Board of Directors Meeting, 2 December, 2020
John Shofield AC9JS provided an update regarding plans for Tom Doyle K9MF SK:
There will be a funeral mass at St Marcelline Church in Schaumburg soon, but a date has not been set yet. We plan on having a larger memorial party after Covid, perhaps in the spring or summer of 2021.
With the help of Geoff KA9QGH’s ZOOM-enabled call, the meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM
Cliff Sowka K9QD. November Board Meeting was not held; therefore October Board Minutes were briefly reviewed.
Elections. Election process for 2021 was completed and our website’s home page needs to be updated as follows:
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH_________
Director Jim Campbell_KB9RGU
Danny Kafka KD9HIL___________ Director Ed Lishka_AC9SD
Cliff Sowka K9QD______________
Chris Brewer AC9GN. No Report. We’re not sure if the annual insurance renewal cycle has been completed. We also need a proposed budget for 2021.
Rob Glowacki N9MVO. No Report.
John Zietlow K9WIC informed there will be a SkyWarn Net this coming Saturday on 3905 KHz hosted by ARRL Section Manager Tom W9RY. Also, Illinois EMCOMM is studying the possibility of a WINLINK simplex exercise utilizing repurposed WiFi equipment for Amateur use.
Operations normal after a recent reset. Rob N9MVO and Terry AE9TJ will be conferring with Leo N9NBH to determine some options in providing internet access for reactivating the currently dormant Fusion machine. If the Barrington Road installation is used, then antenna/diplexer accommodations are needed. If the Plum Grove installation is used, then WiresX + another Fusion radio for slave link back to Barrington Road’s internet connection could be built. There also needs to be information provided to Illinois Repeater Association to update our equipment location and frequency utilization. The team will work to prepare an update during the December Business Meeting.
|Bill McGovern W9WEM. No report|
Ed Lishka AC9SD. Plan for December currently indicates there will be a testing session held for one candidate this coming Saturday.
Leo Ribordy N9NBH provided the following report for the November 24th TechNet:
Thank you to all the hams that checked into the net this evening. Asked all the check ins
what they were doing for Thanksgiving and also if they remembered the Polio vaccination
we went through as kids.
- W9RKK Robert
- N9MVO Rob
- N9LTW Lou
- K9CMZ Charlene
- K9QD Cliff
- KD9FMN Paul
- KD9POE Mike
- KB9RGU Jim
- N9IJS John
- WB9UXN Brent
- W9WEM Bill
- KB9RHR Darryl
- AC9SD Ed
- KD9JBS George
- WB9VWN Hugh
- KD9NJR Don
- KC9NMW Tim
- K9GBN Garrett
- K9WIC John
- KD9PWI Pat
- N9NBH Leo
- WA9E Roberto
Have a Happy Thanksgiving
Dennis C. Calvey hosted The Tuesday evening Dec 1st Tech Net which started at 07:00 PM (local time).
The following operators checked in:
KD9ASI Robert (?)
Ed, AC9SD, reported that there will be a Volunteer Examination in December.
Mike, KD9POE, suggested that due to Covid restrictions that make face to face meetings difficult, that we look for topics that might be difficult for new Hams. Several suggestions for simple antennas to deal with ordinance or HOA restrictions, including attic mounted J Pole, attic mounted fan dipole, and portable Wolf River Coil.
No operators reported participating in the ARRL EME Contest.
Additional discussion regarding JS8 Call.
Reminder that the SARC Board Meeting, by Zoom, will be held Wednesday December 2 and regular club net on Thursdays.
As in the past, apologies if I missed someone or got the information recorded incorrectly.
Net Closed ~ 8:06 PM (local time).
Dennis C. Calvey
Radio Hill Gazette RHG:
No Report. Mike K9KMV requests articles.
Insurance, Meeting Room Reservations for the Airport, Tennis Plus Basement, and CRC, need to be renewed for 2021. Cliff K9QD resurrected 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.
John KD9KSH. Present. Nothing to report for obvious reasons. Dirk W0RI had previously has suggested a Road Rally event via SARC-ALL. Interest remains alive but no updates at the moment.
Leo N9NBH. No Report.
John K9WIC indicated Tom ARRL Section Manager W9RY is available to present prepared ARRL materials if we request.
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.
It is unknown if our insurance has been renewed; normal renewal cycle is ~April/May and we will need to check with our Treasurer to ascertain current coverage.
Fusion Machine implementation will be studied and discussed during our December Business Meeting.
Motion to Adjourn:
Meeting adjourned 7:58PM. Submitted December 3, 2020. Cliff Sowka Secretary