Southern Indiana Amateur Radio Association
The Southern Indiana Amateur Radio Association, SIARA, is designed to promote, host, and coordinate amateur radio activity across southern Indiana. SIARA recognizes and affirms that amateur radio operators from different localities and counties within the state may share similar interests in radio experimentation, communications technologies, socializing, education, and other activities. SIARA was founded in June of 2018 and membership is open to any amateur radio license holder as well as prospective license holders.
SIARA often participates in activities with the K9IU club at Indiana University, the K9SOU club at Bloomington High School South, and has members in common with K9IU as well as the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club.
- Ham Cram study sessions for upcoming license testing
- Social Events
- Annual ARRL Field Day (late June)
- Annual ARRL Winter Field Day (Late January)
- Hosted in cooperation with Bloominglabs
- AREDN Linking Project
- Indiana QSO Party
- Antenna Building workshops
- Regional NVIS HF Nets
- Technical Services Committees
- Radio Contesting
- Club Library of reference materials and books (available to members)
SIARA meetings are the third Friday of the month starting at 6:00 pm. Meetings are open to everyone interested in amateur radio. The meeting location has been in the IU Innovation Center for most of 2019 and into 2020.