Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting June 2nd, 2021

Board of Directors Meeting June 2, 2021

With the help of Geoff KA9QGH’s ZOOM-enabled call, Burt Schultz AB9CV Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.




Robert  W9RKK Joe KB9RCR John Douglas  KD9KSH
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH Danny Kafka KD9HIL John Zietlow  K9WIC
Ed Liska  AC9SD Barry K9FMB Dennis C. Calvey  KD9HIK
Charlene K9CMZ Jim Campbell KB9RGU Kent Ochs W9KAO
Burt Schultz AB9CV Cliff Sowka K9QD


Secretary’s Report:


Cliff Sowka K9QD:  Presented as published in May Radio Hill Gazette. Geoff KA9QGH moved, Ed AC9SD seconded.  So Moved.


Treasurer’s Report:


John Zietlow K9WIC provides the following report for June 2, 2021:


Bank Balance        1-May                                    $7,557.62

INCOME                MEMO                                    $     95.88

DISBURSEMENTS   11-May                                  $     95.88   Sweep from Pay Pal

MEMO                                                                    $   607.32

Checks cashed this period 18-May 21-May    $   115.17   Data line aberrance

$   492.15   FTM-300DR purchase

Checks Outstanding                                            $     75.00

Deposit not included                                          $       0.00

Account Balance                                                  $6,971.18

plus petty cash – spec accts Funds Available  $7,065.38


117 members currently.


John is researching the DSL line charge aberrance; Kent W9KAO will provide historical phone service information to help John identify the correct address for our data-drop.


Ed AC9SD moved to approve, Danny KD9HIL seconded.  So Moved.


Public Service:


Rob Glowacki N9MVO no report.




John Zietlow K9WIC reported SARC’s support of the Chicagoland Marathon May 23rd was successful with 24 Ham Operators attending of which there were 4 mobile bicycle roamers to enhance our coverage of the event.  Village management has received a summary report of SARC’s contribution and John published several pictures on SARC-ALL.




Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ and Rob Glowacki N9MVO Repeater Committee: No report.  John K9WIC reported the previously-approved expenditure for a new FTM-300 to support the machines has been paid but the status of the equipment delivery is unknown at the moment.


Construction Project:


Sessions are on hiatus until regularly scheduled resumption this fall.  The facility will likely be used to repair/recalibrate repeater equipment during the summer months.

VE Testing:


Ed Lishka AC9SD informed the VE Team received 3 candidate requests for this coming Saturday.


Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):


Bill Davies K9WKD
Steve Karson AC9EM
Ed Lishka AC9SD
John Schofield AC9JS


Nets:  No report.  Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK suggested a boilerplate Log-In Script could be posted on our website to assist those who wish to host Nets.


Radio Hill Gazette RHG:


Mike K9KMV No Report.


Recurring Calendar:


SARC Meeting Room Reservations for CRC/Airport haven’t been renewed for the current year and it is uncertain who will be available from the Village to help us re-establish our normal venue(s).




Darryl Jenks KB9RHR no report.




Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair has been polling Village facilities to ascertain the re-opening of our venues.


In compliance with SARC Bylaw Article VIII Section 3, Ed AC9SD moved to authorize Dennis C. Calvey with Liaison ability with the Village. Geoff KA9QGH seconded. So Moved.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK will communicate progress to the Board of Directors regarding renewing Airport Board meeting venue, Community Recreation Center meeting room, Park District Tennis Plus basement rental for Construction Project, as well as Township Library facilities for future educational events.




John KD9KSH.  No Report.



Leo N9NBH.  No Report.



 No Report. Chairperson needed eventually once CRC re-opens.


Old Business:

  Danny KD9HIL wishes to communicate an organized Field Day radio operations schedule to maximize contact efficiency.  Possibly utilize SARC-ALL reflector to inform membership as event firms-up similar to her recent publication of the ARRL’s Field Day scoring procedure.


Danny wants to avoid the disappointment suffered last Field Day where the club neglected to invite Village official(s).  John K9WIC offered to inform official(s) of this year’s event.


Budget for Field Day is $565 previously approved plus $300 special approval for the Friday Night set-up.


John Douglas KD9KSH may also utilize SARC-ALL reflector to ascertain attendance to help him plan Friday Night Lou Malnatis’ Pizza after set-up, plan Saturday Night meal, and Sunday Morning breakfast.  Headcount will be important for John to implement proper food planning.


Kent Ochs W9KAO reports that his son Ryan (Certified Tower Climber) will be in town during Field Day and able to assist with our assembly and teardown.


New Business:


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK obtained a Reservation Form to allow our SARC-In-The-Park events to resume on the front lawn of the Community Recreation Center (CRC).  It appears there may have been an almost-complete turnover in personnel we’ve interfaced with in the past.  Now that Dennis has authority to act in Liaison with Village, he can begin the reservation process hopefully in time for next week’s SARC-In-The-Park.


John K9WIC suggested we consider Bylaw reform that would remove the current 1-year membership limitation for holding office within SARC.  It could help the club recruit new members for such offices as Treasurer and Secretary.  Kent W9KAO suggested it would be good to recruit new interest in Committee roles that are currently unfulfilled.




Jim Campbell KB9RGU moved and Geoff KA9QGH seconded:  Adjourn 8:26PM.


Submitted June 3, 2021.  Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary