Club Contest – Field Day From Home

Unfortunately the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will not allow us to hold Field Day in the traditional way this year. The ARRL has issued Temporary Rule Waivers for the 2020 event as well as Field Day 2020 FAQs to allow the event to continue in a safe, socially distant way. Highlights include:

  • Class D (home) stations can now contact other Class D stations for QSO credit.
  • Club scores will be aggregated. Use your own call sign and submit your score with the club “Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club” (no abbreviations) to the ARRL.

Taking into account the modified rules the club’s board has diverted funds typically used for field day equipment and food and created a club-wide contest including prizes.

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COVID-19 Response (Updated June 10, 2020)

SARC has cancelled all in person events through July 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schaumburg Park District has listed events, meetings and rentals as cancelled indefinitely. Our events make use of these facilities.

Events cancelled include:

  • Club Meetings
  • Board Meetings (although the board continues to discuss topics through emails)
  • Field Day (Plans are in the works for an at-home club field day competition)
  • Sarc In The Park
  • Saturday Breakfasts
  • Schaumburg Triathlon
  • Hoffman Estates Fourth of July Parade

Social Distancing VE Testing a Success

Our VE Team recently implemented a plan to provide License Testing while following social distancing guidelines. The first session took place on Saturday, May 16 2020. The team reports that 4 tests were administered with 2 new Technicians and 1 upgrade to general. The next session will take place on Saturday, June 6 by appointment only. You can find additional information on how to make an appointment in our previous post LIMITED VE Testing Available.

VE Testing Team administering tests while applying Social Distancing Guidelines