Metro Amateur Radio Club

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Meeting April 2, 2017

Next Meeting is THURSDAY April 6th 

at 7:30pm in Lincolnwood at the community center. (Lincoln Ave and Morse).

We will be building a ladder line antenna for members to use with their 2 meter rigs.The J-Pole has no ground radials and it is easy to construct using inexpensive materials. For its simplicity and small size, it offers excellent performance. Its radiation pattern is close to that of an “ideal” dipole because it is end fed; this results in virtually no disruption to the radiation pattern by the feed line.

Also, w
e will be selling the Heathkit HR-1680 receiver with matching HS-1661 speaker as a fund raiser for the club.

Both pieces are in excellent condition.This radio was donated to the club! 

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W9FO, sk

​W9FO,sk     ARNOLD L. BORENSTEIN,  October 27, 1925 - March 2, 2017

OBITUARY Arnold L. Borenstein, age 91.  Arne was one of the founding members of the Metro Amateur Radio Club. 
In lieu of flowers memorials to Congregation Beth Israel Carmel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923, or Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association, 200 E. Evergreen Ave., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel,


Paul Gordon N9BHP, sk

The Metro Amateur Radio Club is sad to announce the passing of long time member Paul Gordon. N9BHP-sk
Both Paul and Arne were friends.  Paul Gordon July 30, 1928 - March 1, 2017


Hot News

Field Day was a Very Successful Event June 25 & 26, 2016 at the Lincolnwood Community Center

We had a lot of fun at Field Day in June. We made over 150 contacts nationwide using digital, CW and voice.


MAC Club Remembers Marilyn Gardner

During the May meeting, we shared a moment of silence as we remembered club member Marilyn Gardner, W9LUO, whom became a Silent Key on April 19.

MAC Hams Lend Support
The Leaning Tower YMCA Triathlon was held Sunday, May 15, 2016 . The YMCA staff  had requested MAC members to assist with communications and our members answered their call.

Thanks go to Doug AC9DY, Avi W2CKG, Art K9THH and Bob K0KVK.

Special thanks to Gil N9WCR for arranging the communications event.

DeKalb Ham Fest
On Sunday May 1, the MAC club sold a lot of donated radio equipment at the Dekalb Hamfest in Sandwich, Illinois.

We had 4 car loads of radio equipment that sold and raised funds for the MAC club.
Big special THANKS goes out to Doug Spitzer. Jerry KC9POL, Lyam N9LVG and Gary K9AGE's son.