Saturday, May 14, 2022

Radio Happenings May 9, 2022..

Writing this on Monday, May 9th, 3 PM. Mostly Sunny, temperature a great 69.4, wind out of the South at a sustained 22 mph with gusts up to 33mph according to my Ambient weather station.
Just came in after picking up dead branches and found that my USA flag broke the cord… I did not hear the flapping of Old Glory right after 2:30pm. Anytime the temp reaches a nice temperature, something else happens and I cannot fly my kites… If I tried today, I may have had to tie myself to a tree… OK, I’m not that light.. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS..
May 11th – Siren Test Net…
May 12th – Mike & Key Meeting..
May 15th – Cellcomm Marathon..
May 17th – CQ Tuesday
May 20-22 – Dayton Hamfest
May 30th – Memorial Day…
June 4th – Our Hamfest ! Signup Pls.

Brat Barn Fund Raiser
Our fund raiser was at the Brat Barn at the Festival Foods on the West side of
DePere on Saturday, May 7th. Was an event not easily forgotten.
Usually it is the best weekend with the sale of Mother’s Day flowers and brings in the hungry customers..
We lost some 40 minutes of cooking time.. the cooking started off great going through 2 cases of brats in good time… then the grill loaded up with ash—the air could not get under the charcoal. The grill temp dropped to below 150F.. Problem two.. all the brats were super frozen..
  The grating (very thin) under the embers was flat against the ash plate.. In order to stop the customers from leaving for the rest of the day, we pulled the embers off the plate, dumped the ash into an overflowing ash bin and basically started all over..
Although we lost some time and some customers, the fire came up and we ended up selling a total of 6 cases of Brats … not sure how many burgers were sold… Listen to the report at the meeting on Thursday..

     Not to brag, but a lady drove up and handed me $10 without purchasing any product.. Must have been my M&K Club Shirt being displayed on a great model. .hi..

    Siren Test Net ###Starts at 11:45 list of sirens attached to this email.

Mike & Key Club Meeting

Meeting on Thursday May 12 - 7PM In person or on Zoom. The Zoom information can be found on the K9EAM.ORG website. Right side column.

 Mike and Key Club Ham Fest June 4th.!!!

If you are someone that waits until they know if they have the  time to assist at any of the events, don’t wait any longer. The volunteer list is not that good and without volunteers, this event may not take place and we are less than a month away and need your name on the list.. DO IT NOW!!   Please volunteer for this…  Contact Pres. Paul KBØP, kbØp@yahoo.com

   

RADIO OPERATORS NEEDED..
  The Cellcom Marathon is on again this year!! They are looking for 2 more radio operators on May 15th from 6AM to 2PM.. 
Radios will be furnished.. You will be operating from inside a large tent with the other Radio operators. You will be
in contact with a couple of the route Med stations reporting need of medical attention… When signing up, pick on the job square and pick “Medical Communications- Amateur Radio” Here is the link to sign up.. https://www.comevolunteer.com/events/13972-cellcom-green-bay-marathon-medical/volunteer
  There is a short training a couple of days before the event and a party a week later.. see you there. Lunch and snack provided… 

  CQ Tuesday May 17th

 All welcome! Gather around 11:30 at the Bay Motel Family Restaurant.. usually order around 11:45.. come and join in the camaraderie… meet some of the people you may only talk to on the radio..  A lot of knowledge there to tap.  

 Memorial Day Flags help needed…

 May 25th.. rain day, May 26th..

Help put flags on the graves of our Veterans at Allouez Cemetery. 3000 Flags need to be placed -be there at 8AM on the West side of the Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Radio Happenings May 1, 2022..

 Horray, hurray, the first of May,
Outdoor radio begins today! 
Not so true with the activity of Parks on the Air going on all winter..

Looking through the calendar.. it is hard not to find a week without some radio activity going on… so let’s take a look ..

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.. 

May 7th .. Club Brat Barn at De Pere 
Festival – 9-5 Come help or purchase.
May 8th – Mothers Day !! Don’t forget!!
May 11th – Siren Test Net… 
May 12th – Mike & Key Meeting.. 
May 15th – Cellcomm Marathon.. 
May 17th – CQ Tuesday 
May 20-22 – Dayton Hamfest
May 30th – Memorial Day…
June 4th – Our Hamfest ! Signup Pls. 

Brat Barn Fund Raiser 

 Our fund raiser is the Brat Barn at the Festival Foods on the West side of DePere on Saturday, May 7th. 9-5.. Big day.. the store will be having it’s Mothers Day Flower Sale, so there will be a lot of potential customers..

Siren Test Net

Mike & Key Club Meeting

Meeting on Thursday May 12 - 7PM In person or on Zoom. The Zoom information can be found on the K9EAM.ORG website. Right side column.

Minutes of the last meeting will be attached to the email that this letter was attached too… 

Mike and Key Club Ham Fest June 4th.!!!

