Early in December 2020, I went out to Busse Woods Forest Preserve to test out a new antenna; the AL-705 Magnetic Loop from Alpha Antenna. It is a low power (20W) very portable magnetic loop covering 40m to 10m, designed and built by Alpha Antenna and marketed by ICOM, as part of their IC-705 portable … Continue reading "K9KMV: Testing a new antenna with some friends"
On November 27th 2020, the day after Thanksgiving, I headed out to Moraine Hills State Park (K-1012) for a POTA activation. I had been there before, so I knew roughly where I wanted to setup my radio gear. My plan was to setup with my QRP radio, the IC-703 Plus, and give the Wolf River … Continue reading "K9KMV: Parks On The Air Attempt – K-1012"
Board of Directors Meeting, 2 December, 2020 John Shofield AC9JS provided an update regarding plans for Tom Doyle K9MF SK: There will be a funeral mass at St Marcelline Church in Schaumburg soon, but a date has not been set yet. We plan on having a larger memorial party after Covid, perhaps in the spring … Continue reading "Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting December 2nd, 2020"
Schaumburg Business Meeting December 17th 2020 Geoff Stevens KA9QGH President called the virtual meeting to order at 7:02 PM Attendees: Danny Kafka KD9HIL Rob Glowacki N9MVO Mike Sorensen K9KQX Terry AE9TJ Geoff Stevens KA9QGH Mike Griffiths K9KMV Ed Liska AC9SD R. Kocourek W9RKK Brent Kaser WB9UXN John Zietlow K9WIC Garrett K9GBN Russ Schmidt KC9NUV Doug … Continue reading "Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting December 17th 2020"