Vice President

Our next EARS club meeting is on Tuesday, June 18, at the Springfield Justice Center in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Our speaker will be Dennis Kidder (W6DQ) who will be joining us via Zoom to present “Preservation of a piece of History — Voice of America: Delano Relay DL-8 “.

About Dennis’s presentation:
Preservation of a piece of History — Voice of America: Delano Relay DL-8
A group from the Collins Collectors Association rescue from the landfill a one of the largest SW transmitters manufactured by Collins Radio. This presentation provides a little history of VoA, the dismantling, transport and reassembly of the transmitter in a well known museum.

Prior to the meeting, we will have our usual club activities. The shack will open by 5:30 p.m. and be available for use. Starting at 6:30 p.m., some of our members will be available in the EOC for “Elmer’s Table” assistance. Bring your equipment, questions, and inquisitive spirit and stop by the Elmer’s table for some advice. We will also have our usual swap meet table, 50/50 drawing, and snacks!

I hope you plan to join us in June!


If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics to address at a club meeting or would like to be a presenter, please feel free to contact with your suggestion.  ______________________________________________________________

There are ongoing open on the Net Control rotation schedule.  If you’re interested, please email me which dates work for you.   I’ll be happy to put you on the calendar.

May 30 James

June 6 Steve

June 13 Ken

June 20 Doc

June 27 Ken


We are working on many projects and events right now.  Some things going on include planning for a RTTY contest, planning and participation in a local amateur radio swap meet, planning tabling events at SUB Wellness Fair and National Night Out, developing our radio Go boxes, emergency communications development, repeater development, and even a possible entry in the Springfield holiday parade.  Make sure you come to a meeting soon to get all the details.

There are lots of ideas and energy happening at EARS right now.  How would YOU like to be involved?  I’d like to hear your ideas.

~Ann, KJ7CWV

Last Updated on May 27, 2024 by Vice President


Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m. at the Springfield Justice Center.