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Derick, AB9PR, working the bands under the night lights!

Derick, AB9PR, working the bands under the night lights!


Coming up is our annual Campfire & QRP night - Tuesday September 10, 7:00 p.m.at the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie. Emily Oaks is at Brummel and Kenton - just north of Howard St., 2 blocks east of Skokie Blvd. A map is referenced below or just use your GPS.

Bring your QRP rig, an antenna, and some insect repellent, just in case campfire smoke isn’t enough to keep bugs at bay. Beverages and s’mores will be provided.  As the days grow shorter, it’s almost dark by 7:30, so recommend you get there early to set up an antenna. 40, 30, or 20 meters are usually the bands of choice.

Once again there will be “Emily” awards for QSOs that cover the greatest distance per watt, with separate categories for CW, SSB and digital.

If you want to have some fun with QRP and haven’t tried it before, you can find KC9IL’s helpful presentation at the link below.

Please join us Tuesday, September 10 at Emily Oaks in Skokie. Bring a friend!

Detail of map to Emil Oaks

Detail of map to Emil Oaks

Special Events

Amateur Radio Licensed Volunteers Needed

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

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

public service

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

-  Chicago Marathon, Sunday October 13th 

Positions are still available. contact Rob, K9RST@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

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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