Saturday, September 24, 2022

HAM CRAM NOVEMBER 12TH

 


Radio Happenings September 23rd, 2022.




 CALENDAR OF EVENTS.. 
October 1st – ARES S.E.T. 
October 8th – Scout STEMpede-Bear Paw
October 15th- Scout Jamboree On The Air
October 15th–ARRL Convention-Wis.Rapids
October 22nd –HARA Hamfest- Naugaunee
November 5th -Friendly Fest-Milwaukee
November 6th – Fox Cities Hamfest-Kaukauna

Club Picnic: The picnic was held at the Osprey Point park in Bellevue . It was a beautiful day, no bugs, good food, (Thanks, Scott) and great company with conversations that kept folks there. Thanks go out to those 24 that came. Mike for showing his latest project of the 10 GHz system. Interesting just to look at and it works!
 We had door prizes! A Thank you goes out to our donors.. 
  Who would have thought it would be such a task to give away a quad band radio at a Radio Club Picnic? 

Club Meetings:
 At the time of this newsletter, the room that we use for the meetings has been scheduled by a different group for the October and the November meetings.  The Officers of the Club are presently seeking another venue…  A location will be sent out as soon as it is confirmed.  

Oct. 15th Scouting Jamboree On The Air… J.O.T.A. Modern technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without leaving home. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio.
There used to be a conflict in years past with the Scouts Food Drive on the same day.. Not this year… so we are anticipating a good turn out. Hope to have a couple of stations (Hint- radios)   The American Legion, 1708 N Irwin Ave. will be our location this year. If you have some time, stop by and give a hand or information..  9am to ~1Pm 
In 2014, over 1.3 million Scouts, Guides/Girl Scouts participated in JOTA..

Scouting & Radio:
  Oct.8th The STEMpede will take place at Bear Paw Scout Camp again this year.  Our schedule to be there has been shortend to one day to give  those interested the opportunity to make contacts via radio. The time there will be for about four hours. 
  If you were one of the ones that volunteered to go, please refresh my memory.. text or call 9202273235  Thank you.. 

Things  that we have historically scheduled:
October: Nomination of Board members and Plan Christmas Party: JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) 
November : Annual Meeting – Elect Board Members   **Just to note that it was suggested in Sept. that the Board choose their officer positions after the election rather than wait until Dec. **
December: Christmas Party – Officers positions chosen.
Winter Field Day..
January:  Set up chairpersons for : 1.Wis. QSO party. 2. Banquet 3. Hamfest. 4. Brat Barn. 4. Field Day.    5. Picnic.  

** Start thinking now about the next Club meeting in October !  Nominations begin at this meeting for members of the Board. The actual final nominations are at the November Annual Meeting followed by the election. Check with members that you would like to see steer the group into the future.. What about YOU as a member of the Board? 




Something new!
Those that are familiar with Winlink, know that the software known as Vara has helped as a TNC (Terminal Node Controller ) for Winlink.. The group that formed that software came out with another format..  Called VarAC … 
 It is a HF chat software… Keyboard to keyboard…  Can also be used like the Packet was with mailboxes… 
  If you want to chat with an other ham but do not want the world to listen in, here is another way… 

      Take a look at it.. It may solve the problem of calling CQ to someone and you do not want to just send an email.. but put the note in their “mailbox ‘    

    Might be fun way of “rag chewing”  and exercising those fingers… 
    I see a lot of uses for this mode even in emergency communications … 
  (Don’t be afraid of the “dashboard” when you first look at it) 


That’s it for this email/ Newsletter.… 
73… 
Stay Radio Active




Friday, September 16, 2022

Radio Happenings September 12th, 2022..

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS..

September 14-Siren Test Net

September 23-24
September 17th – Club Picnic
September 20th- CQ Tuesday

Siren Test Net: 
 99.9% of the sirens have been checked this year. If you have been following along, there have been a number of failures as the sirens age. If you are planning on going out to check sirens, please start back on the ones that were checked back in the earlier part of the year..   Thanks .. The list of sirens will be attached to this email.. 

 Hamfest: 
 The one at HRO is one of  the bigger ones with all kinds of manufacturers represented as well as seminars.. Seeing that this is popular, you may want to get together and car pool.

(last reminder)
Club Picnic: The picnic will be on Saturday, September 17th.. from 11AM to 3ish.. but you can come early and enjoy the park.. It will be held at the Osprey Point park in Bellevue off of GV (Monroe Road) across from the UHaul dealer.. Have to look hard for the Isaac Walton sign.. small two  track driveway... : 3320 Monroe Road/County GV, 
This will be a catered event – cost $15 per person.. Cash…

Zoom: Coming soon.. at the last Club meeting, someone volunteered to be the zoom host..   

