Canceled: Hamvention 2020 – May 15-17, 2020
The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments.
Planning has begun for Field Day 2020 to be held June 27 & 28 at the Rush Creek Conservation Area. The meetings have been productive, well attended, and things are coming together.
Field Day Planning Team
- Mike Metroka WB8BZK – Chairperson
- Roger Scott KF9D – CW Station Captain
- Dan Larson KD9M – SSB & Digital Station Captain
- Mike Metroka WB9BZK – VHF Station Captain
- Mike Ophus KD9DLL – Food & Refreshment Captain
- Dean Hettel WD9FOO
- Jack Hudson W9MU
- Joe Szczubelek K9DMV
Meeting Schedule Change
The team has altered the meeting schedule. Instead of meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, meetings will now be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Panera, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Gather at 6 pm with the meeting starting at 6:30. As Field Day approaches, the team will adjust its meeting schedule as needed.
The days are getting longer, the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, the temperatures are rising, and a young (at heart) ham’s fancy turns to thoughts of… Field Day!
This year’s ARRL Field Day is going to be held June 27–28, 2020, so it is time to start planning for MCWA’s Field Day activity. There is much to discuss including the selection of the site, equipment, antennas, modes, classification, number of stations and more. What do you want to get out of our Field Day?
Our Field Day chairperson, Mike Metroka, WB8BZK, has scheduled bi-weekly planning meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30–7:30 pm.
2nd Tuesday of the month: Panera , 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake.
4th Tuesday of the month: Panera, 730 Northwest Highway, Fox River Grove.
For more information, contact Mike.
Mike Metroka, WB8BZK