The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club is very proud to be a part of the village’s emergency communication plan. As part of our involvement we were invited to show amateur radio equipment and techniques at the village’s safety open house which took place at Fire Station 51, on Saturday October 6th. The club thanks the Village … Continue reading "Schaumburg Safety Open House"
Ken KD9HIJ recently came across a novice level exam from 1983. The full exam can be seen here. See how you do! On our discussion board Bruce N9EHA had a few memories about the exam. That’s awesome. [It] could be an exam you could have given to someone for a Novice test I suppose. Remember … Continue reading "Novice Exam from 1983"
Don KD9KSJ took his technician exam with our VE testing team in April. About a week later he received his license and purchased a Yaesu FT-65R. The radio arrived in about a week and he was excited to get on the air. Using a scanner he already had he was able to test the radio an … Continue reading "New Ham Gets On The Air"
One of the special features IARU HF Championship contest is bonus points for contacting the headquarters stations for each of the IARU member societies. The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) itself also counts as one of these stations. While the Union does not maintain their own station, the privilege to operate their NU1AW call sign is … Continue reading "Club Member Invited to Operate IARU Headquarters Station"
Our team of Volunteer Examiners (VEs) dedicates one Saturday morning per month to administering Amateur Radio license exams for all three license levels. They also spend additional time submitting paperwork for all of the new licenses generated from the tests as well as keeping their testing materials up to date with the latest question pools. … Continue reading "Meet the VE Testing Team"