WE'RE LOOKING FOR PROGRAMS!
We have always had an interesting variety of programs at our SMCC meetings, but our Program Director, Joe,
KC9TQF is on the lookout for new ones whether related to Amateur Radio or not, so if you have an idea for a
presentation that our members would enjoy, please let Joe know. We are fortunate to have access to a variety
of audio visual equipment in our meeting room at St. John's.
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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.
Next Club Meeting On the Air
June 11, 2021@ 7:30
K9ONA Repeater System
146.970 Negative Offset
FCC TO REQUIRE EMAIL ADDRESSES ON APPLICATIONS STARTING JUNE 29
The FCC is fully transitioning to electronic correspondence, and will no longer print or provide licensees with hard copies via mail. A Report and Order was adopted on September 16, and the new rules will go into effect on June 29, 2021, six months after publication in the Federal Register.
Under Section 97.21 of the new rules, a current Amateur licensee must apply electronically for modifications such as correct mailing and email address, licensee name, club name, license trustee name, or license custodian name.
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SMCC Hamfest with ARCI this Year
Although we cancelled our traditional Hamfest at the DuPage Fairgrounds this year due to the COVID crisis and the fact that the Fairgrounds is not holding any events there until August, the Antique Radio Club of Illinois, which usually joins us at our June Hamfest, has been able to reserve their usual meeting spot in Carol Stream for a combined meet on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 20. from 7 until 11:30 a.m. This will be an outdoor event and since flea market space is limited in the parking lot, the only sellers allowed will be ARCI and Six Meter Club members. Non-member visitors (buyers) are welcome to attend, NO CHARGE. The flea market will include an interesting mix of both traditional ham radio items, as well as vintage and antique radios, components, vacuum tubes, etc. as well as a donation auction with proceeds going to ARCI which helps defray the rental of the premises.
The exact location is the American Legion Hall, 570 South Gary Avenue, Carol Stream
west side of the street about a block north of Geneva Road.
Thanks for your continued interest and support, and stay well!
DUES FOR 2021 NOW PAYABLE
Dues for 2021 are now payable – $20, except second family members, students under the age of 18
and seniors age 65-89, $12. Members for at least 5 years who are age 90+ are exempt from payment.
The website has been updated with the latest information, please check there for your status.
You may send your check payable to “Six Meter Club of Chicago” to our Treasurer:
Kris Lawrentz, KC9TJL,
10995 Basswood Drive,
New Buffalo MI 49117.
Thanks for your continued support of the Club
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Grump's will have an in person lunch
The Grump's will be having their first post pandemic Grumpy Lunch.
It will be on June 10, 2021 at Tony's on the corner of Ogden and Prairie
K9LH SEEKS SUPPORT FOR SEVERE WEATHER NET
Paul Mielnicki, K9LH is a trained severe weather spotter, and has expressed an interest in
establishing a weekly weather net on the K9ONA repeater system.
Storm and severe weather monitoring and reporting has long been part of Amateur Radio's
public service activities, and the most recent example of this was the
Hurricane Watch Net which operated for more than 29 hours during Hurricane Laura's track through Louisiana. The HWN collected and forwarded many reports to the National Hurricane Center, using both 7.268 and 14.325 MHz.
Anyone interested in working with Paul regarding his proposal for a weather net,
please contact him firstname.lastname@example.org
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CHECK IN WITH THE GRUMPIES
MORNINGS ON THE SMCC REPEATER
If you are at home during the morning weekdays, don't forget to check in with the Grumpy Net which meets on our repeater system between 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.
It is a good old fashioned rag chew net with some great trivia questions, too!
Jim, N9TUQ is the coordinator.
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Six Meter Club of Chicago Apparel
Six Meter Club of Chicago apparel is now available thanks to Will W9WSS.
Click on the picture to order caps shirts cups and jackets.
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ARRL FIELD DAY RULES FOR 2021
Our next major operating activity will be Field Day, which is scheduled for the weekend of June 26-27.
Once again this year the ARRL has modified rules for Field Day, similar to those applied last year due to the
COVID-19 pandemic situation, with an addition of some power limits for Class D and Class E home station operation.
As in 2020, Class D stations, operating from home with regular AC power, may contact all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, but Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 Watts PEP output power. Class D stations may operate using conventional AC power from their utility; Class E operate from home as well but use only emergency power sources, including generators, batteries, solar power, etc. ARRL will publish an aggregate club score for all entrants submitting their log data, just as they did last year
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