Monday, July 8, 2024



 Have you noticed that the rain stops just long enough for us to cut the grass?  Hope everyone found some time to enjoy some of the Independence Day weekend..  Radio conditions have been remaining just about the same this month but just every once in a while, there is an opening and all is good again.. 

       Here is an early Spotlight on the Club President..>>>>>
  Hello Club Members…

Did you make it out to Field Day?  If you did, I’m sure you had a great time.  Despite a lot of rain during our set up, everybody pitched in to put up the antennas and get powered-up, in time to go “radio active”.  The bands weren’t too cooperative, but we still made lots of contacts.  Probably the most fun was in the conversations and visiting among those of us who were there. (A much bigger crowd than last year…) In many ways, that’s one of the compelling features of Field Day.  That and the food.  Thanks to Chef Paul, KB0P we enjoyed some very tasty burgers and brats that went well with the many dishes brought in by the members.  Special thanks to   Gene, AB9GK, Wes, W9WES, Dave, N8KQS and everybody else who helped make this a big success.  There is one other member who went above and beyond to make sure things were “just right” and that’s Arlene Radtke, KC9CDX.  She got there early on Saturday and made sure the facility was clean and organized and ready for our event.  Thank you, Arlene!  We’ll have a complete Field Day report at our July meeting.

As you may recall, we have a Brat Barn scheduled for Saturday July 13. This one will be at the East Side Festival on Steffens Court, next to Menard’s in Green Bay.  Keith, KS9WI needs volunteers, so be sure to let him know you if can come out and help.  Working a Brat Barn is fun and a good way to meet fellow club members.  The money we’ll earn from this event will go towards repairs to the club communications trailer.  We’ll go over the details at the July 11th club meeting.

I hope to see you at the meeting on Thursday, July 11th.  The agenda items will include Field Day after action report, the July Brat Barn, Lighthouse activations, and the club picnic. Be there for the Tech Talk at 6:30. This month’s Tech Talker will be Walt, KE9TT who will be telling us about wire antennas. 

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions about our club.

See you at the meeting…73,

Bill, KB3KYH

(302) 537-4755

Coming up;;;;      
     July 10th Siren Test Net  . 1145 check in .. Siren at noon unless a storm in the area.
     July 11th GB Mike & Key Club meeting.. Tech Talk at 6:30 meeting at 7pm
    July 13th   Brat Barn at Festival East.. please let Keith KS9WI know if you can help between 9 and 5.
     July 13th .. Activation of the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse .. Between 10 &2 on HF  try 20 meters first..
    (Some other dates are coming up to operate from a Lighthouse.. mostly on a Saturday..   Interested? Email:
      Early August : Aug 3-4 National Lighthouse Day
    Later August : Club Picnic 

    Stay Radio Active --- 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024



Credit: Pickles by Brian Crane, September 28, 2019

  Welcome to July!!! We ended June with a nice day... 73 light breeze and no rain... The 4th of July is just a few days away and as we toured the farm areas, it does  not seem as if we are going to see the corn "knee high by the fourth of July" . But we should have  great sweet corn when the Club Picnic happens.. (stay tuned.) 
       A short "look back" before we get into what is coming up..
       Tech Talk at the last meeting was by the President of RT Systems. This company provides Ham Radio programming software. Rather than trying to put all the frequencies and menu items in by hand, you fill in the blanks on your pc and then download it in .... The demo was interesting..
       Field Day.. June 22-23... The group gathered at the Oak Street Cafe' at 8am.. the rain had just begun.. Shortly after 9am we headed out to Osprey Point Park.. The East River had just begun to rise next to the driveway ingress. There was a good size bunch of helpers for setting up,  Some of our newest members dug right in.. put up the antennas, ran coax, setting up the radio stations under the shelter just out of the spray of the rain.. had to move one into the building and the third in the EComm trailer.. Used two OCF dipoles, a fan dipole and a 19ft vertical.(not all at the same time) Later on some others came and set up another vertical to use.   At first, one dipole that was parallel to the big power lines had major noise on one radio but another radio was able to null that out.. Ran 3A on 40, 15 and 20 meters.. the CW was mostly on 40 meters. otherwise voice was used on all of them .. 
    Propagation was poor.. the best run was by holding one frequency and calling CQ....
   The dinner was very well attended.. as well as the camaraderie after... 12:30am almost all folks had left- so the two members that were still there, closed down and took a nap until 4:30am .. put on the coffee pot and started back up. 
     Although there was rain most of the time, people kept dropping by.. and we added a few new members ... Welcome !! 
        The end of a great day on Saturday, was highlighted by the bright sky filled rainbow ... almost like someone saying " Job well done ....
       That "job well done" was expressed by the park custodians after checking the park on Monday after.. Thanks to everyone that made that happen.
       The forms have been filled out and sent into the ARRL... 
        Thanks to everyone that helped before, during and after......  

