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Iron Dog 2017

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Iron Dog is back on for October 28th.  It is being run by K9s For Veterans this year.  More details on the event page.

UPDATE: Vice President Patrick Shalloo (KB9KRT) has passed away

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Our club VP Patrick became a silent key on August 20, 2017. Visitation is Friday, August 25th from 3-9PM. Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home – Orland Park 9000 W 151st St. Orland Park, IL 60462 Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 26th at 10AM. St Thomas More Catholic Church… Read more »

Field Day Site Aerial Video

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Special thanks go out to Troy (WD9DKE) and Sarah (KD9ETH) for meeting me at the Field Day site and allowing use of the hexacopter used for making this video.

New VHF Repeater Installed

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On Saturday, Tom (KA9ZXN) and Rudy (NF9Q) went to the repeater site to replace the VHF repeater. The old Vertex repeater was having issues with the ID volume dropping out. We now have a second Yaesu DR-1X repeater in service on the same frequencies as before.

Iron Dog pushed back

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We just got news that the Iron Dog event will be pushed back from sometime this spring to the fall. We will have more updates as we hear new info.

UPDATE – Club member Jim Liston passed away last night

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Jim Liston (N9HSH) passed away December 3rd at 8:30 PM.  Condolences to his family and friends. Funeral Friday, December 9, 10:00 am from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W 103rd St, Oak Lawn to St Christina Church, 111th St and Christiana Ave, Chicago. Mass 11:00 am. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip…. Read more »

STARS Holiday Party

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Please join us for our yearly holiday party at Beggar’s Pizza in Oak Forest. We will be raffling off a Jetstream JT270MH dual band mobile radio. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. Map and address can be found on the event page at https://w9src.org/event/stars-holiday-party-2016/. Also note, the… Read more »

STARS 2M repeater is now on Echolink

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The STARS 2M repeater is now live on Echolink! We are still working on tweaking some of the settings, but we are currently running. The callsign is W9SRC-R and will show up in the repeater section of Echolink. For reference, the Node ID is 763923. Please try it out and… Read more »

Iron Dog has been cancelled this year.

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We have received word that the annual Iron Dog competition will not be taking place this year. The organizers do hope that the event will continue in the future.

Club member Bob Koran has passed away.

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We received the unfortunate news that Bob Koran (N9JYX) has become a silent key.  Visitation will be on Sunday, August 21 from 6-8PM at Sourek Funeral Home in Cicero. Sourek Funeral Home 5645 W. 35th St. Cicero, IL 60804 http://www.sourekfuneralhomes.com