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

Board of Directors Meeting Dec 1, 2021

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



Kent Ochs W9KAO Charlene Treve K9CMZ John Douglas  KD9KSH
John Zietlow K9WIC John Shofield AC9JS Burt Schultz AB9CV
Sid KD9OLD Danny Kafka KD9HIL Cliff Sowka K9QD
Ed Lishka  AC9SD Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK


Secretary’s Report:


Cliff Sowka K9QD:  Danny KD9HIL moved to approve the November BOD Minutes as published in the RHG. Ed AC9SD seconded. So Moved.


Treasurer’s Report:

  John Zietlow K9WIC provides the following report:


Month:                                                 December


Bank Balance     1-Nov                    $7,590.53

INCOME MEMO                                $     11.02

22-Nov Amazon Smile                    $     11.02

DISBURSEMENTS MEMO               $   167.52

11/10    Data Line                             $   167.52

Checks Outstanding                        $       0.00

Deposit not included                      $       0.00

Account Balance                               $7,434.03

30-Nov Bank Statement                $7,434.03

Checks Outstanding

Adjusted balance                             $7,434.03

Checkbook balance                         $7,434.03

Petty Cash                                           $   131.00

Pay Pal                                                  $     23.64

+petty cash – special accounts     $7,588.67


114 members on roster


Public Service: 

Rob Glowacki N9MVO not present.





John Zietlow K9WIC reports there is no public activity planned in the near-term.  John will enlist

Robert’s W9RKK assistance in editing the current EMCOMM information on our club’s website.  Once the frequency assignments and labels are updated, he will then request our webmaster Matt AC9IG to change the website’s summary.  John has also been keeping Village Management updated on our Ham Radio Licensing class plans for early 2022 (see also Publicity below).




Rob Glowacki N9MVO and Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ Repeater Committee not present.


Our planned twisted-pair Data Line switch-over from ATT to DSLextreme has failed.  DSLextreme claims they cannot find our DSL copper pair in the upstream infrastructure because we’re not assigned as an existing phone number.  Since twisted-pair copper will suffer continued decline in the years ahead, it may be prudent to install cable access or install wireless access to the repeater site for a better longevity outlook.  If a coax pipe to the building is an option (Public Works approval) then a path to the site will require somewhat involved construction access.


John K9WIC is organizing an expanded Repeater Committee meeting to include Rob N9MVO, Kent W9KAO, and Terry AE9TJ, and Barry K9FMB to discuss options.


Our club purchased an FTM-300DR machine in the spring.  While configured and operational it is not currently residing at the repeater site but is planned to be moved and physically installed into our equipment cabinet in the pump house.


Construction Project (CP):


Attendance continues to recover from release of January’s COVID headcount restrictions.  Sessions have resumed with current gatherings approaching ~20 people. December’s meeting schedule changes (reschedule Christmas Day to September 18th) are posted on our SARC website.

VE Testing:


John Shofield AC9JS reports the upcoming Saturday session currently has two candidates.  Legacy walk-ins were allowed to present themselves for testing in the past but the new FCC VE Testing requirements of FRN-Number registration make things a bit more cumbersome.  Candidates will be given instructions ahead of time to help them prepare for VE session admission.



Barry K9FMB Net Chairman not present.


Radio Hill Gazette RHG:

  Mike K9KMV No Report.






A club member has stepped-forward to inquire about what duties are required to become Membership Chair.  If the activity is something that member can support, we may be able to announce new leadership shortly.




Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair will inform Schaumburg EMCOMM management about the SARC Ham Radio Licensing class offering that begins early January.  Additional thanks to Village Park District Management in helping SARC conduct our meetings without interruption.




John KD9KSH visited with Lucky Monk’s management in preparing for our annual Holiday Party:


  • Sunday January 16th at 6PM.
  • November Business Meeting voted $300 club support for the event.
  • The BOD tonight approved $300 for appetizers ($250+$50 tip).
  • Attendees will be able to select and individually pay from a limited menu as in past.
  • Room occupancy limitation was increased to 40 from the original 35.
  • John will publish reservation email to SARC-ALL shortly.




Leo N9NBH not present.  Leo previously reported that Hoffman Estates Library is confirmed for our Technician Class beginning January 8th, 2022.  Set for a 10-week Technician course with class held from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.  There are four students signed-up at the moment.




Chair needed.  Nothing planned for the December Business Meeting at the moment.


Old Business:




New Business:


BOD portion of November’s Election Requires Correction:


An Election Error for the 2022 cycle has occurred.  Our Ballot in November requested a vote for TWO Board Members when there is actually a need for only one candidate to serve for the coming year.  Additional error occurred when a mistaken need for THREE candidates was declared.  Good news is our vote tally provides an accurate record of the member’s votes and subsequent candidate selections.


  • John Shofield AC9JS received the most BOD votes and will fulfill the required Director role for three years beginning 2022.


Cliff K9QD therefore moved to correct the 2022’s Director Candidate count from three to one.  Danny KD9HIL seconded.  So Moved.


ACTION REQUIRED:  Published Club Officer listing on the website only requires one edit to Board of Directors assignment to reflect the currently expiring term in 2021 to be updated with new entry of John Shofield AC9JS expiring 2024.


Summary of offices to be posted for 2022:


President:                           John Zietlow K9WIC

Vice President:                                  Danny Kafka KD9HIL

Treasurer:                           Barry Friedman K9FMB

Secretary:                            Cliff Sowka K9QD


Board of Directors


John Shofield AC9JS        2024

Kent Ochs W9KAO           2022

John Douglas KD9KSH     2022

Dennis Calvey KD9HIK    2023

Ed Lishka AC9SD               2023



Adjourn: 8:41PM.


Submitted December 2, 2021  Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary