Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lighthouses on the Air in 2017 - Aug 5th



Lighthouses on the Air in 2017 will be held at the GB Yachting Club, Saturday August 5th 


Other:
The 147.36 repeater was removed from Bellin hospital and relocated to the west side of the river in the downtown area. The Kenwood radio has been swapped out for a Motorola.  Give it a try.

The Club picnic will be held August 19th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Osprey Point conservation area. It is located at 3320 Monroe Rd/County GV in Bellevue. Please bring a dish to pass. The club will be providing burgers, brats, and corn. 


Jake, W9BLI has some items for sale:
Icom 706MKIIG with separation cable, hand mic, station mic, mounting bracket for radio, bracket for mounting remote head, also will include a digital interface & software, civ level converter + cables to plug into computer & radio $400
Still also have the vhf-(Mirage B-310-G 100 watts) $80.00
UHF amp RF Concepts (RFC4-310 30w in 100 w out $100.00
Vectronics PM30UV 144/220/440 MHz 30/300 watts vswr cross meter $50
MFJ 264 dummy load 1-650mhz 1.5k watts $35.00
Zetagi HP201 3-200mhz swr meter 2.5 - 2k watts $26.00
wattmeters & dummy load are half price of new
reasonable offers accepted
w9bli[at]hotmail[dot]com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

W9CEA (KA9AIV) SK






Alton W. Janelle II, age 90, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born January 19, 1927 in Green Bay, son of the late Alton R. I and Isabel (Liebman) Janelle.

Alton graduated from Central High School after his honorable discharge from the US Navy. During his enlistment, Alton served as staff "morse code operator" on various ships, including the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Alton was a born salesman, from Lindsay's Water Softeners to "Carver Boats" (the very first "on the road salesman" they had). Alton worked as a car salesman for several motor company dealerships including Mercury, Lincoln, Continental, Ford, Chrysler and he even sold R.V.'s. He won many awards for his talents in sales. He was always a "Ford Man."

Alton met his beautiful wife, Kathryn Hedstrom after his service in the Navy and married her, January 22, 1949. They shared 68 loving years of marriage and were blessed with 7 children. Alton was very proud of his 7 children.

Alton enjoyed building and flying radio controlled model airplanes for 25 years. His favorite hobby was Amateur Radio, which he learned from his father at an early age. He obtained his first FCC "Ham Radio" operator's license in the 1960's. Alton volunteered as an radio operator for the Green Bay Mike and Key Club where he conducted monthly testing of the Brown County Emergency Warning Systems. He was awarded a plaque for his 25 years of service to the county. He also had fun in his early years keying "morse code" across the continent, communicating with fellow enthusiasts.

Alton is survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn; 6 children: Alton (Debbie) Janelle III, Austin, TX, Christine (special friend, James Nooyen) Sladewski, Green Bay, James Janelle, Green Bay, Michael Janelle, Green Bay, Mary (James) Andrews, Las Vegas, NV and Annette (Christopher) Vanden Busch, Green Bay; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas A. Janelle and son-in-law, Edmund J. Sladewski, Jr.

Visitation will be held at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME (340 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay), Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4 to 6:45 PM, concluding with a prayer service at 7PM. Visitation will continue at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHEDRAL (140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay), Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 10 to 10:45 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 AM with Fr. Joseph Dorner officiating. Full military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of Mass. Interment will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Alton's family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Woodside Manor for the care given to him the last 2 1/2 years. Also, a special thank you to Unity Hospice for the care given in the last weeks of his life.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Field Day 2017

Field Day 2017 (June 24 & 25th) will be at Pine Tree Park in Hobart (2703 S Pine Tree Rd Hobart, WI 54155).  This is the same place it was held last year, on just the other side of the airport.

Brat Barn dates are May 7th at De Pere's Festival foods, and May 13th at the new University Ave location.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Banquet

The banquet will be taking place this year on March 18th. Once again it will be at The Woods - 530 Erie Rd, Green Bay, WI. 5:00 pm for drinks and 6:00 pm dinner.

Members cost is $5.00 with the rest being picked up by the club. Cost is around $15.00 for non-members.

Please RSVP by Tuesday March 14th and let me know the number of guests.  kb9uae[at]gmail.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

147.120 repeater off air?

For those not aware; there are some fairly serious antenna system issues with the repeater that have been affecting its performance.   The club has scheduled tower work for this spring to replace the antenna and feedline.  Stay tuned.

There will be a VE test session this Saturday, February 11th at St. Norbert College, starting at 9AM in the Tower room on 4th floor.

If you are an ARRL member, the League is seeking input and has a survey regarding possibly changing the license structure.

Please take a moment to take this Entry Level License Survey and let your opinion count:

http://www.arrl.org/license-1

Friday, January 6, 2017

Getting involved

Getting involved with things.

Over the past year / months a lot of general chatter and some club announcements have been made on the Green Bay Mike and Club's Facebook group.

We will try to keep things posted here as well as we have been doing, as the club website serves as a public point of information and contact to officers etc.

CQ Tuesday Lunch gatherings are held at the Bay Family Restaurant on Military Ave.  They are held the second Tuesday each month and start at 11:30am.  This tradition was started by the late Jerry Van, W9VOW when he owned the Downtowner.

Dale, WB9NRK still holds the weekly 2 meter net on the 147.120 repeater, each Tuesday at 8:45pm.

Matt, KC9UHI still hosts a HAMDig message board for discussion of All things Amateur Digital Radio.

And if you are looking to mentor a younger generation of potential hams, consider getting active with Proto GB, which meets at the Central Library.

And lastly of course, the Club meetings are held the second Thursday each month at St. Norbert College, and include a Tech/Talk that is held before the official start of the meeting, which is 7 PM.  Consider volunteering to give a talk about an area of the hobby that interests you.

More information can be found on the right hand site of the website.