happily, for the umpteenth year the York Radio Club will assist the City of Elmhurst and provide radio communications for the May 27th Memorial Day Parade – – Gather with your fellow club members and friends for a 7 am breakfast at the Rainbow Cafe on York just south of North Avenue – Under the direction of Ken, N9YIR we get geared up with maps and instructions working from 8:30 am and thru the parades end around 11 am – Please join our group – send an email to Ken (kk @ kalan.net) <remove the spaces in email address> or chime in on one of the Club’s weekly nets and asked to be added to the list – Kindly remember that volunteering is one of the pillars of being an amateur radio operator, (and probably one of the responsibilities. )
The York Radio Club board, at their April meeting, voted in favor of replacing the club’s main HF radio. The goal, before Field Day, to have a new ICOM IC-7300, along with a power supply and cables – This replacement idea was presented to the Board by Club members suggesting a self-funded effort. The Board backs a plan to do two things to reach our goal. We sell our current ‘rig’ – a Yaesu FT-450D and with what’s needed to purchase a new radio, seek individual contributions from our members, not taking the funds from the Club’s treasury. The process will be voluntary, and at that night’s meeting, two members, George, KC9UIU & Ed, KD9JGW got the mission started with each passing $50 along to Angela, KD9IRC, Club Treasurer and volunteer to collect donations. Further information will be posted, very shortly, on how you can support this effort.