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NSRC Club Meeting Agenda -

August 13, 2019

  Software Defined Radio

Dan KD9M

 Dan, KD9M will cover the following topics: what is an SDR, what comprises an SDR, why do I want one, review of SDR solutions, SDR software, applications, and panadapters. 

This should be an interesting and informative presentation and if you are thinking about an SDR, a must.

 Operating a ham station from a condo on vacation – the results

 Marty WD9GYM

 Marty, WD9GYM will explain what he set out to do when operating from a condo in Florida earlier this year and what happened.  This will be a good opportunity to learn about some of the challenges faced in this type of operation. 

Mobile Operating Car Show and Portable Operating

Members are encouraged to bring their cars containing mobile stations for display.  It should be a great opportunity to see some of the techniques used in the ever more challenging automotive environment.

 Individuals that operate portable stations in the Hams in the Park and other situations are encouraged to bring and display their stations.

 If you plan to bring a mobile or portable station, please contact Dave, WW9S at: daveh200@comcast.net

 This will allow us to plan parking and space for portable stations.

 In case of rain, we will have space for portables inside. 

Special Event

Amateur Radio Licensed Volunteers Needed

- Taste of Melrose Park (GOTA), August 30th till September 1st

- Evanston Bike Club North Shore Century Ride, Sunday September 15th 

-  Chicago Marathon, Sunday October 13th 

For more information contact: Cary Willis, KD9ITO@arrl.net

 VE Examination Schedule for 2019

 NSRC Volunteer Examiner (VE) Sessions will be held Sundays, from 1:30-3:30 at the Northbrook Public Library on the following dates in the Interactive Classroom A, 2nd Floor:

Location: 1201 Cedar Lane

                Northbrook, IL 60062

August 18, 2019

October 20, 2019

December 15, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 


(847) 295-8845

VEC: ARRL/VEC.  See above for location and time.


Hams in the Park

At the July Ham in the Park event, the group decided our next event should include a BBQ, as a group activity. We put on quite a spread of hotdogs, Italian Sausage, BBQ chicken, homemade goodies and all the fixings.

We met at Captain Daniel Wright Woods on Saturday August 11, 2019. With an early crew starting at Noon we had 6 sets of equipment up and running with 1 Dipole, 2 Vertical, and 2 Loop antennas , Stations operating;  2 - CW, 2 - FM, 1 - FT8 and a Flex station operating remotely as well as Digital HT’s for D-Star and DMR. We had a real Field Day experience. 

Members in attendance were; Sergey KD9EBS, Dave WW9S, Warren KC9IL, Don KK9H, Burt KR9T, Kate KC9IQF, Allen N9YHD, Forrest KD9AAM, Denice W9/V31KC,  Jeremy W9DEE,  Marty WD9GYM, Cary KD9ITO and their families.

We had perfect weather made our contacts, ate, relaxed and ate some more.

Our next Ham in the Park will be our QRP night (operating at 10 watts or less) hosted by Howard N9RUI. This event is in place of our September meeting.

Tuesday September 10th.  7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St. Skokie, IL  60076

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