With temperatures barely above freezing, and snow covering just about everything, members from the Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club setup their portable ham radio equipment, as part of the annually held Winter Field Day event. This event encourages Ham Radio operators across North America to test their radio equipment with the goal of making contacts in … Continue reading "Winter Field Day 2020 roundup"
Below are some photos taken during the SARC Holiday Party at Garibaldi’s, on January 15th 2020. During the party, club President Geoff Stevens KA9QGH presented the following awards: Club Member of the Year, 2019 winner: Rob Glowacki, N9MVO Bill Smead Construction … Continue reading "SARC Holiday Party roundup – Jan 15th 2020"
From time to time we’ll be bringing back photos of past events and featuring articles from past RHG issues. To start the series off here’s a few photos of a fox hunt to track down a jamming transmitter located in downtown Chicago. The transmitter was found at the top of the Hancock building. These photos … Continue reading "SARC Phase Shift: A trip to the top of the Hancock Building"
Ways to improve your HF SSB audio – by Mike Sorensen, K9KQX Not many of us have probably given much thought on how we sound on the other end of a QSO. We figure the mic we got will do just fine and the rig will do its magic to get out on the air. … Continue reading "Ways to improve your HF SSB audio – by Mike K9KQX"
Several of our members have offered (seed funding also begun) to organize a worthy build for our Construction Project Meetings. Club members have the opportunity to join this group construction project, which is to build an essential piece of equipment for their shack: What: 50 Ohm Dummy Load. Consists of Extruded Heat Sink, 250W 50-Ohm … Continue reading "250W Dummy Load – Construction Club project"