The McHenry County Wireless Association Board of Directors has taken the action to cancel our April 7th MCWA meeting due to concerns with the COVID-19 situation that is unfolding. The Board members feel that this action is in the best interest and safety of our members and guests.
It is a very disappointing turn of events since we had a fantastic presentation lined up for the meeting. The good news is that Sevim Ablay WB8BHN has agreed to reschedule his presentation on European SOTA & Friedrichshafen for another meeting later this year.
We understand that meeting with other members and comradely are important to our group so we are encouraging MCWA members to consider keeping in touch with each other by joining one or more of the local nets that our members have set up:
Sixers on the EN52net:
Meets every Wednesday at 7:15 PM with early check-ins at 7 PM on 50.180 USB horizontal.
10 Meter Net:
Meets every Friday evening at 9 PM on 28.415 MHz USB. Early check-ins taken from 8:45-9 PM. Join us for Ham Trivia after we find out what our net participants are doing or projects they are working on.
144/222 MHz: 2FORnet, aka 220/2 meter USB net
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
220 net: 7:00 PM on the KO9H Cary repeater, 224.960 MHz (-), PL 110.9
2 meter USB net: 7:30 PM on 144.180 USB, horizontally polarized
Between now and our May 5th meeting date, the MCWA BOD will continue to monitor the COVID-19 status and provide another update to our members as we get closer to our May meeting. With luck, the virus will have run its course by then.
If you have any questions, please contact me or one of our Board members.
Thanks & 73,
Mike Metroka WB8BZK