An amateur radio license is a license to learn. Look here for information about upcoming license classes and specialized training. 

Open Hours at the Park

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 10/25/2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Lake Park north of the Zoo

What: Get technical advice, operate;

How: We will monitor the 443.000 repeater in analog mode and also 146.520 on a HT. This will give you the ability to check if we are still there.  It will also allow us to help you find us as our location might be dynamic. We offer to be easier to find than a fox. 

Who: Todd- KD9BNQ and/or Dwayne-KA9KQH will be available to elmer club members.


Special Event Station K9Y


Special Event Station K9Y: Celebrating the return of the 2021 IL State Fair

Operating from home locations, K9Y was on the air throughout the run of the 2021 Illinois State Fair, August 12-22, 2021. All amateur radio operator were welcome to participate from their own ham shack using their own radios.  Three operators took part in the event; J. Mitch Hopper – K9ZXO, Chuck Hopper – K9PLX, and Roger Whitaker – K9LJB. 

Calculating Resistors & Capacitors in Series and Parallel

"Resistors & Capacitors in Series & Parallel"

For the new students studying for the Technician Class amateur radio license, we offer this small aid.  This video explains in very elementary terms how to calculate the total resistance or capacitance in DC circuits when the components are configured in series or parallel.

This video is offered by the Sangamon Valley Radio Club.

Watch it here.

Field Day in the Time of Covid-19

This year, Field Day is going to be quite different for the members of the SVRC.  Since the Covid virus has restricted our movements and social distancing is the new normal, the SVRC is not going to assemble a team to conduct Field Day as it has in the past.  Instead, we are recommending that our members run their own Field Day exercise on their own.  As long as you follow the health guidelines, we hope you can work from home or from some personal outdoor area and make as many contacts as you can.

Binary Theory 101: A Really Basic Explanation

Binary Theory 101: A Really Basic Explanation

Modern Amateur radio incorporates digital computing systems like never before. The word “Binary” is tossed about freely with sometimes little understanding of what a binary numbering system is or how binary mathematics actually works.  This elementary video helps explain how a group of solid state elements can apply basic binary math to perform a function.  We hope this five-minute video helps remove some of the mystery from digital electronics.


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