Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting September 1st, 2021

Board of Directors Meeting Sep 1, 2021


Burt Schultz AB9CV Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.




Danny Kafka KD9HIL Charlene Treve K9CMZ John Douglas  KD9KSH
John Zietlow K9WIC Barry  Friedman K9FMB Kent Ochs W9KAO
Ed Liska  AC9SD Cliff Sowka K9QD Dennis C Calvey KD9HIK

Burt Schultz AB9CV

Secretary’s Report:


Cliff Sowka K9QD:  August Minutes Approved as published in August Radio Hill Gazette (RHG).


Treasurer’s Report:

John Zietlow K9WIC provides the following


Bank Balance        1-Aug                     $7,703.08

INCOME                 MEMO                    $   322.28

DISBURSEMENTS   30-Aug   dues       $     45.00

Dues                                                       $   277.28

MEMO                                                                    $   115.17

17-Aug   data line                                $   115.17

Checks Outstanding                             $     25.00

Deposit not included                          $       0.00

Account Balance                                  $7,885.19

Petty cash – special accounts – Available         $8,016.39


31-Aug   Bank Statement                   $7,910.19

Checks Outstanding                             $     25.00

Statement Balance                              $7,885.19

Checkbook balance                             $7,885.19

Petty Cash                                             $   131.20


104 Members on roster


Cliff K9QD moved to Approve, John KD9KSH seconded.  So Moved.


Public Service:


Rob Glowacki N9MVO no report.




John Zietlow K9WIC reports Schaumburg Public Safety Day is scheduled for Saturday October 2nd.  SARC will be supportive of the event by hosting a booth and bringing exposure of Ham Radio to the public.  John moved we budget <= $100 for trinkets/candy for the display table presentation.  Ed AC9SD Seconded.  So Moved.




Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ and Rob Glowacki N9MVO Repeater Committee: No report.


Our internal Internet access for the 2M repeater is kaput at the moment.  Technical on-site assessment is planned for Saturday morning following our Maxfield’s SARC Breakfast.  Plan is to bring our installation back to life and performing normally so that any outside workarounds will no longer be needed.


Construction Project (CP):


Sessions are on hiatus until regularly scheduled resumption the second Saturday this month.  Burt AB9CV has begun purchasing consumables needed to replenish CP stores.

VE Testing:


Ed Lishka AC9SD informed the VE Team will host one candidate this coming Saturday.


Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):


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



Barry K9FMB Net Chairman reported attendance continues to hold in the 18-20 range.  He will continue to observe current operations for a few more weeks before formulating any plans or changes.


Radio Hill Gazette RHG:

  Mike K9KMV No Report.


Recurring Calendar:


Nominating Committee is currently contacting club members to build a slate for November’s election.




Darryl Jenks KB9RHR no report.




Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair has checked for ARRL Ham Radio Handouts.  He also contacted SARC member with drone capability to inspect our 2M antenna but it’s determined that Part 107 Restrictions will circumvent any non-professionally licensed video inspection activity at the site due to residential surroundings.




John KD9KSH has reserved space for us at Garibaldi’s for Sunday September 26th.  6PM start.



Leo N9NBH not present.  Leo has polled SARC Membership to determine what a preferred radio course offering should be for the next class.  There are current members with Technician status who may wish to upgrade to General and there are other current members who think Technician offering will help our recruiting efforts with the general public would be a good approach for the next class.



 John K9WIC is planning to present a Digital Voice demonstration at the September Business Meeting. Program Chairperson needed now that CRC has re-opened.


Old Business:



New Business:

John K9WIC is preparing a payment for Geoff’s KA9QGH ZOOM hosting expenses.

Kent W9KAO will send some Hot Air Surface Mount Workstation recommendations to Burt AB9CV for his Construction Project purchase plans.

Adjourn: 8:34PM.


Submitted September 2, 2021.  Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary