CALENDAR OF EVENTS..
September 14-Siren Test Net
HRO Superfest, ARRL Central Division Convention -Location: Milwaukee, WI
September 17th – Club Picnic
September 20th- CQ Tuesday
Siren Test Net:
99.9% of the sirens have been checked this year. If you have been following along, there have been a number of failures as the sirens age. If you are planning on going out to check sirens, please start back on the ones that were checked back in the earlier part of the year.. Thanks .. The list of sirens will be attached to this email..
The one at HRO is one of the bigger ones with all kinds of manufacturers represented as well as seminars.. Seeing that this is popular, you may want to get together and car pool.
Club Picnic: The picnic will be on Saturday, September 17th.. from 11AM to 3ish.. but you can come early and enjoy the park.. It will be held at the Osprey Point park in Bellevue off of GV (Monroe Road) across from the UHaul dealer.. Have to look hard for the Isaac Walton sign.. small two track driveway... : 3320 Monroe Road/County GV,
This will be a catered event – cost $15 per person.. Cash…
Zoom: Coming soon.. at the last Club meeting, someone volunteered to be the zoom host..
Sept . Meeting: At the meeting, a report was given concerning the 4 band vertical that we use for HF at the “Shack” at St. Norbert College. Presently it is out being updated, cleaned and tuned. So, until it is replaced, please don’t use the HF radio unless you put a dummy load on it.
There were other items of interest discussed at the meeting. Be sure to read the minutes when they are sent out usually attached to an email with other Happenings newsletters.
Things that we have historically scheduled:
October: Nomination of Board members and Plan Christmas Party: Possible JOTA event 3rd weekend.
November : Annual Meeting – Elect Board Members **Just to note that it was suggested in Sept. that the Board choose their officer positions after the election rather than wait until Dec. **
December: Christmas Party – Officers positions chosen.
Winter Field Day..
January: Set up chairpersons for : 1.Wis. QSO party. 2. Banquet 3. Hamfest. 4. Brat Barn. 4. Field Day. 5. Picnic.
J.O.T.A. (Jamboree On The Air) This is a Scouting event that will take place on the third weekend of October. Modern technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without leaving home. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio.
In years before COVID, our Club membership sponsored a radio site and invited Scouts in our area to participate in the event.
At this time, it is being investigated to find out the interest of the local scouting groups to once again be involved…
In 2014, over 1.3 million Scouts, Guides/Girl Scouts participated in JOTA..
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