Reflecting back on my schooling, my least favorite subject was history. Always memorizing names and dates, yuck! As I grew older, TV made history fun. I learned more about the stories in history everything behind the names and dates. History became more interesting.
Today, as I had a few spare moments, I started looking into the history of the St Louis and Suburban Radio Club by going through one of the boxes I inherited when I became secretary. My plan is to start sharing some of the history I find. Maybe you will find it as interesting as I have.
Below are 2 newspaper articles I came across. The first is about Field Day from June of 1979 and the second about communicators helping St John’s Mercy Medical Center with internal communication when they lost all their telephone service form July of 1991. If you were involved with either of these events, please share with me your stories so that I can add them to the club’s history.
Field Day 1979
Hospital Help 1991
SLSRC History Part 1 Dec 7 2018 – By Rebecca Carroll KC9CIJ
The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club was formed by the merger of 2 clubs, the Suburban Radio Club of St Louis County and St. Louis Repeater, Inc. Between the two clubs, you may not know the Suburban Radio Club of St. Louis County was formed first..
The Suburban Radio Club was incorporated in the state of Missouri, December 28, 1954. The first Board of Directors was J.M. Tucker, R. A. Reutner, F. R. Cortinovis, J. D. Miller, and R. L. Miller.
The St. Louis Repeater Organization was incorporated March 25, 1968. Their board of directors were Norman Edman, L. F. Waelterman, Allen Kempe, and Val Bardot. This club was short lived and was dissolved with the state of Missouri March 4, 1970.
The St Louis Repeater Organization was replaced by the St. Louis Repeater, Inc; which was incorporated March 6, 1970. The St. Louis Repeater, Inc had an original board of directors of Edward R Drone, Kenneth Bleich Lionel Doak, Marianne Familton, and Carl Beckers. Sadly the St. Louis Repeaters, Inc let their Missouri Registration lapse in 2004.
Shortly after this lapse in registration, the members of the St. Louis Repeaters, Inc. approached the Suburban Radio Club of St Louis County about taking ownership of their repeater equipment. With a little discussion and a name change, the Suburban Radio Club became The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club (Note the official club name with the state of Missouri includes “The”) when Jim Glasscock signed the state paperwork October 23, 2006. It was officially accepted with the state of Missouri November 26, 2006.