SMCC Amateur Radio Club - K9ONA


The Six Meter Club of Chicago(SMCC) promotes interest in the Amateur Radio Service by fostering activity on all radio bands(HF, VHF, and UHF), provides emergency communications, community radio services, and technical assistance related to radio and its use in communications.

Club Activities: Meetings, Programs, Hamfest, Field Day, Contests, and VE Testing

Special Events:

Field Day was a success, look forward to June 24 & 25, 2017 at the Hinsdale HS track field house for a blast.

W6Q Route 66 began on September 10, 2016. Thanks to members participating in this national week long event.

WD9GJK, Mike is handling all incoming qsl cards for the Route 66 special event and also visit the Citris Belt ARC for additional info and how to QSL stations worked. Note SASE's help to expedite.

Our 60th hamfest is on June 18, 2017; thanks to all for making our hamfest a success.

Hamfest Flyer 2017, take a look

50.130Mhz - 6meter round table: get on the air, Tuesday 8pm

Club net on 146.97Mhz - Tuesday 9pm(146.37 input with 107.2 pl)

Slow Scan TV(SSTV): Thursday 7pm - 146.97Mhz rptr; using EasyPal software

March Halo Newsletter

SMCC Paid Up Members 2016

SMCC Paid Up Members 2017

SMCC Silent Keys(deceased members)designated "SK"

Next Club Meeting: February 10, 2017; 7:30PM - St John's Lutheran Church at Brainard and 47th street, LaGrange, Illinois

Program: tba

Board Meeting February 24, 2017

Next VE test session: April 28, 2017 lower level of the LaGrange Park municipal building, for more see the 'Halo'


The Grumpy history and net ; summer=mon,weds,fri; otherwise weekdays 8:45am on 146.970mhz. Luncheon 2nd thursday.

Current registered grumpy members

Ham radio is a multifaceted hobby for all.

To peak your interest in radio communications:

Chasing the birds(Satellites in the sky); all the info you ever wanted.

visit:   The Antique Radio Club of Illinois(ARCI) website

Jerry WB9GTO along with Bill KC9KLA get scouting into Amateur Radio

Last update of this page: 03/o8/17

Email to Bob, AK9Y all messages, pertinent club information or website improvements.

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