Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting June 20, 2024

Business Meeting June 20, 2024

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



Robert Kocourek W9RKK Danny Meyers K9LDM Don Dewar KD9NJR
Bob McIntyre W9DXR Paul Burkett KD9FMN Mariusz Szpryngacz AD9DU
Steve Epstein WA9FZB Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Alex Suptela W2DNA
Danny Kafka KD9HIL Joe Barela KB9RCR Guy Stanek KE9AIA
Rob Glowacki N9MVO John Schofield AC9JS Daryl Jenks KB9RHR
Howard Mitchell KD9WSV Chris Brewer AC9GN Cliff Sowka K9QD
Bill Reiss KW9WR Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ Kirk Musselman K9MSG
Roberto Beltramelli WA9E Jorge Carrillo W9TMX Charlene Treve K9CMZ
Gary Bernstein N9VU Jim Campbell KB9RGU Paul Bocci K9NO


ZOOM Virtual Attendees:


Scott DeSantis KB9VRW Pierre Berube K9EYE John KD9VZJ
Rick Dickens KY0Q    

 Secretary’s Report:

 Cliff Sowka K9QD:  May Meeting Minutes as published in the RHG:   Danny Kafka KD9HIL moved to approve and Guy Stanek KE9AIA seconded.  Motion Adopted.

Treasurer’s Report

 Chris Brewer AC9GN reported:


Month:            May 2024                       Report generated on 5/19/2024

Checkbook Balance 04/30/24   $6,613.79
INCOME   MEMO $80.00
Cash 05/16/24 $25.00 Dues  
Cash 05/23/24 $25.00 Dues  
Cash 05/31/24 $30.00 Dues  





$62.82 AT&T DSL

Check #1295 05/23/24 $79.51 Zoom subscription  
    Account Balance  $6,551.46
  05/31/24 Bank Statement $6,551.46
Dues to be deposited   MEMO $80.00
ADJUSTED BALANCE      $6,631.46
Petty Cash 05/31/24 $100.00  

Funds Available                       $6,731.46

127 members on roster

Rob Glowacki N9MVO moved to approve and Danny KD9HIL seconded.  Motion Adopted.

Public Service

Rob Glowacki N9MVO:  Hoffman Estates (HE) Fourth of July Parade will be supported by SARC again this year. HE Management will host breakfast at IHOP on Barrington Road and the Tollway 6AM.  Assemble at Paris and Illinois Ave 7:30AM for route assignment if skipped the breakfast meeting.


 No report.


Rob N9MVO no report.

Construction Project (CP) 

 Cliff Sowka K9QD:

On hiatus until the fall.

VE Testing

 John Schofield AC9JS no report


Don Dewar KD9NJR:   Nets are busy.  Sure would be good if we could have alternate control operators once in a while.  Ker-Chunk abuse is unfortunate and we’re asking members to utilize *850 Parrot Mode to confirm solid copy instead.

Radio Hill Gazette (RHG):  

 No Report

Special Events:  Dennis C. Calvey no report.


Scott DeSantis KB9VRW:  No report.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK:  SARC Field Day plans published.

Social:  Chair open


 Leo Ribordy N9NBH: No report.


Don Dewar KD9NJR:  Tonight’s program is Field Day Planning

Old Business:


 New Business: 

Danny Kafka KD9HIL SARC Vice President and Field Day (FD) Chair provided and update for FD planning.

It was determined transport for tables/chairs Friday and Sunday may require us to rent a truck.  Scott KB9VRW and Don KD9NJR talked about the possibility of utilizing Salvation Army’s equipment.  Arranged to have a truck available for transport both days.

Rob N9MVO will bring 6M Squalo and Gary N9VU will bring HF rig.

Chris Brewer announced availability of a large storage bin that is 5’x2’x27”.

Pierre K9EYE announced Sporadic E is opening up.

Adjourn:  7:39 PM

Submitted June 21, 2024

Cliff Sowka  K9QD