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

Summer Picnic – Families Invited

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.

SARC In The Park – May 2022

The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club (SARC), through the summer months, make regular use of their portable communications equipment by setting  up their radios, antennas, and other equipment needed to get on the air.

For further details of the location and dates please click here SARC In The Park (SITP).

Thank you to Romel KD9MDM for providing these photos taken at one of the May SITP events.

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