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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.

Six Meter Club of Chicago (SMCC)

SMCC  CLUB PARTICIPATION IN
ARRL 10 METER CONTEST DEC. 12-13
If you have the capability of operating on the Ten Meter band, please plan to participate in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest.
It begins at 6 p.m. Friday evening December 11 (0000 UTC December 12)
and continues until 2359 UTC Sunday, Dec. 13 (5:59 PM CSTSunday).

All logging must be done in UTC time. Stations may be contacted both on Phone (SSB) and CW.
Suggestion: Use 28,370 as a “liaison” frequency to look for other club members – but don't just all listen, be sure to call CQ!
Please note that logs must be submitted to ARRL no later than five days after the contest.
Copies of paper forms may be downloaded from the ARRL web site. Good luck in the contest!
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THE NOISE IS GONE!

On Monday, November 2, 2020, in the afternoon, our antenna installation contractor,
Steve Bracy of Top Tower, removed the defective VHF repeater antenna, and installed our new Commscope DB-224E commercial repeater antenna which took care of the intermittent noise issues we were having on the VHF repeater whenever there was any wind, no matter how slight.

Thanks to our host at Hinsdale Central High School, Lee KB9OYP for facilitating the project once again. If it weren't for Lee, we wouldn't be able to have this excellent site for our VHF and 222 MHz repeater antennas.  And a special thanks to Will W9WSS who arranged and oversaw this project from the very beginning.
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ANNUAL SMCC HOLIDAY LUNCHEON CANCELLED

We are sorry to report that due to the ongoing problems related to the Corona Virus, our annual
Holiday Luncheon which had been scheduled for Satruday, December 5 at the
Bohemian Crystal Restaurant in Westmont, will not be held this year.
         
We are all looking forward with hopes that the situation will be resolved in the coming year so that our many Amateur Radio related activities, including club meetings, Field Day, hamfests, etc. can resume!
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SMCC IS HOLDING VIRTUAL MEETINGS
     We  have  been  notified  by  Saint  John's  Lutheran Church,  where  we  normally  meet, that  since  they are effectively closed down, we will not be able to hold in-person  meetings  until  the  virus  situation  has  been resolved 
which also presently prohibits gatherings of ten or more persons.

        Meanwhile,  we  have  been  holding  on-the-air meetings via our K9ONA repeater system for about half  an hour.  
Our  next meeting is December 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., which is our regular meeting date and time.        
Members  who  are  not  able  to  access  the  repeater can still participate using the Echolink system.
Please forward  your  suggestions  to  Jim,  WA9FIH  at WA9FIH@aol.com.  Thanks!
ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR WRAP UP


      This is was another fun event, very popular with the amateur community.
The Citrus Belt ARC has a nice certificate available – check their web site, www.w6jbt.org, for details.
Special QSL cards are also issued by participating stations, and our W6Q card has been printed.
To get yours please send a self addressed, stamped envelope with your card to Mike, WD9GJK please.
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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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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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