News and Updates

Jan 04 2020 – 20 days until Winterfest.  We have added kit building to the Illini Room starting at 10am on Saturday.  Check out the link in Education Alley for more info.  Ticket sales for the DX/ARRL Banquet end January 8th 2020.  The forum schedule is now published out on the website.

Nov 12 2019 – Hotel group rates are now on-line under our hotels page.

Nov 10 2019 – Winterfest has added a 3rd forum room for additional forums and added Contest College space!

Oct 30 2019 – Flex Radio is coming to Winterfest!  Look for more info about Flex sponsorship for the weekend events.

Oct 22 2019 – The Winterfest committee has added the Wes Schum W9DYV Radio Symposium on Friday during the day.  These forums start at 8am, are free to attend (you must register) and geared towards the history of Amateur Radio, vintage radio and home brewing radio equipment.  The forums will be over by 4:30pm and will give you plenty of time to get to the DX and ARRL banquet that night!

July 07 2019 – We are announcing Contest College and DX/ARRL Banquet.  SLSRC is proud to announce over 10 hours of contesting forums starting at 1 p.m. on January 25th during Winterfest.  The Friday night before Winterfest, January 24th, SLSRC will be hosting a DX and ARRL banquet.  Scheduled to present is Craig Thompson (K9CT) on the recent Pitcairn DXPedition and Howard Michel, ARRL CEO (WB2ITX) on the ARRL.

March 02 2019 – SLSRC is proud to announce Winterfest 2020 has been selected for the ARRL Midwest Convention.  Check back to the Winterfest site for more updates about forums, events and activities associated with the convention.

Feb 22 2019 – Winterfest 2020 will have extended hours into the late afternoon.  Doors open at 8am, but the planning committee has decided to extend the hours of Winterfest 2020 to 4pm.  Check back for more updates about Winterfest 2020.