Schaumburg Business Meeting February 20th 2020
Rebecca Hopkins KA9EFE brought brownies tonight. All gone in minutes.
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH President called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
|Danny Kafka KD9HIL||Cliff Sowka K9QD||Chris Brewer AC9GN|
|Mel Luxenberg W9FRT||Geoff Stevens KA9QGH||Rick Dickens KY0Q|
|Ed Liska AC9SD||Kevin Willard KB9QVX||Robert Kocourek W9RKK|
|John Zietlow K9WIC||Bob Benwitz N9JAX||Daryl Jenks KB9RHR|
|Steve Karson AC9EM||Doug May W9YFC||Rob Glowacki N9MVO|
|John Douglas KD9KSH||Don Smith K9UD||Don Dewar KD9NJR|
|Leo Ribordy N9NBH||Sid Puri KD9OLJ||David Weinheimer AC9VW|
|Tom Geletta N9CBA||Dennis C. Calvey KO9HIK|
Cliff Sowka K9QD requested a motion to accept the minutes of the December meeting. So moved.
Chris Brewer AC9GN reported
Expense$ 1,335.89 (SK Auction funds to widow, $62.82 Data Line, Party Awards)
Current number of fully paid members in good standing: 89
Rob Glowacki N9MVO reported our first two events for 2020 will be the MS Walk in early May. A 5 Watt HT is sufficient for the 3M walk. Following our Field Day event, we will assist with 4th of July parade for Hoffman Estates.
John Zietlow K9WIC informed Emergency Simulation will be held April 24th and April 25th. Potential class at Hoffman PD. Scenario with Red Cross @ Sears Center handle evacuees from Downstate. Attempt to set up HF, VHF with downstate stations.
Rob Glowacki N9MVO reported 60Hz noise fixed 4PM today. Link pulled down to stop jamming Wednesday 8:30 reported Rap Music on 440.
Six Dummy Loads remain to be claimed.
Bill McGovern W9WEM reported attendance at last week’s Construction Project meeting:
|Russ KC9NUV||Robert W9RKK||John KD9KSH|
|Chris AC9GN||Cliff K9QD||Bill KD9AUP|
|Abe KD9OFB||Burt AB9CV||Leo N9NBH|
|Jack W9YY||Rob N9MVO||Doug W9YFC|
|Bob W9DXR||Terry AE9TJ||Mike K9KMV|
|Kevin K9MKD||Phil WB9C||Sid KD9OLJ|
|Dave K9KBM||Ed AC9SD||Tim KC9NMW|
|Kevin K9BWZ||Daryl KB9RHR||Tom KD9KF|
|Dennis KD9HIK||Paul N9ISP||Steve AC9EM|
|John K9JDM||Bruce N9EHA||John K9WIC|
|Ken KO9H||Pierre K9EYE||Geoff KA9QGH|
|Kent W9KAO||Al KD9FIA||Ron WB9PTA|
|Kevin K9AAB||Don K9UD||Bill W9WEM|
Volunteer Testing Results: Two tested with one passing Tech and one passing General.
Radio Hill Gazette RHG
Mike Griffiths K9KMV requests articles for publication.
Bob N9JAX no report.
Special $150 Gift Certificate was awarded in gratitude for extensive machine shop production supporting our Dummy Load effort.
Leo N9NBH reports schedule for next Ham Radio License class to start Sep 5th
Steve AC9EM reported February 6th Net activity.
Thanks everyone, for checking into the net this evening. 25 people checked in!!! The question(s) of the night: Are you aware of any HF Band Nets and when do they occur? Do you participate? We received lots of Net recommendations and advice. Thanks for the question Dirk, W0RI…
Remember your check-in is important and your traffic always welcome. Also, a lot more interesting than the basic Net Script… We want to hear from you…
Tonight’s check-ins include:
|KD9KSH John||N9NBH Leo||W9RKK Robert|
|K9EYE Pierre||KD9HIK Dennis||KB9RHR Darryl|
|K9KMV Mike||W9YFC Doug||KB9QVX Kevin|
|KY0Q Rick||KD9FIA Al||WA9E Roberto|
|KD9NJR Don||N9LTW Lou||KC9NMW Tim|
|W9WEM Bill||KD9ESD Chris||KD9MBR Dane|
|KF5IV Owen||N9FJM Fred||KB9UGJ Lucas|
|N9MVO Rob||KD9FMN Paul||K9WIC John|
Leo N9NBH reported 2/13/20
|KB9RGU Jim||W9RKK Robert||KD9FIA Al|
|KC9NMW Tim||K9QD Cliff||K9EYE Pierre|
|W9YY Jack||AC9SD Ed||W9YFC Doug|
|K9MKD Kevin||KB9RHR Darryl||KD9ESD Chris|
|KD9NJR Don||N9MVO Rob||AC9EM Steve|
|K9WIC John||N9NBH Leo Net Control||KD9OLJ SID|
|W9DXR Bob||KD9OSW Jim||KD9LRE Mark|
The question of the evening was: Do you have a 220 Mhz radio? If not, do
you have a HF rig that you could install a transverter.
Dennis KO9HIK reported the Village of Schaumburg Cable TV team interviewed Rob N9MVO and Kent W9KAO during Winter Field Day. Will report scheduled public release once known.
Two visiting hams, David Weinheimer AC9VW and Tom Geletta N9CBA presented Fox Hunting techniques.
Leo N9NBH reported Bill Clark from Schaumburg EMCOMM attended our Winter Field Day.
Need eBay Sales Chair
160M on Air event starts Friday.
Field Day planning: Danny KD9HIL reviewed action items needed: Permit submitted by Rob N9MVO prior to June event. Should Field Day be a social event or contest event, or both? Planning items like security, radio equipment (160M used with EMCOMM). Should we rent equipment for the public demonstration? Bring action item requirements to the Board of Directors.
Ask an Elmer
Q. What to do about a lost QSO?
- Dave Simms of the Breakfast Club discussed online call book utilization
- Is the FCC taking some bands away from Amateur Radio?
- Prevention is to be active
Motion to Adjourn:
Cliff Sowka K9QD Interim Secretary
……with special thanx to Chris’ AC9GN help capturing meeting minutes for us. My abrupt departure from the meeting was due to a sick animal at home.