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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.

We have sad news to report Lee W9NSP Wife
Carmella passed away November 15 after a short illness.

Please keep  Mike Strompolis N9GFY in your  prayers.

Dear Membership.  Please keep  Mike Strompolis N9GFY in your  prayers.
He  suffered a stroke on Sunday Oct 14th

Mike N9GFY can now have visitors. He still cannot receive phone calls. 
If you are interested in visiting:
He is at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab 355  E. Erie  Chicago Room 2301.
You need to get a visitor pass  from the security desk to go up to his room
to get the pass you will need to take the elevator to the 10th floor ,
when you get off the elevator go to the security desk
tell them you are there to visit Mike Strompolis in room 2301
they will give you a visitor pass then go to next set of elevators and take to floor 23

Please keep Mike and Sandy in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time 

Information provided by: Mike Huedepohl WD9GJK
Secretary for the Six Meter Club of Chicago
Next club meeting
No Meeting in December
Six Meter Club of Chicago (SMCC)

Will, W9WSS has been working with Crown Trophy of La Grange Park on new designs for Club apparrel, including T-shirts and baseball type caps with the club logo. The shirts can be personalized with your name and call letters. Members will be able to deal directly with Crown through a link that will be accessible on the Club's web site, www.k9ona.com.

From ARRL website:
Mr. Carlson
was declared elected


If you have the capability of operatiing on the Ten Meter band, please plan to participate in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday evening Dec. 8 (0000 UTC Dec. 9) and continues until 2359 UTC Sunday Dec. 10 (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, and you can also download forms and see full details on the ARRL web site, www.arrl.org
Good luck in the contest!

We will NOT have a regular meeting at St. John's in December, but instead you can look forward to our traditional Holiday Luncheon which will be Saturday, December 22 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.

SMCC members are all eligible to bring one spouse or guest, additional guests at $18.00 each.
We MUST have a head count no later than December 15 - please notify WA9FIH, email WA9FIH@aol.com or when you check in our Tuesday night net. As usual, we'llhave some nice door prizes too - see you December 22!
ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced on 11/16/2018

ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions.

Here are the final tabulations:

Central Division Director

Kermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898

Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755

Mr. Carlson was declared elected.