Business Meeting May 18, 2023
Don Dewar KD9NJR President called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
|Robert Kocourek W9RKK||Paul Burkett KD9FMN||John Shofield AC9JS|
|Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK||John Thornton KD9VZJ||Rob Glowacki N9MVO|
|Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ||Ed Lishka AC9SD||Don Dewar KD9NJR|
|Danny Kafka KD9HIL||Leo Ribordy N9NBH||Howard Mitchell KD9WSV|
|Chris Brewer AC9GN||Darryl Jenks KB9RHR||Al Kirby AD9BZ|
|Roger Young WB9NBA||Danny Meyers K9LDM||Bob Zuttermeister W9GEW|
|John Childress||Leon Huang N9TYS||Cliff Sowka K9QD|
|Scott DeSantis KB9VRW||Barry Friedman K9FMB||Steve Karson AC9EM|
|Jim Campbell KB9RGU||David Binkowski N9IBM||James Fanning KD9WNR|
Cliff Sowka K9QD: April Business Meeting Minutes as published in the Radio Hill Gazette (RHG). Robert Kocourek W9RKK moved to approve, Ed Lishka AC9SD seconded. Motion Adopted.
Chris Brewer AC9GN reported current finances.
- Zelle facility is operational.
- Payments are to be addressed: TREASURER@N9RJV.ORG.
Month: April 2023
Checkbook Balance 03/31/23 $6,179.60
INCOME MEMO $ 410.00
04/06/23 Zelle $ 35.00
04/07/23 Collected dues $ 245.00
04/07/23 From petty cash $ 20.00
04/14/23 Collected dues $ 20.00
04/17/23 Collected dues $ 25.00
04/21/23 Collected dues $ 65.00
DISBURSEMENTS MEMO $ 126.61
ACH 04/10/23 AT&T DSL $ 62.82
Check 04/26/23) replacement stamps $ 63.79
04/31/23 Account Balance $6,462.99
04/31/23 Bank Statement $6,462.99
Checks Outstanding $ 0.00
Adjusted balance $6,462.99
Checkbook balance 04/31/23 $6,462.99
Petty cash 04/31/23 $ 110.00
Funds Available $6,572.99
108 members on roster
Darryl Jenks KB9RHR moved to approve and Leo Ribordy N9NBH seconded. Motion Adopted.
Rob Glowacki N9MVO Chair reported our successful support of the MS Walk. Ed Lishka AC9SD thanked Rob for his excellent handling of Net Control and the overall organizational outcome. Ten (10) SARC members participated in the event:
Rob explained the club already has 9 Safety Vests available to loan-out during the July 1st Hoffman Estates July 4th parade. Danny Meyers K9LDM displayed examples of Safety Vests he found on Amazon with cost ranging from $10 to $12.
John Zietlow K9WIC Chairman reported:
This Saturday, May 20th is EmComm Saturday at the Hoffman Estates PD. Due to the conflict with the Dayton (Xenia) Hamvention, I am cancelling the event.
Next Month’s meeting on June 17thshould include a roundtable discussion by other EmComm coordinators.
June 5-6 will be a State-wide exercise. The scenario will be a downstate earthquake. We anticipate the MABAS resources in Wheeling will receive requests from downstate or Springfield via HF radio. The current focus is on the hours of 0900-1100 both days. Last time, the hams were available the entire 48 hours with virtually no action. This time we will generate our own action if necessary.
There will be more to follow when I know more.
We will be trying to install a temporary HF antenna at the HE PD to support this exercise. I may be making an urgent request for volunteers next week.
Rob N9MVO benched our 440 Machine’s Duplexer for alignment. When later installed at the site, he found exciter power of 5W was something less than advertised. When set to 20W, the linear performed something more than 60W. System operational.
Construction Project (CP):
Cliff Sowka K9QD CP Chair reported we’re on summer hiatus with CP’s planned return the last Saturday of September.
John Schofield AC9JS VE Session Manager reports VE Tests Results for May 6, 2023
Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):
All of the license upgrades were in the FCC ULS System by Monday, May 8. Most of the new licenses were in the FCC ULS System by Tuesday, May 9.
