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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.

Don't Miss the Presentation on SOTA at the August Club Meeting

Mountains Perfect for SOTA

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.

SVRC August Club Meeting

Mountain Suitable for SOTA
Date: 
Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:15pm to 10:15pm
Location: 
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
Description: 

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. Well, how about if Tim tells you about it himself?  SOTA is a perfect example of a hobby within a hobby!

Field Day Up Close

Date: 
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
American Red Cross, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Third Floor, Springfield, IL
Description: 

Field Day co-chair Jeremy Wells (KC9WMV) with co-chair Ron Bakunas KC9TEP, will detail the Club's Field Day event coming up at the Riverton Middle School on Saturday, June 24 through Sunday June 25 with a head-to-toe powerpoint that will show and tell you everything you need to know and bring to this annual event.

May Program

Date: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
American Red Cross, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Third Floor, Springfield, IL
Description: 

Hams from across the region will get an inside look at current issues facing amateur radio this Thursday, May 4 when the Sangamon Valley Radio Club hears from two top ARRL regional officials: Illinois Section manager Ron Morgan AD9I and Section Emergency Coordinator Fritz Bock, WD9FMB, both of East Peoria.

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