The SVRC has a fairly broad array of amateur radio equipment from HF to UHF, Base station to mobile. From our club station we can operate a vast array of modes on different bands and we are looking into ways to expand these capabilities..

Accourding to the club constitution and bylaws, "The Trustee shall control and supervise the operation of all Club owned communication equipment."  The requirement is to hold a General Class license or higher.  The Station Trustee acts as or delegates control operator responsibilities for the club callsign W9DUA .

2024 Field Day Preliminary Results

Mapping showing highlighted ARRL Sections. Some of Canada and Alaska are not highlighted

Thanks to all that made the W9DUA Field Day event a success. 
A special thanks to KB9RW, Br. Stephen for providing access to such a wonderful location for field day.

A highlight of the event was 3 young men who stopped by to visit after having traveled to the Chicago area to pass their technician test. As they were preparing to end their visit a mother brought her son, a scout, who is interested in ham radio.  He returned for Monday open hours with more questions.


The Hex Beam is finally operational!

W9DUA Hex Beam

The Hex Beam is in place and operational!  After months of planning and organizing, the Hex Beam was pressed into service for the VHF contest on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  The official antenna crew under the direction of senior club members, hauled heavy steel, concrete, and antenna  components up to the Red Cross building roof in several stages.  We now have extra directional capability for HF 20 meters and up – including 6 meters.  This unique antenna certainly gives our club location a distinctive visual footprint with the upside-down umbrella design.

Fusion Repeater Interference Update!

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.

Upated:W9DUA D-Star Repeater Issues Fixed

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.    


W9DUA Station Open Hours

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 10/12/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 11/09/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
1045 Outer Park Drive

Open Hours for operation of W9DUA.  

When: Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm or until boredom sets in;

Where: 1045 Outer Park Drive in the SVRC Meeting  Room;

What: Operate the club station;

How: We will monitor the 443.000 repeater in analog mode and also 146.520. This will give you the ability to check if we are still there.  It will also allow us to come down and let you in if the door to the building gets locked;


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