May 19 - Dayton Hamvention, Xenia, OH
June 4 - Starved Rock Radio Club Hamfest and Hobby Show, Princeton, IL
June 11 - EgyptianFest 2017, Granite City, IL
June 18 - Six Meter Club of Chicago 60th Annual Hamfest, Wheaton, IL
July 9 - Fox River Radio League Hamfest, Aurora, IL
July 15 - Warrensburg Area ARC Hamfest, Centerview, MO
July 16 - Zero Beaters Washington Hamfest, Washington, MO
July 16 - KARSFEST Kankakee Area Radio Society, Peotone, IL
August 5 - West Central Illinois Hamfest, Carlinville, IL
August 6 - Hamfesters 83rd Annual Hamfest, Peotone, IL
August 12 - Western Illinois ARC Swapfest, Paloma, IL
August 13 - SCARC Hamfest, O'Fallon, MO
August 26 - 2017 Joplin Hamfest, Joplin, MO
September 8 - Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest, Mena, AR
September 15-17th - 2017 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference, St. Louis, MO (Earth City - Holiday Inn West)
September 16 - All-Arkansas Hamfest, Little Rock, AR
October 28 - 26th Annual Halloween Hamfest, Kirkwood, MO
November 11 - Nixa Amateur Radio Club Hamfest - NARCfest 2017, Nixa, MO
SLSRC's Field Day for 2016 has come and gone.
It started off with the customary breakfast at Denny's for those involved with the setup. Following breakfast, the crew headed to Stacy Park in Olivette to erect the tower, and the other antennas. Field Day officially began Saturday at 13:00 hours (18:00 UTC). Stations, operating as WØSRC were set up to operate on SSB, CW, and Digital.
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SLSRC was once again honored to welcome Ward Silver, NØAX, as guest speaker at our July 22nd General Meeting. Ward's presentations are always a “don't miss” event. This month's presentation, “Propagation 101”, covered the basics of VHF and HF propagation, explaining several common occurrences you may have experienced.
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by The Social Committee
Field Day will be held again this year at Stacy Park in Olivette, MO, starting on Saturday, June 25th at 1:00 P.M. The day is always centered around making radio contacts, antennas, educational classes, meeting old friends, making new friends, and last but not least...FOOD!!!
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The April presentation will be all about the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi was introduced in February 2012 as a teaching tool to help teach computer science in schools and developing countries. Since it's inception, there have been 4 major versions, the latest Pi 3 was released in February 2016.
The Pi is a fully functioning computer, complete with a processor, RAM, video, ethernet and I/O pins. Not only did the education community grasp the Pi by storm, so did the hobbyist community with their pet projects and specialized applications. Today, there are hundreds of uses for the Pi, everything from running as a Linux server to home automation and SDR applications.
Kyle will give some information about the current Pi, demonstrate how to setup a Pi from scratch, and also have some guests show off what they have done with their Pi in the amateur radio community.
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Last Fall (October 2015), Viktar had a chance to visit Hartford, CT, and tour two places of definite interest to radio amateurs both full of historic and educational "stuff", and equipped with ham radio stations open to visitor operation. One site is very well known to everyone, the ARRL Headquarters and W1AW. The other is the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut and its station W1VCM, run and maintained by a local group of enthusiasts. Viktar will share some of his pictures and highlights of both attractions, as well as some travel tips not to miss when planning a similar trip.
Christopher R. Barber (WX5CW) will be presenting on the development and deployment of a 5GHz based network that will provide Point-to-Point (PTP) linking and mesh connectivity for the STL Ham community. This ham-based network will be comprised of a PTP command and control link between all SLSRC repeaters, and a mesh network for high-speed data connectivity between hams located around and within the I-270 loop. The full details of the equipment and infrastructure will be presented and discussed.
St. Louis Weather Spotter Classes for Winter/Spring 2016 have begun. They are presented by Jim Kramper (NØLSX), Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis, MO
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Our 2017 meeting schedule is here!
SLSRC General Meetings will be held at Missouri Baptist Medical Center on the following dates:
The June Meeting will be held in conjunction with Field Day on June 24-25.
*The December Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Holiday Dinner.
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