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.
The State Journal-Register has featured an article on the Sangamon Valley Radio Club's Field Day. We made the front page of the City-State section. Please read Five things to know about Saturday’s amateur radio event in Riverton.
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.
EMERGENCY INSIGHT:Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management Director David Butt spoke to members of the Sangamon Valley Radio Club, February 2 meeting, providing insight to his job and the challenges he faces working with emergency personnel across the County. Butt has been in the post since 1995.
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.