Schaumburg Business Meeting May 16, 2019
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH President called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM.
Rebecca KA9EFE brought lemon bars: fabulous!
|Orson Baker||AB9WQ||Danny Kafka VP||KD9HIL||Greg Howard||KD9MYA|
|John Schofield||AC9JS||Gary Bernstein||N9VU||Burt Shultz||AB9CV|
|Geoff Stevens||KA9QGH||Leo Ribordy||N9NBH||Frank Giampa||N9QPD|
|Bob Zuttermeister||W9GEW||Bill McGovern||W9WEM||Robert Kocourek||W9RKK|
|John Zietlow||K9WIC||Bill Crockett||KD9AUP||Terry Jarholm||AE9TJ|
|Chuck Billstrand||KB9RGI||Cliff Sowka||K9QD||Bob McIntyre||W9DXR|
|Don Smith||K9UD||John Douglas||KD9KSH|
Chris Brewer AC9GN not present but previously reported:
Beginning Balance $5,307.76
Income $ 0.00
Expense $ 348.53 ($61.53 Data Line, CPM Cabs, Sec’y St. Annual Rpt)
Ending Balance $4,959.22
Current fully-paid membership: 75
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH Field Day remains Chair-less. Geoff proposed Dues Amnesty for the person who handles the FD Duties for the following year.
Dennis Calvey KD9HIK not present.
Terry AED9TJ announced our repeater is repeating. The BOD has approved $200 headroom for inventory acquisition and some replacement Lightning suppressor pills have arrived; still need to purchase some spare memory and uP modules.
Bob Benwitz N9JAX not present.
Cliff Sowka K9QD: Approval of Meeting Minutes as published on our website.
John Zietlow K9WIC EMCOMM Chairman updated the club regarding Bill Clark’s Ham Operator’s resource request:
The Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 19.
John will be looking for hams interested in helping with this event. Please contact email@example.com if interested. We usually arrive around 0630 with our hand-helds and begin the race around 0700. Our role is to support the Unified Command with sitreps (situation reports) and monitor runners for medical or physical problems. Don’t worry if you can’t make the meeting on the 30th; we can still use your help on May 19th.
Schaumburg EMCOMM Radio Team will provide communications support for the Chicagoland Marathon. The typical operational period is from 0630 to noon in the Busse Woods Forest Preserve. We are looking for volunteers to provide situational reports and health and welfare, tactical communications during the event. An orientation meeting will be held on April 30th at the Schaumburg EOC by Bill Clark, the Unified Commander for the event. It should be noted that this is also Dayton Weekend.
Additional information will be sent via Sarc-ALL.
There will also be a joint exercise involving multiple communities and agencies during the week of June 19, 2019. This exercise will likely include amateur radio participation. It should be noted that time is the week leading up to Field Day.
The following events are listed on the SARC Calendar:
- Chicagoland Marathon May 19, 2019
The Simulated Emergency Test Exercise Plan has already been published.
Construction Project (CP)
Bill McGovern W9WEM not present but provided the previous report:
SARC in the Park will become our activity for this time slot beginning in May. Refer to the SARC calendar at: www.n9rjv.org
The current Park District Free-Rental Agreement for the basement facility needs to be renewed. We will need to renew our insurance rider as well.
John Douglas KD9KSH reported plans are now complete for the J-Pole construction at Bob’s machine shop on June 15th.
Bob Zuttermeister W9GEW is able to host a social event for several Hams wishing to build antennas. Bob is opening his business and will provide available machine shop tools at no charge (asked participants to assist in collecting $20 for materials ahead of time) to help club members craft J-Pole antennas.
John currently has about 5 people interested in participating. Will plan a small additional collection to bring in some lunch at Bob’s facility. Bob and John have scheduled 10AM June 15th. Internal SARC-ALL correspondence underway and attendees need to confirm back to John’s email traffic by June 1st.
Leo N9NBH reported plans are set for a fall Technician class.
John AC9JS reports VE Tests results.
VE Tests Results for May 4, 2019
|Failed to Upgrade||0|
Next examination date: June 1, 2018
Mike KD9KMV not present.
Rob N9MVO not present.
Cliff Sowka K9QD reported that a new Program Chair is needed for 2019. No program scheduled for tonight.
On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 8:59 PM Steve Karson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Club Members – thanks for participating in tonight’s net. I certainly appreciate your time and input. Questions of the night. “Do you plan to attend the Xenia/Dayton Hamfest?”
Tonight’s (May 2nd) Check Ins:
|KD9AUP Bill||KB9RGU Jim||WA9E Roberto|
|N9NBH Leo||W9RKK Robert||KD9KMV Mike|
|KD9HIJ Ken||AC9SD Ed||KD9HIK Dennis|
|WB9C Phil||W9WEM Bill||W9YFC Doug|
|KD9KSH John||NN9N Orson||N9MVO Rob|
|W9DXR Bob||KB9RHR Daryll||K9KBM Dave|
|N9HLG Rick||KD9NAZ Russ|
Leo N9NBH reported May 9th NET Check-ins:
|N9NBH Leo||KB9RGU Jim||KD9HIJ Ken|
|KD9AUP Bill||AC9EM Steve||KD9KSH John|
|AC9SD Ed||KB9QVX Kevin||AC9GN Chris|
|KD9KMV Mike||W9YFC Doug||W9WEM Bill|
|W9DXR Bob||WB9C Phil||N9MVO Rob|
|KD9AQO Brian||NN9N Orson|
Bill McGovern W9WEM reported Tech Net results for May 7th.
We had the following folks check in to the SARC Tech Net this evening:
|W9RKK Robert||N9HLG Rick||KD9KSH John|
|K9KBM Dave||AC9SD Ed||W9DXR Bob|
|W9YFC Doug||KD9AJI Chris||KD9MBR Dane|
|KB9RGI Chuck||KD9IPO Ron|
The question to all: Do you have the ability to operate HF portable? If so, what modes, which bands? Equipment, details?
Six participants said they had the ability or were very close. A variety of antenna solutions were mentioned including end-feds, verticals and magnetic loops.
Thanks to everyone who checked in and participated!
No eBay sales to report. Gary Bernstein N9VU offered his services in filling this vacant role and indicated his previous experience could be helpful.
Geoff KA9QGH moved the club’s President will also be assigned Field Day Chair during elected term. Frank N9QPD reminded there are specific job descriptions in the ByLaws that define roles for each office and such a proposal would require an official club affirmation during Special Session. Motion withdrawn.
Ask an Elmer
Geoff KA9QGH experienced a length of dead COAX that was underground for several years. Receive seems okay but transmit appears to be loaded into a direct short. His Fluke continuity test indicates fault but it isn’t known how low of a resistance indicates when fail status is indicated.
Bill AUP has offered his 900 Mhz machine as a donation.
Adjourn 8:10 PM
Submitted: May 17, 2019 by Cliff Sowka K9QD during the prearranged absence of Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ, Secretary.