- Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting July 6th, 2022
- Summer Picnic – Families Invited
- Field Day Results 2022
- Technician License Classes Begin in September
- Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting July 21, 2022
- Field Day Pics 2022
The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club (SARC) is sponsoring a series of 10 classes to help prepare people wanting to take the FCC Technician Class License test.
The classes will begin Saturday September 10, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Hoffman estates Branch of the Schaumburg Township District Library, 1550 Hassell Road in Hoffman Estates, and continue until Saturday November 12, 2022.
There is no charge for the classes. Registration is through the Library web site. Attendees are encouraged to obtain a copy of the ARRL publication “ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 5th Edition“, which is used as study guide and reference manual. It’s available at arrl.org and other sites.
At the conclusion of the classes attendees are invited to take their license exam through SARC during one of our regularly scheduled testing dates. The testing schedule and registration information is available here.
SARC’s Field Day was back to a full-scale, in-person operation this year. Operating three stations: SSB, CW and GOTA we kept the QSOs coming. Below is the preliminary score calculation submitted to the ARRL.
Total Score and Classification
Preliminary Total Score: 3,232 Call Used: N9RJV GOTA Station Call: (NONE) ARRL/RAC Section: IL Class: 2A Participants: 40 Club/Group Name: Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Power Source(s): Generator, Solar Power Multiplier: 2X
Band/Mode QSO Breakdown
CW Phone QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W) 160m 80m 47 100 44 100 40m 146 100 90 100 20m 123 100 117 100 15m 59 100 11 100 10m 12 100 5 100 6m 2m 222 432 Other Satellite GOTA TOTAL 387 267
100% emergency power 200 Media Publicity 100 Public information table 100 W1AW Field Day message 100 Natural power QSOs completed 100 Site visit by invited elected official 100 Site visit by invited served agency 100 Educational activity 100 Safety officer 100 Social media 100 Entry submitted via web 50 Total bonus points 1,150
by John KD9KSH, Social Activities Chairman
SARC Members, we have had a busy year with many events that have provided assistance to area organizations such as the Chicagoland Marathon, the MS Society, the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade, and others. The members of SARC have been requested to take part in helping out the community and we have done a fantastic job in providing help where needed.
It’s time that we get together for a picnic where we can have some fun and relax. On Saturday, July 23rd we have reserved a cabin in Bartlett that will provide us with space enough to eat, talk, and meet with our friends rain or shine. The cabin has indoor bathrooms, tables, chairs, and is even air conditioned.
Our club has done a great job helping others and it’s our turn to sit back and enjoy. Come alone or bring the family. Please plan to attend this event as it will be a fun afternoon.
WHEN: Saturday, July 23rd from noon till 4:00 PM.
WHERE: 102 N. Eastern Ave., Bartlett
Don KD9NJR will provide a fox hunt demonstration that will be interesting and fun. There will be a drawing for a $25.00 Visa Gift card from the club members present. The cabin is located in a park so there are slides, swings, and things to keep children occupied.
Please confirm your attendance by sending John KD9KSH an E-mail [use the Member Roster – ed.] by July 15th with the number of adults and children in your group.
Thanks and we hope to see you at the picnic.