      Coming up... 
  July 10th  - Siren Test Net ... 1145 check in .. Siren at noon unless a storm in the area... 
   July 11th - GB Mike & Key Club Meeting... Tech Talk at 6:30 Meeting at 7pm ..   
  July 13th - Brat Barn at Festival East.. please let Keith KS9WI, know if you can help                              between 9 and 5..
   July 13th - Activation of the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse ...between 10 and 2 on                                HF (try 20m first) 
    (some other dates are coming up to operate from a lighthouse..              mostly on a  Saturday. .interested? Email 
    July 16th - CQ Tuesday...... 
          Early August: National Lighthouse Day
          Later August: Club Picnic

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Field Day.. June 22-23...



Just a couple of days away... We are hoping you will participate in some way.. Here is what the schedule looks like...

  Now until you get there...
     Gather your insect repellent , flashlight, rain repellent, writing tools, If you want to bring your own radio because you know what all the buttons are for, sun screen, cap, water, medications.. If you will be there at night, it might get a little cooler so some warmer outerwear.. 

   Saturday morning - if you wish...8AM Gather at the Oak Street Café' in W. De Pere, on Oak Street.. there is additional parking in the back. .we have asked for space in the large party room.. so if you come in the front, we might be toward the back room ... around 9 -9:30 head toward the Osprey Point park.. Entrance right across from the U-Haul rental on GV/ Monroe Road. Please drive slowly into the park.. it is a single lane. There is a nice building with kitchen, restrooms as well as an outdoor shelter portion.  

  9:30 to noonish ,, set up antenni, run coax, put out the network system, generator, power cords, information table, banners, set up  the radio stations, check from radio to antenna.. check laptop networking using N3FJP logging software, .. It was suggested that if you are going to use the CW mode, that you bring your radio.. 

   1PM Begin making Field Day Contacts... It would be nice to change off operating and logging.. and get some of those that do not get to be on HF to have some experience..  Or if we have some visitors .. a chance to make a contact or ? ..

     5ish we (with significant others as well) begin to gather for dinner and some camaraderie    .6ish.. Club furnishing some brats and burgers, soda.. If you want any adult beverages, byob.  A side dish or dessert would be welcomed...
      The park will be open all night and the radios will be as well.. The sunspot activity looks pretty favorable... some operators will be out there . . Cannot sleep? Come out and operate for a while...  keep the radios warm... (we don't have tubes to do that any more) 
 Sunday... There will be a coffee pot on.. so a morning chat is in order..  ..depending on radio conditions, operate until 1PM  
       Yes, storms are possible, but operating on the safe side - disconnect... 
         Which is something I need to do....  disconnect....  73.. 

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Radio Happenings 6.9.2024

    A busy Ham is a happy Ham.. If you joined in on some of the events lately, you must be happy... and tired. 
      Hamfest. The "Cafe' " folks were serving up coffee, rolls, desserts and hot dogs steadily. Public address system wires were getting hot with prize announcements.
 For me,,, a big thanks to who ever was in charge of keeping the rain at bay !!  My age must be showing because the tables seem heavier this year.. thanks to the set and take down group for a job well done.. the List could be longer but I hope you know who you are and that your work is appreciated.. 
  For the first one there and the last to leave.. Thanks - Randy Dyle..  
       VE Testing ; The VEs were busy and made the Ham Community a bit larger.. with 3 new techs, 8 new generals, and 1 new extra class licenses earned.. Congrats to all those ..
Kewaunee Lighthouse: On Saturday June 8th, Mike W9MWP, Larry K9IQ, Walt KE9TT, and I, activated the Lighthouse in Kewaunee. Operated 20meters.. Most of the stations contacted were POTA stations with Yagi antennas at 90 feet with 1Kw output... and they were having a tough time getting contacts.. ???
One of our visitors was KE9ALV from the Sturgeon Bay area, who just earned her Tech at our HamCram in April. It was good to see the enthusiasm Connie had for the hobby. Connie.. thanks for the photo..

We had a chance to talk to the people touring during this Open House.. Explaining that the light was not the only beacon to that location, but there was also a radio beacon sending an identifying Morse Code letter "G" which identified the Kewaunee Lighthouse. Ships had direction finding loop antennas to receive and hone in on the transmitting signal... like a "Fox Hunt" we have... Also showed aspects of Ham radio.
There might be another opportunity on July 13.. but more on that later..

Now to put a spotlight onto the Club President ...

Hello Club Members…

Did you make it to the Hamfest?  I hope so because it was a lot of fun and a big success.  Thanks to committee Co-Chairmen Todd W9GRB and Dave, KD9HJJ and the team of excellent volunteers, the event went off very well with over 230 people in attendance.  The best crowd yet.  The committee is now working on a detailed after-action report that will be presented at the July club meeting.  If you have any comments about the Hamfest, please forward them to Dave, KD9HJJ at .  He’s looking for input on things that went well and things that need improvement.  Be sure to include your suggestions on how these improvements could be made.  Once again, it was a great event.  Special appreciation goes out to Tower Electronics and Wolf River Coils who were very generous in providing prizes and overall support. 

We’ve got a Brat Barn coming up on Saturday June 15.  This one will be at the De Pere Festival.  Keith, KS9WI needs a few more volunteers, so be sure to let him know you if can come out and help.  He’ll go over the details at the June 13th club meeting. If you haven’t worked a brat barn, give it a try.  This is a nice way to get to know your fellow Amateurs and it’s a perfect opportunity to support our club.

FIELD DAY!!  This year we’ll be at Osprey Point Park on Monroe Road near Bellevue.  Gene, AB9GK and the Field Day committee have been doing a lot of work to make sure we have another enjoyable operating event.  This is a great opportunity to get on the air and spend some time visiting while enjoying our great hobby.  Mark your calendars for June 22/23 and hear all about it at the June meeting. 

I hope to see you at the meeting on Thursday, June 13th.  Be there for the Tech Talk at 6:30. Our special guest via Zoom will be Karin Thompson, KD4DXX, the owner of R-T Systems, the folks who make the programming software. 

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions about our club.

See you at the meeting…73,

Bill, KB3KYH

(302) 537-4755


June 12th  Siren Test Net

June 13th  Club meeting,, 6:30 Tech Talk - meeting at 7pm

June 18th  CQ Tuesday

June 22 -23.. Field Day !!   Info coming... 

June 31st .. you have the wrong calendar ... 

Monday, May 27, 2024

Radio Happenings .. 5.25.2024

Radio Happenings .. 5.25.2024  

  Wow… what a lightshow in the sky on Tuesday evening.. Earlier, I had been watching the weather in Iowa..  saw the storm tracker ride into the hail… baseball size.. It did not take long for the windshield to crumble .. a lot of shards of glass inside the car…. 

 Then when the storm came closer to our “neck of the woods”, the  radar that I was watching, showed the vortex signature of tornados … got a bit concerning  . A big thank you to all those that checked into the Skywarn net on the .120 repeater.  A good thing to do.  The more eyes to the skies the better.  The NWS relies on the Ham Community to give “Ground Truth” reports. The radar does not know if the funnel cloud reached the ground to become at tornado..  only actual sightings do.


·        Only a week away from the Club Hamfest..  Have you all  the information you need?  The flyer is still on the Club web page…

·        On Friday, set up takes place.. if you have a moment or two, stop by and give a hand.  Of  course, on Saturday evening, help will be needed to take down … thanks in advance…


·        MAY 31, SET UP FOR HAM FEST..

·        JUNE 1, HAMFEST 


·        JUNE 12, SIREN TEST NET

·        JUNE 13, GB MIKE & KEY MEETING (Welcome new Hams)



 The 10 day forecast shows that May31 and June 1st are identical weather.. 77 degrees, partly cloudy…  slight wind, less than10% chance of precipitation. So if you have a trunk full of gear to sell, you might consider outside trunk sales.. and/or bring a table..  If you are  going to sell inside, reserve a table soon…

    If you would like to put a gift basket together for raffling off at the hamfest, it would be greatly appreciated.. it could be brought in during set up on Friday 31.\\

             I noted D Day.. The invasion on the beaches of Normandy.  It was on June 6, 1944. It was code named Operation Overlord. 156,000 troops advanced onto the beach… 4,000 were killed by stationed German troops.  Participating in that event was the tug boat Ludington carrying supplies. The tug now is docked in an area near the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse and is open for tours (most times)   In the morning of  June 8th, there will be commemoration ceremony at the Ludington, …

     Let’s look back at the Wis.QSO Party in March.. congratulations go out to some of our members…

Bill Duveneck WB3KYH… 2nd place in the Rookie Category.. 50,774 points 

Single Operator Fixed 

Justin Korpal   K0RPL             51958Points

Gene Radke   AB9GK             35112 Points

Keith Summers  KS9WI          23652 Points  (KEW) 

Brent Crier  N9BC                    22313 Points

Paul Blum   K9ARF                4305 Points

Dale Johnson WB9NRK                   480  Points

 Multi Operator Fixed  

 Wes Michael         K9EAM      6615 Points

Club Competition

Green Bay Mike & Key Club    264,829 Points with 10 logs (6th place in State)

The Presdent’s Spotlight ..

The Hamfest is next Saturday...June1. This is one of our major events of the year and is a big contributor to our club's financial strength.  It takes a lot of volunteers to make it a success, so if you have some time to help out, please contact Todd, W9GRB at 414-455-6374 or  You can also get in touch with Dave, KD9HJJ at or 262-510-3376.  Another way you can help is to provide some homemade cookies, cupcakes, or bars that the kitchen team can offer for sale.  These "goodies" have been very popular at our last Hamfests.   

Our next big event is Field Day over the weekend of June 22 and 23.  The Field Day Committee has been working hard to make this the best yet and they will provide all the details at our June 13 club meeting.   

The week before Field Day, on June 15 we'll have another Brat Barn.  Keith, KS9WI still needs a few volunteers for this one, so please be ready to "sign up" at the June meeting.    

See you at the Hamfest!   73,   Bill, KB3KYH   302-537-4755


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Bits and Pieces 5.14.24


   ##Winlink - The VHF node in De Pere is back on line.. 145.030 by KC9UHI has been repaired.. 

    ##CellComm Marathon is short of Radio Operators ... May 19th.. Contact Wes W9WES,

 ## The W9OSL repeater, 444.750 is for sale.. the whole bundle.. See attachment for more information.

  #If you have not been contacted to assist at the Hamfest on June 1st or set up on May 31st, please contact Todd, W9GRB at
    Countdown -- 17 days ...

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Radio Happenings 5.5.24



         Welcome to May! Summery things are beginning. Flowers, leaves, Hamfests, antennas, more POTA activity. Which brings us to what the Club has done recently and what is coming up.
      #We had the sad news of the passing of one of our more active members, Robert Duescher, KA9XG. He was well known in the Ham World as well as the steam, tractor groups. A super mechanic helping anyone that needed help. He kept a  very prolific garden and made maple syrup in the spring. He was a friend that will not be easily forgotten.   
   #The Brat Barn, led by Keith, KS9WI was very successful as you will see when you read the financial report attached to the newsletter.
    #Talking about the newsletter.... We started having problems again with being blocked because of the volume of letters going out considering being spam. We split the list into two groups to get around that but still have some returns.. The next steps maybe two fold.. still cut more of the none members from the list and/or make a third group.  So if you find that are not receiving the newsletter, check the Spam folder & let me know. Although this can be a problem, it is sort of a nice problem with having more members//
        #Sharing radio information helps us all. Keeps us up to date and on the air.   Recently, I was able to share a website which I heard about from a SWL operator in Europe when he sent a request for a certificate for hearing our Special Event a couple of weekends ago. He heard us by going to . If you zoom down the circles multiply and if you pick a balloon, you can get multiple monitoring stations...  So if you do not have a HF radio, you can monitor from here... 
           #We had a Special Event celebrating 100 yrs of radio at St. Norbert College in De Pere. Thanks to all the operators that came. There were three stations. We were able to set up antennas on the two decks along side the meeting room. Too bad the conditions were not favorable.. But we had slightly less than ninety contacts..  Thanks to Tom, K9EDD and Gene, AB9GK for spearheading this event.. Also have to mention that the donated snacks were very well appreciated ... even had some homemade goodies. What made the day.. Visited by the College President and her husband. 
           #Those of you that are looking a getting an interface for your radio for rig control and some digital... Digi Rig is about to come out with a new product half the size of the one now. This one will eliminate one of the cables by plugging directly into the USB port.. to find out more just search for Digirig. I use one now with my G90... 
  ** note.. Fox Hunts have not be scheduled at the time of this letter.
   May 8th -Siren Test Net.. List attached to newsletter.
  May 9th - GBM&K Meeting - Tech Talk at 6:30PM -Meeting 7PM.
  May 12th- MOTHER'S DAY... 
  May 17 - 19 Hamvention in Dayton Ohio...
  May19th - The Last Cellcomm Marathon.. 
  June 1st.. Saturday, Ham Fest .. All hands on deck..
  June 12th - Siren Test Net
  June 13th. Thur.  GB Mike & Key Meeting                                              June 15th Saturday, Brat Barn at De Pere Festival 


Monday, April 22, 2024


 Thank you for making contact with our K9N Special Event station.... 

If you want a QSO Certificate emailed to you, please send  your contact information via email... :/Callsign,  Day, Month, Year, Time, Frequency, SSB or CW, Signal Report, TO:: Subject-- K9N

If you want a QSO Card - Send your information --Callsign, Day, Month, Year, Time, Frequency, SSB or CW, Signal Report, with a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to :: GB Mike & Key Club/K9N , 3004 Quarry Park Drive #10, De Pere, WI, 54115     

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Radio Happenings 4.21.24


Good things happen all the time...   and you can be part of it...  The Club's first Brat Barn was yesterday at Festival East.  A bit cool start and finish but the brisk business kept all pretty warm.. The usual frozen brats did not help the cooking but the experienced charcoal chefs were able to keep up with the demand. The seven empty cases that the bratwurst came in, gave testimony to the sales.  Kudos to the workers... (did someone pay $50 for a burger?)
     More good news..  The Ham Cram on the previous Saturday, went well with Rick, W9OBB at the podium (if we had a podium). The word CRAM well described the Tower Room where the class was held.. Well, maybe packed,  is better>  The number of successful passing grades give proof for that .. Thank you to the Volunteer Examiners that gave up their Saturday evening to give the tests.. Results were:::16 new Technicians, 5 to the General level and 1 new Extra class.   Our next scheduled testing is set for during the Ham Fest of June 1st... IF you or someone you know are planning to take the tests on that day, be sure they know what is needed to bring with them to the test... 

      Here is a historical item found in the Club's Vault of Memories.. 

Club Certificate of Afiliation.jpg

          Let's look ahead for planning purposes.. 
           April 27th, Saturday... Special Event at the "Shack" at St. Norbert 9am to 3?  come up, operate, log or watch.
           April 28th, Sunday... MS Walk in W. De Pere.. KS9WI Chairperson
            May 2nd , Board Meeting 
           May 8th Wednesday, Siren Test Net. New list to go out the Sunday before.
            May 9th, Thursday, GB Mike & Key Meeting 7PM with Tech Talk at 6:30
            May 17 -19 Dayton Hamfest ... Hamvention.. 
            May 19th, Sunday, GB Cellcomm Marathon ... 
           June 1st.. Saturday, Ham Fest .. All hands on deck... 
            June 11th. Thur.  GB Mike & Key Meeting
            June 15th Saturday, Brat Barn at De Pere Festival 
            June 8th, Saturday, Radio activation of Lighthouse USA 417 (may extend to June 9th) 

     This page and other notices are on the website..  And if you look on the right side of the site... go down to "Meetings", you will find the link to the Zoom program ... 


It’s Spring Shack Clean Up!

Help the GBM&KC  by donating any  unwanted, unneeded, outdated, radio equipment and supplies to be sold  at the third annual Hamfest.

