Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting January 4tth, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting January 4, 2023


Ed Lishka AC9SD 2022 Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.


First Order of Business was to elect our Chairman for 2023.


Robert Kocourek W9RKK was selected by Vote of Acclimation.




Robert Kocourek W9RKK John Douglas  KD9KSH John Zietlow K9WIC
Danny Kafka KD9HIL Don Dewar KD9NJR John Schofield AC9JS
Cliff Sowka K9QD Bill Riess KW9WR Ed Lishka AC9SD
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Scott DeSantis KB9VRW Charlene Treve K9CMZ


Secretary’s Report


Cliff Sowka K9QD:  Danny Kafka KD9HIL moved to approve the December BOD Minutes as published in the Radio Hill Gazette. Don Dewar KD9NJR seconded. Motion Carried.


Treasurer’s Report:


Barry Friedman K9FMB (not present) provided the following:




Month:                                                                                 January 2023


Checkbook Balance 30-Nov                                          $6,756.99

INCOME MEMO                                                                $   211.00

Deposit 14-Dec Dues Scott DeSantis                        $     25.00

Deposit 14-Dec Petty Cash Deposit                          $   136.00

Deposit 19-Dec Dues Deposit by Zietlow                                $     50.00

DISBURSEMENTS MEMO                                               $   102.82

ACH 6-Dec AT&T DSL                                                      $     62.82

Chk 1278 7-Dec John Zietlow                                       $     40.00

Outstanding Debits                                                          $   600.00

ACH 30-Dec Lucky Monk Hors D’oeuvre                  $   300.00

Chk 1277 7-Dec ARRL Insurance Premium              $   300.00

Unposted Deposits                                                          $       0.00

Account Balance                                                               $6,265.17

Computated 31-Dec Bank Statement                       $6,865.17

Note: BMOHarris Statement not avail                      –


Checks Outstanding

Adjusted balance                                                             $6,865.17

31-Dec Checkbook balance                                          $6,265.17

Petty Cash 31-Dec                                                            $       0.00

Pay Pal 31-Dec                                                                   $       0.00

+petty cash – special accounts Funds Available     $6,265.17


93 paid members


Check Register

Date Check Activity Deposit Debit Balance Memo CL

Petty Cash

11/30/2022 Balance                                                        $     116.00

Disbursements                                                                  $     136.00

12/14/2022 Deposit to BMO                                       $     136.00

Receipts $20.00

12/7/2022 Dues Bill Reiss                                             $       20.00

12/31/2022 Total cash balance                                  $         0.00


Bill Riess KW9WR moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  John Shofield AC9JS seconded.  Motion Carried.


Public Service 


Rob Glowacki N9MVO not present.




John Zietlow K9WIC no report.




Rob Glowacki N9MVO, Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ not present.  Dennis C. Calvey discussed action needed regarding our dataline at the Barrington Road repeater site.  Dennis has authorization initiate discussion with Public Works to discuss what may be possible to help us continue connectivity without encountering an anticipated monthly price increase from AT&T.


Construction Project (CP)


Cliff Sowka K9QD related the 17 Attenuator Kits have arrived and will bring to the January 14th meeting.  The required tape-measure/PVC Yagi accessory parts may also be available if Don Dewar KD9NJR is able to survey kit-builders ahead of time to determine how many need the materials.


Additionally, Don suggested purchase of 6-foot BNC jumpers.  That would simply require cutting the jumper in half to make pigtails for the Yagi.


VE Testing


John Schofield AC9JS reports eight (8) candidates are scheduled for this weekend.   The SARC ‘Trifold’ is a handy marketing tool for our recruitment efforts and needs to be updated.




Don Dewar KD9NJR has stepped forward to Chair our NETS for 2023.


Radio Hill Gazette RHG 


Mike K9KMV No Report.




Scott DeSantis KB9VRW is our Membership Chairman for 2023.




Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chairman provides the following:


General Class information posted on ARRL website.  As of January 4, 2023, at 2:50 PM, seven seats available.


Tennis Plus Antenna Project.  No recent discussion with Schaumburg Park District.  Will reach out again later in January.


Tried, unsuccessfully, to contact AT&T regarding data line charges for Small Drive Repeater site.  We believe rates will go up effective this billing cycle.

Permission to set up a meeting with the Village of Schaumburg (Public Works) to discuss what may be possible for a data line to the Small Drive Repeater site.  If yes, who else should be there?


Suggest budgeting donations for AR Newsline (played at end of SARC Club Net on Thursdays), and (source for solar data displayed on website)


Committee for Winter Field Day?





No Report.  Award for NET Attendance will be ready for presentation at our Holiday Party later this month.  Consolidation of the weekly NET reports will reveal the winner(s).




Leo N9NBH not present.




No Report.


Old Business


Ending our relationship with PayPal necessitates the establishment of a new payment service.


Cliff K9QD moved to select Zelle and Danny KD9HIL seconded.  Motion Carried.


Treasurer access to our BMO Harris account will need updating and Barry will work with Chris Brewer AC9GN and Don Dewar KD9NJR to schedule the session with BMO Harris after Maxfield’s this Saturday.


New Business


SARC has scheduled our WINTER FIELD DAY participation to be held at the CRC outdoor shelter for Saturday January 29th.  Operating is planned for a few hours depending on weather.  Don Dewar KD9NJR has notified Winter Field Day Association and will publish rules and details to organize the event.


Don Dewar KD9NJR will determine the winner(s) of the 2022 NET Attendance Award and have ready for presentation during our Holiday Party.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK moved to support $25 funding each to two organizations: AR Newsline and  Danny Kafka KD9HIL seconded.  Motion carried.

Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK moved to have SARC officially support HR 9670 Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act.  Ed Lishka AC9SD seconded.  Motion adopted.


Adjourn 8:31 PM.


Submitted Jan 5, 2023.    Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary


From the President: Holiday Party

Hello All,

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our club holiday party last night. I also want to thank John KD9KSH for setting up a great party. John has put in hours of planning, preparation, and probably tears to make his efforts look easy. I assure you this isn’t the case. Making a task look easy is key to having a relaxing, fun event for everyone attending. Thanks again, John!

At the party the club was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for our support of the SATERN program. This is a two-way program as the club also benefits from the SATERN program. SATERN provides trained emergency operators and opportunities for hams to put their skills to good use.

I am honored, humbled, and embarrassed to have received multiple awards last night. Many people enjoy being noticed and appreciated. They use this as motivation and affirmation of their efforts. Of course, I’m not in the majority. I am motivated by the response of the people I’m helping. A smile and a thank you are reward enough for me, but thank you again for last night’s recognition.

Congratulations to all of the raffle winners. You all have very unique gifts that may not be something you need (except the 2019 ARRL Periodical CD). Feel free to trade with other hams for something more suited to your needs. If you enjoyed the prizes let us know; maybe next year we can have some hotel bacon and a furry toilet seat to raffle off!

Most of all I want to thank all of the club members who made the trek to the Lucky Monk to share stories, spread gossip, and just have in-person fun. All of us are the club; there is always room on a plaque or an award for you. Just share an idea, help by volunteering for an event, or plan a party. I found myself looking around the room at various tables and thinking about how this strange group of people from different backgrounds, upbringings, and professions seemed to have one thing in common, they like to talk, with or without radios!

Thank you all for your vote of confidence and I will try not to disappoint you.

73, Don

New Ham Net Wedesdays

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm – K9IIK Repeater

145.230 MHz, -600 kHz input, PL 107.2 Hz

This net is for new hams to participate in a net setting while working on confidence and getting over mic fright.

If this interests you but you are unable to check in due to problems with your radio, contact Don KD9NJR (club president). We hope to hear from you soon.

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