MCWA June 2019 Minutes.



McHenry County Wireless Association Meeting Minutes

Subject: Meeting Minutes of June 4, 2019

The June meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on June 4, 2019 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Dave K9AT.

President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 4 guests: Ward W9XB, Mark K9MS, Jerry N9GGO, Christian W9LVI.

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. Albert KD9MCC upgraeded to General, Gary KD9FML upgraded to Extra.

Introductions around the room followed. 44 members and 4 guest were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the May meeting were posted on the website for review at the meeting by VP Mike ND9G. Doug KD9PK moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by Fred AC9RQ. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe N9OK read the Treasurer's May report:
Started with $6371.85, May Deposits ($20.00): Dues $20.00;
May Expenses ($220.74):Field Day Site Rental 210.00, reimbursement for May speaker dinner 10.74; May Interest $0.81.
Ending balance: $6171.92
Member count is now 117 Voting members, and 8 family members. Joe K9DMV moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by Fred AC9RQ. The motion passed by voice vote.

President Mike WB8BZK anounced Officer & Director Elections Septempber 3rd meeting. Nominating committee consist of Chairperson: Jim McDonald N7US and Directors-at-Large: Roger Scott KF9D & Gary Dembski KD9FML.
President Mike WB8BZK anouced to coordinate with John K9IK about Group purchase for Foxhunting VK3YNG sniffer.

Several Ham Fests/Gatherings recently and upcoming.

  • Hamvention May 17-19th
    • Several attened had great weather.
  • Starved Rock Hamfest June 2nd
  • Wheaton Hamfest June 16th
  • South Milwaukee Amateur Radion Club July 6th


Upcoming MCWA Presentations
  • July MCWA Survey Results
  • August Show & Tell
  • September Auction + MCWA Elections /li>
  • October TBD
  • November MCWA Dinner / Social

  • Other Announcements
    Motorola Juy 20th Apolo 1st step @ Schaumburg Campus. 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. Crystal lake repeater is down K9EL allowed the use of the repeater 224.960 110PL

    Old Business
    President Mike WB8BZK anounced we had 76 responses to the MCWA 2019 Survey (great response) and will be going over the results in July
    President Mike WB8BZK anounced MCWA is Working on a Member Expert List that will be posted to the MCWA web site. If you would like to be listed as expert for something please send an email to Mike WB8BZK
    President Mike WB8BZK anounced please be carefull of the door stop it has been removed or bumped causing members to get locked out. We will get a sign with cell phone number to post on the door.
    John KA9CAR talked about MCWA Field day. There will be 2 HF stations plus a VHF station. Memebers interested to have fun and learn about portable emergency operation Field day will be at Rush Creek Conservation Area Southeast side of Harvard.
    Saturday 8AM Setup
    Saturday 1PM Operation Begins
    Sunday 1PM Operation Ends
    Sunday 1PM - 3PM Teardown

    The business meeting was adjourned at 7:41 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, John Kalenowsky K9JK KD9FMJ gave a presentation on 10 GHz + Up. The program wrapped up at 8:57 PM.

    Minutes recorded by Secretary Dan, KD9M

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