Monday, October 2, 2023



CALENDAR* SEPT. 30th to Oct 27th, 2023

September 30th and October 1stS.E. Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse 
October 4th National  Alert Test
 October 9thState Simulated Emergency Test – S.E.T.          
October 9th  - Last open house (radio)  at the Kewaunee Lighthouse.
October 11th Siren Test net
October 12th GBM&K Club meeting … St Norbert 7PM
October 13 & 14STEMpede  at Bear Paw Camp.. radio merit badge.
October 21  &/or 22nd..  Scouting Jamboree On The Air.     Radio

September TECH TALK…
  The Gold Microphone goes to Paul Blum, K9ARF, for the great presentation about Radio Frequency Interference.. How to find out where it is coming from and how to keep it out of your radio.  As some of you know, I have been plagued with Broadcast radio interference that wiped out the 80 and 40 meter band SSB at my home.  He was able to produce a filter that cleared that up and after a year and a half, I am now able to renew my contacts on those bands.. Thanks Paul.. 
If you have a topic  that you are familiar with and wish to pass on the knowledge before the October meeting, let our President Paul KB9ØP know so we can let others know  the subject of the Talk.. 

GBM&K Meeting: October 12th

The September meeting was, once again, a full house.  Thanks to all that came and participated. 

This month of October is an important one. This will be the first of the nominations for the 2024 Executive Board. Each year, all the Board positions are open for nominations..  You elect five (5) Board Members. At the end of the election which takes place at the  November Annual  Meeting of the Corporation, (which all paid members belong to) They meet and chose which Officer position they will accept for the coming year. If you are going to nominate someone, be sure they will accept the nomination. 

Zoom participation: It is time to renew our contract with the Zoom company.. Like everything else, the price has increased.. so it is time to hear from you on it’s usefulness now that the medical conditions have changed .

Join Meeting with Zoom (give a little time for host to connect)

Meeting ID: 985 2084 1730
Passcode: 240648
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Sept. 30th & Oct 1st..   A Special Event station is being set up at the Kewaunee Lighthouse.. This is in conjunction with the Door County Lighthouse Festival.. So if you live in Door county, welcome to this part of the festival… If you are interested in operating at this station, either let Dave N8KQS know or just come out an join in.. Two days worth.. from 10am to 4pm – come out either or both days . You can bring the family..  This activity is scheduled for you… if you are a Tech, what a great opportunity to get on HF.    This weekend!

   October 4thNational  Alert Test

The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The WEA portion of the test will be directed to all consumer cell phones. This will be the third nationwide test, but the second test to all cellular devices. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless handset.

The EAS portion of the test will be sent to radios and televisions. This will be the seventh nationwide EAS test.

The purpose of the Oct. 4 test is to ensure that the systems continue to be effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level. In case the Oct. 4 test is postponed due to widespread severe weather or other significant events, the back-up testing date is Oct. 11. 

October 9th.. SET
This years Simulated Emergency Test will include the hospitals in the area and  their ability to communicate with each other …. Which is where you come in. If you wish to participate in this test and can mobilize your equipment, contact the Brown/Kewaunee Emergency Coordinator, Dave Z, KD9HJJ… (if you were at the last meeting, you should have a list of the Club Members) 

October 11th..    Siren Test Net (see list attached) 
October 14th Bear Paw Camp… Scouting 
This Scouting event is held at Bear Paw Scout Camp near Mountain. We usually set up our EComm Trailer, string up an antenna and provide the needed means of radio communications for those working on  their Radio Merit Badge.. also tweaks  the interest of those stopping by… Scouts as well as their parents.   A one day event for us this year. This means an early start to set everything up.. 

JOTA:  October 21st /22nd Jamboree On The Air  
   This event is when the Scouts have an opportunity to try to contact other Scouts from around the world via Radio.. We just provide the means and mentoring  to do that. We have been asked to set up for this activity to provide for JOTA as well as for the radio merit badge. The location has been changed to the Scout Center near New Franken  These are  two very active Scout Troops. So we may need two stations … do you have a portable HF station?? 

Helping to keep you
Radio Active….      Come and join in…


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