Friday, June 29, 2012


The club recently installed a dual band antenna for the K9EAM DSTAR repeater at St. Norbert College.  The uhf DSTAR repeater is currently using this antenna and seems to be working rather well.  When we made the decision to install this antenna it was with the intent of using both vhf and uhf at the same time.  To test this an APRS i-Gate was installed.  A diplexer, cables, tnc, and a radio was donated for this project.  The existing power supply and computer for DSTAR were also used.

After fixing an interference issue the i-Gate has been running for a couple weeks and is hearing a lot of stations.  According to the internet site the station is hearing mobile stations out to about 25 miles.  It is also hearing digipeaters from Milwaukee, Sayner, Traverse City MI, Marquette MI, with the furthest one being in Pickford MI at 210 miles away.



Friday, June 8, 2012

Field Day 2012

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 23-24

In the Green Bay area, the Green Bay Mike & Key Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at the Sports Complex at 3385 Finger Road from Noon to 9PM on June 23rd and from 9AM to Noon on the 24th.

The public is invited to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

For more info, see

For any hams interested in helping set up, we plan to start about 9:30AM on the 23rd. We will break and then go to lunch close by, then come back and begin to operate.

Saturday at 5:30 PM another break for a Pot Luck, dish to pass Dinner... (All welcome but it is a dish to pass event)

Sunday morning (6:30 AM) breakfast at Aurora Cafe' then continue to 1 PM and then close up and head home..