Minutes – December 2017

Subject: Meeting Minutes of Dec 5, 2017

The December meeting was called to order by Vice President Mike, ND9G at 7:00 p.m. on December 5, 2017 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Joe K9DMV.
Vice President Mike ND9G extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 2 guests: Fred AC9RQ and John N9GU was also in attendance.

Vice President Mike ND9G asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc issued since Last meeting; Fred AC9RQ took license and went from no license to extra in his sitting. Hannah KD9JUN took and passed his tech and General.

Introductions around the room followed. 26 members + 2 guests were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the August meeting were published for review on the club website by Secretary Dan, KD9AHQ. Mike KC9Q moved to accept the minutes as published, and the motion was seconded by John KA9CAR. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe, N9OK reported starting balance of $4475.44, dues were paid in, and bank interest of $0.38 for a balance of $4655.82 in the treasury. The new member brought the paid membership to 96 full members. Dave NT9E made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report which was seconded by Cornel KK9DX. The motion passed by voice vote.

Vice President Mike ND9G encouraged all to join the club Yahoo reflector, K9RN.

Vice President Mike ND9G gave the 2017 K9RN Field day results showing for 2A we placed 1st in IL 4th for central area and 26th overall. Great job!

Several upcoming operating activities, Waukesha Jan 6th and Wheaton Jan 21st at the Kane county fair grounds.

Under the topic of old business,
John KA9CAR announced the club has radio equipment for loan and some misc. parts on the table for people to grab if wanted.

Vice President Mike ND9G talked about his setup for CQ World Wide 160 using only 50 watts and his gutter for an antenna. Making over 600 contacts and 4 countries.

Vice President Mike ND9G said planning for 2018 Field day will begin in January.

Vice President Mike ND9G said President Mike WB8BZK is working with the Boy Scouts for a merit badge event after the holidays.

Under the topic of new business,
KB9I repeater will migrate to P25 Only.
Dan KD9AHQ talked about Furman power filter that helped to clean up noise floor in his shack.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m. John KA9CAR moved to close and the motion was seconded by Mike KC9Q.

Following a short break, Tom presented an interesting program: “FM Operations & FT70DR Talkie”. All members left the bank facility at approximately 9 pm.

Minutes recorded by Club Secretary Dan, KD9AHQ