Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting June 5th, 2019

Board of Directors Meeting,  5 June 2019

 Chairman Leo Ribordy N9NBH called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and noted that there was a quorum.


Frank Giampa N9QPD///William Crockett KD9AUP///Leo Ribordy N9NBH

John Douglas KD9KSH///Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ///Robert Kocourek W9RKK

Cliff Sowka K9QD///Edward Lishka AC9SD///Dennis Calvey KD9HIK

Danny Kafka KD9HIL///Chris Brewer AC9GN///Kent Ochs W9KAO


Treasurer’s Report:

Chris Brewer AC9GN provided the report for 5/1/2019 through 5/31/2019.

Beginning balance………….$5123.70

Income………………$ 172.36 (cpm auction, dues)

Expense…………….$ 149.13 ($61.53 data line, website)

Ending balance……………..$ 5146.93

Current number of paid members is 78. Dues need to be paid by the end of June to cover the Club insurance for Field Day.

Presidents Report:

Leo Ribordy N9NBH reported on the following: It seems that the repeater at AMBC isn’t functioning properly. Information on this will be forwarded to Bob Clark. In reference to the nets, if those assigned can’t make it for some reason, please make an effort to get coverage.

Secretary’s Report:

Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ: Approval of May 2019 BOD minutes as published on our website.

At this point a motion to accept both the Treasurer’s and Secretary’s reports was made by Frank N9QPD, and with a second by Danny KD9HIL, was passed unanimously.


Dennis KD9HIK suggested some Field Day art for the web site.


No report available. However, Jim Campbell KB9RGU sent an email reporting that the EmComm Sunday night net which meets on the first Sunday night of the month will no longer be in operation after 7 July 2019 due to a lack of support. He will be net control one last time on 7 July. His thanks go to all for the experience.


John KD9KSH reported that there are 17 people signed up for the J pole construction on June 15th. They plan to make a total of 20 J poles and lunch is planned for afterwards.


Leo N9NBH has contacted the Schaumburg Library (Hoffman Estates facility) about the Technician Class. To date, there hasn’t been a response from them.

VE Testing:

John Schofield AC9JS reports results from VE testing held 1 June 2019.

Paul D. Lavrent KD9NJP////Technician

Scott N. Wickstrom KD9NJQ////Technician

Donald A. Dewar KD9NJR////Technician

Peter W. Dulany W9TRJ////General

Gary Dembski KD9FML////Extra

Anatoly Andrianov AC9VI////Extra (took and passed elements 2-3-and 4 in one sitting)

Failed to upgrade: 0. Next examination date is 6 July 19. At that time there will be new

Element 3 exams for the General exam.

Participating VE’s were Bill Davies K9WKD///Steve Karson AC9EM///Ed Lishka AC9SD

William Riess KW9WR///John Schofield AC9JS.

Public Service:

Rob N9MVO (not in attendance) will be sending information reference the Hoffman Estates 4th of July activity.


Both Leo N9NBH and William KD9AUP will be looking for a speaker for our July Club meeting:


No report available.

EBay sales:


Old Business:


New Business:


Field Day discussion:

Initially it appeared that we might not get Field Day off the ground due to a painting issue at the site. As of now, Rob N9MVO has secured the permit and we are a “go” for June 22nd and June 23rd. We have tent captains and set up is Saturday 22 June beginning at 9:00 am. Location is the water tower off Plum Grove Road in Schaumburg. We need volunteers to set up and assist with take down. Please contact Rob N9MVO, or Club President Geoff who has volunteered to be in charge. We have budgeted about $200.00 for expenses. Some members have already volunteered their time and materials.


With no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made by Ken KD9HIJ, and with a second by William KD9AUP the motion carried.

Leo N9NBH adjourned the meeting at 8:37 pm.

SARC In The Park:

On 8 June 19 the attendees were Robert W9RKK////Bob W9GEW////Ken KD9HIJ

Dennis KD9HIK////Rob N9MVO////Don K9UD////Cliff K9QD////Daryl KB9RHR

Peter N9POL////Kent W9KAO////Steve AC9EM////Mike KD9KMV

Thanks to Dennis KD9HIK for bringing coffee and donuts.


Check ins for 6/6/19 were:

Jim KB9RGU////Robert W9RKK////Ken KD9HIJ

Orson AB9WQ////Mike KD9KMV////John KD9KSH////Bob W9DXR////Chris KD9KSD

Danny KD9HIL////John K9WIC////Ed AC9SD////Pierre K9EYE////Dennis KD9HIK

Dave K9KBM////Russ KC9NUV////Darryl KB9RHR////Leo N9NBH////John K9WIC


Check ins for 6/13/19 were:

Leo N9NBH////Jim KB9RGU////Robert W9RKK

Ken KD9HIJ////Mike KD9KMV////Phil WB9C////Ed AC9SD////Doug W9YFC

John KD9KSH////Darryl KD9RHR////Kevin KD9MKO////Bill W9WEM////Bob W9DXR

Dennis KD9HIK


Respectfully Submitted 17 June 19.

Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