Six Meter Club of Chicago Apparel
Caps, Shirts, Name Badges, Hoodies, Wind Jackets
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.
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 or email WA9FIH@aol
Will, W9WSS has worked with Crown Trophy of La Grange Park on new designs for Club apparrel!
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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.
HAMFEST FLYERS and TICKETS
AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS
Flyers and Tickets 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.
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 June 14th
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.
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AT OUR HAMFEST SUNDAY JUNE 16
Members are requested to please do whatever they can to help our 62nd annual Hamfest Sunday morning, June 16,
including set up Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. at the
DuPage Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road (east of County Farm Road, north of Roosevelt Road (Route 38).
There are jobs for everyone, some less strenuous than others, including
selling gate tickets, arranging tables for vendors, putting up/taking down signs, watching the ticket drum
and flea market items for sale from club members who are performing other tasks at the fest,
such as assisting with parking, the VEC exam session, etc.
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,
Our Hamfest has grown over the years to become a premiere event of its kind in the midwest!
Please do whatever you can to pass the word about the Hamfest to your friends in these days before the event.
ORGANIZERS SEND THEIR THANKS
FOR HELP AT RUN FOR THE ROSES
The organizers of the 2019 Run For The Roses in La Grange Park
send their thanks to all who provided communications assistance at ther event May 19.
This year seventeen members and friends of the Club were stationed along the 5K course and provided updates on leaders in the various categories; a new feature this year following the main race was a one mile “Fun Run” for District 102 elementary school students. Thanks again to all who were able to help!
ARRL FIELD DAY COMING JUNE 22-23
Please mark the weekend of June 22 and 23 on your calendar and plan to participate in ARRL Field Day, our annual emergency preparedness exercise. As usual, we will be putting K9ONA on the air for 24 hours with emergency (battery/solar and generator) power at our Hinsdale Central athletic field site, thanks to the efforts of Lee, KB9OYP. Entry to the site is at 56th Street and Madison (east side), small parking lot on the west side of the school campus.
We especially need members' help in providing equipment this year due to the fire at WA9FIH's QTH - anyone who can bring HF (both CW and SSB stations) and a VHF FM rig plus necessary accessories (CW key, mics, etc.), several HF verticals or dipoles, VHF vertical, coax, etc. will be much appreciated. We will need logging laptops for each station, also.
On the air operation begins at 1 p.m. Saturday; set up starts around 10 a.m. We will operate until 1 p.m. Sunday. As usual, Gary, KC9IDS will serve as our chef and we know that no one will go away hungry! Please come out and help with set up, operation, and/or teardown - If you can't come to the site, listen for us from home and hand out some points - check two meter FM, 146.52 or .55, as well as other bands. There is NO repeater operation during FD.
Thanks for whatever you can do to help out!