Sunday, March 26, 2023

Radio Happenings March 20, 2023..

March 21st, CQ Tuesday
March 22nd, second day of Spring
March 25th, 11th Annual Milwaukee Hamfest 


 The Awards Banquet was held at the Woods Banquet Hall. The dinner of Broasted chicken, Tenderloin tips, mashed potatos and gravy, stuffing (dressing), warm rolls, cold slaw and dessert was served family style.

   The awards were presented. The Ham of the Year was presented to David Ziesmer, KD9HJJ for all his participation and leadership during the past year

    Our President, Paul Racine, was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his leadership and efforts as President for 2022.

   A symbolic award, “The Invisible Award”, was given to all those that gave their time and efforts to the interests of the Club, working in the background seemingly unnoticed. This also included the significant others for assisting to attain the goals.


****WIS QSO Party..*
 The snow was falling at a record pace, the wind was blowing and the temperature was falling.. a perfect evening to stay inside and participate in a radio contest! 
   A couple of us (Todd, W9GRB and myself) took the EComm trailer up to Bay Settlement road and set up just South of the Hill Top Café (BP Gas Station) The bands were pretty clear and busy.. Colorado was having their QSO Party also. 
     We set up an Off Center Fed dipole. Our elevation there is about 610 feet. The calls were coming in from all over the state. We may not have made as many contacts as AB9GK, Gene, with his 319.. but had fun. Contacted other members of the Club during this event as well.. cannot wait to see the  results.. I see that others have posted  their count on the Club Facebook page..


A big thanks to Scott, KD9LHY’s sons that helped dig us out. Yes, the coats had to stay on.. No tubes in the radio to keep us warm..   

  Fund Raisers – Brat barns Schedule
 Sunday  May 7 @ GB East                                                             Saturday June 17 @ GB East                                                       Saturday July 15th @ De Pere

GreenBay Mike&Key Club Meetings:

April 13th –The Tower Room, 4th floor of the G-M Science Bldg. (elevator) 7PM. (sometimes a Tech Talk at 6:30)

   Remember the old saying ”Don’t shoot the messenger” – Zoom – The equipment was there this time but there was a problem with the right password.  

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 As some of you know, WBAY is celebrating their 70th Anniversary. But did you know that Ham Radio had a big part in putting it into existence?? And at St. Norbert!!  Here is a link to the article in the Press Times  that explains it.. Oh, some of the Club members are thinking about having a Special Event to coumarate this.. what do you think? Willing to participate?


   With the advent of the SDR (software defined radio) there has been a large range of new applications available.. like remote control of your radio with your phone.. supposedly operate from anywhere even do FT8.. check out SDR-Control Mobile!!

One of our members has used it with success. 

73... Stay Radio Active

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