In Person

Nothing is better than meeting a new face or seeing a old friend. I find myself saying "Oh that's your call sign. Great to put a face with the call!" We socialize at our meetings, open hours, and other events throughout the year.


The SVRC maintains several forms of social media to enable members to socialize electronically. This page is to help members/potential members find these groups. All of these are subject to the SVRC Social Media Guidelines

Email Group

We maintain an email group/reflector on from Yahoo groups). 

Facebook Group

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IL QSO Party

Sun, 10/22/2023 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
4595 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707

A Weekend Open Hours Event aligned with the Illinois QSO Party!

Brother James Court Laundry Building
4595 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707
Use the Springfield Developmental Center Driveway, then look to your left.

Open Hours Outdoors on Labor Day

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
2508 St James Rd Springfield, IL

We will be at Brother James Court 2508 St James Rd Springfield, IL.  People start arriving around 9:30 A.M. and we are usually there until about 12pm.  The Open Hour Roundtable (net) starts at 10a every monday on the 443.000 Repeater.  We always have fun at open hours by socializing, discussing technical topics, and operating some HF mode.  If you have a radio or antenna you want to try in the field bring it out; when the weather is nice we have options for testing your gear and answering questions.

73 de KA9KQH

SVRC Monday Morning Open Hours

Mon, 11/06/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 11/13/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 11/20/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 11/27/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 12/04/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 12/11/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 12/18/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 01/01/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 01/08/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 01/15/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 01/22/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 01/29/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 02/05/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 02/12/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 02/19/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 02/26/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 03/04/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 03/11/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 03/18/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 03/25/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 04/01/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 04/08/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 04/15/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 04/22/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 04/29/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 05/13/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 05/20/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 05/27/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 06/03/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 06/10/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 06/17/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 06/24/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
4595 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707


Franciscan Brothers Property (Old Laundry Building)
4595 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707

Use the Springfield Developmental Center Entrance.

What: Get technical advice, operate;

Program for April 6, 2023 Meeting is....

Meet Rob Orr, recruiter of the 160 teams of amateur radio operators who provide communications for the famed Chicago Marathon. This in-person presentation will provide insight into the new direction his efforts are taking.

After spending years trying to find a good place to use his ham radio experience and background, Rob Orr, K9RST, stumbled into an opportunity to serve on the organizing team to provide ham radio operators for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, now beginning their 15th year!  

75th Anniversary Dinner Reminder

Don't forget to sign-up for the club's 75th Anniversary Dinner that will be held on Saturday, March 18 at the Village of Jerome community center 2901 Leonard St, Springfield, IL 62704. starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $16.00 per person. We'll have extra forms at the March 2 meeting since you must choose your dinner selection in advance.

Program for March 2, 2023 Meeting is....

  For SVRC's Thursday, March 2 meeting, we're tapping into the expertise of techno expert Michael Walker, VA3MW, for a live, two-way on-screen conversation to learn more about how and why Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology is the hottest new must-have for ham radio operators. Walker is the Customer and Training Manager for Texas-based FlexRadio, a pioneer in the design and development of SDR. As in recent months, the meeting will be held in one of the spacious and technology-equipped meeting rooms on the main floor of South Side Christian Church, 2600 S.

SVRC Club Meeting

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 02/01/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 03/07/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 04/04/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 05/02/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 06/06/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 08/01/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 09/05/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 10/03/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 11/07/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 12/05/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu, 01/02/2025 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
South Side Christian Church 2600 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62704

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No meeting in July due to Independence Day

All meetings are held at the South Side Christian Church, 2600 South MacAr-thur Boulevard, Springfield, 6:30 p.m. Park and enter through the rear door.


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