Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting August 7th, 2019

Board of Directors Meeting,  7 August 2019

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


Frank Giampa N9QPD///Jim Campbell KB9RGU///Danny Kafka KD9HIL///

Robert Kocourek W9RKK///Dennis Calvey KD9HIK///John Douglass KD9KSH

Edward Lishka AC9SD///Burt Schultz AB9CV///Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ///Leo Ribordy N9NBH

John Zietlow K9WIC///Cliff Sowka K9QD///Kent Ochs W9KAO///Chris Brewer AC9GN

Treasurer’s Report:

Chris AC9GN submitted the report covering 7/1/2019 through 7/31/2019.

Beginning balance—————-$5996.70

Income——————–$653.54 (dues)

Expense——————-$316.96 ($61.53 data line, repeater maintenance)

Ending balance———————$6338.288

Current number of fully paid members: 66

A motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Frank N9QPD and seconded by Danny KD9HIL. Motion carried.

President’s Report:

Leo N9NBH: In reference to the proposed by-law changes, we will need the Board approval to move forward. More information will be coming on this matter. He will also look into getting the names of the net controllers on the monthly calendar.

Secretary’s Report:

Ken KD9HIJ: Approval of the BOD minutes from 7/3/2019 as published in the RHG. A motion to accept was made by Frank N9QPD and seconded by Danny KD9HIL. Motion carried.

There has been no response from the Township as to the status of the last section of the tower that was donated to SARC.

A thank you letter was sent to Rebecca KA9EFE thanking her for the ongoing provision of the snacks at our monthly club meetings.


No report.


John K9WIC reports that there are two Schaumburg activities coming up in September  and October. He will be supplying more information on this as it develops. Also, next  year the Hoffman Estates Fire Department will be sponsoring a morning to afternoon half marathon. More information will be forthcoming on this.


John KD9KSH has been to several restaurants to look for a suitable location for the Club dinner. The prices and attendee requirements were not acceptable. He did find a suitable location at The Lucky Monk in South Barrington. They were willing to work with the Club and provide a room and prices that was acceptable. Two dates available for the activity are 9/15/2019 and 9/29/2019. While dinner is being prepared, there are appetizers available. A motion to select the 9/29/2019 date was made by Frank N9QPD and seconded by Danny KD9HIL.

After some discussion, the motion was amended to appetizers being SARC provided.

The motion carried. John KD9KSH will go ahead and book the facility for September 29th.


Leo N9NBH: The Technician class scheduled to begin in September is on track to begin at the Hoffman Estates Library. So far there are eleven people signed up. There are no restrictions of residency. Any one may attend. Burt AB9CV who is a foundation member of the Mount Prospect Library will post a notice of the class on their bulletin board.

VE Testing:

No report.

Public Service:

No report.


No report. Cliff K9QD has a short video he can bring to the next Club meeting if no program is available.


No report.

EBay Sales:


Old Business:

There is some urgency to empty the POD and store our equipment elsewhere. The costs of the rental are growing. Leo N9NBH will contact Rob N9MVO to see if the pump house painting project is complete so that we may move the equipment there. Also, Leo will advise Rob that Kent W9KAO has two battery packs that can be used for the repeater at the water tower.

Cliff reports that the basement of the tennis club is once again overflowing with equipment that needs to be moved. It was suggested that this be a winter project with volunteers to sort, price and prepare items for sale at the upcoming ham fests.

Cliff will look into advertising the tower on Craig’s List, and posting a sign if he goes to the Belvidere Ham fest. Leo N9NBH suggested that A SARC all message be sent out to see if there is any interest from the members in purchasing the tower.


Bob N9JAX reported via email that he had one contact from a Tom Biers in reference to getting his Tech license. He was referred to our upcoming Technician class.

New Business:

With the resignation of Peter from the Board, Leo N9NBH has appointed Burt AB9CV to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term which has one and a half years left. Other Board members concurred unanimously and Burt AB9CV has accepted the responsibility. This appointment becomes effective immediately. A note to Matt, Mike and Bruce will be sent so that Burt is put on the SARC Board list. In November there will be an election for some of the BOD.

Motion to Adjourn:

With no further business to conduct a motion to Adjourn was made by Ken KD9HIJ and seconded by Burt AB9CV. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm.


On 7/25/2019 Leo was net control. Sign ins included:

Leo N9NBH///Rob N9MVO///

Robert W9RKK///Orson NN9N///Ed AC9SD///Steve AC9EM///Daryl KB9RHR///

Mike KD9KMV///Phil WB9C///Dennis KD9HIK///Dave KD9LEV///Mike KC9SOA///

Ken KD9HIJ///Pierre K9EYE

On 8/1/2019 Steve AC9EM was net control. Sign ins included:

Robert W9RKK///Mike KD9KMV///Orson NN9N///Dave KD9LEV///Doug W9YFC///John KD9KSH///

Daryl KB9RHR///Gary N9VU///Ed AC9SD///Kevin KB9QVX///Chris KD9ESD///Phil WB9C///

Al KD9EPZ///Owen KF5IV///Leo N9NBH///Pierre K9EYE///Joe N8XVE///Rob N9MVO///

Russell KC9NUV (mobile marine-port Washington, WI)///Richard N9EEE///  Steve AC9EM.

(See reverse page.)


Respectfully submitted August 2019.

Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