"GENERAL MEMBER'S MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE 3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH"
ALL ARE WELCOME!
(The General Meetings follow the Monthly Board Meetings that typically begin at 6:00 PM).
The Next Monthly General Member Meeting will be held -
FRIDAY - May 15th, 2015 - 7:00 PM
*Please Note: Our Meeting Place has changed!
Click the Link below to check out
*The 220 Mhz Guys ...
*** WELCOME ALL***
WM9W is ON THE AIR!!!
Celebrating our Repeater's
"ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!"
That's right. As of March 20th. 2015 the WM9W Repeater has been
on the air for its first full year. Despite all of the controversy from
other (Goliath) organizations that said it couldn't be done, we (David)
continue to have the largest repeater coverage on the 220 mhz. band
in Chicago.... and growing!
Our legacy continues with our very own Original “Preservation Net"(TM)
We have the most daily activity than any other 220 Mhz. repeater in
Chicago and the surrounding areas. Look for improvements and
expanded coverage in the not too distant future!
Give us a listen and join in on the conversations.
Repeater peak times during the week tend to be
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM & 3:30 PM to 5:00PM. (Central)
Thanks to everyone for your continued support!
The 220 Mhz Guys Club repeater is still running and fully operational!
This is an OPEN repeater and ALL Licensed Hams are welcome to check in !!
All scanner & radio enthusiast are encouraged to listen in. Feel free to check
yourself in via our Facebook Page and let us know you're listening!
Perhaps come see us to get your Amateur Radio Operating Ticket !!
Tune to 224.520 (-) PL of 110.9 and ENJOY.
is HERE !
WM9W - R
...and put us in your favorites!
Thank you Rich - KB9NTX for your continued technical support!
Be sure to connect & check into the 220 Mhz. Guys
ORIGINAL and VERY OWN "Preservation Net" (TM)
Saturdays at 9:00 PM. North America - Central Time.
(See below for details.)
EXTRA! EXTRA !
Read all about it...
“220 Mhz. Guys, PRESERVATION NET” ™
Is Back On The Air !!!
The Preservation Net *
continues to be a SUCCESS!!
Yep, "success" is the only word for our countinued Preservation Net. Our first via our very own repeater was held on May 10, 2014. Steve Hill, KB9DSQ was our premier net control operator. To quote our club president, "A fine job sir, very well done!!!!"
Steve racked up a total of 21 check-ins. (Two got lost & were not logged as they were very noisy. Hope to get them next time.) Not bad for our first net. It rivals many of the other nets in the area. Thanks to all that checked in and to all that were listening.
A copy of our new net format/script along with logging sheets have been assembled. They have been uploaded to this website and are available for viewing, downloading, printing, etc.
The NET has had out of state check ins. For instance, 220 Mhz Guys club member Mike - KD8TUT checked in from his home QTH in St. Joseph Michigan! He sounded great from across the lake! Be sure to go to our new "Video" page located on the Main Menu for a look at Mike's setup from across the pond!
You can also check into the Net via Echolink!
Just connect & save WM9W (Node 218858)
in your favorites and come join the FUN!
Please contact Steve Hill - KB9DSQ if you are interested in being a guest Net Controller.
The 220 Mhz Guys A.R.C. Welcome
(Radio Amateur Information Network)
to our weekly *Preservation Net!
Thanks Hap - KC9RP, for all your support!
Tune to The WM9W Repeater on 224.520(-) 110.9 PL
every Saturday Night at 9:00 PM
and check into the 220 Mhz. Band Net
THAT STARTED IT ALL in Chicagoland!
“The 220 Mhz. Guys, PRESERVATION NET”™
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!
Tune in, check-in and enjoy -You’ll be glad you did.
Presented exclusively by
The 220 Mhz Guys...The Good Guys! ©
WM9W - Chicago
* (TM) - "The 220 Megahertz Guys", "The Good Guys" & "The 220 Megahertz Preservation Net"
are registered Trade Marks of The 220 Megahertz Guys Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Any use of these registered trademarks in part or in whole is strictly prohibited.
At This Time...
We would like to truly thank Tom - KA9ZXN and the S.T.A.R.S.
Radio Club for their support and being REALLY good to us. We shall
always be grateful to Tom, the S.T.A.R.S. club officers and all of the
members for their generosity over the last couple of years in
allowing us to conduct our club net on their repeater system!
We hope that we can reciprocate in the future should the need arise.
This relationship has been a true testament of how clubs can come
together to support each other, their needs and the
Amateur Radio community!!
We too Support ALL clubs!
Please contact us if we can be of service.
to see a copy of a letter issued by The Good Guys©
to a local club that offers our help!
(Too bad they chose to ridicule us and not accept our offer.)
CONGRATULATIONS to ....
ALL THE NEW HAMS & THOSE WHO HAVE UPGRADED!
The 220 Mhz Guys V.E. Testing Program continues to be very successful!
So successful that we have expanded
our V.E. Testing Program Schedule!
(Click the "V.E.Testing" link above to see the changes)
The V.E. Test Sessions have brought on many new Hams and
quite a few exsiting Hams have upgraded via our program.
The V.E. Team has compiled photos that
are posted here for all to view.
Also check us out on our
Face Book Page for additional photos & updates.
This just in.....
... if you test with the 220 Mhz Guys V.E. Session & pass your entry level Technician Class Test Element, you will have an opportunity to purchase a Baofeng UV-82X dual band - 220 mhz & 2 meter - handie-talkie for a special reduced price!
Go to the 220 Mhz Guys V.E. Page for details!
Be sure to visit The 220 Mhz. Guys Amateur Radio Club 's
Face Book Page for updates & all of the exciting details.
We can't wait until we see you
ALL updated in the FCC Database!!
"Many thanks to the 220 Mhz Guys V.E Teams for your continued
efforts & dedication to our club and the Amateur Radio World"
***You Guys ROCK !!! ***
Please read the VE Exam Testing info. tab regarding more available test dates that we offer.
Please note as a reminder...
Anyone interested in becoming a new member or renewing their
current membership can download the application.
Just fill out & return to the address on the form...
no sponsers, no readings, no nonsense!
Mail or stop by and drop it off at our
breakfast or monthly club meeting.
We'll be keeping an eye out for them!
Note: All references, reprints, logos and shortcuts (hypertext) to the American Radio Relay League posted
throughout this website is with the permission of the league as The 220 Mhz. Guys Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is an
Official ARRL Affiliated Club.
The 220 Mhz Guys... The Good Guys! ©
There's a new coordinated local repeater available in the Southwest suburbs...
The KB9EPL Repeater!
The frequency is 224.480 (-) PL 110.9.
The system is up and running. This is an OPEN repeater and all are welcome.
There continues to be more & more activity every week!!
Key up the repeater and Enjoy a QSO!
Stay tuned for updates and improvements!