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Christopher Barber (WX5CW), Engineering Committee Chair, and WØSRC Trustee, will discuss CW.  He states, “My goal for this presentation is to inspire new CW operators and reignite older CW operators to finding the magic in operating CW.  I will review my journey from the struggles I had learning CW to my decision

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St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club is holding a weekend class for the Technician License on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25.

We will cover all questions in the Technician Question Pool, but prior studying is strongly recommended.  

Check back later for information about VE Testing on Sunday, September 25th.

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Welcome to the 2M FM Simplex Sprint Contest Info Page!

The 2M FM Simplex Sprint Contest is back this fall!  Mark your calendars for Sept 24th 7 to 10pm CDT!

The objective is to make as many contacts in different zip codes as possible with only 2M FM simplex using 100W or less.  To locate boundries of zip codes, the following webpage can be of use : http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm.  There are also many smart phone apps out to tell you which zip code your located in.

This is a great contest to help conquer mic fright, test out a new antenna, learn how to program your radio and make new friends.  The contest is open to all hams to participate and join in on the fun.  You don't have to be an SLSRC member to compete in this, so spread the word!

Starting at 6:30pm the night of the contest, we will hold a pre-contest net on the 146.94 (141.3) repeater to take check ins, host a Q&A session and discuss contest tips and tricks.

Download the rules below.  

2M FM Simplex Sprint Rules

Submission Spreadsheets.

Google Spreadsheets

Excel 2013


How to submit a spreadsheet via Google Sheets (preferred method, plus bonus points too!)

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by Bill Carroll (KC9CIK)   

I received an email from our dog's vet this morning asking if we are prepared to take care of our pets in case of a disaster.  This got me to thinking.  I am not a real idiot.  Surely, I am prepared for a disaster not only for myself, but for my pets.  I started looking around, and one of the first things I looked at was my phone.

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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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By Bill Carroll (KC9CIK)

“You have a friend in me…” This should be one of our theme songs of amateur radio.  As I look at the membership for SLSRC, I can see we have members that are not within our own region. Most of these are former St. Louis area residents that no longer live here.  These are some of the friends we have met through the radio.

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*Missed the meeting, or didn't write down the link?  Download Kyle's presentation shown at the end of this article*

At the August 26th SLSRC meeting, Kyle Krieg presented, "Working and Chasing Portable:  A How To for NPOTA, SOTA, IOTA and Contest Portable".  If you have ever wanted to get involved with National Parks on the Air, Summits on the Air, Islands on the Air, just not sure where to start, or get info the meeting was the place to be.

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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 http://tinyurl.com/ppj83b3.  In addition, he has also published a book on the Titan II missile program.

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