CALENDAR AUG. 9th to AUG.31st. ,2023
Siren Test Net. Check latest siren list attached.
AUGUST 10TH : GB Mike & Key Club Meeting, St Norbert College, G& M Science Building 4th Floor
10TH: Winlink Thursday : https://emcomm-training.org/index.html
Then pick on “Winlink Thursdays”
GBM&K Meeting: If there is a Tech Talk, it would be
before the meeting.. Meeting time is 7PM. Enter from the Chapel side, turn left
watch for the elevator on the right. go to 4th floor.
Meeting ID: 985 2084 1730
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Tuesday: On the third
Tuesday of the month, around 11:30 Ham radio operators and those interested,
meet at the Bay Family Restaurant on the corner of Military and 9th
Street for a lunch and chat.. all welcome..
Other items of interest:
From Steve, KB9MWR
you have old ham radio materials there is now a fast track way to
donate them to a global library. See the links below:
I have mailed them boxes of local SK's collections in the past and
normally it takes a few years before they get time and spare resources
to digitize such things.
I am working with them to get those out of their storage queue and
move them to the front of the line
Either reach out to me, or arrange to leave them at Tower Electronics and I'll get them from there.
Lighthouse Weekend Aug 5-7
The gate was open to us as we arrived at 8AM to the GB Yachting Club. A 40 thru 6mtr OCF dipole was placed between the two Range Lights. In case someone else would show up with a radio and wanted to join in, a 80 thru 6mtr OCF dipole was raised from atop the South Light and sloped toward the East. There did not seem to be anyone on 40 or 20 meters.. switched over to the longer antenna, but was rejected on all bands by the radio. Took that antenna down and put up a different 80- 6mtr OCF dipole.. but had the same problem … went back to the 40+ antenna and began to make contacts.
Of course, that was on me. But we made contacts and met a bunch of visitors as they came to view the Lights. Once again, Wayne Dunbar and the rest of the Light Keepers were very hospitable and big THANK You to them.
The OCF dipoles were checked again the next day because we planned on using them at the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse on the 7th.
The crew was very hospitable and helped us
set up. The plan was to throw down a rope from the light, then tie on one end
of the antenna, stretch it out and tie it to one on the ship tie on’s that are
in the middle of the pier… so we had a
sloping to the West. Our desk was right at the front door… a super
view.. After a few contacts on 14.263,
one check in told us that a net would be starting on .262, so we QSY’d and did
not take long for Mike to start drawing them in. You can see the video at the Friends of the
Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse web
site, or the club Facebook page.
It was a
fun time with all the visitors that came in and the interaction with the volunteers…
Did I forget to mention the beautiful day, The breeze off the lake, the
quietness, and the low humidity (which was envied by the Southern states we
talked to.. )
have a item of interest such as a new piece of equipment,
software, gadget, or power supply that
you want to let operators know about, send it to the editor of this newsletter.
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Stay Radio Active….