McHenry County Wireless Association
We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month
with new Start
Time of 6:30p.m. for gathering & 7 p.m.
for the meeting to start.
Crystal Lake Bank (& Trust Co N.A.)
5100 Northwest Hwy (Rt.14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(Corner of Rt. 14 & Pingree Rd.)
Enter from rear parking lot.
Turn left for stairs or elevator go to basement.
2016 Board of Directors
President: Jim McDonald, N7US
Vice-President: Mike Metroka, WB8BZK
Treasurer: Joe Robin Jr., N9OK
Secretary: Roger Scott, KF9D
Past President: Kent Dulaney, K9KMD
Director: Jack Hudson W9MU
Director: John Dewey KA9CAR
Newsletter Editor: Jerry Heien N9AVY
Webmaster: Ken Farver KB9I
Librarian: Jeff Schmidt KC9WSJ
VE Commander: Steve Maresso KB9OLD
Chairman of the Nominating Committee: Dave Cooper KA9OZP
Social Media Director: Dave Whaley NT9E
Send your membership checks to:
JOE ROBIN, JR
4410 BILLINGSGATE LN
WOODSTOCK, IL 60098-8773
McHenry County Wireless Association (MCWA) is an
Amateur (Ham) Radio club open to all those interested in
learning and exchanging information about the many
facets of the hobby. It is a HAM Radio club that is here
for sharing information and helping others.
Everyone serious and/or inquisitive about the
hobby is welcome! You don't have to be a
member to attend our meetings. You may want to become a
member to support the club after you have attended a few
times and made some new friends. Membership is
currently $10.00 (compare prices!) per annum, for only
this our 35th year.
Newsletter - MCWA publishes a
currently edited by Jerry, N9AVY. You are encouraged to
submit articles to Jerry for publication. Let's let the
editor/publisher do just that and not have to be the
Talk-In - 145.410 -600 PL 114.8 for
talk-in to the meetings.
For other repeaters in the area, follow this link.
We would love for you to share your
talents with us by giving a program. You can talk about
your antenna farm, ham shack, DXpedition, VHF/UHF,
low-band, mobile installation, radio rebuilds, or
whatever you enjoy about the hobby. There are so many
facets of this hobby to share with others. People need
to learn what else is out there for their enjoyment.
We have a library
- you are welcome to take a book home to return next
month. Choose MCWA from the top left pull-down menu.
Newsgroup - for current or updated
information between meetings you can sign up for our
Yahoo newsgroup - K9RN at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K9RN/
We ask that you sign up with your name and callsign. You
do not have to be a member of MCWA to join. Membership
is at the discretion of the moderator.
(625 ILCS 5/12-610.2)
Sec. 12-610.2. Electronic communication devices in IL.
See paragraph d8 of this paperwork
View our new MCWA name & callsign badge
Badges can be ordered by contacting, Ken, KB9I
Please include your first name, callsign, and pin or magnet back choice!
Badges are $10 each.
- A monthly video program about Ham Radio
Ham Nation - Wed 8pm
A weekly video program about Ham Radio with Bob Heil
K9EID, Gordon West WB6NOA, George Thomas W5JDX, Valerie
Hotzfeld NV9L, Dale Puckett K0HYD, Don Wilbanks AE5DW.
- A monthly video program about Ham Radio from our
What is Amateur Radio?
We Do That Radio
Thank you for your visit to our MCWA web-site. We
look forward to meeting you at one of our regular
Repeater Etiquette - a must
If you need to file a complaint wth the FCC, follow the
How to File an Amateur Radio
FCC Consumer Help Center - Radio