Technician License Classes Begin in September

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 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.


Field Day Results 2022

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)
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        
TOTAL     387             267               

Bonus Points

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