Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting September 19th, 2019

Schaumburg Business Meeting       September 19th, 2019

President Geoff Stevens called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. All officers are in attendance.

Rebecca KA9EFE brought her usual delicious treats.


Robert Kocourek W9RKK///Mel Luxenberg W9FRT///Bill Crockett KD9AUP///

Daryl Jenks KB9RHR///Leo Ribordy N9NBH//Burt Schultz AB9CV///John Zietlow K9WIC

Jim Campbell KB9RGU///Dirk Smith W0RI///Steve Karson AC9EM///John Douglas KD9KSH

Bill McGovern W9WEM///Don Dewar KD9NJR///Danny Kafka KD9HIL///Geoff Stevens KA9QGH

Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ///John Martin K9JDM///Art Paton N9AEP/AE///Rob Glowacki N9MVO

Terry Jurnholm AE9TJ//Doug May W9YFC///Bob Benwitz N9JAX///Paul Burkett KD9FMN

DJ Traxler WA9UBR///Garrett Neyenkircher K9GBN///Rick Dickens KY0Q///

Greg Howard KD9MYA///Chris Brewer AC9GN///Kevin Willard KB9QVX///Bob W9GEW.

Treasurers Report:

The Treasurer did have a report but the Secretary was unable to copy the information (dollar amounts).

Presidents Report:

The President was in attendance, ran the meeting, and announced that Danny KD9HIL will be the new Field Day Chair.

Vice President’s Report:

Danny KD9HIL was in attendance and had no report.

Secretary’s Report:

Approval of the minutes from the 15 August 2019 meeting was requested. A motion to accept was made by Burt AB9CV and seconded by Leo N9NBH. The motion carried.


Dennis KD9HIK wasn’t in attendance but he had made a request via email asking for how much information would be available for publicity on upcoming events. That request was passed on to John K9WIC who said he would be in contact with Dennis reference his request.


Rob N9MVO will acquire the battery packs needed to update the repeater at the Plum Grove tower in Schaumburg.


Bob N9JAX was in attendance and had no report.


John K9WIC is looking for volunteers for Schaumburg’s Public Service Day being held on 5 October, and Hoffman Estates emergency management agency being held on 25 October. He will be sending out a SARC ALL soon with more details.


John KD9KSH has 32 people signed up for the Club dinner on 29 September beginning at 4:00 pm at the Lucky Monk. The room can accommodate 40 people and he is requesting that if you know of anyone who may like to attend, please give them the specifics of the activity.


Leo N9NBH reports that the Tech Class is coming along.

VE Testing:

On 7 September 2019 VE testing was held for 6 applicants.

Results: James                  KD9MGU             Extra

Tomokazu           KD9NVB               Technician

Donald                  KN4YBP                                General

Paul                       KD9NVC               Technician

Kevin                     K9MKD                 Extra

Reginald               KD9NUQ              General


Participating VE’s: Bill K9WKD///Steve AC9EM///Ed AC9SD///James KC9UFB///John AC9JS///Dirk W0RI


Next exam date is 5 October 2019 (per John Schofield AC9JS)

Public Service:

Rob N9MVO reports that the decathlon and the MS walk went well. The 5 October public service safety day is coming up. John K9WIC will have more information on that activity coming soon.

Old Business:

Bob N9JAX brought up the subject of the SARC ID Badges. After some discussion the President called for a show of hands as to whether the badges should be red or blue. Red was the color picked.

Bob W9GEW has volunteered to put together a signup sheet via email with choices for color, style, names, etc.

Leo has donated the tower from the Township to the Salvation Army. They will handle the pickup and installation at one of their satellite locations.

New Business:

There was a special construction project of volunteers on Saturday 21 September to sort through the boxes of equipment given to SARC from the families of silent keys. It was also an opportunity to clean out some of the cabinets. This began at 8:00 am and was open to the general membership for bidding on the items beginning at 10:00 and lasting until 12:00. The unsold items will be going to the Belvidere ham fest on the 29th of September for possible sale.

The regular Construction Projects will begin Saturday 28 September 19.


On 9/14/19 the last SITP was held.

Attendees included Dennis KD9HIK///Paul N9ISP//Bob W9DXR//Robert C. KA9YHD///

Cliff K9QD///Rob N9MVO///Ronald WB9PTA///Ken KD9HIJ///Kevin K9MKD///

Robert W9RKK///and Bob W9GEW.

Motion to Adjourn:

With no further business to conduct a motion to adjourn was made by Geoff KA9QGH and seconded by Ken KD9HIJ. The motion carried. Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted on 24 September 2019.

Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