Friday, October 19, 2007

Proposed Bylaw Change

Notice – Proposed Bylaw Change
At the November club meeting, a proposed Bylaw change will be on the table. The change would move the annual meeting from a 7:30 PM meeting start time to a 7:00 PM start time. Currently the annual meeting is the only meeting to start at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hams to construct emergency station in area

Hams to construct emergency station in area
By Ben Rodgers June 21, 2007

When Hurricane Katrina ripped through parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi in 2005, thousands were left without water, power or hope.

With no telephone lines or Internet service, a myriad of people were left without the means to communicate until amateur radio users or hams, sprang to the rescue.

Using only an emergency power generator, the Green Bay Mike and Key club will construct an emergency station, much like those used after Katrina, to contact other ham users around the country and the world.

The annual event Field Day, will be held from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday at Ashwaubomay Park, 2881 S. Broadway, Ashwaubenon.

"Field Day gives people an opportunity to see amateur radio operators working like they would in an emergency," said Dave Catalano, Amateur Radio Service emergency coordinator for Brown County.

Radio antennas will be set up between trees and will run radios off 12-volt batteries while using solar power to recharge power supplies.

Through the National Association for Amateur Radio, ham volunteers provide emergency
communications for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Federal Emergency Management Association, and thousands of state and local agencies for free.

"They supplemented police communications and emergency communications," said Joe Tenor, Green Bay Mike and Key Club member. "When the regular (phone) lines go down as well as the cell phone towers, you don't have those communications anymore, channels get bogged down."

As well as helping establish communications for the police and hospitals, hams also sent messages back and forth to family members who were out of the area.

"It works over regular radio frequencies. You can use VHF or UHF communications, it's in the same area of frequencies that police use," said Tenor. "(Ham radios) can send Morse code and operators can hook a computer up to a radio and send data messages back and forth. It's similar to chatting but going over the radio."

The group makes contacts all night long, Tenor said. Field Day is about making as many contacts as you can across the country or the world. A few people stay up all night sending Morse Code while others make voice contacts, Tenor said.

The Green Bay Mike and Key Club has been providing amateur radio service to Northeastern Wisconsin since 1939, and members of the local Amateur Radio Service number more than 100.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

IRLP Installed

Hello Everyone! The Green Bay Mike and key club has recently installed IRLP on our wide area UHF repeater. The repeater frequency is 444.775 with a pl of 107.2 Club membership is required to make calls on the IRLP system. If a connection is made by either a club member or someone connects to our repeater remotely any amateur is welcome to talk on the IRLP. If you live out of the area and plan to travel through Green Bay you may contact us for an instruction sheet and access codes. If you are a club member and would like to use IRLP please send us an e-mail.

Friday, March 30, 2007

QSO party in Suring

Here are some pictures from those who operated the Wisconsin QSO party in Suring.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Jackson, KC9KVU

From the Mar 26, 2007 Press Gazette:

* It was a happy birthday for Jackson Tenor, a second grader at Trinity-St. Joseph Catholic School, who recently passed his technician class amateur radio test on the day he turned 8 years old. His call sign is KC9KVU.

Most likely one of the youngest ham radio operators in the state, he began studying for the test last fall. He is now a member of the Green Bay Mike and Key Club.

The son of Joe and Sara Tenor, Green Bay, is taking after his father, who has had a ham radio license since he was a junior in high school. His call sign is N9UPU.

Friday, January 19, 2007

2007 Officers

President: Elaine, N9QZF
Vice-President: Dale, WB9NRK
Secretary: Doug, KB9GKC
Treasurer: John, W0LFE
At Large: Wes, W9WES & Brent, N9BC
Newsletter: Nick, KB9UAE

2008 Officers

WD9HBX Phil Simila –President
(stepped down mid-term, WB9NRK served as pres, and KS9WI appointed as vice, N9WCA at large)
WB9NRK Dale Johnson –Vice President
KB9GKC Doug Cohen – Secretary
W0LFE John Wolfe – Treasurer
KC9KVU Jackson Tenor – Co-Editor
N9UPU Joe Tenor – Co-Editor
W9WES Wes Michael – At Large
KS9WI Keith Summers – At Large