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ARRL FOUNDATION ACCEPTING
2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The ARRL Foundation, which administers our Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship as well as a
number of other awards, is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Our Club's scholarship, a $500 grant funded primarily by proceeds from our Hamfest, is available to any licensed Ilinois amateur who is pursuing or will be pursuing an undergraduate two or four year degree at an accredited university, college, community college, or technical school.
Full details and a downloadable application form, which must be submitted along with other data such as transcripts, to the Foundation no later than December 31, 2019, are available on the ARRL Foundation's web site, www.arrlf.org.
NOMINATIONS FOR 2020 OFFICERS REQUESTED
Since we will not have a general business meeting in December, nominations for 2020 club officers
will be accepted at our November meeting, and will be reopened again prior to the election in January.
Please make sure that your nominee meets the constitutional requirements for office and is wIlling to serve.
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Our Club Activities
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.
NEW SECURITY IN EFFECT AT SMCC MEETING SITE
The entry door at St. John's will no longer be left open due to new security regulations
club officers will be present from 7 to 7:20 p.m. to let attendees in.
For anyone arriving later than 7:20,
we will monitor 146.55 simplex so you MUST call in order to be ushered in.
Thanks for your understanding and compliance with these rules!
Next club meeting November 8th.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, on the southwest corner of 47th Street and Brainard Avenue in LaGrange IL; enter through south side door adjacent to parking lot.
CLUB PARTICIPATION IN ARRL 10 METER CONTEST DECEMBER 14-15
If you have the capability of operating on the Ten Meter band, please plan to participate in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday evening Dec. 13 (0000 UTC Dec. 14) and continues until 2359 UTC Sunday Dec. 15 (5:59 PM CST Sunday).
All logging must be done in UTC time. Stations may be contacted both on Phone (SSB) and CW.
Suggestion: use 28.370 MHz as a “liaison” frequency to look for other club members - but don't just all listen, be sure to call CQ!
Please note that ARRL has made some changes in contest rules, and that logs now MUST be submitted no later than five days after the contest! More details and paper forms available at our meeting
You can also download forms and see full details on the ARRL website, www.arrl.org.
Good luck in the contest!
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REGISTER NOW FOR DECEMBER HOLIDAY LUNCHEON MEETING
We will NOT have a regular meeting at St. John's in December
You can look forward to our traditional Holiday Luncheon which will be Saturday, December 14 at the Bohemian Crystal Restaurant,
north of Ogden Avenue at the stop light, 639 N. Blackhawk Drive - westof Route 83, east of Cass Ave. in Westmont.
Our room will be open at 11:30, serving at Noon.
Club Branded Caps Available
A limited quantity of white baseball-style caps with the Six Meter Club logo patch affixed are also available from Jim, WA9FIH for $6.00 each.
The caps, with adjustable headband, are available either in cotton corduroy for cool weather wear, or in the lighter half mesh polyester style.
Iron-on embroidered club patches for application to shirts or jackets, 2-3/8” x 3-1/2”, are also available from the Club for $1.75 each.
American Flag patches in the same size are available for 75 cents each. See Jim at the next meeting.
Our organization is in the process of joining a partnership with a new commercial vendor for our apparel, hats, and name tags.
Stay tuned for further information as the agreement is finalized. Thank you for your continued support.
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CLUB PARTICIPATION IN
ARRL JANUARY VHF CONTEST
If you have the capability of operating on any of the VHF/UHF bands, please plan to participate in the ARRL January VHF Contest,
which begins at 1 p.m. Saturday January 18 (1900 UTC) and continues until 0359 UTC Monday Jan. 20 (9:59 PM CST Sunday).
All logging to be done in UTC time, stations may be contacted once per band on Phone (FM or SSB) or CW.
No repeater usage - all operation must be direct, FM simplex only.
We will have log sheets available at the January meeting.
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GET WELL WISHES . . .
Gail Huedepohl WD9GDB
recuperating at home following her recent successful surgery
Will Sperling W9WSS
surgery went well and he is on the road to recovery!
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We’re all thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery.