Sunday, December 28, 2014

Past President, Dutch, WB9YWQ SK

Albert "Dutch" VanderZeyden, 68, formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. - See more at:
We regret to write that "Dutch" VanderZeyden, (WB9YWQ) 68, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Yuma, AZ in his coach.  

He had been licensed since 1973 and he most recently served as club president in 2009 and 2010.

Dutch worked faithfully for the Brown County Sheriffs Department for 28 years until his retirement. 

Memorial arrangements are at Malcore Funeral Home East for Monday December 29, 4pm -7pm visitation and service.

Albert "Dutch" VanderZeyden, 68, formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. - See more at:
Albert "Dutch" VanderZeyden, 68, formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. - See more at:
Albert "Dutch" VanderZeyden, 68, formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. - See more at:
Dutch worked faithfully for the Brown County Sheriffs Department for 28 years until his retiremen - See more at:
Dutch worked faithfully for the Brown County Sheriffs Department for 28 years until his retiremen - See more at:
Dutch worked faithfully for the Brown County Sheriffs Department for 28 years until his retiremen - See more at:
Dutch worked faithfully for the Brown County Sheriffs Department for 28 years until his retiremen - See more at:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

2015 Officers

President: Dave, N8KQS (d.catalano2937[at]
Vice-President: Roy, N9ARM (rjgraham985[at]
Treasurer: John, W0LFE (w0lfe[at]
Secretary: Nick, KB9UAE (10fp308[at]
At Large: Bob, KB8ZXE (kb8zxe[at], Pat, WA9RFT wa9rft[at], Kevin, KB9SNE (kb9sne[at] 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2014 In Review

January - Purchased an Open Tracker unit for use of the Club.. Mostly used at Bike and Marathons for tracking key personnel. We also purchased a radio that was to be raffled off at the Annual Banquet. There were a number of pieces of equipment donated to the club. A silent auction for those items then took place over the next month.

March - Participated in the Wisconsin QSO Party. Dennis and Bob presented APRS to the members. The Club Banquet was held and Kevin KB9SNE received the Ham of the Year award. The Skywarn Training took place at St. Norbert by the NWS.

April - We participated in the Statewide Tornado Awareness Drill. Sold Brats and Burgers to the public. Nick demonstrated Flex Radio to the membership.

May - Began our first Fox Hunt of the year. They continued through the summer. The Cell Comm Marathon had 45 ham operators communicating with the medical staff. The D-Star repeater was relocated to Scray’s hill. The VE group was busy again with two class upgrades and a new licensee.
Putting Newsline on the air again on the Tuesday Net was approved. A request was made by St. Mathew’s School for a demonstration of Ham radio. The Comm Trailer and three operators were there for the Demo. Also the second Brat Barn. Presentation on Remote control by Bob and Steve. 

June - Phil gave a presentation on The Quarter Century Club. Field Day was located at the Elks Lodge. The dinner on Saturday evening was well attended. The results of Field Day showed that we came in third in the State of Wisconsin.

August - Provided communications for the Emergency Management Dept at their Airport Disaster Exercise. Communications from the airport to all the hospitals in Green Bay as well as three buses and a shelter area. The Club Picnic was held at Wequiock Falls. The old UHF antenna was replaced and was donated to the W9OSL Radio group.

September - Round table discussion on station grounding practices. The new firmware on the repeater controller seems to be working good. A Mesh WIFI unit was installed on the “hill”. Al Janelle W9CEA was presented a plaque for his over 25 years of Net Control on the Siren Test Net.

October - Participated with the Boy Scouts in setting up communications at Legion Park in De Pere to have the scouts communicate with other scouts around the country.. Interest increased in the Mesh System. The club purchased a Ubiquiti bullet and wire mesh antenna for use by the club members in trying the system out. A round table discussion took place on batteries and charging them.

November.. Phil W3TOS discussed QRP radio communications. Elections were held and the following were elected to the Executive Board: Nick KB9UAE, John W0LFE, Pat WA9RFT, Bob KB8ZXE, Roy N9ARM, Kevin KB9SNE and David N8KQS.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Green Bay Mike and Key Club Christmas Party

Then annual Green Bay Mike and Key Club Christmas party will be held December 11th.

This will be held at the Legion Hall at 1708 N Irwin Green Bay WI. This is out near Bay Beach.

There will be a white elephant gift exchange. Please bring a gift if you want to exchange one. Also bring a dish to pass and your own eating utensils. Club provides soda, if you require adult beverages please provide those on your own. The get together begins at 5pm, with dinner at 6pm.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Green Bay Hams Attempting to Launch a Mesh Network

Based on the enthusiasm from fellow Amateurs around the globe, at the last meeting we decided to proceed by launching a high profile node for area hams to experiment with. It features a 180 degree 2.4 GHz sector antenna yielding 14 dBi gain.

Broadband-Hamnet is the self discovering, self configuring, and fault tolerant IP network capable of transporting video, voice and more. The thought is:

As interest in voice repeaters continues to wane, multi-media networks do make perfect sense. These more modern types of networks have the potential to draw new blood into the hobby. New hams who have software skills that can help the community with software defined radio and so forth.

Ham radio used to be a good starting place for many who later entered broadcast and electronics careers. Today those positions are few and far between due to disposable electronics and consolidation of engineers with mega broadcast groups. What is the most notable/abundant "tech" career today is IT (information technology) work.

It helps ham radio stay relevant.

One node is a start right, but isn't a Mesh. So we could use your help to locate and secure more locations around town to deploy nodes.

Till then, for us to better understand how signals propagate on the 2.4 GHz microwave band, you can start by aiming South at Scray's hill and looking for the the SSID: K9EAM-HAM

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Club Corn Roast / Picnic

This years corn roast picnic will be held on August 16th at Wequiock Falls Park.  3426 Bay Settlement Rd. This is near highway 57 and VanLanen rd.  in the Town of Scott.  Everyone is invited.  Please bring a dish to pass and some chairs.  Check back later for further information.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The 3905 Century Club Eyeball 2014

Eyeball 2014, hosted by Keith (KS9WI) and Elaine (N9QZF) Summers, will be held in De Pere, WI (in eastern WI) the weekend of July 17-19, 2014.

The event location will be in the Pine Room of the De Pere Community Center, 600 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115.

The ticket price is $60 per person pre-paid & children under 16-yrs are free.  Mail checks made payable to "Keith Summers" to Keith Summers, 918 Bluebird St, De Pere, WI  54115-3203.

It runs Thursday 7/17/14 thru Sunday 7/21/14, see the above links for a schedule of event and more information.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Field Day 2014

     Field Day is right around the corner again. This year the Green Bay Mike and Key Club will be holding field day on June 28th and 29th. This year field day will be held at the Elks Club at 3195 S Ridge Rd, Green Bay, WI. This is over by the Morning Glory Plant in Ashwaubenon. We will be running 3Alpha.
     We will be meeting for breakfast for 8:30 at Oak Street Cafe in De Pere. Setup will begin around 10am on the 28th. Please feel free to stop out and operate for a few hours and enjoy some social time.
      A potluck supper will be held Sat evening. Please bring a dish to pass, your own utensils and if you want any meat to burn on the grill. The club is providing brats and soda. There is plenty of parking and plenty of area to setup. We also have access to indoor facilities including a bar available to us. Any questions feel free to email me at kb9sne(at)

Monday, April 21, 2014


There still seems to be some confusion or people just don't know. The meeting are currently being held at the Abbot Penning's building on the St Norbert's College Campus. This is the first building on the left hand side as you enter the campus. This is also the same building that campus security is in. we are up on the second floor above the security office. Our meetings are no longer held in the JM science building due to the construction. If you are still confused you can always ask for directions on the 147.120 repeater the night of the meeting. The meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hak5 - episodes of interest is running a series of video tutorials using one of the TV receiver  dongles as a cheap spectrum analyzer gadget.

For example, is "Decoding Digital Subcarriers with a $20 SDR".

Here are some other more recent episodes that maybe be interesting:

Carrier Waves, Amplitude and Frequency:

Building Software Radios With A Little Bit Of Python:

Just a bit on Antenna Theory:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Skywarn training

There will be a Skywarn Training session by the National Weather Service at St. Norbert College, Boyle Hall (Next to the Church/Chapel) room 122 (first floor) beginning at 6:30 PM March 27th.. Free...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Club Banquet

Dont forget the Green Bay Mike and Key club banquet is coming up Sat March 8th at Woods country club. Social hour is at 5, with supper at 6. A good time is usually had by all. Please get your reservations in to John Wolfe as soon as possible. This year the club will cover 10 dollars towards the cost for all current club Members.We will be raffling off a radio this year along with other door prizes and silent raffles.

Also if you are a current club member , get your Ham of the year votes into Dave n8kqs. If you did not get your ham of the year ballot please let Dave know at Please vote for a outstanding person in the club who helped in the past year.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

How-To Show & Tell, Tech Talks Return

A while back we had member-presented talks that took place from 6:30-7, just before the regular meeting.
These will be returning at the same time slot as before.

Tentatively and subject to change:
February - Fldigi
March - APRS
April - Software Defined Radio (SDR)
May - Remote Control

Please consider sharing what you are doing and interested in with the club.  These presentations are great way to do that. 

For the January meeting, tonight at 7pm here are some things on the agenda: 

-St. Norbert Liaison Report: Peter Andrews.
-Ham of the Year.. Need nominations in writing by the next meeting -February 14th 
-Old Business: Christmas party, & report on 444.775 antenna and bracket replacement
-Chair Person needed for the WI QSO party in March