Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting December 5, 2018

Frank Giampa N9QPD Chairman opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

Leo Ribordy N9NBH Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ Cliff Sowka K9QD
Robert Kocourek W9RKK Kent Ochs W9KAO Frank Giampa N9QPD
John Douglas KD9KSH John Zietlow K9WIC

Treasurer’ s Report

Chris Brewer AC9GN not present.

President’s Report

Matt AC9IG not present.


Dennis Calvey KD9HIK not present.

SARC Repeaters

Kent W9KAO reports our Machines are up and working properly.


Bob Benwitz N9JAX provided previous report:
The following prospective club members were contacted via phone and/or email during the month of November:
11/9   “Wesley”   (no call listed)   an inquiry regarding CB radio repair, referred to club meetings, construction project, etc
Secretary’s Report
Cliff Sowka K9QD:  Approval of Meeting Minutes as published on our website.


John Zietlow K9WIC EMCOMM Chairman reports not much happening at the moment.
Construction Project (CP)
Robert W9RKK reported good increase attendance with the next meeting set for this coming Saturday. Almost all Impromptu Auction Items which were stored in the northern-most cabinet have been picked-up but some payments have not yet been completed.
The current Park District free-rental agreement needs to be renewed. Vince Kennedy has retired and the ladies at the front desk of the Tennis Club told us Richard Ward was the new Superintendent. We will need to renew our insurance rider as well.


Robert Kocourek W9RKK met with Buona Beef to confirm January’s Holiday Party. SARC Holiday Party is set for the third week of January.


Leo N9NBH reported two of his students studying for General passed their recent exam with Ken KD9HIJ, attending tonight, being one of the upgrade winners. Good Job Ken! Leo is considering another Technician class this coming March/April. Leo will survey the membership to line-up instructors and determine if there is sufficient public interest.

VE Testing

Dirk Smith W0RI not present but reported results for November 2018:
7 Students applied:
2 General
4 Technician


Matt AC9IG no report.

Public Service

Rob N9MVO not present but previously reported the MS Walk has changed the venue for the event in 2019. More details will become known as the spring approaches.


Cliff Sowka K9QD reported Dirk Smith W0RI is planning a presentation for December on Digital Operations.
A new Program Chair will need to be selected for 2019 but the good news is nothing will be needed for January due to the Holiday Party preempting the need for a presentation that night.
Possible for February: Anthony Willard AB9YC was able to acquire speaker Valerie Hotzfeld to provide an overview of Ham Radio’s role during the recent Puerto Rico disaster response but the Board had to postpone her visit due to the scheduled Election Night in November. This delayed presentation may be considered for the February meeting if Anthony’s guest can still be available at that time.


Informal TechNet was held last week as planned.

Lyn Norstad WØLEN of Chicago Metro SATERN is presently serving as NCO for the West Metro Net.  They meet on Monday evenings at 1900 on the WCRA repeater.  They also have an East Metro Net that meets on Tuesday evenings. Their goal is to combine both Nets and request use of our K9IIK machine, probably for Monday evenings. The Board determined the time-slot they’re scheduling will not interfere with any SARC activities unless their choice for Tuesday Nets might collide with our TechNet; in such a case either of us could move our Tuesday activity up-or-back.
Frank N9QPD will inform the organization that our machine will be open for their use and our Calendar of Events will be updated on the website.

Ebay Sales

No eBay sales to report. Impromptu Auction items have now been claimed and the storage cabinet cleared but some lingering payment obligations are still in process:
$10 for Icom IC-27h N9EHA  Sold & Paid
$190 for SB-500, SB-101, SB-600 K9KQX Sold & Paid
$1 on Motorola TEK7A meter AC9GN  Sold & Paid
$25 for the ARC 5 T-22 7MHz Xmitter AB9CV In Cabinet Open
$22 for the Hallicrafters HT-18 VFO AB9CV In Cabinet Open
$5 for the Motorola TEK 21 Pulse Generator AB9CV In Cabinet Open
$5 for the Motorola TEK 31 Tone Generator AB9CV In Cabinet Open
$15 for the Fluke 8000A DMM AB9CV In Cabinet Open
$7 HP 1744 Scope AB9CV In Cabinet Open
$30 for the HP 200AB Audio Generator Picked-up already Open
$120 for the Philips PM6671 Frequency Counter AB9CV In Cabinet Open
$12 for the Eico 377 sine/square generator AB9CV In Cabinet Open

$241 Open w/ AB9CV; All items delivered including the (previously delivered) HP 200AB.

Old Business

A new Committee has been formed to consider a Bylaw mechanism that allows the club to remove an undesirable member(s) will be planning to meet over the next few months.
Officers currently on Committee:
Dirk W0RI
Peter N9POL
Club members on Committee:
John AC9JS
John K9WIC
Kevin KB9QVX

New Business

Salvation Army’s SATERN organization requested use of our K9IIK machine for their Monday night West Metro Net. The Board of Directors approved access for their use of K9IIK machine on Monday nights and the N9RJV.ORG website calendar needs to be updated with that recurring schedule.
Submitted: December 6, 2018  Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary.