Program

April Club Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

The April presentation is on how ham radio can support large planned public events.  Rob will discuss the Chicago Marathon, Marine Corps marathon and the Boston Marathon.  Ham radio plays a large part in supporting all of these events and has become well integrated into the public service sectors in the process. 

March Club Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

The program for this month's meeting will be a presentation, "What do all those knobs and buttons on an HF radio do?" where we will discuss how to get started with your HF radio. The general public is welcome to attend as well as area ham operators and SVRC club members.

Febuary Club Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

Logging has been such an integral part of ham radio since the very beginning. But - just what does logging entail? What makes a good log and why? How does a paper-log stack up to newer software?  What's this ADI file format all about?

Come to the next SVRC meeting, (February 1 , starting at 7 p.m. at our Club HQ, Room 330, Red Cross Building, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield ) and we'll figure it all out - interactively!

Bring your questions, your best ideas, and your experience with your own log and we'll talk about it.

January Club Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:45am to 8:30pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

The general public is welcome to attend as well as area ham operators and SVRC club members. 

This month's program presented by Mitch Hopper, K9ZXO is:

"Vision in a Vacuum"  A technical history of the tubes that made video.

 

SVRC November Club Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

A Piece of History Motivates Ham Who Built His Own Enigma Machine

     In a special salute to the fast approaching Veterans Day, on Thursday, November 2, the Sangamon Valley Radio Club  will take a look back at what historians say was a turning point for communications in World War II, one that led to the Allied victory. The program begins at 7 p.m. at club hqs in Springfield.

EMP Expert to Detail the Sun's Solar Punch and How Hams Can Deal With It

Date: 
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
SVRC Hqs, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Room 330, Springfield, IL
Description: 

       Would your amateur radio equipment survive an Electromagnetic Pulse event, man-made or otherwise?

       That's the question Pittsburgh, Kansas-based amateur radio operator Tyler Constantini, KB0PQP, will try to answer on Thursday, September 7 in an unusual Skype/Visual presentation to the Sangamon County Radio Club.

       The program, at 7 p.m., will address not only the technical side of an EMP, but also the personal impact it could have on individual ham radio operations.

Presentation on SOTA at the August Club Meeting

At the Summit-Steve WG0AT

At the August 2017 SVRC club meeting, Tim N9PUZ presented Summits on the Air (SOTA).  SOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operations with the goal of having fun while operating from a variety of locations. So, if you are not a mountain goat kind of operator, you can still work activator SOTA stations from the comfort of your couch at home.  SOTA is structured in such a way that anyone can participate.  There are two roles that can qualify for points and prestigious SOTA certificates.  Just make qualifying contacts and submit your logs.

SVRC December Club Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

Each month's meeting includes a presentation related to ham radio. The general public is welcome to attend as well as area ham operators and SVRC club members.

 

Craig Thompson to Speak at SVRC October Club Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

    Ever dreamed of DXing from a remote island in the middle of nowhere? It's no dream for Craig Thompson, K9CT, who will be guest speaker at our October 5 meeting.

   Thompson, one of the hobby's most celebrated DXexpeditioners, will share his experiences leading teams of fellow amateurs to some of the most distant and uninhabited places in the world and will talk about his plans for new adventures ahead. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Club headquarters, Room 330, American Red Cross building, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield.

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