Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting March 4th, 2020

Board of Directors Meeting,  4 March, 2020


Burt Shultz AB9CV Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM 




Burt Shultz  AB9CV  Frank Giampa N9QPD  John Douglas  KD9KSH 
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH  Danny Kafka KD9HIL  John Zietlow  K9WIC 
Ed Liska  AC9SD  Leo Ribordy  N9NBH  Dennis C. Calvey  KD9HIK 
Robert Kocourek W9RKK     


 Secretary’s Report:  

 Cliff Sowka K9QD absent. No Report.   

 Treasurer’s Report:  

 Chris Brewer AC9GN absent. No Report.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 Public Service: 


Rob Glowacki N9MVO absent. No Report. 




John Zietlow K9WIC informed John reports that the next set is scheduled for the last weekend of April. 


Leo N9NBH reports the machine on St. Alexius has been shut down. Plans to remove the machine and antenna when the weather improves.   


Construction Project: 

 Bill McGovern W9WEM reported attendance during Construction Project meeting February 22nd 


Steve AC9EM  Paul N9ISP  Robert W9RKK 
Mike K9KMV  Don K9UD  Cliff K9QD 
Al KD9FIA  John K9WIC  Ron WB9PTA 
Mike K9KMV  Chris AC9GN  Russ KC9NUV 
Sid KD9OLJ  Dennis KD9HIK  Daryl KB9RHR 
Terry AE9TJ  Jack W9YY  Leo N9NBH 
Rob K9RGF  Ed AC9SD  Dave K9KBM 
Ken KO9H  Kevin K9MKD  Bruce N9EHA 
Pierre K9EYE  Timm KC9NMW   

Saturday, March 7, 2020 is the monthly SARC breakfast at 8:00 AM at Maxfields in Schaumburg.  The next SARC Construction Project meeting will be on March 14, 2020 held at the Schaumburg Park District Tennis Club (Schaumburg Tennis Plus) beginning at 8:00 AM.

Construction Project (CP) cabinet clearance:   Planning to schedule club’s help reviewing eligible sale items once the Dummy Load project finishes.  Next Hamfest is May @ Sandwich. 


VE Testing: 


Ed Lishka AC9SD reported no testing has taken place for the month of March. 


Volunteer Examiner Staff: 








James  Migalla  KC9UFB 
William  Riess  KW9WR 
John  Schofield  AC9JS 
Dirk  Smith  W0RI 



 No Report.  

 Radio Hill Gazette RHG: 

 No Report. 

 Recurring Calendar: 


Insurance needs to be renewed and a Rider for Field day issued. 




Geoff KA9QGH no report. 



Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair reported the Schaumburg Park District is editing the piece they recorded during Winter Field Day.  Leo made a motion to invite SPD to do additional filming at Field day in June.  Second by Frank.  Motion carried. 



John KD9KSH presented some ideas about a summer activity this year.  




Leo N9NBH reported General class will be held for 10 weeks beginning September 5th at the Hoffman Estates branch of the Schaumburg Public Library.  




Bill Crocket KD9AUP will be moving and a new chairman will be required.   


Old Business: 


An invoice was presented for “Website Listing Service” It is believed this may be a scam. Invoice was referred to Matt Walsh for verification. 


New Business: 

 Robert W9RKK proposed the idea of purchasing new club radios for Field Day-EMCOMM use. Frank N9QPD moved and Leo N9NBH seconded the discussion.   


Three units were brought up for consideration: 


Icom IC-7300 

Yeasu FT-991A 

Alinco DX-SR9T 


The motion was tabled until April to allow time for further research. 

 Motion to Adjourn: 


At 9:00PLeo N9NBH moved for adjournment. Seconded by Geoff.  Motion carried. 


Submitted March 8th 2020 as recorded by Frank N9QPD during my absence. 


Cliff Sowka K9QD Interim Secretary