Schaumburg Amateur Radio Business Meeting Nov 16, 2023

Business Meeting November 16, 2023

Don Dewar KD9NJR President called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.



Robert Kocourek W9RKK John Thornton KD9VZJ John Schofield AC9JS
Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ Paul Burkett KD9FMN Leo Ribordy N9NBH
John Childress KD9YKF Charlene Treve K9CMZ Don Dewar KD9NJR
Danny Kafka KD9HIL Danny Meyers K9LDM Bob Lacursia K9SKY
Bill Riess KW9WR Bob Benwitz N9JAX Rob Glowacki N9MVO
Howard Mitchell KD9WSV Bill McGovern W9WEM Cliff Sowka K9QD
Chris Brewer AC9GN Richard France N9PAN Bob McIntire W9DXR
Ed Lishka AC9SD Sid Puri KD9OLI Kent Ochs W9KAO
John Douglas KD9KSH    


ZOOM Attendees:


Jim Campbell KB9RGU Pierre Berube K9EYE Bates Noble N9UVI
Steve Karson AC9EM John Zietlow K9WIC Joshua Spivey KD9WDV
Kevin Willard KB9QVX Bill Schroeder KA9DQB  
David Binkowski K9IBM Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK  


Secretary’s Report:

 Cliff Sowka K9QD:  October Business Meeting Minutes were published in the Radio Hill Gazette (RHG).

  • Danny KD9HIL moved to approve Leo Ribordy N9NBH seconded. Motion Adopted.

 Treasurer’s Report: 

 Chris Brewer AC9GN reported:


Month:                                 October 2023

Checkbook Balance 09/31/2023                                                 $7,289.30

INCOME MEMO                                                                                    $     25.00

DISBURSEMENTS MEMO                                                              $      151.77

10/10/2023 AT&T DSL                                                                     $     62.82

Check 1289 Lightning Part Replacement                                $     28.02

Zelle Payment Repeater Shelf                                                    $     60.93

10/31/2023 Account Balance                                                       $7,162.53

10/31/2023 Bank Statement                                                        $7,162.53

Checks Outstanding                                                                        $       0.00

Adjusted balance                                                                             $7,162.53

Checkbook balance 10/31/2023                                                 $7,162.53

Petty Cash 10/31/2023 Current balance                                  $   110.00

Funds Available                                                                               $7,272.93

107 active members in roster with one additional posting shortly


  • Danny moved to approve, Paul Burkett KD9FMN seconded.  Adopted.

Public Service

Rob Glowacki N9MVO:  No Report.


John Zietlow K9WIC:  No Report.


Rob N9MVO, Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ: No report.

Pierre Berube K9EYE requested status of 2M machine’s static and momentary attenuation remediation.  No specific action at the moment.

Construction Project (CP) 

Cliff Sowka K9QD:  No Report.

VE Testing

John Schofield AC9JS reports VE Tests Results for November 4, 2023


Name Call Class
Kirk KD9ZDT Technician



Technician 1
General 0
Extra 0
Total 1


The results were in the FCC ULS system by Wednesday, 11/8.


Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):


Bill Davies K9WKD
Steve Karson AC9EM
Ed Lishka AC9SD
John Schofield AC9JS
Will Sperling W9WSS


Next examination date: December 2, 2023


Don Dewar KD9NJR: No Report.

Radio Hill Gazette (RHG):  

Mike K9KMV:  Not present

Special Events:  No Report.


Scott DeSantis KB9VRW: Not Present.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK: No Report.

Social:  Chair open.


 Leo Ribordy N9NBH: No report.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK presented a tutorial on Winlink.

Old Business:

Constitution updates:  Don Dewar KD9NJR published several editing proposals to SARC-ALL before Election Night.  Members will be asked to vote UP/DOWN.

New Business:  Don Dewar KD9NJR explained tonight’s Constitutional revisions are simply a ‘clean-up’ of outdated verbiage.  There is no new wording.  Items such as Budget, Audits, and Club Asset Records are not affected.  Tonight’s vote is simply UP/DOWN choice.

    • Constitution revisions are adopted.




President            Don Dewar KD9NJR

Vice President   Dann Kafka KD9HIL

Treasurer            Chris Brewer AC9GN

Secretary            Cliff Sowka K9QD


Director               Robert Benwitz N9JAX -3 Year Term

Director               Paul Burkett KD9FMN  -3 Year Term

  • Danny Kafka KD9HIL moved to adjourn, Leo Ribordy N9NBH seconded.

Adjourn:  7:47 PM

Submitted November 17, 2023

Cliff Sowka  K9QD Secretary