Please contact:

Todd Clausen  W9GRB @ 414.455.6375

 Dave Ziesmer KD9HJJ @ 262.510.3376

Friday, March 22, 2024

Radio Happenings 3.22.24


  Our little stick man is really active today... But then again, so is  the Green Bay Mike & Key Club... As a member, you can and should be too... !!  Many of us have studied long and hard to achieve the FCC license and we had a goal to why we did... Many, be able to operate the radio during events to support our community. This is a great goal!! But we must stay active to be good at it. Take advantage of the opportunity to get on the air... even if it is not our own equipment... being with someone that has the radio is willing to have you operate.. As you have read the schedule in each of our newsletters or on the Website, you will see the chances to be active..  

   You have questions on where and when, don't be afraid to ask...or some question about a certain radio and how to work with rig control.. As a club, we join together to help and to get help.. as Red Green said "We're all in this together"

   Before we look ahead, let's see what has happened recently:
   Club meeting:// Once again there was a full house with more new folks joining in.. The reports of the committees showed we are on the fast track for the Ham Cram, Special Event, the Brat Barns, Field Day, The Marathon - Check our schedule for the times and dates .... 
    Wisconsin QSO Party:: Wes Michael and Dave Catalano activated the Club Shack at St. Norbert.. Everything worked well ... The last hour the pipeline opened up and had a hard time keeping up the log.. It was fun.. If you never had that experience yet.. you will really enjoy it.. If you are at Tech.. please take the opportunity to get on HF at one of the club events... ..

    Banquet :: We had a lot of fun at the banquet! The food was delicious, the service was great, and there were plenty of door prizes. The highlight of the evening was honoring several members who were nominated for The Ham of The Year award. Wes, W9WES; Keith,KS9WI; and Gene, AB9GK as well as the Ham of The Year winner, Larry, K9IQ. We also honored Dave, N8KQS for his outstanding work on the club newsletter. All of the members who were recognized have made significant contributions to our club. In particular Larry was singled out for his excellence in upgrading the Club Hamshack, his work as Field Day Safety Officer, and his sincere willingness to assist other Amateurs. Be sure to congratulate these gentlemen at your next opportunity.
         It was a pleasure to honor our past president Paul, KB0P at the March meeting. As most of you know, Paul served as our leader for two terms. His energetic willingness and drive were critical factors in the great success of our Hamfests, Field Days, social events, Brat Barns, and monthly meetings. Paul’s style and easy-going manner increased member enthusiasm and contributed to the overall growth of our club.
    We had a very interesting Tech Talk at our March meeting. Mike, WD9EGE explained the procedures and the equipment associated with operating on 23cm, 10GHz, and above. A came away knowing there at the conclusion of his demonstration, show-and-tell, and informative briefing, I’s a lot more to it than we experience on 2-meters. Good show Mike!
The next club meeting is April 11 and our Tech Talk will be presented by Todd, W9GRB. His topic will be Winlink. Don’t miss it!
Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about our club.
      73   Bill KB3KYH   (302) 537-4755

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Radio Happenings Brier additional 3.12.24

  Nice start to the week with 60 degree weather today. A good chance to search the yard for the missing parts of your yagi antenna.. 
   For the latest GB M&K newsletter, look at the Club's site.. Otherwise you will find attached additional information .. Minutes of the last meeting, Financial report, the March Ground Wave newsletter, Siren Test list. 

    Schedule: March 13th Siren Test Net 11:45
                     March 14th 6;30 TECH TALK W/Mike WD9EGE
                     March 14th 7 PM GB M&K Meeting
                     March 16th  Club Awards Banquet at Village Grille.. Hoffman Road 
                     March 19th CQ Tuesday lunch at Bay Family Restaurant (First day of Spring...) 

          Did you participate in the Wisconsin QSO Party?   Conditions were very good on some bands ...

    Stay Radio active .. 

Friday, March 8, 2024


This is the coming year's Zoom Meeting information... 

 Meeting Zoom participation: 
 Here is  the contact information..  (give a little time for host to connect) 
 Starting Nov 9, 2023 18:30
Meeting ID:  929 1732 9214
Passcode: 701064
One tap mobile phone number:

Radio Happenings 3.5.2024


 Looking to be more involved with Club Events and meeting fellow Radio Operators? Just like the leaves on the bushes, it is about to begin to flourish.. 

