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The Planning Committee strives to provide presentations & activities pertinent to the radio hobby. Learn about SVRC events, speakers & scheduling news.

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.

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.

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.

Hamfest, Field Day Details to be Spotlighted April 6

Date: 
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
SVRC Headquarters, American Red Cross Building, Springfield
Description: 

Members of the Sangamon Valley Radio Club will get an inside look at plans for the annual West Central Illinois Harmfest in Carlinville at the Club's meeting on Thursday, April 6, with an eye toward participating in co-sponsoring the event. They'll also get a preview of what's in store for this year's Field Day in June.

 The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the SVRC's headquarters on the third floor of the American Red Cross Building, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield.

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