SMCC Amateur Radio Club - K9ONA


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.

Club Activities: Meetings, Programs, Hamfest, Field Day, Contests, and VE Testing

Special Events:

ARRL's Field Day is not a contest, but rather an emergency preparedness operating exercise that measures our efficiency in setting up stations and operating for 24 hours. This year Field Day is from 1 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23-24, and we will be setting up again at Hinsdale Central High School's athletic field, a very nice location parking lot is at 56th and Madison Our actual set up time begins around 10 a.m. and the more help we have the quicker and easier it will be. We plan on having both CW and SSB stations on the HF bands, plus 6 Meter SSB and two meter and 440 FM NO REPEATER contacts, all simplex (146.52, 146.55, 446.00)

If you can come to Field Day and help set up/tear down that will be much appreciated, and of course we will also need operators around the clock, not necessarily limited to club members, so invite your non-member friends too! And Chef Gary, KC9IDS, will make sure that you are well fed! If you operate from K9ONA you can't give us a point from your home or mobile station, but if you are not able to come out to operate, PLEASE GET ON THE AIR FROM HOME AND GIVE US A POINT! If you hand out points from home, your class is 1D, mobile is 1C.
Thanks for whatever you can do to make our K9ONA Field Day event a success!

73, Jim, WA9FIH

Field Day will be held June 23 & 24, 2018 at the Hinsdale HS track field house for a blast.

(LOOK SEE) Field Day 2017 Pictures

Thank You to everyone who came out to the 61st Hamfest. It was a great Hamfest
See you all next year

50.130Mhz - 6meter round table: get on the air, Tuesday 8pm

Club net on 146.97Mhz - Tuesday 9pm(146.37 input with 107.2 pl)

Slow Scan TV(SSTV): Thursday 7pm - 146.97Mhz rptr; using EasyPal software

June Halo Newsletter

SMCC Paid Up Members 2018

SMCC Silent Keys(deceased members)designated "SK"

Next Meeting:
July 13, 2018 7:30PM - St John's Lutheran Church
at Brainard and 47th street, LaGrange, Illinois

Board meeting at 7:00pm before the regular meeting

Check into the Grumpy net
Now on the summer schedule
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
at 8:45am on 146.970 mhz

The Grumpy History
List of active members

Ham radio is a multifaceted hobby for all.

To peak your interest in radio communications:

Chasing the birds(Satellites in the sky); all the info you ever wanted.

The Antique Radio Club of Illinois(ARCI) website

Jerry WB9GTO along with Bill KC9KLA get scouting into Amateur Radio

Last update of this page: 6/18/18

Email to Jim, W9JGH all messages, pertinent club information or website improvements.

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