Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting October 17th, 2019

Schaumburg Business Meeting       October 17th, 2019

Rebecca KA9EFE brought in trays of her famous baked treats.

President Geoff Stevens called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.


Danny Kafka KD9HIL///Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ///Robert Kocourek W9RKK///Ed Lishka AC9SD

Rick Dicken KY0Q///John Kalenowsky K9JK///Frank Giampa N9QPD///Leo Ribordy N9NBH

Rob Glowacki N9MVO///Daryl Jenks KB9RHR///Don Dewar KD9NJR///Doug May W9YFC

Al Salazar KD9FIA///John Douglas KD9KSH///Rick Cook KC9PLO///Dennis Calvey KD9HIK

Burt Schultz AB9CV///Bob McIntyre W9DXR///Garrett Neuenkirchen K9GBN

Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ///Steve Karson AC9EM///Geoff Stevens KA9QGH///

Michael Kuehl (in tech class)///Suarinder Puri (in tech class)///Mel Luxenberg W9FRT

Chuck Billstrand KB9RGI///Bill Crockett KD9AUP///Lucas Childers KB9UGJ

Lou Childers N9LTW///Cliff Sowka K9QD

President’s Report:

The President was in attendance and had no report.

Vice President’s Report:

The VP was in attendance and had no report.

Treasurer’s Report:

The Treasurer was not in attendance. The Secretary read the Treasurer’s report from the BOD meeting held 2 October.

Beginning balance……..$6165.75

Income……………………… $  311.00

Expense……………………..$  514.66 (refund—FD reimburse—DXCC scholarship–  $61.53 data)

Ending balance……………$5962.09

Current number of fully paid members: 72

A motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Frank N9QPD, and with a second by Robert W9RKK, the motion carried.

Secretary’s Report:

A request for approval of the 19 September minutes was made. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Frank N9QPD and seconded by Burt AB9CV. The motion carried.

  Public Service:

Rob N9MVO reported that SARC members have participated in the MS Walk, 4th of July activity, triathlon, and EMCOMM activities. Our members continue to participate in public service activities.


Rob N9MVO reports that the batteries needed for the repeater have been ordered from an Elk Grove company and when they arrive there will be more information forthcoming.

The subject of a new repeater ID was brought up. Further discussion on that will be discussed later.

Construction Project:

Steve AC9EM reports that CP is regularly attended by about 15 to 20 members. Cliff K9QD says that the Club has 5 or 6 scopes and that we should consider keeping one and selling the rest. The last ham fest is November 7th in Wisconsin.

VE Testing:

Steve AC9EM read the report from 5 October.

David                                     KD9MAM                                            Extra

Robert                                  KD9NDS                                               General

James                                   KD9NZL                                               Technician



Bill                                          K9WKD

Steve                                    AC9EM

Ed                                           AC9SD

James                                   KC9UFB

John                                      AC9JS

Next exam date is November 2nd, 2019.


John KD9KSH says that the Christmas/Holiday Party is coming up on the third Thursday of January 2020. As in the past, the party will be held at Buona Beef. A SARC all message about this is forthcoming.


Steve AC9EM reports that about 20 members check in regularly to the nets.


Leo N9NBH says that there are two weeks left in the Technician Class.  The possibility of another General Class was brought up. It would have to be a ten week class due to all the information to be passed on. Perhaps this activity would occur in the fall of next year.


Dennis KD9HIK was approached during the Public Service open house about SARC doing a video for the Park District. This would be a one-time video about what SARC does for public service. They have their own videographers and would be doing the filming. More details will be forthcoming on this.

Meeting Programs:

Bill KD9AUP continues to look for guest speakers.

Corner contests:

Rick KY02 reported on contests and events.

Old Business:

It was brought up that Bob W9GEW has purchased the materials that will be used to create the SARC ID badges. We should be hearing soon from Bob Z and BOB B N9JAX, who has the original list of members who have requested badges.

New Business:

Danny KD9HIL has been appointed Field Day Chair by Geoff KA9QGH. Leo N9NBH says that he and one other person can move the large cabinet from the Schaumburg PD to the Tennis Club while renovations are ongoing at SPD.

Elections are coming up for several positions. Voting will take place at the next Club meeting. Anyone wishing to run for office, or chair a committee please contact any Board member.

Construction Project Attendance:

Bill W9WEM reports the following attendees for CP on 28 September.

Ken KD9HIJ///Robert W9RKK///Burt AB9CV///Dennis KD9HIK///Bill W9WEM///Cliff K9QD

Russ KC9NUV///Chris AC9GN///Pierre K9EYE///Rob N9MVO///Phil WB9C///Bill KD9AUP

Al KD9FIA///Kevin K9MKD///Ron WB9PTA///Ken KO9H///Terry AE9TJ///Dave K9KBM

Daryl KB9RHR///Bob N9JAX.

Those in attendance at CP 12 October were:

Daryl KB9RHR///Cliff K9QD///Don K9UD///Ken KD9HIJ///Chris AC9GN///Ron WB9PTA

Dennis KD9HIK///Bob W9DXR///Kevin K9MKD///Terry AE9TJ///Mike K9KMV///Paul N9ISP

Leo N9NBH///Bob N9JAX///Gary N9VU.


The next construction project will be held 26 October at the Schaumburg Tennis Club.

Motion to Adjourn:

With no further business to conduct a motion to adjourn was made by Geoff KA9QGH and seconded by Ken KD9HIJ. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted on 18 October 2019.

Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ



Guest Speaker:

John Kalenowsky K9JK presented slides and conversation about Millimeter Waves (microwaves).

He spoke about the band, equipment (“some assembly required”), transverters, and parabolic reflectors, among other things. It was a  great presentation.