MCWA April 2019 Minutes.



McHenry County Wireless Association Meeting Minutes

Subject: Meeting Minutes of April 2, 2019

The April meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on April 2, 2019 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Dave K9RUF.

President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 5 guests: Rick W9XB, Rich WA0UIH,'] Mike AB3MM, Tom KC9VZS, Brad WB9QBW, Jerry K9JFG.

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. Jeff KD9LNH upgraded to General Class, Dale W9SZY upgraded to Extra.

Introductions around the room followed. 43 members and 6 guest were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the January meeting were posted on the website for review at the meeting by Secretary Dan KD9M. Doug KD9PK moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by Dave NT9E. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe N9OK read the Treasurer's January report:
Started with $6280.27, March Deposits ($10.00): Dues $10.00;
March Expenses ($0.0); March Interest $0.75.
Ending balance: $6291.02
Member count is now 110 Voting members, and 10 family members. John K9JK moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by Mike ND9G. The motion passed by voice vote.

President Mike WB8BZK anounced KC9TVL's family recently donted a nice TS-590S tranceiver, power supply, microphone, some books and miscellaneous items to our club.
President Mike WB8BZK anouced there will be a club auction at a future date.Meeting attendance growing, great financials, and Great Membership participation in actvities.

Several Ham Fests/Gatherings recently and upcoming.

  • TriCunty Amateur Radio Club Hamfest (Jefferson, WI) March 17th
    • Doug KD9PK said it was a good fest.
  • Sterling-Rockfalls ARS Hamfest March 17th
  • Milwaukee MRAC, MAARS Swapfest March 23rd
  • Madison Amateur Radio Association Hamfest April 13th
  • VHF Super Conference II April 25th ~ 28th


Upcoming MCWA Presentations
  • May Pete Walter K9PW Fox Hunting Demo & Presentation
  • June John Kalenowsky K9JK 10 GHZ and Up
  • TBD Show & Tell Auction MCWA Survey Results
  • Nov MCWA Dinner / Social

  • Other Announcements
    Breakfast Algonquin the Last saturday in April
    John K9JK several sprints coming up for VHF single band 144 April 8th, 222 April 16th, 432 April 24th
    Piere K9EYE will be hosting 2M SSB and 220 Nets on Tuesday.

    Old Business
    President Mike WB8BZK anounced there will be a MCWA 2019 Member Survey being sent out by email. If anyone needs to update their email please send Vice President Mike ND9G an email.
    President Mike WB8BZK anounced MCWA is looking to create a Member Expert List. If you would like to be listed as expert for something please send an email to Mike WB8BZK
    President Mike WB8BZK asked if there was any interest in doing an MCWA Field day.

    The business meeting was adjourned at 7:39 PM.
    Joe N9OK W9FY moved to adjourne, and the motion was seconded by Mike ND9G. The motion passed by voice vote.

    Following a short break, Jen Van Zieleghem KD9FMJ gave a presentation on Parks, Picknic Tables, & Portable. The program wrapped up at 8:26 PM.

    Minutes recorded by Secretary Dan, KD9M

    © McHenry County Wireless Association