Monday, February 13, 2023

Radio Happenings February 5th, 2023

. February 8 – Siren test net 
February 9th – M&K Club Meeting
 March 9th - Ham of the Year deadline 
March 9th –M&K Club Meeting
 March 12th – Wis. QSO Party 
March 18th – Club Awards Banquet

   Please do not submit my name for Ham of the Year… I have been honored to have been chosen a number of times but having me enter into your home with all the newsletters, it makes it too easy to submit. There are a lot of members that need to be awarded that have been overlooked.. Members are asked to submit a nomination for Ham of the Year.. This person needs to be a member in good standing. When submitting the nomination, put in their name, call sign and the reason you feel that person should be given that award.. Do not just submit a name and call. Submit your nomination to Robert, KA9BXG at before March 9th
       To help you… think about the person that helped with the Wis.QSO Party, the Ham Fest, Field Day, Brat Barns, Banquet or mentored a new Ham ETC..

       March 18th Club Awards Banquet. 
  Feel free to submit your RSVP reservation to this event.. send to Dave KD9HJJ Let him know the number of people in your group.. Time; Attitude adjustment at 5 .. Dinner at 6pm --More info to come. The Woods Banquet Hall. Feel free to bring a gag award (family friendly) . eg:a timer for a person who times out the repeater. 

     March 12th Wis. QSO Party. 
   Time to get your crew together and make plans. This event gives Techs a good chance to team up with the other classes to get up and on the air.. Update your logging software now. Might be a good chance to check out the Field Day Site??

    June 3rd Hamfest at Our Savior Lutheran Church. 
    The next Club meeting, the committee will be looking for leaders to get things going.. contact Dave, KD9HJJ or Todd, W9GRB. 

 The annual Field Day will be June 24th – 25th at our new location of Four Seasons Park in Hobart. To be involved with that event contact Wes, W9WES or Gene AB9GK.

GreenBay Mike&Key Club Meetings: February 9th – The Tower Room, 4th floor of the G-M Science Bldg. (elevator) 7PM. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 985 2084 1730 Passcode: 240648 One tap mobile Find your local number:

   DUES ARE DUE: Last notice… maybe..

  RADIO.  I have been seeing a lot of activity this Winter in the effort of designing new antennas.. It almost looks as if the End Fed is starting to take the lead.. It is a great idea.. Hanging the coax from the middle of the dipole makes you try to set up a support there… or even the Off Center Fed gives a chance to shorten the coax length by getting the tie-in point closer to the radio. By having the end of the antenna almost anywhere to make the connection gives quite a option. And to slope it or even zig zag it to fit the area. Has anyone out there compared the difference from a straight wire to a zig zag using Wspr to graph it? Do you loose distance or do you gain area covered? Don’t know what Wspr is? a good analysis tool. Here is a link to see.. You can use this freeware.. I use it to check my antenna on each band. Questions?