Last Labor Day weekend, I headed out with my portable radio gear to Shabbona Lake State Park, designation (POTA K-4103) with the intent to do a POTA (Parks On The Air) activation. For those that know me, they know how much I enjoy the outdoors, and combining it with ham radio is an added bonus.
It was with much sadness that several club members, led by Dirk W0RI, helped to remove an antenna tower from the home of silent key Ray, WA9BLP. Ray’s wife Millie was extremely grateful to the group that volunteered their time to complete the tower take down, and sent the following thank you note: Mike, … Continue reading "A “Thank You” to SARC"
In preparation for a longer upcoming trip in September, Tim KD9LAI went out into the field to a local park to test some new equipment: Sotabeams 23′ mast and 3 band linked dipole Bioenno Solar panel and solar charge controller
The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club held it’s first Zoom based monthly meeting last week, on Thursday 20th August. Many club members joined to watch Geoff KA9QGH, the club president, host the meeting from his home.
As you probably know, due to Covid-19, the monthly club face to face meetings (held on the third Thursday of the month) have not been possible, and so a club net has been taking place on the K9IIK 145.230 repeater. From this month on, starting this evening, the monthly club meetings will now be held … Continue reading "QST: Monthly club meetings now to be held on Zoom"