McHenry County Wireless Association - Minutes
Subject: McHenry County Wireless
Regular Meeting minutes – May 5th,
meeting was called
to order by President Kent, K9KMD, at 7:00 pm on May
5, 2015 in the
Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.
kicked off the meeting, led by John, K9JK.
room followed. Thirty-nine people were in attendance
from the April
meeting were published for review on the club
website by Secretary
Roger, KF9D. Mike, KC9Q, moved to accept the minutes
seconded by Larry, KB9DIP. The motion passed by
passed around a monthly treasurer’s report showing
for the month and a balance of $5095.29. John, K9JK,
made a motion to
accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Dave,
NT9E. The motion
passed by voice vote.
had nothing new
to report on the website.
N9AVY was not
present for a newsletter report.
business, it was
reported that a VE testing session would be held in
2 weeks, May 19th
at the Free Methodist Church in Woodstock.
summer, the testing sessions will resume in the
month of September.
had tickets for
sale for the 6 Meter Club hamfest to be held at the
Fairgrounds on June 21.
N9ITE, will be
participating in a ham radio demonstration at the
school on the morning of May 8, and hopes members
will be available
on 2 meter simplex and the local repeater for
reported to be planning to attend the Dayton
Hamvention on May 15-17.
that propagation had been down a bit hampering DX
conditions seem to be improving.
Field Day update
was given by Chairman Roger, KF9D, along with the
KA9CAR, N7US, W9MU, and WB8BZK.
N9REP is looking
for volunteers to provide communications and SAG
support for the
Udder Century Bike Ride on June 7th
beginning at Donley’s Wild West Museum. Contact him
if available to help. Additionally, the Woodstock
Road Challenge is
June 14 and volunteers are sought for this event
group that the program for the June meeting will be
on the topic of
“How to” at Field Day.
discussion centering on whether the club should
the MCC class on Introduction to Amateur Radio next
main discussion centered on how to better advertise
the class to
increase attendance. Consensus of the group seemed
to be that the
class was worthwhile repeating.
KA9TCX, stated that
he writes a column for the Woodstock Independent and
could aid in
getting a field day article published.
business meeting was
adjourned at 7:93 pm. Following a break, Mike WB8BZK
club with an excellent program on amateur operation
on the VHF/UHF
and Microwave bands.
Scott, KF9D, MCWA