Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting March 16, 2023

Business Meeting March 16, 2023


Don Dewar KD9NJR President called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.





Robert Kocourek W9RKK Don Dewar KD9NJR Bob McIntyre W9DXR
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Howard Mitchell KD9WSV Rob Glowacki N9MVO
Chris Brewer AC9GN Daryl Jenks KB9RHR Bill Donovan KD9RGX
John Thornton KD9VZJ

Danny Kafka KD9HIL                         Charlene Treve K9KMZ

Paul Cybulski KD0WTB John Schofield AC9JS
Jim Campbell KB9RGU

Rick Dickens KY0Q

Scott Petersen N9SLA

Bob Benwitz N9JAX

Scott Alford KD9WFJ

Bill Donovan KD9RGX


Attending via Zoom:


Ed Lishka AC9SD David BinKowski N9IBM Bruce Warrington N9EHA
Steve Karson AC9EM Roberto bbeltramelli WA9E Pat Carlberg KD9PWI
Pierre Berube K9EYE


Secretary’s Report:

Cliff Sowka K9QD Not Present.


Treasurer’s Report: 

Chris Brewer AC9GN

Opening Balance:    $6172.35

Less Data Line:         62.82

Closing Balance:      6109.53       (not able to verify)





John Zietlow K9WIC EmComm Chair submitted the following report (read by Rob)t:


  • Due to changing roles in the Chicagoland Marathon, it is not clear if there will be a role for ham radio participation this year. Discussions with the PD, FD, and EMA confirm that they are happy to have us, but do not expect our participation this year. To review, the event this year has been moved to May 7th. At least five of the nine Schaumburg Emergency Radio Team members will not be available on May 7th. We have not declined officially, but our participation is doubtful or significantly minimized.
  • On Saturday, April 15th, Hoffman Estates will have an organizational meeting for a new Emergency Radio Team. Details are still being worked out, but those interested in EmComm should save the date. It is further anticipated that HE will use the third Saturday of the month for EmComm training and exercises. More to follow.
  • The Schaumburg EMA Coordinator indicated at a meeting last Friday that the Village considers ham radio and the SARC as a valued component of Emergency Management. It is anticipated that we will be involved in future exercises and public education.



no problems reported.


Construction Project (CP): 

About 11 in attended last time.


VE Testing:

John Schofield AC9JS VE Session Manager reports Test Results for March 4, 2023:


Name Call Class
Johnathan KD9WNL General
Howard KD9WSV Technician
Berry KD9WHM General
Andrew KD9WSH Technician
Vaclav KD9WTM General
Manuel KD9WTL Technician
Keith KJ4ADV General
Luke KD9WSW Technician
Donald KD9WDX Technician
Gary KD9WEB General
Paul KD9WTB Technician



Technician 6
General 5
Extra 0
Total 11


Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):


Bill Davies K9WKD
Ed Lishka AC9SD
James Migalla KC9UFB
William Riess KW9WR
John Schofield AC9JS


Next examination date: April 1, 2023



Don Dewar KD9NJR reports 6 to 7 each time on New Ham Net


Radio Hill Gazette RHG: 

Mike K9KMV No Report.



No Report.




Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK reported seeking response  from Fred of SPD.



Need Chair.




Leo Ribordy N9NBH not present.




by Don Dewar KD9NJR : the Interpretation of Solar Data. Program slides will be distributed.



Old Business:



New Business: 


Don Dewar KD9NJR will issue a report listing what committees need chairs.



Adjourn at approximately 7:25 and resume at 7:40. Adjourn at 8:05


Notes by Danny Kafka KD9HIL