Welcome to SARA, the Suburban Amateur Repeater Association, operating on 440 and 2 meter in Chicago. Open to all FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators.
Stationed in the Lincoln Park Community of Chicago.
The Suburban Amateur Repeater Association was started in Chicago in 1967.
We started at two locations; Christ Community Hospital on 95th St in Oak Lawn, IL was our transmit site and Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL was our receive site.
We moved on top of the First National Bank Building at the southwest corner of Clark and Lake Streets in downtown Chicago with an additional receive site at Hollywood Towers on the North Side of Chicago just blocks from Lake Michigan.
As we continue to seek additional repeater sites in the south, west and north suburban communities, these future improvements will make SARA a formidable communications tool for our Amateur Radio Community.
Our current location is in the Lincoln Park Community of Chicago with views of Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago and the North Shore Suburban Community.
SARA repeater priority: Maintain uptime (availability/reliability) as high as possible.
We are a proud supporter of local emergency services, the Chicago Marathon, Salvation Army and supplemental services for our local Amateur Radio Clubs and Licensed Hams.
This Net is open to all Amateur Radio Operators with or without traffic.
The Chicago CERT Net will take place on
* New date/time to be announced. *
444.375 +5.0 Mhz PL 114.8
This Net will focus on Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Training
In cases of a real emergency Chicago CERT may be taking over our 2 Meter Repeater
146.880 -.600 Mhz PL 107.2
Please be prepared and honor their traffic
For more information on Chicago CERT or becoming a volunteer please visit their website at
Due to the leadership going on to College, they weren't able to continue to run their Net here on SARA
The Suburban Amateur Radio Association would like to offer our congratulations and Recognize
Graham Brody, KN1V who was the President and founder of the Illinois Young Ham Club
Elizabeth Ziemer, KD9ORR who was the Vice President of the Illinois Young Ham Club
Joey Andrew, K9GVN who was the Net Director of the Illinois Young Ham Club
for their Dedication for the advancement of Amateur Radio for our Youth
We wish them well in their future endeavors