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There is a ham radio group near Starved Rock State Park that is asking for help with comms for the annual Starved Rock Marathon. The marathon helpers will meet at 0600 on May 16th. Contact KB9EZZ J. Tokarz or KA9WRZ B. Nicholson with information and any questions, and let them know you heard about this from the Big MAC.
May 17th is the Niles YMCA Triathlon. Bob (K0KVK) is the point of contact if you would like to volunteer. Send an email to him, our new club email (w9lya at yahoo) or talk with him at our May 5th meeting if you would like to volunteer to provide comms to the group that allows us to house our repeater in their building for free.
Please email us if you would like to volunteer to operate our club radio at the Illinois Railway Museum (IRM). Time is running out to pick a date so we need to act fast to ensure this happens. It's a great way to advertise ham radio as a hobby and our club, as well as spending some time looking at historic running trains.
June 21st is the date provided for a local ham fest at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL (2015 Manchester Rd). Gates open at 7am, buildings open at 8am. Advance tickets are $6, ($8 at the gate). Please contact the 6m Club of Chicago for tickets, or come to our meeting in May where Will (AC9IT) will have copies of their flyer.