SVRC FAST FINDS:
Updated July 17, 2016
The Sangamon Valley Radio Club holds its annual Ham Radio summer picnic on Sunday, July 24 and you and yours are cordially invitied to attend!
Ham radio operators and clubs from across Central Illinois are welcome to join SVRC members and their families for this informal gathering at the Clayville Historical Site near Pleasant Plains under the shade of its towering trees and beautiful grounds. The free event starts at 11 a.m. and runs to dusk. Clayville is easy to get to, located on the south side of Route 125, about 15 miles west of Springfield. You will be able to drive directly onto the grounds.
Bring your own food, soda, water, or ades (and a portable grill, if you like) and your radio equipment to operate or for an informal swap meet. The site has some picnic tables. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
We look forward to this oportunity to meet and exchange hobby information with our counterparts from across Central Illinois in a location that has historic significance to our area.
Pack A Lunch! Bring Your Radios! Annual SVRC Ham Picnic Coming Up!
The Sangamon Valley Radio Club has received a $20,000 donation from the former Auburn Area Ambulance Service that ceased operations in 2015.
SVRC will be using the gift to rebuild its club station operations in new and expanded quarters at the American Red Cross Building in Springfield and to pursue its continuing educational and community service efforts.
"We are pleased and delighted to receive the funding," noted SVRC president Roger Whitaker.
The gift was announced at SVRC's July general meeting and presented to the Club by Richard Marx of Auburn, representing the ambulance service board.
Club Breaks Old Membership Record: We're Over 100 Strong and Growing
The Sangamon Valley Radio Club enrolled its 101st member this month, beating its old record of 80 members set sometime in the mid 1970s and more than tripling its membership in the past two years. SVRC just marked its 68th year as an ARRL affiliate. The Club is projecting additional growth throughout 2016 and in the years ahead as it expands its educational programs, community service opportunities, and training to build and nuture a new generation of amateur radio operators.