Board of Directors Meeting Oct 6, 2021
Kent Ochs W9KAO Director called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Cliff Sowka K9QD: September Minutes Approved as published in August Radio Hill Gazette (RHG).
John Zietlow K9WIC provides the following
Bank Balance 1-Aug $7,703.08
INCOME Memo $ 322.28
Bank Balance 1-Sep $7,910.19
DISBURSEMENTS Memo $ 279.49
9-Sep Zoom $ 164.32
20-Sep Data line $ 115.17
Checks Outstanding $ 25.00
Deposit not included $ 0.00
Account Balance $7,605.70
Bank Statement 1-Oct $7,630.70
Checks Outstanding $ 25.00
Adjusted balance Checkbook $7,605.70
Petty Cash $ 131.20
PayPal $ 80.07
Funds Available $7,816.97
110 Members on Roster
Ed Liska AC9SD moved to approve, Danny Kafka KD9HIL seconded. So Moved.
Rob Glowacki N9MVO no report. Chicago Marathon event is scheduled for October 10th. Supportive Hams are requested to be in-place by 6:30AM. Bill Riess KW9WR previously explained there is a background check and registration process for applicants to complete before selections are finalized.
Schaumburg Public Safety Day was held Saturday October 2nd at Fire Station 51. SARC members hosted a booth demonstrating Amateur Radio capabilities to the public. Our support was greeted with a special shout-out to all the hams that showed up to support the Schaumburg Public Safety Open House. You helped make SARC’s efforts very successful.
Also special thanks to Dennis KD9IK, Barry K9FMB, Rob N9MVO, and Cliff K9QD for their efforts to setup and man the booth. Thanks also to Dirk W0RI, Jim KC9UFB and Charlene K9CMZ supporting the effort and helping to share ham radio with the citizens of Schaumburg. I also want to thank the many members of SARC and the Schaumburg Emergency Radio Team that dropped by to say hello. (A special thank you to Cliff K9QD for trying to dump the 700 pieces of candy in multiple buckets when the parents weren’t looking!)
Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ and Rob Glowacki N9MVO Repeater Committee: Not Present
Previously, Rob N9MVO received word from the Wisconsin Repeater Association that the operators of the WE9COM repeater in Dodgeville, WI, often heard on the SARC frequency, has not changed anything with regard to their transmitter power or antenna. They did say there has been a lot of ducting this year, so Mother Nature is causing them to be heard SO WELL on our frequency on those occasions.
‘It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature,’ a commercial said in the last century.
If you have problems with their repeater signal stepping on the SARC repeater, when SARC is transmitting, please let me know by email. We can then have the WI Repeater Association look into the situation.
Construction Project (CP):
|Sessions have resumed with September’s first gathering of ~ 15 people. Burt AB9CV has begun purchasing consumables needed to replenish CP stores.|
Results for October 2, 2021
Name Call Class
William KD9TKP General
Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):
Bill Davies K9WKD
Steve Karson AC9EM
John Schofield AC9JS
Dirk Smith W0RI
Will Sperling W9WSS
The results were entered into the FCC ULS database on Monday October 4, 2 days after the VE Testing. This was because the documents were scanned into PDF format and emailed to the W5YI-VEC group in Arlington, TX.
Next examination date: November 6, 2021
Barry K9FMB Net Chairman reported attendance continues in the 18-20 range. Assigned Net Control coverage may be posted on our website shortly.
Radio Hill Gazette RHG:
Mike K9KMV No Report.
Nominating Committee has contacted club members in building our slate for November’s election. Their DRAFT Ballot has been published to the membership. SARC Board decided to temporality suspend two annual awards of
- Member of the Year
- Construction Project Acknowledgement
These two recognition awards are being suspended this year because we have been thwarted in normal club gatherings during ~2 years of COVID shutdown.
Ed Liska AC9SD noticed a peculiar US Mail receipt. SARC has received junk mail through USPS offering to renew our domain thus indicating bots are searching for revenue by soliciting site registration services. Barry K9FMB explained the exposure we could face if we fail to renew our domain.
Domain N9RJV.ORG is due for renewal in December so we don’t want someone to grab the domain and try to sell it back to us.
Darryl Jenks KB9RHR not present. 110 Members on the Roster.
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair provided a summary of SARC’s participation in Schaumburg’s Public Safety Day as posted in the EMCOMM section above.
John KD9KSH is researching several restaurants possibly capable of hosting our annual Holiday Party in January.
Leo N9NBH not present. Leo previously reported that Hoffman Estates Library is confirmed for our Technician Class beginning in January.
Robert W9RKK and Cliff K9QD will present a Standing Waves demonstration during the October Business Meeting.
John K9WIC and Rob N9MVO will be working to schedule a Data Line switch-over from ATT to Extreme DSL.
Robert W9RKK informed the Board he has radio programming files that could be offered for upload into our Website’s Resource category. He has programming profiles for Yaesu FTM300 and FT3DR in .CSV format (no copyright concerns). Robert requested Board Approval for Matt Walsh AC9IG (Webmaster) to post the files into our Website. Future member-generated file resources could also be contributed to the site’s Resource offerings. Robert has also authored a .PDF Instruction Sheet to aid in configuration.
Ed AC9SD moved, Kent W9KAO seconded. So Moved.
Submitted October 7, 2021. Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary