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.
President: Kent Dulaney, K9KMD
Vice-President: Dave Cooper, KA9OZP
Treasurer: Dave Cox, N9ITE
Secretary: Roger Scott, KF9D
Send your membership checks to:
David Cox II
PO Box 1742
Woodstock IL 60098
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 107.2 for
talk-in to the meetings. Although the repeater is owned
by another organization, it is supported by most MCWA
members and other fine hams around the county. You will
find a terrific bunch of individuals with different
groups of people using the repeater at different times
of the day. It is one of the most active, if not most
active repeaters in the Chicago area. Be sure and check
in on Sunday nights for the RAIN Report followed by
Radio - Tradio. For other repeaters in the area, follow
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
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.
View our new MCWA name & callsign badge
Badges can be ordered by contacting, Ken, KB9I
- A monthly video program about Ham Radio
- Wed 8pm Central
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.
Factor - A monthly
video program about Ham
Radio from our British cousins.
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
Congratulations to W9CA for 2nd
Place Overall in Field Day 2010, complete
article in pdf available here!
K9BBQ's Field Day from Bicycle
Mobile - watch him work K9ESV and W9CA
It has been reported - Per FCC Records and KK9DX the
following persons are not allowed to use the KK9DX
repeater with present and or future call signs: Robert
M. Abraham W9RCM, Andrew T Sylthe KC9ONA, Ray Kelly ex
K1MBE, N9ROB (club call), KD9BKM (club call).
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.
read the Repeater Etiquette Link below to make sure you
don't get added to that list.
Repeater Etiquette - a must