Bob "Soupy" Sebonia AK9Y
passed away on Monday

Bob was a long time member of the Six Meter Club of Chicago a past Treasurer for the club.

Loving husband of the late Carole Jean nee Sadzewicz.
Beloved father of Karen L. (Dennis) Schmidt, Patricia A. (John) Kulak and the late Kathleen.
Fond grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 10.
Dear brother of the late Timothy (Mary).
Uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Friend of Eileen Bonin.

Member of St. Jane de Chantal Seniors & Usher Club, 6 Meter Club, DuPage Amateur Radio Club and West Suburban Concert Band.

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The Central States VHF Society is sponsoring a series of short contests - “Sprints” - to encourage VHF/UHF operation, primarily using weak signal modes (SSB, CW) but aslso can be operated on traditional FM simplex frequencies. The first, 144 MHz, was Monday, April 8; 222 MHz, and the second was on Tuesday, April 16; 432 MHz, The next one is on Wednesday, April 24 - all from 7 to 11p.m. Local time; Microwave freuencies (902 and up) May 4, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Local time; 50 MHz, Saturday May 11 2300 UTC until Sunday May 12 0300 UTC.
There are various categories, power levels, etc. Exchange is basically your call and grid square. For full details please check the CSVFHS web site.

Vern K9LAE
Mike N9GFY

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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.


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  May 10th
St. Johnís Lutheran Church, on the southwest corner of 47th Street and Brainard Avenue in LaGrange IL; enter through south side door adjacent to parking lot.
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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 The event organizers provide us with special T-shirts commemorating the event, so we need your size also.

Now Availabile
☞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! 
Thanks Will!