Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting February 3rd, 2021

Board of Directors Meeting,  3 February, 2021

With the help of Geoff KA9QGH’s ZOOM-enabled call, Burt Schultz AB9CV called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

First item on Agenda: Burt Schultz AB9CV is elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for 2021.


Russ Schmidt KC9NUV Cliff Sowka K9QD John Douglas KD9KSH
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH Danny Kafka KD9HIL John Zietlow K9WIC
Ed Liska AC9SD Mike Sorensen K9KQX Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK
Charlene K9CMZ Jim Campbell KB9RGU Jim Campbell KB9RGU
Burt Schultz AB9CV

Secretary’s Report:

Cliff Sowka K9QD: January 2021 BOD Minutes approved as published in the RHG.

Treasurer’s Report:

John Zietlow K9WIC reports 103 Active Members. Danny KD9HIL moved, Jim KB9RGU seconded, so moved.
SARC Board affirmed John’s Treasurer Role is constitutional and in accordance with the club’s Bylaws.
Bank Balance 31-Dec $6,591.57
INCOME $115.00
11-Jan $20.00 unknown
29-Jan $20.00 dues
29-Jan $75.00 donation for FD

19-Jan $62.82 data line
29-Jan $395.00 FD 2020 prizes
29-Jan $10.00 annual report

Petty Cash $144.20
FD Donations $75.00 included in balance

Funds Available $6,382.95
Proposed CY2021 Budget

INCOME $3,105.00
DUES $2,250.00

RESERVE $6,135.00

EXPENSES $3,105.00

ADMIN $835.00
ZOOM FEES $180.00
WEB SITE $90.00
PO BOX $65.00
SUPPLIES $100.00

REPEATER $1,280.00
DATA LINE $780.00

FIELD DAY $540.00
WINTER $0.00
SUMMER $540.00
MEETINGS $100.00



Public Service:

Rob Glowacki N9MVO. Not present.


John Zietlow K9WIC informed there is a planned EMCOMM statewide exercise similar to previous ‘Shaker’ scenario for April 30th and May 1st.


No Report.

Construction Project:

Limited meetings of 10 SARC Members Only have opened again.

VE Testing:

Ed Lishka AC9SD informed the VE Team will be utilizing the Construction Project basement venue this coming Saturday. Additionally, the Tri-Fold Welcoming document crafted by Dirk W0RI has been provided to testing candidates. Ed will be sending an electric copy to John K9WIC.


Leo Ribordy N9NBH provided the following report for TechNet January 26th:

The question for the evening was: This weekend is winter field. Are you going
to operate? Also talking a little more on magnetic loops. Another youtube site to
get more/different info on building magnetic loops is RSGB. Radio society of
Great Britain.

1. W9RKK Robert
2. K9CMZ Charlene
3. KY0Q Rick
4. K9KBM Dave
5. N9LTW Lou
6. K9KQX Mike
7. KB9RHR Daryl
8. WE9PP Jim
9. AC9SD Ed
10. W9WEM Bill
11. KD9KSH John
12. K9KMV Mike
13. K9EYE Pierre
14. KD9HIK Dennis
15. KB9QQL Adrian
16. WB9UXN Brent
17. KB9RGU Jim
18. K9GBN Garrett
19. KD9NJR Don
20. W9YFC Doug
21. N9NBH Leo Net Control
22. N9IJS John
23. KD9PWI Pat
24. KD9QAI Jody
25. KD9POE Mike

Daryl Jenks KB9RHR hosted the February 2nd TechNet and submitted the following report:

Thanks to everyone that logged into the net.
Net started at 19:05 and closed at 20:02 EST.
The question for the night was how many worked the Winter Filed Day this past weekend and how did you do.

1. N9IJS John
2. K9KBM Dave
3. W9RKK Robert
4. K9CMZ Charlene
5. WE9PP Jim
6. K9KQX Mike
7. KF5IV Owen
8. WB9UXN Brent
9. KD9POE Mike
10. KB9RGU Jim
11. N9LTW Lou
12. KD9FIA Al
13. KC9NMW Tim
14. K9WIC John
15. K9GBN Garret
16. KD9NJR Don
17. K9KMV Mike
18. W9YFC Doug
19. KD9RGS Tim
20. KD9QVE Rick Beloit, WI
21. K9EDV Ed
22. KB9RHR Daryl (Net Control)

Winter Field Day:

K9KMV Mike worked both 1O (outdoors) Sat and Sun at different locations each day and made 30 contacts on Sat and a handful on Sunday.
KD9POE Mike worked from 1H (home) and made 32 contacts.
KB9RHR Daryl worked 1O (outdoors) on Sat and made 27 contacts.

Labels: K9KQX Mike, ask if anyone had how-2 ideas or source for Front Panel Decals needed when restoring equipment. Several suggestions were brought up from looking on to printing on “Clear Label” sheets purchased from office supply stores.

Daryl KB9RHR

Radio Hill Gazette RHG:

Mike K9KMV No Report.

Recurring Calendar:

Insurance has been renewed for 2021 and John K9WIC’s $300 premium payment is authorized for reimbursement from the Treasury. Danny KD9HIL moved, Ed AC9SD seconded, so moved and John will reimburse his personal outlay to reinstate our Liability Insurance in time for the Construction Project meetings. Status of 2021 room reservations at the CRC and Airport unknown at the moment.


Geoff KA9QGH. No report.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair; no report.


John KD9KSH; no report.


Leo N9NBH. No Report.


No Report.

Old Business:


New Business:

Burt Schultz AB9CV informed SARC has been recognized by the Salvation Army for granting them access to our Repeater.

Motion to Adjourn:

Meeting adjourned 8:25PM. Submitted February 4, 2021. Cliff Sowka Secretary