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June’s VE session will be held at our Field Day site

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The VE session on June 23rd will be held at Messenger Woods, prior to the start of Field Day.  Feel free to stick around and get on the air, or use your updated privileges after the session. https://w9src.org/event/ve-testing-session-24/

January meeting to be held at Del Carmen

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Due to a room availability, this month’s meeting will be across the street from the Worth Library at Del Carmen restaurant.

Join us for the STARS Holiday party

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In place of our December meeting, we will be having a holiday party at Beggars Pizza in Oak Forest. As usual, we will have a raffle. Pizza and appetizers will be provided by the club, but drinks will be paid for by the attendee. See the event page for more… Read more »

December VE session cancelled

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Due to the proximity to Christmas, we will be cancelling the VE session in December. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please use the ARRL website to search for other available sessions.

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 »

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 »

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

Field Day is right around the corner

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Come join us Saturday, June 25 at Messenger Woods as we participate in Field Day 2016. We will have a VE session in the morning and will start setting up equipment shortly after that. We will be attempting to make satellite contacts this year with a computer controlled antenna array. … Read more »