Events (16)

Saturday, 14 January 2017 22:28

SLSRC 70 Anniversary

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Check back soon for events around SLSRC's 70's anniversary in April 2017!


Field Day 2016 at Stacy Park is quickly approaching and operators (Phone, CW, Digital), and volunteers are needed. If you can help out on Saturday or Sunday, June 25/26, please contact John Mountain, KJØMTN, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are several radio operator slots open and will be assigned to volunteers in 45 minute blocks. Please let John know your mode preferences and license class.

We could also use volunteers for various duties at field day including set up (Saturday) and tear down (Sunday).



Monday, 09 May 2016 22:50

May 27, 2016 Meeting - "Show and Tell"

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The SLSRC Program for May is “Show and Tell” about what you have been making, some new projects, or a new mode of ham radio you are using, etc.

Also, did you go to Dayton this year...or even in previous years?  What were the highlights of the trip....did you purchase any new “toys”?  If so, tell us about it at the May meeting.

So we have an idea of how many will be “Showing and Telling”, please contact Rebecca KC9CIJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so you can be put on the agenda.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 27th at the meeting.

SLSRC was honored to welcome Emmett (H.J.) Hohensee IV, KDØDTS, General Production Manager at RadioWavz in Lake St. Louis to the November 20th General Meeting.  He gave an overview of the HEX BEAM antenna as well as other antennas designed and built by RadioWavz.  H.J. is the son of Emmett, WØQH and Rochelle Hohensee, KCØYWH.

Located in Lake St. Louis, MO, RadioWavz LLC offers a wide variety of products in the communications industry through major US distributors such as AES, HRO, GigaParts, Amateur Accessories, and internationally in Canada, Australia, and Japan.  In addition, many products are purchased by the US Government.

Go to YouTube to view many great videos related to Radiowavz's HEX BEAM antenna. 

 Link to Radiowavz on YouTube

Christopher will be providing an overview of how a basic repeater system works.  Then providing the operational details of the SLSRC repeater systems and how the envisioned mesh architecture is implemented and how it will be used for monitoring and control of all of the club’s repeaters. 

The highlight of SLSRC's General Meeting on Friday, August 28 was a presentation by Joe Fleagle WØFY on VHF Propagation.

Joe is a member of the club's Engineering Committee, an electrical engineer, and has been a HAM for 50+ years.
Click below to view the highlights of Joe's presentation.

SLSRC is honored to have Steven Wooten, KC0QMU, Emergency Coordinator for the St. Louis ARES/RACES and HARN group giving an overview at the July SLSRC meeting on July 24 at 7 PM.  The meetings are always held on the 4th Friday of each month in the Goldfarb School of Nursing in the Clinical Learning Institute Building of Missouri Baptist Hospital (above the parking garage).
The topic is: Coordinating an Amateur Radio response for emergencies into the future of the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area.
Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00


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For more information about Winterfest 2016, please visit the Winterfest Website

SLSRC is once again honored to have Rick Crockett WØPC as a presenter...this Friday, May 22 at Missouri Baptist Hospital. His topic will be "Remote Control Operations using modern radios."

Rick got hooked on shortwave listening as a child in Detroit using his grandfather's radio which led to building better radios and antennas.

He started by building a one tube radio for his 3rd grade science project and won 1st place. His family moved to the west coast where the High School's District Magnet School included an Electronics Program complete with a ham station in the Electronics Lab. Within a few months as a Novice, he made the trip to the San Francisco FCC office and moved up to an Advanced class then on to Extra class.

Rick has been paying back the hobby by teaching entry level through Extra ham license classes for around 40 years. Currently he is teaching the Amateur Extra class and the ARRL's Introduction to Emergency Communications Course (EC-001). Rick's greatest reward was being the recipient of the ARRL's Herb S. Brier National Instructor of the Year in 2001. 

His other ham radio interests are in digital modes, rag chew SSB nets, CW and RTTY contesting where WØPC/7 currently holds the Nevada and Pacific Division all time high score record.

 Rick and his wife Helen, ACØNF, are retired and enjoy traveling around the country attending most of the major hamfests. They have an HF mobile station for use while in motion and operate a remote base station from hotel rooms at the end of the day.

Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

Ward Silver, NØAX - 4/24/2015

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SLSRC is honored to once again welcome Ward Silver NØAX as guest speaker at our April 24th general meeting. Ward’s programs are always a “don’t miss” event.

About the YASME Foundation

The YASME Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in developing countries.

"Danny Weil was a pioneer of what is now known as the 'DXpedition.' While not the first to DXpedition, Danny was one of the first to travel to more than one location to operate, and to travel from place to place - often solo in a sailboat and lugging hundreds of pounds of radio equipment - specifically to provide DXers with a 'new one.'  Lloyd and Iris Colvin perfected the DXpedition and took it into the modern age in the 1970s and 1980s, with operations from more than 100 countries, using modern transport methods and state-of-the-art radio equipment.

"YASME was both the name of Danny Weil's boat, and the name of the not-for-profit foundation that was created in 1959 to provide financial and logistical support for the travels of Weil, the Colvins, and others." - Scott Robbins, W4PA 

About Ward Silver, NØAX

Ward Silver has been a ham since 1972 when he earned his Novice license (WNØGQP). His experiences in ham radio led him to a 20-year career as an electrical engineer, designing microprocessor-based products and medical devices. In 2000, he began a second career as a teacher and writer, leading to his receiving the 2003 Bill Orr Technical Writing Award and in 2008 he was recognized as the Dayton Hamvention's "Ham of the Year".

Ward is Lead Editor of the two primary amateur radio technical references, both published by the American Radio Relay League -- the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book. He is the author of all three ARRL licensing study guides and writes the popular QST magazine columns "Hands-On Radio" and "Contest Corral". His popular email newsletter, "The ARRL Contest Update" reaches 25,000 readers twice a month. He has written two other Wiley titles, as well; Two-Way Radios and Scanners, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself. The ham radio detective mystery, "Ray Tracy: Zone of Iniquity" and a tutorial, "Antenna Modeling for Beginners" are his most recent books.

On the air, he enjoys DXing, contesting, building antennas, and participating on his local ARES emergency communications team. He is a founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is a member of the YASME Foundation's Board of Directors. Outside of ham radio, Ward plays the mandolin, dabbles in digital photography, and enjoys biking, camping, and canoeing.

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