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YRC’s Field Day is set for logging!

Thanks to the extreme generosity of nine York Radio Club members, our club received a total of $850 for the purpose of being able to purchase three up-to-date laptop computers and a WinKey unit for sending and receiving Morse code – This equipment will allow for  networked based logging at this year’s Field Day and CW computer driven  logging and sending of  Morse code –

So, those who helped make this project happen for Field Day logging, (and permanent club on-going use for the VE program and ongoing management of club records and meeting notes, etc., with the third unit,) will be used at the discretion of the YRC board of directors.

So Gehl KB9DVC, Steve N9ZE, George KC9UIU, Don KB9SWI, Dave KC9AMY, Todd W9YK, Mark KB9TVD, Tomoko KD9HTA, Bob WB9HYB stepped up so we can all get a better chance to hit the ball! Thank you all – very much!

Field Day 2017 & YRC

In a 24-hour blitz that will include nationwide radio communications, the Elmhurst-based York Radio Club will operate at least three radio stations from the Elmhurst Fire Department Training Facility, 910 N. Addison, on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25.

The operation will be part of Amateur Radio Field Day, an annual contest started in 1933 that is designed to test emergency preparedness. In past years, more than 30,000 Amateur Radio operators in the United States and Canada have taken part. Visitors interested in learning more about the ham radio hobby, or those who are simply curious, are welcome. More information is available at