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 >>
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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..