GET WELL WISHES . . .
Our Sergeant at Arms, Gary, KC9IDS is currently recuperating from a spinal infection and undergoing therapy
- best wishes for a speedy recovery, Gary!
And please remember Mike Strompolis, N9GFY in your thoughts and prayers
as he continues rehabilitation following a stroke/
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.
HAMFEST FLYERS and TICKETS
AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS
Flyers for our Hamfest, which will be held Sunday, June 16 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton have been printed and are ready for distribution at our meeting this month; tickets are in process and will be distributed at the April meeting.
We can be proud of how our fest, which also features the Antique Radio Club of Illinois' Spring Swapmeet and the Midwest Classic Radio Net Hamboree!
This hamfest has grown over the years to become a premiere event of its kind in the midwest!
Please pass the word about the Hamfest to your friends, and post flyers on bulletin boards in public places.
Click here for the Flyer
Next club meeting April 5th
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.
HAM SWAP AND SHOP
AT APRIL 12 MEETING
Our popular annual Spring Swap and Shop will take place following a brief business meeting next month on Friday, April 12, so start rummaging through your “odds and ends” - please bring Amateur Radio related items ONLY - transceivers, hand held radios, antennas, coax, connectors, microphones, test equipment, telegraph keys, handbooks, etc., but NO computers although ham related software or interfaces are acceptable.
Be sure to tag everything. And, if it doesn't sell., you MUST take it back - nothing may be left behind!
There is no charge for selling, and our Swap & Shop is not limited to Club members, so
please tell your friends about it too; everyone is welcome!
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SMCC RECEIVES REQUESTS FOR HELP AT UPCOMING EVENTS
Our Club has received requests again this year for assistance with two popular activities: Hinsdale's Walk For Autism and La Grange Park's Run For The Roses. Hinsdale's walk will take place on Sunday, April 28, following the same route as it did in 2018. Since we will be just several blocks from our two meter repeater site, all communication can be easily accomplished via our two meter system, 146.37/.97.
In La Grange Park, the Run For The Roses has been moved to Sunday morning, May 19, also following the same route as last year. We usually use 145.580 Simplex for communications at this event.
Although these events are several months off, the info is being presented now so that everyone can plan ahead. Participation is NOT limited to SMCC members, so please alert your ham friends who may be available to help as they have done at previous events.
We will have sign up sheets at the next several meetings, or you may email WA9FIH@aol.com. The event organizers provide us with special T-shirts commemorating the event, so we need your size also.
NEW SMCC CAPS, SHIRTS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS
☞T-Shirts - Baseball Caps - Name Badges - Hoodies - Hooded Fleece Lined Jacket - Wind Jacket☜
All with the club logo! The shirts can be personalized with your name and call letters.
Members deal directly with Crown through this link or the button just above here.
Will, W9WSS has worked with Crown Trophy of La Grange Park on new designs for Club apparrel!