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Kyle will be presenting Working and Chasing Portable : A How To for NPOTA, SOTA, IOTA and Contest Portable.  Have you wanted to get involved with National Parks on the Air?  How about Summits on the Air, or Islands on the Air?  Not sure where to start, or get info?  Come to the Aug 26th SLSRC meeting to jump start your activating or chasing efforts and gain some knowledge about working portable.  You don't have to drive to a National Park, climb a mountain or boat to an island to join in on the fun.  Kyle will show us how to be an activator and chaser for these fun events, how to claim points, where to get more info about them and just about anything working portable that you want to talk about!

Missed the meeting, or didn't write down that link?  Download Kyle's presentation below.

 Operating & Chasing Portable Stations PDF

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Welcome to the 2M FM Simplex Sprint Contest Info Page!


The 2M FM Simplex Sprint Contest is back this fall!  Mark your calendars for Sept 24th 7 to 10pm CDT!

The objective is to make as many contacts in different zip codes as possible with only 2M FM simplex using 100W or less.  To locate boundries of zip codes, the following webpage can be of use : http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm.  There are also many smart phone apps out to tell you which zip code your located in.

This is a great contest to help conquer mic fright, test out a new antenna, learn how to program your radio and make new friends.  The contest is open to all hams to participate and join in on the fun.  You don't have to be an SLSRC member to compete in this, so spread the word!

Starting at 6:30pm the night of the contest, we will hold a pre-contest net on the 146.94 (141.3) repeater to take check ins, host a Q&A session and discuss contest tips and tricks.


Download the rules below.  

2M FM Simplex Sprint Rules


Submission Spreadsheets.

Google Spreadsheets

Excel 2013



How to submit a spreadsheet via Google Sheets (preferred method, plus bonus points too!)

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St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club is holding a weekend class for the Technician License on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25.

We will cover all questions in the Technician Question Pool, but prior studying is strongly recommended.  

Check back later for information about VE Testing on Sunday, September 25th.

For complete information and study guides, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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By Dennis J. McCarthy, AAØA

Thirty-four years ago, the City of St. Louis had specific ordinances for the erection of ham antennas and towers.  I found this out when I tried to erect an antenna again in the city last year, this time at a new address. There were no HOA or other restrictions.  First, I applied for a ham antenna permit.  A mistake, I later learned. 

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Click the link below for pictures of Field Day 2016.  If you have any to add, please contact Kyle at n0ktk at slsrc dot org.

Field Day 2016 Pictures

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SLSRC's Field Day for 2016 has come and gone.

It started off with the customary breakfast at Denny's for those involved with the setup.  Following breakfast, the crew headed to Stacy Park in Olivette to erect the tower, and the other antennas.  Field Day officially began Saturday at 13:00 hours (18:00 UTC).  Stations, operating as WØSRC were set up to operate on SSB, CW, and Digital.

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July 17 - Zerobeaters Hamfest, Washington, MO

August 6 – West Central Illinois Hamfest, Carlinville, IL

August 13 – SWAPFEST 2016, Quincy, IL

August 14 – SCARC Hamfest 2016, O'Fallon, MO

September 17-18 – Peoria Superfest, Peoria, IL

October 13-15 – Microwave Update 2016 (Friday night Swap Meet)

October 29 – Halloween Hamfest, Kirkwood, MO

January 28, 2017 – Winterfest 2017 - Collinsville, IL

To See Flyers for These Hamfests, Click on Title or "READ MORE"

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