Son of a Silent Key….

My father was a licensed Ham Radio Operator since he came home from the Korean War. He died nearly 11 years ago and I have been holding on to his Ham Radio equipment for the entire time. It worked when he died but, hasn’t been used since. I’m looking to donate this, as is, to a club or an individual operator. The Transceiver is a Kenwood SSB Transceiver Model TS-502S . I have all of the related equipment and most of the owners manuals. My name is David Evely and I live in Elmhurst and can be reached at 312-339-0417 (cell).

Upcoming ARRL Hamfests in Illinois

04/19/2015 | AAROFest 2015

Location: Galva, IL
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Area Amateur Radio Operators
Website: http://qsl.net/aa9ro
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04/25/2015 | Lewis & Clark Radio Club 2015 Hamfest

Location: Godfrey, IL
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Lewis and Clark Radio Club
Website: http://www.k9ham.org
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05/03/2015 | THE DEKALB HAMFEST

Location: Sandwich, IL
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.karc-club.org
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World Amateur Radio Day is April 18!

 

On Saturday, April 18, radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) 2015. It was on April 18, 1925, that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was founded in Paris, with ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president. The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day is to highlight Amateur Radio and its benefits to countries and communities. The IARU said World Amateur Radio Day is an opportunity for IARU member-societies to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the public and make friends with other amateurs around the world. Special event stations will be on the air over the April 18-19 weekend to highlight World Amateur Radio Day and the IARU’s 90th anniversary.

(Reprinted excerpt from an article on April 09, 2015 from the ARRL website)

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