Club Members


Bennie Marcier (KC9GWD) President

John Doggett (W9YCD) Vice-President

Chris Meredith (W9CJM) Treasurer

Troy Simpson (W9KVR) Secretary

Board Members:

Michael Marcier (KC9HHT)


Scott Anderson (KC9OQO)

John Franklin (KD9YYH)

Scott Gilvin (K9ABN)

Marl Karas (KD9MQI)

Jimmie Ramsey (KD9SKO)

Carl Schroeder (K9CS)

Colin White (N9CIW)

Shari Johnson (KD9LBN)

Janet Focken (W9LBZ)

Quentin Meredith (KD9LBO)

Daniel Focken (W9WWE)

Melissa Meredith (KC9PWZ)

Benny Marcier (KC9GWD)

Jerry Rosalius (WB9Z)

Valerie Hotzfeld (NV9L)

Michael Johnson (KD9DVF)

Past Members:

Terry Whitebird (KD9LBM)

Kyle Buente (N9OQC)

Terry Whitebird (KD9LBM)

Silent Key Members:

Tim Focken (W9TRF)

Sam Ripple (W9QKF)

Justin Kaiser (KC9GNH)


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    • John Doggett on December 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I am requesting a recommendation for a first HAM radio, and am considering a Yeasu 70 R.
    I would like to know if this is a good choice, and what accessories are recommended.
    I do not have a license, but am reading last years ARRL Technicians manual.
    Please contact by email, so I will not forget the information. Any help will be appreciated.
    John Doggett
    705 E Main
    Crescent City IL 60928


    • Chip Houmes on May 12, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    I’m interested in getting my HAM technician license. I just started studying Ham Radio Prep class.

    I see your doing Zoom meetings. I’d like to talk with someone about your club and where I might be able to test.

    I live down by Wellington.

      • w9cjm on February 16, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Hello Chip sorry for the long delay in responding your message got lost in a sea of spam. We do hold monthly meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month. We are trying to do testing every other month. If you would like more info please contact me directly Again my sincerest apology for over looking your message.

    • Karen Wright on February 4, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I’m an acquaintance of Tim and Janet Focken.
    Family members health issues, and of course Covid, have kept me from actively participating in any Ham related involvement since acquiring my licenses.
    I spoke with Janet yesterday about attending some future meetings. Tim was a great help in setting me up. I was unaware of his passing. He will be missed. Janet suggested coming to the Club for the many questions I may have.
    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

      • w9cjm on February 16, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Tim was a great support to our club and the community. Our members would love to help in any way we can and you can attend our meetings via zoom which you can find a link to on our website. Let me know if I can be of further service W9cjm

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