By: Mike KD9KMV Last week I decided to set myself a challenge. The challenge was to operate from 3 new (to me) State Parks within a week, as part of the POTA (Parks On The Air) program. Activation 1 – Monday March 4th 2019 Chain-O-Lakes SP, IL – K-0986 With winter temperatures still with us, … Continue reading "Three Parks, 4 Days, 4 Degrees"
By: Mike KD9KMV On January 26th 2019, aka Winter Field Day, I decided to deploy a portable station at the Moraine Hills State Park, in Illinois (map). I chose this location because, as a bonus, it is also a Parks On The Air (POTA) recognized location, so I would be able to take part in … Continue reading "Winter Field Day Deployment"
By: Leo N9NBH The Salvation Army has started to use our repeater on Monday evenings at 7 PM for their weekly net. The name of the net is SATERN. It stands for Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network. This net lasts about 15 minutes. You do not have to be a member of the Salvation … Continue reading "SATERN Net Monday Nights"
Cancelled Date: Jan. 26, 2018 Time: 12pm – 4pm Schaumburg CRC Due to forecast temperatures in the single digits SARC has cancelled this event. The original text of this post is preserved below: Winter Field Day takes place from 1pm Saturday January 26 until 1pm the following day. Everyone is invited to join the club from at … Continue reading "Winter Field Day – Cancelled"
Plenty of members and their families attended the Holiday Party on January 17 at Buona Beef. Two members were honored with awards and raffle prizes were awarded for checking into our weekly Thrursday night net. In addition to the off-center fed dipole, ARRL small spaces antenna book and a $25 ARRL gift card raffle prizes, members … Continue reading "Holiday Party, Prizes and Awards"