Sunday, February 27, 2022

Radio Happenings 2-27-2022



March 1st Nominations for Ham of the year deadline.

March 12th Scout Radio Merit Badge

March 13th Daylight Savings begins..

March 13th.. Wisconsin QSO Party

March 19th Awards Banquet (the Woods)

April 9th Brat Barn De Pere

May 7th Brat Barn De Pere

June 4th M&K Hamfest

June 12th Brat Barn GB East (if needed)

June 25-26 –Field Day *

Your participation is needed for these to be a success.. as they have in the past.

 Nominations - The Ham of the Year

Besides submitting the name and call sign of the person, you must indicate what they did to earn the nomination.

Send your nomination to Nathan Parks, Be sure to put your call sign on there to verify your membership. Deadline in two days!!

For Sale

 APC Battery Backup UPS, 6 outlets

4 battery ups +surge, 2 surge  255 watts   $50 obo.    New in box..

Contact N8KQS or KD9HJJ..

Scout Radio Merit Badge

We have been asked to help with the Radio Merit Badge. The Scouts need to have a 10 minute contact via radio and that is where we come in. Please plan on being available on March 12th.  All radio operators like to talk.. here is a chance for more..  More information on Freq. and times coming.


 Hope you made your plans for the QSO party.  Get a couple of other hams or someone that is interested in the hobby to stop in and observe or maybe get in on the action. It maybe warm enough to tune in that antenna now..  Short note – The Club“Shack” at St. Norbert College will be open for the Wisconsin QSO Party. They will be using the Club Callsign.


##The Annual Awards Banquet is coming up. At the Woods Banquet Hall, 530 Erie Road. $18/person. I have heard that the menu will be chicken and  beef tips..  Will be looking for a head count soon.. Everyone welcome.. Make plans….  RSVP to                       

NOW!!! Need 20 to nail it down ..


Meetings have been at St Norbert as well as on Zoom. That makes it convenient for those that want to stay in touch with the club but for what ever reason cannot be there in person. Make note that the following is for all the meetings from now until September.. use the same link..

 Zoom Meetings

Wes Michael W9WES is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: GBM&K Meeting
Time: Mar 10, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Thu, until Aug 11, 2022, 6 occurrence(s)
        Mar 10, 2022 06:30 PM
        Apr 14, 2022 06:30 PM
        May 12, 2022 06:30 PM
        Jun 9, 2022 06:30 PM
        Jul 14, 2022 06:30 PM
        Aug 11, 2022 06:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 861 8875 9720
Passcode: 656630
Find your local number:

****A personal observation… After I moved some of the radio gear around to hopefully make it look neater, I found that the FLdigi software no longer controlled my radio as far as setting the frequency. And more recently, the same for using Winlink.. I remembered a long time ago I had a similar problem with a laptop.  But sometimes it worked but not always.. found that it worked- when plugged into the same USB slot .. The computer I am using for my radio stuff has 10 USB slots. 

  I started to move the cable from the radio to each of the slots.. Found the right one on slot #7.. Two ways I knew it was right. . the radio responded to the frequency change . . but when I looked at the name that showed up on the speaker icon on the bottom right side of the screen it said “7-7300 Codac” .. I remembered that when I first set up – I went to the Sound control in the Settings and changed the name of the speaker and the microphone. So only when the cable is plugged into that slot does it say that..  

That’s it for this email/ Newsletter.…


Stay RadioActive. 


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