Date: Thu. Jan. 17, 2019 Time: 7pm – 9pm Buona Beef, Hoffman Estates The club will host its annual holiday party on Thursday, January 17 at 7pm at Buona Beef in Hoffman Estates. This event takes the place of our club meeting which occurs at the same time. Food is available from Buona’s menu for purchase. … Continue reading "Holiday Party"
The club ran a 10 week class to help amateurs prepare for the exam to upgrade from a technician license to a general license. Held at the Hoffman Estates branch of the Schaumburg Township District Library on Saturday mornings, we had an average of 8-10 attendees per session. Everyone in the class was invited to … Continue reading "General Class Wraps Up"
Date: Sat. Sept. 8, 2018 Time: 5pm – 7pm Lou Malnati’s, Schaubmurg The club invites all members, their families and friends to join us four our Summer Picnic. This year we will be at Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg. Please join us from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018. We request that you contact … Continue reading "SARC Picnic – Lou Malnatis"
The club operated 2A (two transmitters + GOTA, club station) on Field Day. We had approximately 35 participants over the 24 hour period. Our final score is: 3,204 This consists of: 490 Bonus Points for the ARRL bulletin, emergency power, public location, youth participants and GOTA. 610 CW QSOs 382 Phone QSOs 35 Digital QSOs We … Continue reading "Field Day Results"
The club recently assisted with the Hoffman Estates Independence Day Parade. This event is slightly different than most public service deployments. Typically, ham radio volunteers are only expected to be communicators, helping event staff effectively communicate over a large area. While we still used our radios and communications skills, we are also responsible for getting … Continue reading "Public Service: Hoffman Estates Independence Day Parade"