About our club:

The FRRL is a club for radio amateurs offering knowledge sharing, fun, events, education, and license testing.

Our meetings include a short business meeting and a program of special interest to amateur radio operators.

We also have a "Net" on our 2-meter repeater each Tuesday at 7:30 PM with the exception of our meeting nights. 

For questions or more information please reach out to [email protected].

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ARC/OVER Newsletter
May 2023

Upcoming Events:

Board Meeting: June 7th, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Board meetings are regularly scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.

Membership Meeting: June 14th, 2023 at 7:30 PM 

Regular membership meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month.

Bethany Lutheran Church
8 S Lincoln St.
Batavia, IL 60510

We will give a best effort to have a Zoom call to broadcast the meeting for those that are unable to attend live. Link will be sent prior to the meeting.

All persons interested in amateur radio are invited to attend. Please contact director2 [at] frrl.org for an invite!

ARRL Field Day: June 23rd-25th, 2023 

The FRRL will be conducting our annual ARRL Field Day event. On the 4th weekend in June, over 40,000 hams in North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate amateur radio. Whether you are a seasoned operator, newly licensed, or just curious about Amateur Radio come out to our Field Day site and operate.

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St. 
St. Charles, IL 

This event is open to the public and all are welcome!

VE Testing: July 20th, 2023 at 6:00 PM

The FRRL, in conjunction with the ARRL VEC, sponsors regular amateur examinations. Ad-hoc sessions are planned during major events and will be added to the schedule.

Testing Location:
Geneva Lutheran Church
301 S 3rd St,
Geneva, IL 60134

Pre-registration is requested but not required, walk ins are welcome!
If possible, please let us know in advance by emailing ve [at] frrl.org.


RF-Safety Evaluation now required for all amateur stations!

The FCC has changed its RF-exposure rules. All Amateur stations are now required to complete a RF-safety evaluation. The ARRL has conveniently developed an online calculator and FAQ to help Amateur stations to comply with the rules. There is also a recent publicly available QST article further detailing the background and requirements. Please see their RF Exposure Calculator page for further information on compliance and to develop a binder specific to your station.

FRRL Field Day 2023 information now available:

Information on the 2023 FRRL Field day event has been published on the website and in the flier below.



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