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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.

ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR September  10-18
Once again, this year we will participate in the Historic Route 66 On the Air event, which is coordinated by the Citrus Belt ARC, W6JBT, with stations along the route beginning with W6A in California. For seventeen years, we have represented the eastern end of the highway, using the special event call W6Q.
For a number of years, the event coincided with the Berwyn Route 66 Car Show, but unfortunately the car show is being held earlier this year so all W6Q operations will take place from the home stations of our members.

Operation begins at 0000 UTC Saturday, September 8 (7 p.m. Friday CDT) and ends at 2359 UTC Sunday September 16(7 PM CDT).
Frequencies to be used are as follows: CW - 3.533, 7.033, 10.110, 14.033, 18.080, 21.033, 24.900, and 28.033 MHz; SSB - 3.866, 7.266, 14.266, 18.164, 21.366, 24.966, and 50.133 MHz Operation will also take place via our K9ONA repeater system for local contacts.

Every SMCC member is eligible and encouraged to operate as W6Q during the event, even if you can only operate via our repeater system - just be sure to keep an accurate log of your contacts. Also, to avoid having more than one member on a band/mode at once, please monitor our repeater and announce your intent to be on a band/mode and call in when you are finished operating on that frequency.

This is a fun event which is very popular with the amateur community. The Citrus Belt ARC has a certificate available - see their web site.
www.w6jbt.org for further information. Special QSLs are also issued by the various stations operating along the route. Our QSL manager is Mike, WD9GJK;
To learn more go to WWW.w6jbt.org

Our ARRL Central Division Director, Kermit, W9XA, made the formal presentation of the Hiram Percy Maxim Award plaque to our Club at our Hamfest June 17.   Ours is one of only ten ARRL-affiliated clubs so honored in recognition of our continuing support of our ARRL Foundation Scholarship which is awarded annually to a local amateur.
Next club meeting August 10 at 7:30
St. John’s Lutheran Church,
SW corner of 47th and Brainard,
in LaGrange
Room 211 this month

The Antique Radio Club of Illinois' annual Radio fest will take place Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25 at the Madinah Shriners Convention Center, 551 N. Swift Road in Addison, beginning with a Friday evening auction of quality pieces. The traditional outdoor flea market opens Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Saturday afternoon a special display featuring this year's theme, “kits” will take place indoors, along with several forums including one on vintage amateur radios as well as a contest display.
A vintage ham radio station radio station will be on the air Saturday. Listen for WA9RCI on various HF bands as well as on two-meter FM via our K9ONA repeater system. There is no charge for visitors to Radio fest, and a large parking lot is located next to the flea market area. Selling is restricted to ARCI members only. For more details, check the ARCI web site,
Six Meter Club of Chicago (SMCC)