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MAC Donates to Slain Ham

Tyrone Hardin KD9ERC,  who worked as a railroad security guard, was fatally shot after his vehicle was stolen by a man being pursued by police for an earlier car theft. He was pronounced dead of bullet wounds to the abdomen at South Suburban Hospital by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. It was 6:25 p.m., not quite two hours after the shooting on Saturday, November 26.

Tyrone got his license after testing with the 220 MHz Guys Amateur Radio Club in Chicago.

Police have issued a warrant for 24-year-old Rashad Williams of East Hazel Crest. He is being charged with first-degree murder in Tyrone's killing.

His wife Gwinette Oliver told the Chicago Sun-Times he was working the security guard post as a second job so he would have enough money to give his family a nice Christmas. She said he assured her the job wasn't dangerous.

Tyrone Hardin was 38 years old and the father of a 5-year-old son.  (CHICAGO SUN TIMES)

To donate to Tyrone Hardin's family and funeral expenses, please visit the Go Fund Me page that has been set up. https://www.gofundme.com/officerhardin?ssid=821364272&pos=3
 

Dec 13 Meeting

Next Meeting is MAC's Holiday Dinner Thursday Dec 15, 2016

The November meeting featured an interesting presentation by Howard KD9DAS about Ham Frequencies in the Remote Control World.


 

Hex Beam For Sale

N9TGR has for sale the following complete antenna setup.

Only 2 years old.  He took it down for a friend who is getting out of the hobby. With over $3000 invested in the tower, rotator and antenna, this is a great deal.
All equipment is like new.  The Heax Beam alone was $1200. It is a 5
band Traffie Hex beam with upgraded 2" mast flange and Traffie balun kit.
Includes
Glen Martin 9 heavy duty roof tower,
Yaesu dxa 1000 rotator, 8' heavy duty 2"steel mast, Yaesu Thrust bearing, 100' of Yaesu rotator cable, 100' plus 30' runs of DXengineering RG213, 100' of #6 ground wire, Outdoor junction box approx 12"x16"x8."
Prices are firm at $1600. Contact Andy N9TGR at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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N9TGR has for sale the following complete antenna setup.

Only 2 years old.  He took it down for a friend who is getting out of the hobby. With over $3000 invested in the tower, rotator and antenna, this is a great deal.
All equipment is like new.  The Heax Beam alone was $1200. It is a 5
band Traffie Hex beam with upgraded 2" mast flange and Traffie balun kit.
Includes
Glen Martin 9 heavy duty roof tower,
Yaesu dxa 1000 rotator, 8' heavy duty 2"steel mast, Yaesu Thrust bearing, 100' of Yaesu rotator cable, 100' plus 30' runs of DXengineering RG213, 100' of #6 ground wire, Outdoor junction box approx 12"x16"x8."
Prices are firm at $1600. Contact Andy N9TGR at [email protected]