 Sept . Meeting: At the meeting, a report was given concerning the 4 band vertical that we use for HF at the “Shack” at St. Norbert College. Presently it is out being updated, cleaned and tuned. So, until it is replaced, please don’t use the HF radio unless you put a dummy load on it. 
    There were other items of interest discussed at the meeting.  Be sure to read the minutes when they are sent out usually attached to an email with other Happenings newsletters.  

Things  that we have historically scheduled:
October: Nomination of Board members and Plan Christmas Party: Possible JOTA event 3rd weekend.
November : Annual Meeting – Elect Board Members   **Just to note that it was suggested in Sept. that the Board choose their officer positions after the election rather than wait until Dec. **
December: Christmas Party – Officers positions chosen.
Winter Field Day..
January:  Set up chairpersons for : 1.Wis. QSO party. 2. Banquet 3. Hamfest. 4. Brat Barn. 4. Field Day.    5. Picnic.  

J.O.T.A. (Jamboree On The Air) This is a Scouting event  that will take place on the third weekend of October. Modern technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without leaving home. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio.
     In years before COVID, our Club membership sponsored a radio site and invited Scouts in our area to participate in the event.
     At this time, it is being investigated to find out the interest of the local scouting groups to once again be involved… 
     In 2014, over 1.3 million Scouts, Guides/Girl Scouts participated in JOTA.. 

FROM THE VAULT >>
Tuning Stubs:  




Monday, September 12, 2022

Radio Happenings September 4th

 

 

Calendar of Events: 

September 8th  -
 Thursday, Mike & Key Club Meeting – 7PM  St. Norbert College, Science Bldg, 4th floor 
September 5, Labor Day 
 September 10th – Ozaukee Radio Club Regional Fall Swapfest Location: Cedarburg
September 23-24 HRO Superfest, ARRL Central Division Convention -LocationMilwaukee, WI
September 17th – Club Picnic

 
Labor Day.. Sept 5th… A chance to think about all that has been accomplished by the labor of those that came before us and those that labor today.. We see around us today what labor has produced and what lack of labor has caused .. ~

Meeting: The Month of September began on a Thursday which makes this coming Thursday the Second Thursday and the night that the Green Bay Mike and Key Club meets .. 

Zoom: At the time of this writing, our one year Zoom contract has expired. I have not been informed of one for the next year yet.. but if one is forthcoming, it will be sent out..  

Sept . Meeting: This is usually the meeting where if you have any suggested changes in the Club By Laws, you need to present them in writing. Final discussion and voting on the suggested changes takes place in November’s Annual Meeting as well as the nomination of Members of the Board.  

Financial Report: For August:;
Beginning Balance August 6, 2022                              16,426.24

Debits    Field Day computers                           798.47
                American Family Ins                        196.00
                KA9BXG Field Day park Dep             205.00
                Deluxe Checks                                  33.00
Total Debits                                                         1,232.47
Deposits                                                         -0-
 Ending Balance                                                     15,193.77

Club Picnic: The picnic will be on Saturday, September 17th.. from 11AM to 3ish.. but you can come early and enjoy the park.. It will be held at the Osprey Point park in Bellevue off of GV (Monroe Road) across from the UHaul dealer.. Have to look hard for the Isaac Walton sign.. small two  track 
driveway... I will have a map in this email.. address for your GPS: 3320 Monroe Road/County GV,

If you want to bring something, a dessert would be great!

This event will be catered like last time ... Chicken and all the trimmings.. Cost will be at $15 per person... You must have your reservation in to John Wolfe, WØLFE, by. Monday, September 5th to make sure we have enough food..  Even if you had your hand raised at the meeting, you still have to contact John.   Send your RSVP in to     wØlfe@sbcglobal.net    Don't wait .. do it now while you are on your PC..   See you there... 

Things  that we have historically scheduled:
September: Presentation of By-Law Changes.. Bring your suggested changes on paper. 
October: Nomination of Board members and Plan Christmas Party: Possible JOTA event 3rd weekend.
November : Annual Meeting – Elect Board Members
December: Christmas Party – Officers positions chosen.
Winter Field Day..
January:  Set up chairpersons for : 1.Wis. QSO party. 2. Banquet 3. Hamfest. 4. Brat Barn. 4. Field Day.    5. Picnic.  

Hamfests;
09/10/2022 - Ozaukee Radio Club Regional Fall Swapfest*
Location: Cedarburg, WI
*09/23/2022 - 09/24/2022
HRO Superfest, ARRL Central Division Convention


That’s it for this email/ Newsletter.… 
73… 
Stay Radio Active..


Friday, August 19, 2022

Radio Happenings August 15, 2022..