 Plans continue to be grafted into a working model for the “swap”. Diagrams, sketches and numbers are put into Excel sheets and Google maps to lay out a flow of traffic.

 A lot of things to consider--  table layout, food, parking, setting up and taking down etc…                              The biggest factor -the people resource. Not the customers – but the volunteers to make this happen. If all those that raised their hand and voted

for this event, volunteered.. no problem…    Please plan now to volunteer for this…  Contact Pres. Paul KBØP, kbØp@yahoo.com  

RADIO OPERATORS NEEDED..

   The Cellcom Marathon is on again this year!! They are looking for 10 radio operators on May 15th from 6AM to 2PM.. (just need 2 more at this time) could be shorter depending which area you will be working with. Radios will be furnished.. You will be operating from inside a large tent with the other operators.. Each operator will be in contact with a couple of the route Med stations reporting need of medical attention… When signing up, pick on the job square and pick “Medical Communications- Amateur Radio” Here is the link to sign up.. https://www.comevolunteer.com/events/13972-cellcom-green-bay-marathon-medical/volunteer

  There is a short training a couple of days before the event and a party a week later.. see you there. Lunch and snack provided… 

  CQ Tuesday May 17th… 
 All welcome! Gather around 11:30 at the Bay Motel Family Restaurant.. usually order around 11:45.. come and join in the camaraderie… meet some of the people you may only talk to on the radio..  A lot of knowledge there to tap.  

Other Hamfests in Wisconsin
  May 7th.. ARAC Hamfest Superior WI

 ** June 4th .. Green Bay Hamfest

  June 11th.. Lyons Annual “Freefest”
    Email: rfulton1@wi.rr.com Lyons, WI

June 18th Sunshine Swapfest Kaukauna 

July 9th,.. WI9M S. Milwaukee ARC Hamfest

That’s it for this email/ Newsletter.…

 

Stay Radio Active..

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Please Volunteer For The Following..

 

 **Need one more person per shift for the next Brat Barn Fund Raiser on Saturday,  May 7th... Starting from 9 AM two hour shifts but if you can stay longer it would be great! Mother's Day weekend-- so this is usually the busiest Brat Barn day...  This will be at the De Pere Festival... contact Keith, KS9WI, at ks9wi@new.rr.com or 920-619-3394.

**June 4th is the Club Sponsored Hamfest... It takes a bunch of us to make this happen... Friday the 3rd, there is a need for a group to assist in setting up the room with tables and chairs/ marking the tables .... on Saturday, the need is for assisting with the parking, monitoring the room, giving tickets, talk in, the area where there are the trunk sales, door prizes/ticket stubs, Public  Address announcer, parking lot access control..  Signs along the roads,  and of course -- after 12 noon,  putting the tables and chairs back and cleaning up...    If you can help in any capacity, please contact KBØP at kb0p@yahoo.com so he can see if we have enough help to even have the hamfest..  We can do this!!

** Still need 3 more radio operators for the CellCom Marathon operations in the main medical communications tent on Sunday, May 15th... any licensed operator, do not need to be a Club member... Radios will be furnished, as well as lunch and a shirt.  ..  When signing up, pick on the job square, scroll down and pick “Medical Communications- Amateur Radio” Here is the link to sign up.. https://www.comevolunteer.com/events/13972-cellcom-green-bay-marathon-medical/volunteer .. be sure to see the schedule... 
The tent will be at the corner of Holmgren and McCarthy..


Monday, April 18, 2022

CQ TUESDAY IS THE THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.

 You are welcome to join the fellow ham operators at the Bay Motel Family Restaurant for lunch.. Usually ordering around 11:45AM ... Not required to be a Club member.. all welcome and bring your significant other if you wish.. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

World Amateur Radio Day... APRIL 18th


 

Radio Happenings April 13, 2022..

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK + some next week>

April 13th.. Siren Test Net 
April 14th.. M&K Club Meeting.. 
April 15th .. Good Friday for some.. 
April 17th .. Easter Sunday… 

Brat Barn Fund Raiser

 Our first fund raiser was the Brat Barn at the Festival Foods on the West side of DePere on Saturday, April 9th. The day was good as well as the volunteers that came out to provide service to our customers..  Hear the $ results at the meeting on this Thursday.   

April 4 -8 Storm/Tornado Awareness Week ..

 Thanks to all that participated during the test on April 7th.  There were 19 check ins and we were able to hear most of the sirens at 1:45..

  Our check in list was sent to the Emergency Management Dept.. 

Mike and Key Club Ham Fest June 4th.!!!

 Plans continue to be grafted into a working model for the “swap”. Diagrams, sketches and numbers are put into Excel sheets and Google maps to lay out a flow of traffic.

 A lot of things to consider--  table layout, food, parking, setting up and taking down etc…                              The biggest factor -the people resource. Not the customers – but the volunteers to make this happen. If all those that raised their hand and voted for this event, volunteered.. no problem…    Please plan now to volunteer for this…  A list of positions will be at the next meeting to signup .. This Thursday…

    Welcome to those that have moved to our area !

