A magazine article that talks about some of the SFTARC's on-the-air activities was recently published in the Fall 2017 issue of the Overland Journal.

  The Overland Journal is the publication of the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), a national organization that does in-depth research into the history of the historic Oregon and California Trails.

The article, Making Our Historic Trails Radio Active, was written for a non-ham-radio audience and illustrates how ham radio can be used to support and promote a greater appreciation of our nation’s history.

  Both the Oregon and California trails, along with our club’s namesake, the Santa Fe Trail, served as major arteries of the westward movement in the second half of the 1800s.  All three trails passed through Olathe and are a rich part of Kansas history.  The OCTA works to preserve the Oregon and California trails and foster an improved understanding of the people, places and events that make up this part of our American heritage.

  The full copy of the Overland Journal is copyrighted by the OCTA and is made available here on the SFTARC website by permission of the OCTA.  This full copy may be downloaded by individuals and radio clubs for their use, however the magazine may not be re-posted on any other website or otherwise copied or shared without the express written permission of the OCTA. 

  However the file that contains just the article, Making our Historic Trails Radio Active, may by itself be downloaded, reposted and otherwise shared within the amateur radio community.  The author and the OCTA authorize such sharing without need for additional permission.