Field Day 2013

Kelvin - W9BBQ and Steve - KB9DSQ, from Field Day 2013.

History of the Good Guys

We are an Amateur Radio Club that was started by a small group of radio enthusiasts interested in promoting activity on the 220 MHz ham band. This grew quickly into a weekly Saturday morning breakfast "Meet & Greet"  that brought visitors from all over the Chicagoland area. It had sparked interest in not only the 220 ham band, but also many of the peripheral aspects of radio communications. Since then, a formal and successful club had developed. 

On November 18th, 2018, we celebrated our seven year anniversary of our club's incorporation! 

We celebrated our seven year anniversary, and started it off right, with our continuously growing group of members, our on-going improved website, our popular Saturday morning Meet & Greet Breakfast and both Field Day and Winter Field Day.

Now, as a result, our Club is composed of amateur radio operators from all walks of life, that enjoy the hobby of amateur radio and radio communications in general. Some of our members are members of other Amateur Radio Clubs (A.R.C.'s) throughout the United States.

If you enjoy using the radio, be it operating, monitoring or whatever your interests are, you owe it to yourself to access our Club Repeater (224.520 with a negative offset, EchoLink - WM9W-R (Node 218858),  or stop in at our Saturday Morning Meet & Greet Breakfast and just say, Hello! You can also check into our weekly Original Preservation Net on Saturdays at 9:00 pm (central time), our 220 at 2:20 Net on Sundays at 2:20 pm (central time), and our Nightcrawlers Net, starting at midnight (central time) every night.

We continue to promote an atmosphere of being an informal group, where everyone has a voice.

We like to make the amateur radio hobby... fun!!!