     Over the last couple of weeks, we have been receiving calls from Operators that have been moving into our area and looking at joining the local Radio Club.  They have said that they have heard good things and hope to be a part of it..  We may see them at the next meeting… 

IN SEARCH OF

  After the last couple of events some items have turned up missing.. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of  1. A Beofang U5r radio missing since the Club Christmas party ///  The rolls of tickets from the Club Banquet – please let a member of the Club Board know. 

MIKE AND KEY CLUB MEETING…. APRIL. 14TH..

Meeting this Thursday. In person or on Zoom. The Zoom information can be found on the K9EAM.ORG website. Right side column.

APRIL 19TH BEGINS THE $35 CHARGE FROM FCC..

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade an amateur radio licensee's operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.

RADIO OPERATORS NEEDED..

  The Cellcom Marathon is on again this year!! They are looking for 10 radio operators on May 15th from 6AM to 2PM.. (just need five more at this time) could be shorter depending which area you will be working with. Radios will be furnished.. You will be operating from inside a large tent with the other operators.. Each operator will be in contact with a couple of the route Med stations reporting need of medical attention… When signing up, pick on the job square and pick “Medical Communications- Amateur Radio” Here is the link to sign up.. https://www.comevolunteer.com/events/13972-cellcom-green-bay-marathon-medical/volunteer

  There is a short training a couple of days before the event and a party a week later.. see you there. Lunch and snack provided…

That’s it for this email/ Newsletter.…

 

Stay Radio Active..

  

Monday, April 4, 2022

Radio Happenings 4-3-22

 

Radio Happenings

April 3, 2022..

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK + some next week>
April 5th.. Voting
April 7th.. 1:45 pm Storm Week net (check in please)
April 9th …Brat Barn at De Pere Festival.
April 13th.. Siren Test Net
April 14th.. M&K Club Meeting..

Brat Barn Fund Raiser
Our first fund raiser is the Brat Barn at the Festival Foods on the West side of DePere on Saturday, April 9th. On the South side of Main Street. We have some slots filled already, but we are in need of at least two more for the 9AM shift.. If you can help, please contact Keith at 920-619-3394 or ks9wi@new.rr.com
Another way of helping, is to come to the Barn and purchase a brat or burger or even both.. open ‘til 5

April 4 - 8 Storm / Tornado Awareness Week
Be sure to take some time this week to discuss the possibility of a storm with your family. Where to go, what to do, how to stay in communication with each other. You may want to check to see if your flashlight batteries are still good or have turned to acid and wrecked the flashlights..

Put away outdoor equipment that might blow around and break windows or other things..

Thursday April 7th There will be a Storm Net starting around 1:30pm on the 147.120 repeater.. with it ending with the sounding of the county sirens (if they decide to sound them- if there is a real storm in the area, they may not be activated. Please check in. Our county has had great response from the Ham Community in the past.. The results of the net will be sent to the Emergency Management Dept.

WANTED
Do you have rotator for an antenna for sale/barter? Not sure if they are in need for the controller as well.. but you can contact : K9STN, Stan at k9stn@fastmail.com

Mike & Key Club Hamfest June 4th.. 
Plans continue to be grafted into a working model for the “swap”. Diagrams, sketches and numbers are put into Excel sheets and Google maps to lay out a flow of traffic. A lot of things to consider-- table layout, food, parking, Flyers, tickets, setting up and taking down etc…

The biggest factor -the people resource. Not the customers – but the volunteers to make this happen. If all those that raised their hand and voted for this event, volunteered.. no problem… Please plan now to volunteer for this… Thanks in advance.. Volunteer sign up will come out when positions are determined.

WELCOME
    Over the last couple of weeks, we have been receiving calls from Operators that have been moving into our area and looking at joining the local Radio Club. They have said that they have heard good things and hope to be a part of it.. We may see them at the next meeting…

 IN SEARCH OF … 
After the last couple of events some items have turned up missing.. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of 1. A Beofang U5r radio missing since the Club Christmas party or 2. The rolls of tickets from the Club Banquet – please let a member of the Club Board know.

 NEW 
A few changes in the Club website.. a list of the Officers of the Club.. It has been updated. It helps for when people are looking to ask questions about the M&K Club. (K9EAM.org) 

Just in… 
The Cellcom Marathon is on again this year!! They are looking for 10 radio operators on May 15th from 6AM to 2PM.. could be shorter depending where on the route you’re on. When signing up, pick on the job square and pick “Medical Communications- Amateur Radio” Here is the link to sign up.. Cellcom Marathon Radio Operator  There is a short training a couple of days before the event and a party a week later.. see you there.. 

Looks like good weather for the Brat Barn next weekend.. stop by.. have one or two and bring some home for supper… or lend a hand for a while and meet some of your fellows and ladies.. 

That’s it for this email/ Newsletter.… Stay RadioActive.