Metro Amateur Radio Club

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August 2016

During our August meeting Lyam N9LVG demonstrated the World's first $9 computer.

C.H.I.P. is a credit card sized, low cost, open source, infinitely hackable computer. C.H.I.P. does computer things, from documents and spreadsheets, to web browsing and email, and can play thousands and thousands of video games. With the addition of PocketC.H.I.P., C.H.I.P. becomes a full-fledged portable computer.

NEXT MAC MEETINGs:  October 4th, then November 1, 2016


Yaesu FT-897 Donated to MAC Club

Mac member Mike W9MJD donated a beautiful (working) YAESU FT-897 to the club. "Do whatever you want to do with it. Sell it, use it, whatever the club wants to do" said Mike. 

The MAC club says "Thank you, Mike"


Field Day 2016 Update

Field Day was a Very Successful Event June 25 & 26, 2016 at the Lincolnwood Community Center

We had a lot of fun at Field Day in June. We made over 150 contacts nationwide using digital, CW and voice.


MAC Club Remembers Marilyn Gardner

During the May meeting, we shared a moment of silence as we remembered club member Marilyn Gardner, W9LUO, whom became a Silent Key on April 19.

MAC Hams Lend Support
The Leaning Tower YMCA Triathlon was held Sunday, May 15, 2016 . The YMCA staff  had requested MAC members to assist with communications and our members answered their call.

Thanks go to Doug AC9DY, Avi W2CKG, Art K9THH and Bob K0KVK.

Special thanks to Gil N9WCR for arranging the communications event.

DeKalb Ham Fest
On Sunday May 1, the MAC club sold a lot of donated radio equipment at the Dekalb Hamfest in Sandwich, Illinois.

We had 4 car loads of radio equipment that sold and raised funds for the MAC club.
Big special THANKS goes out to Doug Spitzer. Jerry KC9POL, Lyam N9LVG and Gary K9AGE's son.


Hot News

MAC Radio Club had an interesting program meeting in April. After a short business meeting we enjoy learning about multimeters
Arne W9FO brought in a few antique multimeters.                         Mike W9MJD continues to share info on multimeters.

SHow and tell meters                                                          Look! Mike W9MJD serviced this Kenwood TS-520S. It works and it is FOR SALE!
The money this will be sold for will be 100% donationed to our club. Thank Mike!