the history of Amatuer Radio Licensing may be found the the following Wiki page.

Amateur Radio Licensing in the United States

Classes are offered as the need arises.  Click the links above for details for each License type.

Missouri QSO Party - 2014

Missouri QSO Party Needs Activity from Platte County

Randy N0LD has posted a new activity chart for the Missouri QSO Party Apr 5/6 to the MOQP facebook page: <>

All the counties have at least one station participating, except for Platte County north of KC. Is there a ham in Platte County that could operate during the MOQP and go to the MOQP web site and register for Platte County?

The MOQP county registration page is here: <>

and the website for the 2014 Missouri QSO Party is here: <>

I know that usually mobile stations register their counties and not fixed stations, but Randy is asking that we get at least a few stations committed to operate from each county because new for 2014 is a plaque for sweeping all 115 Missouri counties. The plaque is sponsored, so now we just need to get all counties activated. If you are in Platte county please consider operating for at least part of the MOQP Apr 5/6 and registering on the MOQP web site.

Thanks and 73's,

Ron Bondy, AD0DX (W0H for the 2014 MOQP) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Silent Keys

    73The Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club will always remember those members who have passed on and become "silent keys." We remember their contributions to the Amateur Radio Service, to their families, and to their communities in the articles below (select the link to the individual page).

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