St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club is having a weekend class for the Technician License on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11.
All of the possible test questions in the Question Pool will be covered, but prior study is strongly recommended.
Study guides will be sent when you register for the class. Class size is limited to 12.
VE testing for all license levels will be held on June 11 at the completion of the class by the Cliff Cave VE team.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.