   Some of the events are explained in the Letter from the GBMK President you will see below. Be sure to read it and mark the calendar and sign up.
    Here is one... The CellCom Marathon (May 19th) has finally opened the Volunteer sign up.  Go to :   Pick on Medical Communications, then find the spot that has (Amateur Radio Operators) and volunteer.. A good time and doing community service... reporting medical needs of the runners... 8 more needed at this time...
  Don't Forget.. Sunday, March 10th, Clocks Ahead one hour.

  A Letter from the GBMK President:; Bill, KB3KYH.
The March meeting is a few days away…Thursday, March 14. Get there at 6:30 so you can see the Tech Talk presentation by Mike, KD9EGE. He’ll be talking about operations on the bands about 2-meters. This will be very interesting.
During the meeting we’ll bring you up to date on the Banquet, which is set for Saturday, March 16 at the Village Grille. The social hour begins at 5:00 and dinner is at 6:00. To sign up, please do so by contacting Dave, KD9HJJ at (262) 510-3376 or Tickets are only $12 each and you can pay at the door. We sure hope you will join us for an evening of fun and good eating.  
  Thanks to Keith, KS9WI, we now have the dates for our 2024 Brat Barns:
Saturday April 20th Green Bay, East
Saturday June 15th De Pere
Saturday July 13th Green Bay, East
We’ll talk about these important fun and fund-raising events at the club meetings. Remember, we can’t do it without your help.
Each month we look forward to interesting Ham Radio-related “Tech Talks” prior to our meetings. (We’ve got another good one for March.) The talks can be about anything that would be interesting to our members. Electronics, communications, weather, home-brew projects, noise abatement, antenna projects, emergency communications, contesting…you get the idea. Please consider sharing your experience and knowledge with us by giving a “Tech Talk”. Let me know if you’re interested.
The Wisconsin QSO Party is Sunday March 10 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm CDST. This is a great opportunity to get on the air and try your hand at contesting. The stated objective is, “Everyone works Wisconsin. Wisconsin works everyone. Everyone has fun!” Get all the details at 
As always, please contact me with any questions or suggestions about our club.
(302) 537-4755
  (NOTE) WI QSO Party -Sunday 10th...A couple of club members will be operating from the "shack" at the College.. Drop by and operate for a while  or kibitz  .. If the outer doors are locked, call on the .120 1PM to 8PM...

Monday, February 12, 2024


 Saw a quote that can be my new year's resolution. "My weight loss goal is to be able to tie my shoes and breathe at the same time."  But now to the Radio portion...
    At the last Club meeting, some of the first part of the year's schedule was decided.
    March 10th is the Wisconsin QSO Party.. where we try to contact as many of Wisconsin's 72 Counties. Although you can participate from home, the Izaak Walton Osprey Point facility will be usable for the event with a possible three stations.. The event is from 1PM until 8PM. Remember to list the Green Bay Mike & Key Club as the club even though you use your callsign. If you use the N3FJP logging software, there is a new version.. 4.5.5 .. 
    March 16th will be the date for the Annual Awards Banquet. It will take place at the Village Grille, 801 Hoffman Rd. The same location as the Christmas Party. The Club will be paying a portion of the per plate cost. More info as it comes out. 
       Time is running out for sending your choice for Ham of the Year. Send to :  Dave - KD9HJJ, .
    If you have an award for a member (comic or real) please bring it along and expect to explain it if necessary.... (keep it family friendly please) 

     April 13th, Ham Cram and VE Testing Rick, W9OBB will be leading the Technician Class. Prerequisite is to have studied the material beforehand. .. See the attached flyer. At approximately 3PM there will be a VE testing session for all levels.. so plan ahead ..
     April 27th will be the date for the Special Event. Celebrating St. Norbert College. This will take place in the same room that the Club meets. The transceiver  will be moved from where it is normally kept, to the quieter meeting room. From about 9AM to 1 or 2PM. A signup schedule will be forthcoming.  

  June 22- 23rd Field Day - This year's location will be the Izaak Walton League Osprey Point Park. Located West of Cty GV (Monroe Rd) Entry across from the U Haul dealer... More details as the date comes closer.

  This week: Siren Test net Wednesday Feb 14th on the .120 repeater 11:45 -             💝Also Valentine's Day.. 
    **Want to try some Winlink P2P (person to person)?  Here is a good site that gives you  the chance as well as some help with Winlink  W4AHK.NET
     "Stay Radio Active"