Modesto From Mt. Oso
Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association
Modesto, California

SARA is a volunteer club dedicated to furthering the advancements of Amateur Radio. Our purpose is the recognition and enhancement of the value of the Amateur Radio service to the public, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications. SARA is incorporated in the State of California incorporating in 1976.

SARA provides a public service to our communities by providing trained amateur radio operators for communications on several walk-a-thons, bicycle races and when needed, emergency communications in association with the Stanislaus Amateur Radio Emergency service.  SARA is officially affiliated with the American Radio Relay League ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League), Stanislaus County and the City of Modesto in California ( U.S.A ), ARES and the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California NARCC (North American Repeater Coordinating Council).  SARA holds an FCC club station license, WD6EJF, which identifies the repeaters and digipeater. You need not be a licensed amateur to be a SARA club member.

For additional information contact SARA club president Jim (Wally) Walsh KK6CPN

Meetings CANCELLED until further notice - will be replaced with on air net

Repeater Update

Our 440.225 Repeater has been upgraded. We now have a modern dual mode analog/digital Yaesu Fusion repeater. Users with traditional analog FM radios should enable their tone squelch setting to avoid having digital signals open the squelch and be heard as noise. This repeater will automatically switch to analog FM when it receives an analog signal with the correct 136.5 Hz tone, and Fusion radios with automatic mode select enabled will switch to FM as well.

During periods of high fire danger, PG&E may turn off the electricty on Mt. Oso, Our repeaters do have battery backup, and should remain operational despite the power being off. If the outage exceeds the capacity of the backup batteries, each repeater is on it's own bank of batteries so the less used repeaters may still have battery power available after 145.390 shuts down.

2020 SARA Club Presentation Survey

We would like to start having a program presentation as part of the SARA club monthly meeting. To begin the planning process, we would like to survey the club members as to possible topics of interest. Below are a few ideas to get your mind thinking of possibilities. Please add any other topics that you might also be interested in. We’re also looking for presenters. If there is a topic that you might be interested in speaking about, please let me or any of the club officers know. Here is a printable form, or you can list your suggestions in the body of an e-mail to

We’re interested in any and all input you can give us.

Upcoming Events - Most are likely to be cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts until further notice

For more information, see Special Events page.