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SSTV 101 (Slow Scan Television)

SSTV 101 by K9ZXO

So, you’re thinking about Slow Scan Television, but don’t quite know what it’s all about?  Well, this short video tutorial will give you a hand with that “I don’t know what I don’t know” problem. The video will cover the absolutely beginning basics of what it is and how it works.  It will also cover some of the elementary ideas of image selection and basic operations.  So, watch this seven-minute video and then... go give it a try!

Watch "SSTV 101" here!

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Special Event Stations W9I, K9S, K9K, and W9V - 2018

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In 2018 from August 9th to the 20th, the Sangamon Valley Radio Club (SVRC) sponsored four special event stations in celebration of Illinois' Bicentennial.  The dates were selected to coincide with the 165th Illinois State Fair.  Three of the four stations were selected to honor the three different capitals since the founding of the state in 1818.

SVRC Fall License Classes

SVRC license classes are getting started at 6:00 p.m. in room 330 at the Red Cross building, 1045 Outer Park Drive in Springfield.

There will be classes for Technician and General licenses with the possibility of an Extra class study group.

There will be an exam session at the end of the classes.

We use the Gordon West books which are available from a variety of sources including Amazon. Be sure to get the current version for the class of license you are studying for.

Fusion Repeater Interference Update!

Most are aware of the interference issues we have had on the 443.0 Mhz Fusion repeater.  It took us a while but we identified the biggest source of the interference as a commercial repeater.  Several solutions were discussed. On, Monday 6/11/2018 a notch filter providing about 35Db of attenuation at the offending frequency was installed.

Upated:W9DUA D-Star Repeater Issues Fixed

Updated: The issues with the W9DUA DStar repeater have been repaired.  A new network switch as been installed restoring the connectivity.  The club would like to formally thank N9PUZ for the previous router that had been in service for about 7 years.  This location is a harsh environment during the summers.  the new router is rated for high temperatures.    

Previously:

SVRC Summer Picnic June 2nd

The Sangamon Valley Radio Club will celebrate the 2018 summer season with a picnic on June 2, from 10am to 4pm at the Rochester Community Park.  We will be at the large pavilion located next to a fishing pond and great protected playground.  Restrooms are close by. Bring your favorite picnic food & drink, radios and antennas - or just come to eat and chat with your fellow amateur radio enthusiasts. Power is available.

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