The NSRC is a not-for-profit Amateur Radio club serving Chicago’s north suburban area. It is one of Chicago’s largest and most active radio clubs whose members’ interests cover the entire spectrum of what the Amateur Radio Service has to offer. The club is a long standing Special Service Club member of the American Radio Relay League. It participates in Field Day, sponsors fox hunts and operates special event stations for Kid’s Day and the Boy Scouts’ Jamboree on the Air. NSRC also provides public service communications for local organizations like the MC200 Relay Race and the North Shore Century Bicycle Ride. For the first time in many years, amateur radio was invited to help with the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Many NSRC members participated in this world-class event. The club participates in and encourages all aspects of Amateur Radio including license classes and exams to help people get started in this wonderful hobby.

Club Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park. Meetings are open to the public. On occasion the club will have special meetings at various guest locations. Our meetings offer an informal setting for informative programs. The Heller Nature Center is located at 2821 Ridge Road in Highland Park. Talk in on our two meter system.

And — as always, we need some volunteers to work the hospitality/refreshments for the meetings.  This is a simple job — make a little coffee, by some sweet stuff.Can you help? Let us know.

Our Weekly Net

Please feel free to check into the NSRC weekly Thursday night net at 8PM CDT/CST on either our 2M or 440 repeaters which are normally linked together for the net. Our net features recorded Amateur Radio news from either the Rain Report or AR NEWSLINE,  hamfest calendar, and announcements of general interest.  Weekly content changes as follows:

  • First week:         Ask the Expert
  • Second week:     What’s New at Your Station?
  • Third week:        Board/Department report
  • Fourth week:      Swap Meet