The club supported the MS Walk fundraiser in Schaumburg on Sunday, May 5, 2018. There was a little rain before the event started but it quickly warmed up. Our members were the eyes on the course reporting back to the event organizers how the walk was progressing. We also relayed any requests for first aid … Continue reading "MS Walk"
Our message board recently had a great discussion about how to properly size a battery when operating remote. Robert W9RKK asked: I’m looking to buy a deep cycle battery for SARC in the Park. What kind of ampere hour rating would be sufficient? I have an Elecraft K3. Rob N9MVO replied: The question is: How … Continue reading "Battery Size for Portable Operation"
By Bob W9DXR With the upcoming weather spotting season, this article we recently unearthed is very timely. My wife recently came across a newspaper clipping from around 1959 that her family had kept. At that time the use of black and white television was still predominant and I believe the following method of tornado detection … Continue reading "RF Tornado Detection, 1959"
Some exciting things have happened relating to our new web site. It is proving to be a great tool for communicating our events, and for showing others who may be interested in the club what we do. I urge all of you to help us keep things fresh on the web site. It’s fairly easy. … Continue reading "From the President"
Each month we present a new list of websites that club members find interesting. We’ll share these with you. If you find something of interest that’s Ham Radio, or technology related, ie electronics, science, engineering, computers, kit building etc, please feel free to send submission to Mike K9KQX. ARRL Repurposes AM Transmitter for HAM Radio … Continue reading "Websites Recommended by Club Members"
by Dave Sims K9KBM (Copied from Ad) When was the last time you used a radio you had built? The BITX40 board is a two board, 40 meter SSB transceiver module kit with digital control! Inside an evening, you can be on-air with this digital SSB transceiver, chatting with the local gang or chasing DX … Continue reading "BITX40 SSB Kit"
By Dirk W0RI Ray Buchicchio WA9BLP Antenna Project, Roselle, Illinois, Saturday March 10, 2018 Site Profile (Ray Buchicchio): Ray was born 1927 in Chicago, IL, his Elmer was his Ham Dad. Lives with wife Millie in Roselle, IL. Ray was a charter member of SARC going back his friend Bill Sneed. An interesting fact is … Continue reading "Giving a Helping Hand to a HAM in need"
John Shofield provided the following report: Results March 3rd, 2018 Name Call Class Walgenbach, Neil E. AC9SK Extra Chen, Hao KD9KLX Technician Richier, Taylor L. KD9KLY Technician Bizon, Bartlomiej KD9KLZ Technician Class Technician 3 General 0 Extra 1 Total 4 Next examination date: April 7th, 2018 All of us at SARC would like … Continue reading "VE Testing"
Construction Project Gary N9VU Next CP meeting will be Saturday, April 14th and 28th from 8am till noon. Location is at the Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 Payne Rd, Schaumburg, IL EMCOMM Bob Langsfeld WB9TZC Leo N9NBH reported exercise of the Sunday night Net and the Peoria-based ARES 3.905 MHz test 4:30PM conducted for all districts … Continue reading "Miscellaneous Updates"
I am always thoroughly impressed when I hear the attendance numbers for the construction project. Very often above 20. This is great. It’s unfortunate that my schedule doesn’t allow me to make it to them very often. I also enjoy the photos from the construction project that show up on SARC All from time to … Continue reading "From the President"