SARC is offering on a very limited basis VE testing that follows the current social distancing guidelines. Please complete the form below and you will receive a call back from our VE team when a slot is available for testing.
Unfortunately the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will not allow us to hold Field Day in the traditional way this year. The ARRL has issued Temporary Rule Waivers for the 2020 event as well as Field Day 2020 FAQs to allow the event to continue in a safe, socially distant way. Highlights include:
- Class D (home) stations can now contact other Class D stations for QSO credit.
- Club scores will be aggregated. Use your own call sign and submit your score with the club “Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club” (no abbreviations) to the ARRL.
Taking into account the modified rules the club’s board has diverted funds typically used for field day equipment and food and created a club-wide contest including prizes.
Our VE Team recently implemented a plan to provide License Testing while following social distancing guidelines. The first session took place on Saturday, May 16 2020. The team reports that 4 tests were administered with 2 new Technicians and 1 upgrade to general. The next session will take place on Saturday, June 6 by appointment only. You can find additional information on how to make an appointment in our previous post LIMITED VE Testing Available.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the yearly MS Walk in early May have decided to cancel this event. SARC has offered radio support to this event for years and hopes to see it return for 2021. It is often considered the kick-off to our season of public service events.