Special Events

IL QSO Party

Sun, 10/22/2023 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
4595 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707

A Weekend Open Hours Event aligned with the Illinois QSO Party!

Brother James Court Laundry Building
4595 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707
Use the Springfield Developmental Center Driveway, then look to your left.

Fight for Air Stair Climb

Sun, 02/26/2023 - 7:30am to 1:00pm
Wyndham Springfield City Centr

The Sangamon Valley Radio Club is looking for communications volunteers in support of the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Stair Climb.

To volunteer contact: trustee at svrc.org. 

Where: Wyndham City Centre, 700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL

When: Feb 26, 2023 7:30AM to 1:00PM

What:  A UHF Handheld and a headset due to the high ambient noise.

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. 

SVRC Members Appear in ARES/ARRL Video

Amateur Radio Prepares for the Worst

On may 1, 2021 the SVRC club members in conjunction with IEMA, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, will participate in a simulated Emergency Test, or SET.  The point of this particular training centers on a potential earthquake on the New Madrid and Wabash Valley fault lines in southern Illinois. To promote and explain the activity, the SVRC produced a short HD video called, “Amateur Radio Prepares for the Worst: May 1, 2021 Simulated Emergency Training”.

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.

Special Event Station K9L

K9L QSL Card

During the week of April 7 to the 14th, 2020, the Sangamon Valley Radio Club sponsored a special event amateur radio station. The station is issued a special call-sign by the FCC which is only good for the time of the event. World-wide, amateur stations enjoy making contacts with stations that are only on the air for short periods of time. This spring, K9L was formed and tasked with remembering the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 155 years ago.


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