Saturday, April 10, 2021

Radio Equipment For Sale

A number of pieces of Ham Radio equipment has been donated to the Club. Some have been shifted to improve the existing Club operating locations and some are excess and need to find a good home
. The following items are for sale to Members in Good Standing. A reserve price was set for the equipment and will be sold by taking bid offers from interested individuals.
 1. Bid requests will be emailed to Paul Racine, KBØP, (Secretary) kbØ 
2. Bids will be taken until May 31st, 2021 
3. The winning bidders will be announced at the June 10th meeting. 
 4. Payment will be by cash or check only.

 A reserve (minimum bid) was set for the equipment to be sold.
 1. Icom IC-718 transceiver, reserve $350.
 2. Icom IC-7300 transceiver , reserve $450
 3. Chameleon F-Loop2.0 antenna 40-15 meters - reserve $200 
 4. Hantek DSOS102P, 100 MHz, 2-channel Oscilloscope Reserve $100.

Note: Warranty on the IC-7300 may be void due to previous owner opening the unit up with possible adjustments .. 

Sunday, March 21, 2021


Fund Raisers -- Brat Barns -As you know, we did not have any fund raising last year. But the expenses came in anyway. The first date for this year's Brat Barns is May 8th at Festival DePere. -- We need your help.. just spare an hour or two.. hours are from 9:30AM to 5PM.. This will help keep the dues low and the equipment up and running.  

To make sure we have enough help, PLEASE contact Keith KS9WI, at or give him a call (920) 619-3394 


Looking to get tested for your Tech License or perhaps to upgrade to the next level or even two? Give KS9WI, Keith a call @ (920) 619-3394 or and make arrangements ..

A Testing Session is being scheduled for May 22nd. A location for the session is to be announced in April. Stay tuned !!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Thanks to Matt, KC9UHI, there is a VHF Winlink Node in Green Bay. This is great for those that use the Winlink System. With the propagation just coming back, connecting to the system via HF has been hit and miss. I have been using the VHF node in Appleton area this past Winter but using high power on the radio. This new node is really a saver.. node name kc9uhi-10 Frequency is 145.030.. If you have Winlink already - here is a great video on how to get on the VHF mode.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Did You Know ?

Did you know that the Mike & Key Club is an affiliated club with the Amateur Radio Relay League? (ARRL)
Did you know that dues are due within the first quarter of the year to stay as an active member and not removed from the list? Still $20.
Did you know that the Happenings newsletter is sent to more than 130 individuals.. not all belong to the M&K Club and some not licensed operators.
Did you know that Over the past year the Technician class has increased at an average rate of 18/day.
Did you know The Novice class has decreased at an average rate of 2/day.
Did you know the General class has increased at an average rate of 5/day.
Did you know The Advanced class has decreased at an average rate of 6/day.
Did you know The Extra class has increased at an average rate of 6/day.

Tech Talk

>Do you have a “Show and Tell” of a project you may want to share – or give a short talk about setting up a “shack” --- or operating safely, grounding (what to ground and what not to) What does a lightning arrestor do and how to tell if it is good. How about how to solder connectors onto coax, is that better or worse than crimp on type (some debate on that one) Antenna switches.. your take on which ones work - which ones need work… Can you use it for having one antenna and multiple radios.. is there going to be feedback into the output of the other radios? Even if they are turned off ..? These are some example of what can be presented during that short time of Tech Talk that takes place before the meetings the second Thursday of the month.. (sometimes on Zoom) Have something? Contact Dave, KD9HJJ at :

Newly Licensed Hams

Newly Licensed Hams often wonder “Now what?” You can discover all that you can do in Ham Radio. There is a section of the ARRL that has an online magazine called “On the Air Magazine”. Accessible also on Facebook, and there is a blog or podcasts.. See (or a local Ham and don’t be afraid to ask for help)

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Wisconsin QSO Party

March 14, 2021 - Wisconsin QSO Party Yes, Daylight Saving Time begins also.. 1800Z to 0100Z 1:00PM CDT to 8:00PM CDT Sunday, March 14- for rules, go to the site. So start planning now.. get a buddy or make a buddy by showing a Tech more about Ham Radio. Make sure your logging software is up to date.

Another offering separate from the WARAC, You can be a winner if you are a paid up member of the M&K Club and send in a copy of your QSO party submission and have logged the most counties in the State to "" .. With some of the band conditions, 15 might be a winner.. There are 72 counties in Wisconsin..
10 Meter ContestThe contest has begun on the first of the month of February How many contacts have you made? I have some.. been hanging in the Tech Area around 4PM until the call for supper. The rules can be found on this site on the right side under the January posts or on the Club Facebook page. This is a Club Member Contest…
February 11th, Mike & Key Club Meeting. 6:30-7.. Tech Talk 7PM to 8PMish Meeting.. The Agenda and the Minutes of the previous meeting are attached to bottom of the email that was sent out. Please take part in the meeting. . there are some important events and their dates that need some input.. Zoom meeting info was sent via email.
February 10th Siren Test NetThe list of sirens in the County is attached to the monthly email. If interested in receiving the list to join the net. Contact the email below. Pick a location, go there, check in with the Net Control, between 11:45 and Noon on the 147.120 repeater. Then at Noon, report hearing the siren (or not) and if it is the type that has moving parts, if they moved.. Besides the second Wednesday, you can go out each Wednesday and monitor the siren, but report via email to

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Happenings in Radio Jan.

 January - an new year and planning has begun:

January 13.. We begin to monitor the warning sirens in Brown County. If you want to help with this on the Second Wednesday of the month  at 11:45AM - Noon, send an email to the Club address :  to get a list of the sirens with their location.

January 14th.  The Mike & Key Club meets on the Second Thursday of the month. Because of the CV19 the meetings are held on Zoom. at 7PM  Links to the meeting will be sent via email.

This month there will be a Tech Talk prior to the meeting at 6:30PM  Paul KB0P, will be introducing us to the HamShack Hotline.  If you have something to share for the upcoming Tech Talks, please let us know.. contact any officer or send the club an email.. 

 If you want to check your radio skills working out in the field, the Parks on the Air is for you.  This latest activity has been growing. Look for Parks on the Air (POTA) on Facebook or contact Nathan KD9MVU.

Now is a good time to update your Club Dues. Send Checks to The Green Bay Mike & Key Club -- P.O.Box 13351, Green Bay, WI  54307.... or by credit card..  see the link 

Did you know there is a Club net at 8:45pm on Tuesdays on the 147.120 repeater. Thanks to Dale WB9NRK who has been Net Control ... 

10 Meter Contest ... see below. 


Saturday, January 9, 2021

2021 Officers

President - Dave Ziesmer,  KD9HJJ

VP - Wes Michael. W9WES 

Sec. - Paul Racine. KB0P 

Treasurer - John Wolfe. W0LFE 

Members At Large/Programs Committee

Mel Stromenn  - K9GB, 

Nick Marto -KB9UAE 

Nathan Parks- KD9MVU 

Club Email Address: