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.


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 from Yahoo groups). 

Facebook Group

We maintain a Facebook group

SVRC Picnic

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
7282 Buffalo-Hart Rd, Buffalo, IL 62515

This is at Richardson Club House.  The same place we had our 75th anniversary dinner.   The provided addresss will get you good directions from Google Maps.


This link will show you the map:


We plan on starting around 8AM There is plenty of space and trees for field operations if you want to bring equipment and setup.  We techincally don't have to leave the property until midnight.




Hex Beam - Phase 2 Completed

Memorial day provided a perfect time to complete phase 2 of the SVRC Hex Beam Project.  A large volunteer crew assembled on Monday morning, May 27, to help with the ongoing plan to erect a Rohn tower on the roof of the Red Cross building – home of the SVRC club station.  Thirty donated concrete blocks were taken from the parking lot to the roof where they were installed on the tower base that had been constructed a week earlier.  Then the single section of Rohn tower and rotor were installed on the base.  Only one step remains; installing the Hex Beam on the tower.

Show Your Colors! SVRC T-Shirs are here!

SVRC T-shirts

The new official Sangamon Valley Radio Club T-shirts are available for sale now!  These comfortable white cotton shirts proudly sport the SVRC club logo on the front.  Wear them with pride at any of our public service events, club meetings, or just about anywhere you wish. They come in all sizes from small to XXX-large and are only $20.  Please contact our club treasure, Will Summers WR5C, for more information or purchase them at any official club meeting or gathering.  Make checks payable to SVRC.

71st Anniversary Dinner and Silent Auction

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Richardson Club House 7282 Buffalo-Hart Rd, Buffalo, IL 62515

The 71st Anniversary Dinner is quickly approaching. I wanted to share a few details about the dinner with you. This year's dinner will be a little different then past anniversary dinners. This year the dinner will be a fundraising event with a silent auction before the dinner, all silent auction earnings and a portion of your meal purchase will also be donated to the Sangamon Valley Radio Club in order to purchase new equipment and help us maintain our current equipment for the club station.

SVRC Summer Picnic June 2nd

The Sangamon Valley Radio Club will celebrate the 2018 summer season with a picnic on June 2, from 10am to 4pm at the Rochester Community Park.  We will be at the large pavilion located next to a fishing pond and great protected playground.  Restrooms are close by. Bring your favorite picnic food & drink, radios and antennas - or just come to eat and chat with your fellow amateur radio enthusiasts. Power is available.

Early Club Open

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield

The Club room opens early and can provide extra time for members to catch up, share projects or socialize.  Regular meeting/program starts at 7pm. 

Weekly Lunch

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/20/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/10/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 10/15/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 10/29/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 11/05/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 12/24/2020 - 11:00am
Thu, 12/31/2020 - 11:00am
Xochimilco, 3210 Northfield Dr, Springfield, IL 62702

Lunch at Xochimilco to provide a chance for members to discuss the fun they are having on the air and socialize.  Look forward to seeing you there! 

SVRC 70th Anniversary Dinner



On March 3, 2018, the Sangamon Valley Radio Club celebrated its 70th anniversary with dinner and a featured speaker. The even was held at Poe's on the Hill in Sherman, Illinois. Our guest speaker was noted radio and news broadcaster and amateur radio operator, Ben Kiningham. Ben spoke about the long history of the SVRC and entertained us with many pictures and anecdotes from the 1950s and 60s. A good time was had by all.
Watch it here:


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