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Cold Snap 2014

Pass the word. Wake the kids, tell your neighbors.

Due to the extreme weather, this month's MAC meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 23:50

Jack Chunowitz KC9WUX Gives Talk

MAC member Jack Chunowitz KC9WUX (see color photo below) presented a talk at the November MAC meeting about his experiences with radios and communication efforts while being stationed at Heartnreak Ridge in South Korea in 1951-52.

As a radio technician, Jack kept busy fixing and maintaining all the communications equipment which included walkie talkies, short wave radios and field telephones.

The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge, also known as the Battle of Wendengli, was a month-long battle in the Korean War which took place between September 13 and October 15, 1951. The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge was one of several major engagements in the hills of North Korea a few miles north of the 38th parallel (the pre-war boundary between North and South Korea), near Chorwon.


Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 19:30

Field Day 2013

Metro Amateur Radio Club's  Field Day 2013

Steve WA9FZB, Jerry KC9POL, Henry K9KDE and Mayor Jerry Turry enjoy a visit to Field Day 2013

Mayor Turry made a few contacts using the club call W9LYA as Henry K9KDE and Bob K0KVK look on.   

MAC President Henry K9KDE and Mayor of Lincolnwood Jerry Turry

FIELD DAY was a great success.  MAC members operated from the fire department's classroom located next to the Lincolnwood Community Center during all 24 hours of the event.

Thanks to all members and friends who stopped by. And special thanks to the Village of Lincolnwood and Fire Chief Hansen.





Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:24
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Hot News

The MAC club will start the year off with another hands on antenna making project. Next meeting is January 6, 2015.

We will be making an End Fed Multi Band HF wire antenna. This antenna will work on 6, 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters!

Due to the cost of materials, the END FED ANTENNA project is open to paid members

Together, we'll make the match box. The MAC club will supply everything necessary to make the antenna except
52 feet of wire. You will need to supply that. You can add it later or bring it to the meeting so we can measure and cut it.
For more info on this project check out this PDF:
Thanks to Lyam N9LVG for researching this awesome club project.
Send me an email to let me know you would like to make one at the Jan 6 meeting because we need to know how many materials we need to buy in advance.
If you can supply surplus wire for members to use, let me know that as well.