SLSRC News (23)

The April SLSRC program takes a short “detour” from ham radio, as Norm Guittar (husband of Dolores Guittar, KDØCIV) will present “An In-Depth Look at Electric Cars, Past, Present, and Future.”

Norm will start at the beginning of the development of the electric car, which started around the same time that Hiram Percy Maxim...

by John Mountain, KJØMTN

CQ CQ CQ - now it is time to get ready for Field Day 2017! Are you ready?

The SLSRC invites the St. Louis area amateur radio community to join us for a couple of days of getting together to test our abilities to respond in support of disasters, chatting about...

SLSRC is honored to have Don Wilbanks AE5DW as our guest presenter at the March meeting.

Don will be joining us via SKYPE from his home studio in Picayune, MS. The meeting is at March 24 at 7 PM in the Clinical Learning Institute, Goldfarb School of Nursing, rooms 419-420 of Missouri Baptist Hospital.

Don is a reporter and anchor for Amateur Radio Newsline...

Winterfest 2018 has been scheduled!  Come see us January 27, 2018 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL.  

We will continue to bring you the best hamfest possible with:

  • Wide Variety of Vendors
  • Forms
  • Card Checking
  • VE Testing

If you would like more information on how to help with Winterfest 2018, please contact Rebecca Carroll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The February meeting of SLSRC will feature a program by Ron Elliott KDØSML on mobile APRS.

The presentation will be an overview of APRS mostly through the lens of APRSIS software which runs on the Windows platform, or using Wine on Linux.  It is also available for the Android platform.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:29

January 20, 2017 Meeting - “Show & Tell”

SLSRC kicks off the year with it's monthly meeting on January 20th with the annual “Show and Tell” program.  This is where YOU get to give a brief presentation of any radio, antenna, etc. projects you have completed, or are working on.  It's also a great time to “show” off any new equipment you have, or your new modes of operation.

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SLSRC was honored to have Jim Kramper, NØLSX, Warning Coordination Meteorologist as the presenter at it's November 18th meeting.  Mr. Kramper presented a review of the December 2015 heavy rain event, and look at potential changes in the National Weather Service down the road.

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Joe Fleagle (WØFY) is a SLSRC Board Member, member of the Engineering Committee, and a retired electrical engineer. Joe received his first license in 1961 while in Maryland.  He moved to St. Louis in 1970.

Joe presented a program at the October General Meeting titled, “Ham Radio in the Dark Ages.” In describing his presentation, he said, “It starts with the

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By George Waddell (WØGRW)

During my trip to the 2016 Dayton Hamvention, I talked to Chuck Penson (WA7ZZE) at his flea market stall.  Chuck is known for his two books,  Heathkit Test Equipment, and Heathkit Amateur Radio Products.  The test equipment book is relatively new, but the amateur radio book has been out of print for some time.  However, he has placed the entire amateur radio book online for all to enjoy, and it is being updated as he finds new information. The URL is  In addition, he has also published a book on the Titan II missile program.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 18:01

SLSRC's Back-To-Basics Classes

The SLSRC will be holding “Back-To-Basics” Classes  the first Friday of the month beginning Friday, October 7th at 7:00PM.  The Classes will be held at Missouri Baptist Hospital, Town and Country, MO within the Clinical Learning Institute - Goldfarb School of Nursing, rooms 419-420 (same rooms where SLSRC General Meetings are held).  4th floor of the main garage.

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