The Anniversary dinner is nearing and members need to purchase their tickets via our Treasurer Will WR5C via the PO Box, open hours, or contacting him directly. No tickets will be sold afer Febuary 25 as the plate count will be handed in that day.
For more visit the calendar event.
The SVRC now has a public status page so members can check the status of our systems. This helps us remain transparent if you are experiencing issues with one of our systems. To visit the system visit:
SSTV 101 by K9ZXO
So, you’re thinking about Slow Scan Television, but don’t quite know what it’s all about? Well, this short video tutorial will give you a hand with that “I don’t know what I don’t know” problem. The video will cover the absolutely beginning basics of what it is and how it works. It will also cover some of the elementary ideas of image selection and basic operations. So, watch this seven-minute video and then... go give it a try!
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In 2018 from August 9th to the 20th, the Sangamon Valley Radio Club (SVRC) sponsored four special event stations in celebration of Illinois' Bicentennial. The dates were selected to coincide with the 165th Illinois State Fair. Three of the four stations were selected to honor the three different capitals since the founding of the state in 1818.
SVRC license classes are getting started at 6:00 p.m. in room 330 at the Red Cross building, 1045 Outer Park Drive in Springfield.
There will be classes for Technician and General licenses with the possibility of an Extra class study group.
There will be an exam session at the end of the classes.
We use the Gordon West books which are available from a variety of sources including Amazon. Be sure to get the current version for the class of license you are studying for.
Most are aware of the interference issues we have had on the 443.0 Mhz Fusion repeater. It took us a while but we identified the biggest source of the interference as a commercial repeater. Several solutions were discussed. On, Monday 6/11/2018 a notch filter providing about 35Db of attenuation at the offending frequency was installed.
Updated: The issues with the W9DUA DStar repeater have been repaired. A new network switch as been installed restoring the connectivity. The club would like to formally thank N9PUZ for the previous router that had been in service for about 7 years. This location is a harsh environment during the summers. the new router is rated for high temperatures.