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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.

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.

W9DUA Fusion Repeater Up and Running in Test Mode

On January 7, 2017 the W9DUA Fusion repeater was put online, currently the antenna is only about 50' up and is only a J-Pole.  The repeater is putting out 20 watts of power.  The Red Cross roof is not the permanent home of this repeater.  

 

If you wish to try this machine, the frequency is 443.000+ (94.8 pl).  It is setup in Auto/Auto mode.  This means if you come in on analog FM then the repeater will output Analog FM.  If you come in on C4FM Fusion mode, that is what the machine will output.

 

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