Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting October 7th, 2020

Board of Directors Meeting,  7 October, 2020

With the help of Geoff KA9QGH’s ZOOM-enabled call, Burt Shultz AB9CV Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM


Burt Shultz AB9CV            Cliff Sowka K9QD          John Douglas KD9KSH
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH  Danny Kafka KD9HIL   John Zietlow K9WIC
Ed Liska AC9SD                  Leo Ribordy N9NBH    Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK
Kent Ochs W9KAO

Secretary’s Report:

Cliff Sowka K9QD. No Report due to previous September ZOOM file being too large to transmit. Transcription of that meeting is not available but video may surface somehow if the electrical size can be managed and made available to the membership.


Election process for 2021 was discussed during the September meeting and call for leadership/volunteer was made to help SARC fulfill offices. It was decided avoidance of a mail-in vote process could be accomplished if we were able to secure sufficient nominations for the vacating Board seats and if we were able to convince current office-holders to serve an additional term. 30-Day advanced publication required according to our By-Laws of the current officer slate with the plan to certify officers for 2021 by vote of acclimation during the November meeting was accomplished with Mike K9KMV’s RHG publication for September:

Official Ballot
General Election
November 18th, 2020
Club Officers and Board of Directors

All Offices -1 Year term Board of Directors-3 year terms
Vote for One Vote for two


Geoff Stevens KA9QGH_________
Jim Campbell_KB9RGU__________
Vice President

Danny Kafka KD9HIL___________ Ed Lishka_AC9SD_______________

Secretary Special Recognition Awards
Cliff Sowka K9QD______________ On Hiatus for this cycle__________

Chris Brewer_AC9GN___________

Treasurer’s Report:

Chris Brewer AC9GN. No Report.

Public Service:

Rob Glowacki N9MVO. No Report.


John Zietlow K9WIC informed he will summarize the results of the event held Saturday morning Sep 26th, from 0900-1200. Event was organized to establish a resource net and other activities.


Leo N9NBH reported the hospital machine, coax, antenna, and lightning suppressor has been placed in his basement for the moment. Mike K9KQX and Leo went to St. Alexius and removed the repeater. 

Leo will offer his ideas for the surplus machine during New Business.

Construction Project:

Bill McGovern W9WEM. No report

VE Testing:

Ed Lishka AC9SD. No Report


No Report.

Radio Hill Gazette RHG:

No Report. Mike K9KMV was able to publish the proposed 2021 Officer Slate in the September RHG.

Recurring Calendar:

Insurance, Meeting Room Reservations for the Airport, Tennis Plus Basement, and CRC, need to be renewed for 2021. Cliff K9QD to resurrect previous traffic to assist in establishing the proper governmental contacts required.


Geoff KA9QGH. No report.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair reported there may not be a published re-opening plan from the Schaumburg Park District for several months. Apparently permanent employee terminations have occurred and the limited staff remaining have no information at the moment.


John KD9KSH. Present. Nothing to report for obvious reasons. Dirk W0RI has suggested a Road Rally event via SARC-ALL. Interest is building.


Leo N9NBH. No Report.


Bill Crocket KD9AUP has moved; a new chairman will be required. A presentation for the October Business Meeting is currently planned.

Old Business:

An invoice was presented for “Website Listing Service”. Invoice was referred to Matt Walsh for verification. Ed AC9SD will send the invoice notice (due December) to Chris AC9GN so that our Domain N9RJV.ORG is renewed for 3-years at $180.

New Business:

Fusion Machine: Leo N9NBH moved we replace the current 440 machine with the Fusion machine currently in storage. Since there are new members with digitally-enabled equipment, it would be a good idea to upgrade our 440 capability. Kent W9KAO had previously expressed desire to retain our current occupancy (squatter’s rights!) at the Plum Grove tower so it will require some logistics/hardware solutions to enable the additional internet connectivity if the machine remains at Plum Grove. Seconded by Geoff KA9QGH. So Moved.

SK Tower Removal. John KD9KSH is organizing the removal of Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ’s tower. Current plan is to meet Saturday October 17th at 8:30 AM.

Motion to Adjourn:

Meeting adjourned 7:55PM. Submitted October 8th 2020. Cliff Sowka K9QD Interim Secretary