Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting May, 2019
Leo Ribordy N9NBH Chairman declared No Quorum at 7:00 PM; therefore no business conducted.
Informal discussion regarding Field Day preparation was held. Geoff KA9QGH President published an email to the club informing lack of Field Day Leadership may preclude participation this year.
|Leo Ribordy||N9NBH||John Douglas||KD9KSH||Dennis C Calvey||KD9HIK|
|Frank Giampa||N9QPD||Peter Maziuk||N9POL||Danny Kafka VP||KD9HIL|
|Edward Lishka||AC9SD||Geoff Stevens||KA9QGH||Cliff Sowka||K9QD|
|Bob Langsfeld||WB9TZC||John Zietlow||K9WIC|
Chris Brewer AC9GN not present.
Geoff KA9QGH reminded the group that we will be looking forward to field day shortly. Discussion centered around details of contacting the Village for Permit Approval, Insurance Rider, organization specifics and communicating with the relevant Village officials. Time is very short.
Dennis Calvey KD9HIK reported he had forwarded proposed text for a new Press Release to the Board but no receipts/feedback was observed. Danny KD9HIL remarked she is also not receiving SARC-BD traffic. Both need to be added to the SARC-BD Reflector.
Rob N9MVO and Terry AE9TJ not present.
Cliff Sowka K9QD: Approval of March’s BOD Minutes as published on our website.
John Zietlow K9WIC EMCOMM Chairman provided the following:
The following events should be listed on the SARC Calendar:
- Chicagoland Marathon May 19, 2019
- Tour du Cur June 2, 2019
Last Saturday was the Simulated Emergency Test. NC9IL was active in Springfield accepting Digital Traffic from the incident. Voice nets were held on 75 meters, 60 meters and 40 meters. Band conditions limited voice operations. Bob, WB9TZC had a successful event at the Salvation Army. W9SAC was heard checking into several nets.
The next SARC EmComm Event is the Chicagoland Marathon on May 19th. Bob WB9TZC is in charge of the event and looking for additional stations to participate. This is a great event for newcomers as we can pair you with experienced hams so that you are not overwhelmed. Contact Bob, WB9TZC firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help.
The Tour du Cur is a bicycle race across most of Kane County. Contact Bob WB9TZC at Bob email@example.com if you’d like to help out with this event.
Construction Project (CP)
Bill McGovern W9WEM not present but provided the following report:
|Russ KC9NUV||Bill KD9AUP|
|Cliff K9QD||Bill KD9AUP||John KD9KSH|
|Leo N9NBH||Daryl KB9RHR
Thanks to all who attended the final Construction Project meeting of the season this past Saturday. It was a very well attended event. Apologies to anyone I may have missed.
SARC in the Park will be our activity for this time slot beginning May 11th. Refer to the SARC calendar at: www.n9rjv.org
John Douglas KD9KSH has taken control of the Social Chairman Role for 2019. Currently organizing a J-Pole antenna project for early summer. Specifics will be presented to club members shortly.
Leo N9NBH will be conducting a Technician Class with the Library District for the fall timeframe.
Ed Lishka AC9SD reported the March session results: Passed 3 Technician, 2 General, 1 Extra.
RHG: No Report.
Bob Benwitz N9JAX provided a report.
The following were contacted/responded to for the month of April:
4/25. Richard Dickens KY0Q inquiry regarding payment verification. Richard was referred to Chris Brewer AC9GN and verification was made. Now that we have the web-based electronic roster for paid members, it needs to be set up so once Chris receives payment the new member automatically receives the roster invite and temporary password. Time and time again I am contacted by new members who have paid their money but don’t get any verification. I thought this was being addressed.
Mike Griffiths KD9KMV provided the following Tech Net report for April 30th:
|KD9KMV||Mike (Net Control)|
*Who uses amplifiers, either on HF and/or 2m/70cm – 3 said yes, the rest no.
*Where to purchase high voltage variable capacitors for building a magnetic loop antenna.
*Lightning protection and use of lightning arrestors
*PL259 push-on adaptors from http://www.w5swl.com
Rob N9MVO not present but previously reported the MS Walk has changed the venue for the event in 2019. More details will become known before Sunday May 5th.
Cliff Sowka K9QD reminded a new SARC Program Chair needs to be selected for 2019. Nothing other than Field Day Planning is scheduled for the May Business meeting at the moment.
No eBay sales to report.
Adjourn 8:25 PM
Submitted: May 3, 2019 by Cliff Sowka K9QD during the prearranged absence of Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ, Secretary.