CALENDAR OF EVENTS..

 Aug. 16th CQ Tuesday**

 September 8th  - Thursday, Mike & Key Club Meeting – 7PM  St. Norbert College, Science Bldg, 4th floor September 5, Labor Day   

September 10thOzaukee Radio Club Regional Fall Swapfest Location: Cedarburg

September 17th – Club Picnic 


HamCram… It appears as if there is a good interest in this… A suggestion was to have a “cram” for Tech followed by one for General a couple months later. That way the Tech folks can get an upgrade sooner… don’t turn that dial.
 
 Club Picnic The picnic will be on Saturday, September 17th.. from 11AM to 3ish.. but you can come early and enjoy the park.. It will be held at the Osprey Point park in Bellevue off of GV (Monroe Road) across from the UHaul dealer.. Have to look hard for the Isaac Walton sign.. small two  track driveway... I will try to have a map attached to this email.. 


   This event will be catered like last time ... Chicken and all the trimmings.. If you wish, bring a dessert along ... Cost will be at $15 per person... You must have your reservation in to John Wolfe, WØLFE, by. Wednesday, September 7th to make sure we have enough food..  Even if you had your hand raised at the meeting, you still have to contact John.   Send your RSVP in to     wØlfe@sbcglobal.net    Don't wait .. do it now while you are on your PC..   See you there... 


NEWS Just in from Amazon Smile “This is the quarterly notification to inform you that AmazonSmile has made a charitable donation to the charity you’ve selected, Green Bay Mike and Key Club Inc, in the amount of $37.57 as a result of qualifying purchases made by you and other customers between January 1st-March 31st.

Thanks to customers shopping at 
smile.amazon.com or using the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned ON, everyday purchases make an impact. So far, AmazonSmile has donated:   $251.12 to Green Bay Mike and Key Club Inc*”

 

So if you are going to purchase through Amazon.. use AmazonSmile.. it costs the same and put the Green Bay Mike & Key club as the charity.. 


Things  that we have historically scheduled:
September: Presentation of By-Law Changes.. Bring your suggested changes on paper.
October: Nomination of Board members and Plan Christmas Party: Possible JOTA event 3rd weekend.
November : Annual Meeting – Elect Board Members
December: Christmas Party – Officers positions chosen.
 
Hamfests;
09/10/2022 - Ozaukee Radio Club Regional Fall Swapfest*
Location: Cedarburg, WI
*09/23/2022 - 09/24/2022
HRO Superfest, ARRL Central Division Convention

ZOOM will continue next club year. The link is to be published each month in this Newsletter … and in the website              


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Radio Happenings August 1, 2022..

CALENDAR OF EVENTS..

August 7th – National Lighthouse Day… More in the following…..

August 10th – Siren Test Net..   August 11th  - Thursday, Mike & Key Club Meeting – 7PM  St. Norbert College, Science Bldg, 4th floor

August 27th – Club Picnic CANCELLED

  Here we are - one month before we get to start our Fall mode. Time to squeeze in everything we had hoped to do this summer. I finally got to drive around and look for the noise problem I have had for the past 6 months.. I  think it was found at the three transformers behind Uncle Mike’s bakery… contacted WPS and will wait for their findings… Used a method that was put together by W4DD in a Youtube video.. did not have his software program but went by the screen on the 7300 and a 10 meter vertical antenna.. hard to do by your self, so I recruited KD9HJJ to help..tks…

Going to try to put the picture of what I see below….  If you look to the upper left corner, you will see that the noise is at S9



August 7th every year is Lighthouse Day.  I wrote a lot about it in the last Newsletter. The open house is from 10 to 5.. stop in.. If you are interested in operating  this year – Please let me know.  We are going to operate on 20 and 40 meters from 1130ish to 3PM. it is on a Sunday. Want to give it a try??      bring the family.  Going to finalize the times with the folks there on Tuesday a little after 5…

  http://greenbayyachtclub.com/newsandinfo/grassy-island-range-lights/

Club Picnic- At the last meeting it was suggested to have it on August 27th.  I have not heard anything else up to this point except that it may be catered like last time … Location was not firmed yet. 

Ham Cram.. there was a discussion about having a Ham Cram. A person that came to visit the Field Day was inquiring when one might be held. At the Club meeting, the question of how many persons are looking to participate? Are there more persons looking at a ham cram for the General or the Extra license?

Good questions – as far as the latter question, the persons that receive this letter would be able to answer.. The persons  that would want the Technician level would not see this to be able to reply unless one of you have knowledge of their need. In the past, there was a flyer that advertised it and asked for them to sign up.. that had good response.