Next examination date: June 3, 2023
Don’t forget, the General exam will be changing effective July 1.
John explained FCC License Renewal is now rather cumbersome. It may be possible to post the three Renewal Steps required by the FCC System on our club’s Website to help simplify and understand the process.
Don Dewar KD9NJR reports our Nets are well attended. We need members to volunteer for Net Control operation. Tech Net is easy since there is neither a formal script nor Newsline to manage.
Radio Hill Gazette RHG:
Mike K9KMV No Report.
Scott DeSantis KB9VRW Chairman is currently in Xenia this week and has already canvassed several Amateur Radio vendors to obtain marketing trinkets for our recruitment efforts.
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK reports our Field Day participation is posted @ ARRL.
We need Chair
Surely our planned Picnic this summer is one important event needing Leadership. John Douglas KD9KSH has organized several successful events during his tenure and this new opportunity will be a wonderful challenge for a new leader. If we repeat John’s successful Picnic @ Bartlett last year, it’s imperative that planning begins shortly.
Leo Ribordy N9NBH will schedule a Technician Course for the fall. He will need ~8 instructors to present and our submission to the Library needs to be ready soon to meet their fall publication.
Don Dewar KD9NJR: Our June Business Meeting will focus on final Field Day planning.
Previous Tower / antenna offered for the effort of dismantling has apparently died due to lack of interest.
Our website’s Calendar has an apparent posting error for SARC-in-the-Park; there is uncertainty if the event is held on Second and Fourth Saturdays of a month. The Calendar requires editing and will be discussed during the June Board of Director’s meeting.
Leo Ribordy N9NBH moved to Adjourn and Robert Kocourek W9RKKseconded.
Called to Order 8:17PM
Danny KD9HIL FD Chair updated status for June 23rd, 24th and 25th.
List of the things we have in place. Also some things missing: tower climbers for one.
There are two categories of messaging bonus points we have missed. We can discuss all this in detail at Thursday’s meeting.
- Field Day placed on SARC calendar: 4-20-23: (for June 24-25)
- Insurance documents received from Treasurer (Chris AC9GN) 4-11
- Site application submitted 4-13
- Received permit (water tower): 5-9
PUBLICITY Dennis KD9HIK
TAKE INVENTORY of supplies and equipment at site.
Do we need to do it this year?
STATION RESERVATION SCHEDULES request made on 5-9.
Expected around Memorial Day
STATIONS / TENT CAPTAINS
CW Bob: W9DXR
Single Side Band: Daryl KB9RHR
VHF/UHF: Scott KB9VRW
GOTA: Don KD9NJR
GENERATORS will be supplied by
Rob N9MVO and
PALLETS under generators: 1st 2nd
(tables and chairs from/to Tennis Club)
Leo N9NBH and Pat KD9PWI with a few others to help load
Da Teng K9CDT, from Chicago Mountaineering Club
Prospective (work schedule permitting):
Taras (will be on call, will come if not called in – climbed last year on Sunday)
FOOD / MEALS
FRIDAY setup will have water/snacks available.
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK and Paul Burkett KD9FMN will provide grills
SUNDAY breakfast coordinator:
Cliff K9QD: If only 5 or so plan to attend, will simply get McMuffins at McD’s (24-hour)
ICE / ICE CHESTS / WATER
FRIDAY, ESPECIALLY FOR TOWER CLIMBERS
OTHER DRINKS / SNACKS
everybody, each day
PUBLIC INFORMATION TABLE
Bob Zuttermeister W9GEW will host the welcome table
Scott DeSantis KB9VRW will present Radiogram, WINLINK, ICS 213 procedure.
MESSAGE ORIGINATION to ARRL Section Manager
standard ARRL radiogram (this is 100 bonus points)
(another 100 bonus points in total)
TEARDOWN / CLEANUP
REVIEW SITE AND LOCK
SUBMIT FD RESULTS TO ARRL
NOTES FOR NEXT YEAR
suggestions, items to restock
Submitted May 22, 2023
Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary