Winter Field Day 2020 roundup

Winter Field Day 2020

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 less than favorable weather conditions.  Like previous years, the club decided to hold this outside at the Schaumburg Community Recreation Center. Continue reading “Winter Field Day 2020 roundup”

SARC Holiday Party roundup – Jan 15th 2020

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 Project Award, 2019 winner:  Rob Glowacki, N9MVO

In recognition of his contributions to the club, including the use of materials and machinery to build the group J-pole antenna project, and more recently the Dummy Load project, Bob Zuttermeister W9GEW also received a special recognition award and a very large cake! Continue reading “SARC Holiday Party roundup – Jan 15th 2020”

SARC Phase Shift: A trip to the top of the Hancock Building

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 were taken in either 1997 or 1998 around Christmas as evidenced by the star hanging between the two antenna masts in one of the photos.

Ways to improve your HF SSB audio – by Mike K9KQX

Audio Scope view on the IC-7300

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. Well, there are quite a few things you can do with many of today’s rigs to improve the overall enjoyability of your time on the air. Continue reading “Ways to improve your HF SSB audio – by Mike K9KQX”