We have numerous special interest groups (SIG’s). Some have regular announcements and meetings; others use email groups. We hope you find one below you’d like to be a part of.
SIG Email Lists (Sign up with full name and call sign in Name field)
|Announcements Only||VRC announcements only, from club’s board|
|Antenna Building||VRC Antenna building SIG mail list|
|Digital and Packet||VRC APRS, Packet, and Mesh Networking list (through Groups.io)|
|DX||VRC DX SIG mail list|
|Elecraft||VRC Elecraft SIG mail list|
|EmComm||VRC Emergency Communications (EmComm) SIG mail list|
|Fox Hunting||VRC Fox Hunting SIG mail list|
|W7PXL||VRC Main mail list, AKA: “The Reflector”|
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
“Now What?” Group
Before COVID-19 this group met in person on the 4th Monday of each month at the Eugene Police Department, 300 Country Club Road Eugene, OR 97401 and on the air the other Mondays. Currently meetings are on the air each Monday at 7:00 PM 145.450 MHz (123Hz tone). You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DX Special Interest Group
Emergency Communications (EmComm)
Here are the links to recommended FEMA classes.
The test at the end of each is open book, so don’t feel you must memorize every detail.
On the web page linked above, there is a box to the right of the text which says “TAKE THIS COURSE.” You will also see a box that says”TAKE FINAL EXAM” and explains that to take the exam and get your printable certificate, you need a FEMA SID (Student ID number). Click on the “register for one here.”
Once you have your SID, go to the “TAKE THIS COURSE” box and click on the words “interactive web-based course” to begin.
This takes you to a page with a link for a printable copy of the course materials.
There are arrows at the bottom of each page. Use those to navigate through the lesson. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. There are lots of acronyms, but it’s the concepts that are most important for EmComm.
Other Interest Groups
- Eugene Area Repeaters
- Eugene RFI Information
- Upcoming Contests
- American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
- Emerald Amateur Radio Club (Springfield OR)
- Lane County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
- Lane County Sheriff’s Amateur Radio Operators (LASARO)