Social

In Person

Nothing is better than meeting a new face or seeing a old friend. I find myself saying "Oh that's your call sign. Great to put a face with the call!" We socialize at our meetings, open hours, and other events throughout the year.

Online

The SVRC maintains several forms of social media to enable members to socialize electronically. This page is to help members/potential members find these groups. All of these are subject to the SVRC Social Media Guidelines

Email Group

We maintain an email group/reflector on groups.io(migrated from Yahoo groups). 


Facebook Group

We maintain a Facebook group

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.

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!

Debut of the Lucille Fazi Falzone Memorial Ladies Net

Date: 
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Springfield
Description: 

QST QST QST:  Please join us for the debut of the Lucille Fazi Falzone Memorial Ladies Net on Monday night at 8:00 PM.  This net will meet weekly on Monday nights at 8:00 PM on the 443.000 repeater with a 94.8 tone and a positive offset.  Jamie KD9FZI is your friendly net control operator.  We will discuss anything the ladies would like to discuss from ham radio to meatloaf recipes and everything in between (is this like a 'ham' sandwich??).  The plan is to evolve the net into the most fun a lady can have on a Monday night.  In the percolator are t

Summer picnic

Date: 
Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
Location: 
Lake Park Shelter 5, Springfield, IL
Description: 

The annual club picnic is open to ham operators and their families and guests. 

  • Bring your own picnic lunch. 
  • Feel free to bring your radios if you wish. 
  • Catch up with old ham friends and, most importantly, have fun!

Directions

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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