St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club is an ARRL Special Service Club

April 29, 2019….

The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club (SLSRC) is an ARRL Special Service Club again after a brief hiatus.  A big thank you needs to be given to Alexandra Rust, AEØDN. Due to her hard work, the SLSRC is once again an ARRL Special Service Club.

According to the ARRL, a special service club goes above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio.  They are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities.

The Suburban Radio Club was first accepted as an ARRL Special Service Club in 1993 and held the title for many years. It was stated in the approval letter, “,,,this club is recognized for extended efforts on behalf of Amateur Radio and service to its  community.”

The SLSRC focus remains to reach out to others to strengthen and increase the Amateur Radio Community.  The SLSRC currently has several ways we tailor to the special service club requirements :

  • Host monthly meetings with informative programs the 4th Friday of each month
  • Teach Mentoring and Back to Basic classes the 1st Friday of each month
  • Sponsor 2 monthly breakfasts
  • Teach license classes several times a year
  • Provide support at public service events such as Tour de Cure and Bike MS
  • Maintain 7 area repeaters using C4FM digital and analog modes
  • Run a weekly net on 146.850 each Tuesday evening
  • Host a monthly technical net on the 4th Thursday of the month
  • Partner with Arch Reactor (local makerspace) to teach “Learn to Solder” classes
  • Host IRLP Node – 7106
  • Host Echolink Node – 396891
  • Host AllStar Node – 40105 & 49485
  • Sponsor Winterfest – the metro area largest Hamfest (currently the Midwest ARRL Conference for 2020)

The list goes on and on…

SLSRC would like to thank each and every one of our members that help make all of this possible.  If you would like more information on any of the many programs SLSRC hosts or provides, please email