Club Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at Perkins of Santa Fe & I-35 in Olathe, KS. at 7:30 AM. Check the Home web page of this site for any changes in the schedule or location. The club also meets each Saturday for breakfast at Perkins starting at 7 AM. Additional meetings include; Tech Demo (Technical Presentations), 3rd Friday of each month
The Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club is open to membership for all currently licensed Hams, and 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 clubs three repeaters and yearly events.
Meeting notes for past club meeting are archived on the web site 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. Events schedules are posted on the club calendar available on the main menu of this Web Site.
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. The KE5BR 442.200 repeater also is connected as an IRLP node. Users are free to use the IRLP node provided they follow the instructions in the IRLP Operation and Protocol document.