McHenry County Wireless Association
New Meeting Location since September 4, 2012
with new Start Time of 6:30p.m. for gathering & 7 p.m.
for the meeting to start.
Crystal Lake Bank (& Trust Co N.A.)
5100 Northwest Hwy (Rt.14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Enter from rear parking lot.
Turn left for stairs or elevator go to basement.
W9MU Antenna Classes, click the link for more.
1) New hams
2) Tech General
3) Extra class
Contact, N7US, W9MU, KB9I via their emails.
View our new MCWA name & callsign badge
What is Amateur Radio?
We Do That Radio
Repeater Etiquette - a must read
President: Ken Farver, KB9I
Vice-President: Dave Cooper KA9OZP
Treasurer: Bob Lubecker, NZ1B
Secretary: Marc Marino WA9YVL
Send your membership checks to:
3812 Monica Trail
Crystal lake IL 60014
Congratulations to W9CA for 2nd Place Overall in Field Day 2010, complete article in pdf available here!
K9BBQ's Field Day from Bicycle Mobile - watch him work K9ESV and W9CA
MCWA is not a repeater club, or DX club, or VHF club. It is a HAM Radio club that is here for sharing information and helping others.
Everyone is welcome! You don't have to be a member to attend our meetings. You may want to become a member to support the club after you have attended a few times and made some new friends. Membership is currently $10.00 per annum, for only this our 35th year.
Newsletter - MCWA publishes a terrific newsletter currently edited by Jerry, N9AVY. You are encouraged to submit articles to Jerry for publication. Let's let the editor/publisher do just that and not have to be the reporter(s) also.
Talk-In - 145.410 -600 PL 107.2 for talk-in to the meetings. This repeater is not owned, but is supported by most MCWA members and other fine hams around the county. You will find a terrific bunch of individuals with different groups of people using the repeater at different times of the day. Be sure and check in on Sunday nights for the RAIN Report followed by Radio - Tradio. For other repeaters in the area, follow this link.
We would love for you to share your talents with us by giving a program. You can talk about your antenna farm, ham shack, DXpedition, mobile installation, radio rebuilds, or whatever you enjoy about the hobby. There are so many facets of this hobby to share with others. People need to learn what else is out there for their enjoyment.
We have a library - you are welcome to take a book home to return next month.
Newsgroup - for current or updated information between meetings you can sign up for our Yahoo newsgroup - K9RN at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K9RN/
We ask that you sign up with your name and callsign. You do not have to be a member of MCWA to join. Membership is at the discretion of the moderator.