|All about SIERA....|
SIERA has been registered as an ARRL Special Special Service Club since 1995. Our SSC number is 2346.
Motto: Service, Progress, Comradeship
History: Welcome to Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association, otherwise known as SIERA. By late 1987 a group of Amateur Radio Operators in the Carson Valley felt that the time was right to unite and serve the Amateur Radio Community. They also felt that with this group of operators a valuable service could be provided to the Carson Valley community.
Incorporation & Bylaws: The Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio
Association, was incorporated on January 26, 1988. Bylaws were established by the
officers of the corporation on March 6, 1989. Click on the following links to view
the language of the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws:
Repeater and nets: Since its formation, SIERA has established a number of services relative to its goals. An open 2-meter repeater (NV7CV), located on Leviathon Peak south of the Carson Valley, operates at 147.33 MHz with a +600 KHz input offset and a PL of 123.0 Hz. On Tuesday evenings we conduct a roll-call net on our repeater at 7:30 PM. On Wednesday evenings we conduct an informal net (called the "Watering Hole") on our repeater at 7:30 PM. We invite all amateur radio operators to join us during these nets. The nets meet to discuss, collect, and pass on general information of interest to both club members as well as non-members. Following the Tuesday evening VHF net we also conduct an HF net on 3.982MHz ±, LSB, at 8:00 PM.
Radio classes: SIERA periodically sponsors radio classes for Amateur Radio licensing. For more information contact us via the "Contact Us link menu item.
Radio license exams: SIERA sponsors exams for FCC Amateur Radio licenses on the third Saturday of each odd-numbered month. For additional information click on the link above in the paragraph header.
|Communication services: Over the years, many SIERA members
have found it rewarding to provide volunteer communication for civic events.
They have provided communication services at local swim meets, tennis meets, the
Nevada Day parade in Carson City, an off-road motorcycle race, the Winter Special
Olympics, and the Ameriglide soaring competition.
In 1989 SIERA set a precedent by sponsoring communications for the Pony Express Re-ride in mid-June. This was the first event where SIERA assumed the primary responsibility of organizing communications across the entire State of Nevada. The project manager for the event was Art Hendricks, K4CTZ (now a Silent Key). SIERA has provided communications for the Pony Express Re-ride every year since 1989. Neighboring states, California and Utah, provided Amateur Radio communications for the event as well starting with the 1992 Re-ride. See the Pony Express Re-Ride links under the "Activities" menu item of the SIERA website for details on current and past Re-ride events.
Monthly meetings: SIERA has its monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 P.M. at the Carson Valley Methodist Church building 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV.
Social breakfasts: On the 4th Saturday of each month we have a social breakfast at 0800. Click here for our current breakfast location and a map.
See the SIERA Brochure for more information about SIERA. (This will open in a new browser window)
ADSB Exchange Aircraft Operations: SIERA has applied-for and received some equipment from ADSB Exchange, as part of their Amateur Radio Club Feeder Program. This equipment has been provided by ADSB Exchange, at no cost to SIERA. The equipment consisting of antenna, multi-band ADSB receiver, micro-computer processor and necessary cabling, has been installed in a SIERA members home. The data received by this system will enhance the capabilities of our local Civil Air Patrol, Search & Rescue and Fire services by providing them with real-time aircraft positional and altitude data as well as the ability to track those aircraft. While not specifically amateur related, it does fit with the goals of SIERA to provide assistance in times of disaster and other support on a continuous basis.
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