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NEXT MEETING June 9, 2015

NEXT MAC MEETING IS June 9, 2015

Program will consist of a presentation on propagation.


Special Event MAC club operating ham radio at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois July 25, 2015

Also during the June 9th meeting we will discuss
-  Finishing Plans for Field Day 2015 (June 27)
-  The debut of Echolink on the MAC repeater

 

Club Made Antenna Works Great!

At the MAC meetings in the beginning of this year, members built their own End Fed antennas.

Howard KD9DAS mounted his on trees in his backyard. He has had great success reaching many states and chasing DX.
"Making lots of strong contacts in the New England QSO Party on 20 meters" he reports.

Howard in his shack with his new Yaesu.                              The End Fed secured on a tree.   photos by K9KDE

 

 

April 2015 Club Updates

I'll try to keep this short and brief...

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.
http://starvedrockcountrymarathon.org/

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.

 

 

 

Hot News

At the MAC meetings in the beginning of this year, members built their own End Fed antennas.

Howard KD9DAS mounted his on trees in his backyard. He has had great success reaching many states and chasing DX.
"Making lots of strong contacts in the New England QSO Party on 20 meters" he reports.

Howard in his shack with his new Yaesu.                              The End Fed secured on a tree.   photos by K9KDE