The Society of Midwest Contesters

July Black Hole

7/10/2015 Just hitting the newstands….thanks for the editorial team Danny Pease, NG9R; Tim Gennett, K9WX; Mel Chrichton, KJ9C and Bill Axelrod, K3WA.

July Black Hole

Abe Lincoln pounds out Gettysburg Address



WØS was on July 4th as NØAX dons black suit, top hat, and pounds out the Gettysburg Address on a straight key in the visage of Abraham Lincoln from the St Charles Amateur Radio Club’s float in the annual Independence Day Parade in downtown St. Charles.


Bloomington/Normal Visitor info….schedule

For more chat time plan on arriving Friday and bring the XYL.  The entire “uptown” Normal has been rebuilt in the last 10 years.  There are plenty of shops within walking distance, and the Shops of College Hills outdoor mall is only 10 minutes away.  The town will be bustling with activity because it is the first weekend of the semester for Illinois State University students.  The Marriott has a nice restaurant and coffee shop.  Schedule a dinner with friends and plan on spending an evening in conversation beginning about 7pm.  The lobby has couches and large tables and is open very late for refreshments.
On Saturday morning meet, mingle and have breakfast with fellow SMCers.  The program will start at 9 am with a welcoming from our president.  The exact schedule is being determined.
We will take a group photo at the first break! So be there…..

WRTC Sponsorship

5/26/2015 – This is a QSL from K1B during the WRTC. As you can see, SMC member Mike, W9RE and Mark, N5OT are holding the placard for the SMC sponsorship of a station tent.