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Presentation on SOTA at the August SVRC Club Meeting

Mountain Suitable for SOTA

Tim, N9PUZ, will present information on Summits on the Air (SOTA) at the August SVRC club meeting.  SOTA started in Europe as a way to encourage ham radio operation from the mountains and has grown to include associations in nearly a 100 countries and even includes opportunities for operators to participate in SOTA from home.

Who was Lucille Fazi Falzone?

W9KMD Working a Station

Lucille was a member of the Sangamon Valley Radio Club in the 1950s and 1960s.  She was truly a pioneer in the male dominated amateur radio community in Springfield and was highly regarded by many who knew her.  Lucille was also very involved in the local P.T.A. and often hosted radio events for the youngsters in several Springfield area schools. She is pictured here working a Field Day station and making contacts. Gotta love her beautifully painted fingernails!  The Sangamon Valley Radio Club is honored to operate the Ladies Net in her memory.

June 1956, State Journal Register

2017 Field Day a Success!

Non-Hams visit GOTA Station

The 2017 Field Day held at Riverton Middle School on Saturday June 24th through June 25th was a success.  We had 9 stations participating. 20 meters was hopping and even 6 meters opened up for some great contacts.10 meters was a little slow much of the day on Saturday but started to heat up late in the afternoon then really took off Sunday morning.  All in all, W9DUA scored 1,755 points which have been submitted to ARRL for the final ranking.

Noteworthy achievements:

Mitch Hopper K9ZXO explains how to go DIGITAL

Mitch K9ZXO using an oscillioscope to check for overmodulation of his signal

SVRC Clubroom
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017


In the first of a series of educational offerings by the club, Mitch Hopper K9ZXO presented a two hour lesson on operating using digital modes. Twenty seven were attendance to hear the presentation. Various techniques were explained as well as hints to make attempts more successful.

Many thanks go to Mitch and to Steve Boll KD9GMR  for the refreshments.

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