January 7, 2018
220 Good Guys After Holidays Holiday Party - held at Vince's Pizzeria, Chicago, IL
November 4, 2017 -
220 Good Guy General Meeting - held at Zion Lutheran Church, Lyons, IL
October 28, 2017 - Day in the Woods
Mini Field Day - Bemis Woods South
It was a very windy, and cold day if you didn't dress for it, but we finally got to see Dick's drone fly. Despite the weather, we had a pretty good-sized group. In attendance were: Kathy Cady (KC9ESY), Laura Plecki (KD9EID), Jim Zalumsky (WG9J), Bob Jurgaitis (KA9CQE), Dick Lieber (WA9NNN), George Zardecki (N9VTB), John Plecki (KD9BYW), Brian Rudnick (KD9EOL), Andy Bowe (AB9EW), Mel Marcus (NE9A) and Kelvin Jackson (W9BBQ).
October 21, 2017 - Radio Fall Event (Portableradio.org)
Mini Field Day - Bemis Woods
We had a nice group come out on a beautiful Saturday and join us at Bemis Woods for another mini field day. Kelvin (W9BBQ), George (N9VTB), Bob (KA9GQE), Jim (WG9J), joined Dick (WA9NNN) at this fall operating event sponsored by the group, portableradio.org. Dick (WA9NNN) was giving demonstrations about drones. We were hoping to see his drone launch an antenna over the trees, however, Dick felt that it was a little too windy. Oh well, maybe next time!
October 8, 2017 - Mini Field Day - Bemis Woods
Another impromptu mini field day, this time at Bemis Wood, with Dick (WA9NNN), Rick (KA9THK), George (N9VTB), Tim (KD9CWY), and Tim’s twins, Archer and Hunter. Jim (W9JGH) joined in on his three-wheel motorcycle. Dick brought his new drone for some practice flying in anticipation of field day drone-based antenna launching. Thanks to Bob (KA9GQE) and George (N9VTB) for taking the photos.
September 16, 2017 -
220 Good Guys General Meeting - held at Zion Lutheran Church (our first General Meeting held outside of our regular meeting place)
Nightcrawlers Net - 1 Year Anniversary -- September 2, 2017
It all began with Episode 1 of the Nightcrawlers net, which convened beginning the eve of September 1st, and the morning of September 2, 2016, and has been running every night (99.99%), at midnight, on the Good Guys ARC 224.52 repeater in Chicago. For a good portion of that year, it had been run by one net controller, and that was John Plecki (KD9BYW). The 220 MHz Guys and Gals surprised him with an anniversary gift celebrating all those late, long nights. One net even ran till 5:00 am! We even have some audio of the one-year anniversary net below. Many thanks to our own Hap Holly (KC9RP) for the tremendous audio gift.
A Day in the Woods - Bemis Woods -- September 2, 2017
A Day in the Woods -- Bemis Woods -- August 12, 2017
20 "Ham"mers in a Pontoon Boat (1st Annual Boat Outing)
Shabbona Lake -- July 31, 2017 --
Jim Cady (KB9THM)'s Birthday Extravaganza Celebration! (June 21, 2017) --
A birthday celebration for Jim at Cafe 63 Restaurant (in Chicago). A great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. Attendees included Kelvin (W9BBQ), Mike (N9PLG), Mel (NE9A), John (KD9BYW), Laura (KD9EID), Jim (Man of the Hour - KB9THM), Kathy (KC9ESY), Frank, Joe (KD9EJX), Jim (WG9J), Brandy Plecki, and Steve (W9DSQ).
Cermak Woods Outing (June 10, 2017)
An outing to Cermak Woods (in Lyons, IL) for some radio fun. Attendees included George (KC9KU), Kelvin (W9BBQ), Dick (WA9NNN), and John (KD9BYW).
Breakfast Meet & Greet (June 3, 2017)
Just a quick pic from a random meet & greet breakfast. (We have these every Saturday - feel free to come out and join us. You don't need to be a member to join us. Information about our Meet & Greet Breakfasts is under the tab "Club Events - Events".)
This breakfast in particular, we finally got to meet newest member, Andy (KB9EW). Great to meet you Andy! Also in the picture are: Dave (WB9HWE), Kathy (KC9ESY), Kyle (Mike's grandson), Laura (KD9EID), Dick (WA9NNN), Jim (W9JGH), Andy (KB9EW), Kelvin (W9BBQ), Bill (WA9HIR), Jim (KB9THM), John (KD9BYW), and Mike (N9PLG).
A Day in the Woods (Veteran's Park) - April 8, 2017
Vacation Gathering - Monticello, IN - October 12, 2016
A small group followed John (KD9BYW) and Laura (KD9EID) while they were on vacation in Monticello, Indiana. We all met in Monon, Indiana at the Monon Connection Railway Museum and Whistle Stop Restaurant. A fun place to visit and tour, and the food is good too! (Great reuben burgers when they offer them.) We did some elbow bending (lunch), posed for a picture, and did a tour. In the picture are Laura (KD9EID), John (KD9BYW), Jim (WG9J), Joe (KD9EJX), and Mel (NE9A).
Dam Fishing (August 2016)
We enjoy some dam fishing, and the great weather - when we can. Here are some pictures from a previous impromptu fishing outing at the Hofman Dam, located just behind P.J. Klems Restaurant in Lyons, IL. Come for the breakfast, stay for the fishing.
Included in the pictures our own very own Steve - KB9DSQ and his grandson Alex, John - KD9BYW, Brian - KD9EOL, and George - AC9KU.
Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park Picnic (August 2016)
A small gathering on a nice, late summer day. In attendance were Joe - KD9EJX, Brian - KD9EOL, Mel - NE9A, Laura - KD9EID, and John - KD9BYW. Great conversation, great group of hams, too much food (always!), and a great time had by all. We were joined later in the day by Pastor Carl, and his sons.
Dam Fishing (May 2016)
Here are more pictures of another impromptu fishing outing at the Hofman Dam, located just behind P.J. Klems Restaurant in Lyons, IL. Included in the pictures our own very own Steve - KB9DSQ and his grandson Alex, John - KD9BYW, Laura - KD9EID (taking pictures), and their grandson Geo, and a member of the DNR (Department of Natural Resources). "Honest Officer - we didn't do anything wrong."