No planned NETS for Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve.

December 18, 2020
Please note that the weekly club nets will not be held on the following dates: Christmas Eve – Thursday December 24th, 2020 New Year’s Eve – Thursday December 31st, 2020 Wishing everyone all the best for the holidays, and 2021. Mike, K9KMV  

POTA Activation at Shabbona Lake State Park

September 11, 2020
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.

A “Thank You” to SARC

August 31, 2020
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"

Tim KD9LAI going digital portable

August 25, 2020
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