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Meetings for 2023

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We will hold our next meeting at the Bridgeview Community Center located at 7902 S. Oketo Avenue in Bridgeview, Illinois 60455, on June 8th, 2023, at 7:30 PM CDT. Our main topic of discussion will be Field Day 2023. Please visit the event page at for more info, including… Read more »

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 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.

New UHF Repeater

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We have replaced our aging UHF repeater with a brand new Yaesu DR-1. The new machine is on the same frequencies as our old repeater (442.675 with a standard 5 MHz positive offset and a PL tone of 131.8). Thanks to the Hamfesters Radio Club (W9AA) for their assistance with… Read more »

STARS Annual Holiday Party

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STARS will be holding the December meeting at Beggar’s Pizza in Oak Forest instead of the Worth Public Library.  Please come and celebrate the holidays with us.  There will be a raffle for two Baofeng radios. View the events page for all the details.  

New STARS Website

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We have launched a new version of our website!  We hope that this will become a useful resource for all of our upcoming club activities, as well as a useful archive of past events.