Hamfest, Field Day Details to be Spotlighted April 6

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
04/06/2017 6:30pm Hamfest, Field Day Details to be Spotlighted April 6

Members of the Sangamon Valley Radio Club will get an inside look at plans for the annual West Central Illinois Harmfest in Carlinville at the Club's meeting on Thursday, April 6, with an eye toward participating in co-sponsoring the event. They'll also get a preview of what's in store for this year's Field Day in June.

 The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the SVRC's headquarters on the third floor of the American Red Cross Building, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield.

 Ron Ochu, KO0Z, a member of the Macoupin CountyAmateur Radio Club, which sponsors the annual event scheduled for Saturday, August 5, will provide greater details on the operation of the hamfest, to be held on the Macoupin County fairgrounds just north of Carlinville off Route 4. The Macoupin club approached the Sangamon Valley Radio Club to join in its sponsorship, a proposal discussed and approved by the SVRC board at its last meeting, in anticipation of bringing the concept to the general membership for its approval based on the April 6 presentation.

 "We're delighted to be asked to actively plan and participate in building both attendance and programming for the hamfest," noted SVRC president Joe Armstrong. "But it is equally important that we understand what our role will be in the process, hence the request for the April 4 presentation.

 The meeting will also provide an early opportunity for Jeremy Wells, co-chair of Field Day and an SVRC director, to give club members the inside track on this year's event and an early opportunity to sign up for specific activities.

SVRC Headquarters, American Red Cross Building, Springfield 04/06/2017 8:00pm America/Chicago public
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SVRC Headquarters, American Red Cross Building, Springfield
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Members of the Sangamon Valley Radio Club will get an inside look at plans for the annual West Central Illinois Harmfest in Carlinville at the Club's meeting on Thursday, April 6, with an eye toward participating in co-sponsoring the event. They'll also get a preview of what's in store for this year's Field Day in June.

 The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the SVRC's headquarters on the third floor of the American Red Cross Building, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield.

 Ron Ochu, KO0Z, a member of the Macoupin CountyAmateur Radio Club, which sponsors the annual event scheduled for Saturday, August 5, will provide greater details on the operation of the hamfest, to be held on the Macoupin County fairgrounds just north of Carlinville off Route 4. The Macoupin club approached the Sangamon Valley Radio Club to join in its sponsorship, a proposal discussed and approved by the SVRC board at its last meeting, in anticipation of bringing the concept to the general membership for its approval based on the April 6 presentation.

 "We're delighted to be asked to actively plan and participate in building both attendance and programming for the hamfest," noted SVRC president Joe Armstrong. "But it is equally important that we understand what our role will be in the process, hence the request for the April 4 presentation.

 The meeting will also provide an early opportunity for Jeremy Wells, co-chair of Field Day and an SVRC director, to give club members the inside track on this year's event and an early opportunity to sign up for specific activities.

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