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.
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.
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.
MODES, MODES, AND MORE MODES
Modes. There's a word you run across all the time in amateur radio. What exactly do we mean by mode? Well, the answer is: it depends on the context in which it's used. There's modulation modes, operating modes, digital communication modes, and all kinds of other flavors of mode. K9ZXO takes a stab at explaining some of the possible uses of the word in this five minute "mini-lesson".
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvpV4kZpgJw
On March 3, 2018, the Sangamon Valley Radio Club celebrated its 70th anniversary with dinner and a featured speaker. The even was held at Poe's on the Hill in Sherman, Illinois. Our guest speaker was noted radio and news broadcaster and amateur radio operator, Ben Kiningham. Ben spoke about the long history of the SVRC and entertained us with many pictures and anecdotes from the 1950s and 60s. A good time was had by all.
Watch it here:
In the club station move we found some of the SVRC's QSL Cards and were in the middle of another project one of our members took on scanning all of the 700+ cards so they could be placed on our website. Wow!
This includes cards for:
Thank you verry much Mitch K9ZXO!
The details for the 70th Anniversary have been decided and the 70th Anniversary Dinner is quickly approaching. I wanted to share a few details about the dinner with you. This year's dinner will be a semi formal event. Tickets are on sale at the board meetings, club meeting, open hours or through email@example.com. Tickets will be on sale until February 26,2018.
When: March 3, 2018 5:30pm
Where: Poe's on the Hill
Program: From Then to Now 70yr of the SVRC
Presented by: Ben Kinningham
Price: $25 per person
The votes have been cast and the results are in! The Sangamon Valley Radio Club moves forward to a new year with some new faces on the board and with great hopes for what can be done in 2018.
With 121 members eligible to vote and 72 ballots cast we have both approved amendments to our constitution and installed a new board!
At the September 2017 meeting KB0PQP, Tyler Costantini, provided an interesting and enlightening presentation regarding Electromagnetic Pulses. He later posted this on youtube. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/63CZvwfzgmI