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 the comfort of the couch at home.
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.
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.