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].

Repeater Fund Donations

FRRL Name Tag $17

ARC/OVER Newsletter
October 2023

Upcoming Events:

Board Meeting: October 3rd, 2023 at 7:00 PM

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

Membership Meeting: October 10th, 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!

Illinois QSO Party: October 22rd, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Come join the Illinois QSO Party fun...

The Illinois QSO Party is an annual event sponsored by the Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club (WIARC)

The ILQP takes place each October and involves amateur radio operators in all Illinois counties as well as operators from across the USA and in many foreign countries. The QSO party provides Illinois operators the opportunity to work the rare counties. Illinois stations may operate as Fixed, Portable, Mobile, or Rover stations. High and Low power classes provided for both Illinois Fixed and Non-Illinois stations and QRP competition is also provided. This is a no-cost event.

Setup Start: 9AM local
Start Operating: Noon
End Operating and begin cleanup: 5PM

Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve South Pavilion
Rt. 59 South to 83rd street
East on 83rd street to Pavillion Entrance
Naperville, IL

Click for more information on the Illinois QSO party. For contest rules click here.

When you submit your logs please identify yourself as a FRRL Member and all of our club scores will be tallied toward the club.

VE Testing: November 16th, 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.



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