   If you know of anyone that would be interested in any of the “Crams” , reply back to this address.. before or during our next Club meeting on the 11th …. Send to: contact@k9eam.org

Have a HF radio that you may want to part with or swap+ for a different one? Someone is looking to upgrade to a radio that is more adaptable to operating digital.. like to Winlink. Has an Alinco HF to swap… +


Coming up >>>
Things  that we have historically scheduled:
September: Presentation of By-Law Changes..
October: Nomination of Officers and Plan Christmas Party: Possible JOTA event 3rd weekend.
November : Annual Meeting – Elect Board Members
December: Christmas Party – Officers positions chosen.

Hamfests;
09/10/2022 - Ozaukee Radio Club Regional Fall Swapfest*
Location: Cedarburg, WI
*09/23/2022 - 09/24/2022
HRO Superfest, ARRL Central Division Convention
*10/08/2022 - Black River Amateur Radio Assoc. - 17th Annual Central WI SwapFest

That’s it for this email/ Newsletter.… 
73… 
Stay Radio Active..


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Note for Baofeng Buyers at Hamfest

   *Item from the HamFest .. IF you know if you or  someone that purchased some Baofeng radios from N8KQS,  they may have the wrong chargers.. It was pointed out that the 5 watt radios had some 8 watt chargers and vise versa .  The 5 watt chargers are square cornered where the 8 watt chargers have rounded corners and do not make good contact for charging. Replacements are available on a swap basis. 

      There are still some Baofeng radios left.. Spare antennas... headsets.. speaker mikes.. two UPS units... a MFJ dummy load... spare chargers for the 5 watt units.. other odds and ends... All receipts go to the M&K Club.   920 227 3235

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Radio Happenings July 11, 2022

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS..  

July 13th – Siren Test Net July 14th – 11:45 check in. The siren list is  attached to the same email that sent  this newsletter..  

July 14th Thursday, Mike & Key Club  Meeting – 7PM 

 St. Norbert College, Science Bldg, 4th floor

Here we are at the middle of the  calendar year already.. at least it seems  to have arrived faster this year.. A  seemingly different weather pattern  with windy days and lower humidity  (except today, of course). 

 It may be a good time to check to see  what is ahead before school starts and  the football schedule comes out… It still  amazes me how that influences stores,  weddings, trips, parties and even  church services.  


1. A number of years ago, someone  noticed that there was a National  Lighthouse Day on August 7th every  year. There were even Special Events  for that in QST. An idea was born.. we  could do that too.. and we did… This  year – it is on a Sunday. Want to give it  a try??  

  

There are two lighthouses right here on  the river. 

If you go toward Bay Beach  

Amusement Park.. then go Northerly on  North Irwin Ave alongside the park it  turns into Bay Beach Road. When you  get near the end of the road, there is  public boat landing on the left and just  past that, is the Green Bay Yachting  Club. 

 Within their property are the two  Grassy Island Range Lights. National  Numbers #334 & #339. 

 Two years ago, 2 million dollars were  spent on renovations which is quite  evident.. You can visit there on  Tuesdays from 5PM to 7PM when the  gates are open.. On Aug. 7th, there is an  Open House from 10AM to 5PM.. bring  the family. 

http://greenbayyachtclub.com/newsand info/grassy-island-range-lights/ 


 2. As August rolls near and you can  still hear the corn growing at night, it  brings thoughts of roasting corn on the  grill or fire pit.. Picnics… Club Picnic??


As you may have heard, there will be  some changes made to the area we  have used for Field Day for the past  years and it will not be available any  more. 

 A suggested location has been put  forth. The Village of Hobart has another  park a little North of where we were. It  is the Four Seasons Park. It is located  on 40 acres. Lots of room, no doubt. A  new shelter.. But if you get an  opportunity, take a ride there and look  it over.. like everything else, “Beauty is  in the eye of the beholder”. 

 This might be brought up at the Club  meeting this week..  

Out West Mason to Overland Dr turn  right.. to Four Seasons Lane. 


Financial Report 

Balance 6/6/2022 $ 13,634.20 

Deposit 6/9 Hamfest 342.18
Deposit 6/10 Hamfest 753.00
Deposit 6/13 Hamfest 1,339.55
Deposit Paypal 23.79
Deposit PayPal 18.93
Deposit KA9BXG 426.00
Deposit N8KQS 117.28 

Total Deposits 3,021.21   


Debit Festival 6/13 338.35

Debit Festival 6/13 70.91

Debit Festival 6/13 78.83

Debit Festival 6/27 58.60 Total Debits 546.69 

  

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Balance 6/21/2022 16,108.72

 Fraud Withdrawals 6/22-6/24 14,997.86 

Associated Bank contacted on 6/27/2022 and  notified of fraudulent activities. Investigation is  active as of 6/27/2022