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West Central Illinois Hamfest


When: Saturday August 2, 2014


Talk-In 444.250 103.5+ PL (WS9V Repeater)

Spacious fairgrounds.

Plenty of parking.

Homemade breakfast and BBQ lunch on site!

Excellent restaurants nearby in historic Carlinville!

$5.00 admission/tailgate

VE Testing –walk-ins



Prize drawings throughout the day!

Test bench available to check those radios prior to purchase!

Only 90 minutes away from St. Louis!


Macoupin County Fairgrounds

21368 Rte 4

Carlinville, IL 62626

For more information contact Jim Pitchford, N9LQF 217-854-3135 Ext 5.



FORUMS will include..

8:00 AM ARRL Forum with IL Section Manager Tom Ciciora — KA9QPN 9:00 AM Craig Thompson, K9CT operator of K9W and FT5ZM DXpeditions!


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ARRL at 100: A Century Of Ham Radio  


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Bylaw Committee Presents Recommendations at May Meeting

At the May K9MCE meeting the Bylaws committee consisting of Tim Coonrod,KC9HQA; Hugh Watson, AB9UB; Mark Osborn, WA9SXK and Isaac Pizzo, KC9NJW presented their recommendations for club bylaws revision. The committee was charged with presenting their findings at the May meeting by club president. Gary Huff, K9AUB. The last time the club’s bylaws were revised was August 4, 2009.


Here are the revisions presented at the May club meeting:

Under Article V, Dues & Membership. The dues shall be prescribed in the By-Laws and may be determined or changed only at the Annual Meeting, or at a Special Meeting. 1. Regular membership duly licensed $20.00. 2. Family membership with one duly licensed member $25.00. 3. Senior membership (60 years or older) $15.00. 4. Full time student with license $10.00. 5. Associate membership. For those interested in Amateur Radio $5.00. 6. Life membership available to only licensed members who have had a Regular or Senior membership in good standing for at least (1) year. The club’s membership also voted to include as a Bylaw change an Emeritus membership category. Emeritus status will be granted to any regular or senior members in good standing for at least one year upon reaching the age of 90 or more. Dues will be waived.

Club members will be asked to vote on these proposed changes at the next meeting and they will go into effect in October if approved.

Thank You To The Following Hamfest Sponsors


- Al's Radio Service

Pawnee, IL 217-625-7494


- Dave O'Dell Insurance


- DIT & DASH, Radios, Antennas, & Accessories

Joe Feminella KA9QAT



Jason Schmidt KD9BIC

Computer Sales & Repair



Jim's Engraving KF4NBG



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