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Modes, Modes, and More Modes

Modes, Modes, and More Modes

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

W9DUA Station Open Hours

Date: 
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
1045 Outer Park Drive
Description: 

Open Hours for operation of W9DUA.  

When: Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm or until boredom sets in;

Where: 1045 Outer Park Drive in the SVRC Meeting  Room;

What: Operate the club station;

How: We will monitor the 443.000 repeater in analog mode and also 146.520. This will give you the ability to check if we are still there.  It will also allow us to come down and let you in if the door to the building gets locked;

License Class

Date: 
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

Get your ham radio license or upgrade to a higher Class! No charge for the class. We suggest you purchase the Gordon West Technician Amateur Radio Preparation study guide (2014-2018, Amazon, Ham Radio Outlet), or appropriate study guide for General or Extra class. 

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License Exam

Date: 
Sat, 02/10/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
1045 Outer Park Dr, Springfield, IL 62704
Description: 

This is the SVRC VE Team Testing session.  Walk-ins are welcome although pre-registrations are appreciated.  

W9DUA Station Open Hours

Date: 
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 09/03/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
1045 Outer Park Drive
Description: 

Open Hours for operation of W9DUA.  

When: Mondays 10:00am - 1:00pm or until boredom sets in;

Where: 1045 Outer Park Drive in the SVRC Meeting  Room;

What: Get technical advice, operate the club station;

How: We will monitor the 443.000 repeater in analog mode and also 146.520. This will give you the ability to check if we are still there.  It will also allow us to come down and let you in if the door to the building gets locked;

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.

Digital Mode Instruction by Mitch Hopper K9ZXO

Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2017 - 9:00am
Location: 
SVRC Clubroom at Red Cross Bldg, Springfield, IL
Description: 

So you've learned enough to know that Olivia, Thor and Domino are digital modes and not the members of the newest pop music group. But you say that you can't tell one from another when you hear them on air?

Come to the SVRC Clubroom on Saturday, February 4 at 9:00am to learn everything you need to know about using digital modes and setups, a class conducted by Mitch Hopper K9ZXO.

There will be plenty of seats, but please let us know you are coming! Hope to see you there!

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