Schaumburg Business Meeting March 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the monthly meeting was cancelled and therefore no actual minutes available.
However, Cliff K9QD was able to provide an abridged version based off of email traffic passed through the club’s group email distribution list.
No Business Meeting
EMCOM, VE, and NET Activity Updated
John Zietlow K9WIC informed our Village of Schaumburg Emergency Simulation scheduled for April 14th has been postponed.
John Schofield AC9JS posted results for March:
VE Tests Results for March 7, 2020
Joseph, AC9WS, passed the Technician, General, and Extra exams in
Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):
Steve AC9EM reported March 5th Net activity. Thanks everyone, for checking into our SARC NET last Thursday. 24 people checked in!!!
The question of the night: Are you doing anything special to prepare for the Coronavirus outbreak? We received lots of amusing responses.
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|
|KB9RGU Jim||W9YFC Doug||KC1MDR Mike|
|KD9OSW Jim||KD9FIA Al||WA9E Roberto|
|KD9NJR Don||N9LTW Lou||KC9NMW Tim|
|AC9SD Ed||KD9OLI Howard||N9QGV Tom|
|AC9EM Steve Net Control||N9FJM Fred||K9KQX Mike|
|N9POL Pete||K9KMV Mike||W9YY Jack|
Tech Net March 3rd report from Mike Sorensen K9KQX
Tonight I ran the tech net and had 14 Check-ins not including myself. Pretty good turn-out I must say.
The question suggested by Dave Sims K9KBM, What suggestions do you have for Fall Construction Event later this year.
Below are some of the suggestions
Powered Speaker for Ham Rig with DSP processing
Magic Box which handled remote control of a rig from frequency up and down, PTT functions from Foot switch, and headset- this is something Pierre K9EYE has
Magnetic Loop construction
Check-ins tonight were:
|Dave K9KBM||John KD9KSH||George KD9JBS|
|Robert W9RKK||Daryl KB9RHR||Ed AC9SD|
|Jim KD9OSW||Bill W9WEM||Rick KY0Q|
|Al KD9FIA||Tim KC9NMW||Greg KD9HOK|
|John K9WIC||Roberto WA9E||Pierre K9EYE|
|Mike K9KQX – net control|
Leo N9NBH hosted the March 12th Net.
Thank you to all who checked in to the net this evening.
The question for the evening was: Ladder line is used to reduce transmission line loss.
Will ladder line work on the UHF and VHF frequencies?
|W9RKK Robert||K9EYE Pierre||KD9OLI Howard|
|KB9RGU Jim||K9QD Cliff||KD9FIA Al|
|K9KQX Mike||KD9HIK Dennis||W9YY Jack|
|KD9EPZ Al||W9YFC Doug||NI9NE Paul|
|KB9RHR Darryl||N9LTW Lou||KD9KSH John|
|KD9NJR Don||N9NBH Leo||KD9NZP Dennis|
|WA9E Roberto||W9AS Darren||N9POL Pete|
|KB9QVX Kevin||KC9NMW Tim||N9MVO Rob|
|KC9AZJ Tom||KD9MBR Dane|
Leo N9NBH Reported March 17th Net Activity:
I want to thank the following hams who checked into the net this evening.
We discussed cross band repeaters, maybe start experimenting with digital
modes on the 6 meter or 10 meter bands. If you have some ideas send me
|K9KMD Kevin||W9RKK Robert||KB9RHR Darryl|
|KY0Q Rick||W0RI Dirk||KC9NMW Tim|
|K9JTE James||K9EYE Pierre||KD9KSH John|
|WA9E Roberto||K9KQX Mike||KD9HIK Dennis|
|N9MVO Rob||N9NBH Leo (net control)|
Thursday March 19, 2020
Cliff Sowka K9QD Interim Secretary