Sunday, March 26, 2023

Radio Happenings March 20, 2023..

March 21st, CQ Tuesday
March 22nd, second day of Spring
March 25th, 11th Annual Milwaukee Hamfest 


 The Awards Banquet was held at the Woods Banquet Hall. The dinner of Broasted chicken, Tenderloin tips, mashed potatos and gravy, stuffing (dressing), warm rolls, cold slaw and dessert was served family style.

   The awards were presented. The Ham of the Year was presented to David Ziesmer, KD9HJJ for all his participation and leadership during the past year

    Our President, Paul Racine, was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his leadership and efforts as President for 2022.

   A symbolic award, “The Invisible Award”, was given to all those that gave their time and efforts to the interests of the Club, working in the background seemingly unnoticed. This also included the significant others for assisting to attain the goals.


****WIS QSO Party..*
 The snow was falling at a record pace, the wind was blowing and the temperature was falling.. a perfect evening to stay inside and participate in a radio contest! 
   A couple of us (Todd, W9GRB and myself) took the EComm trailer up to Bay Settlement road and set up just South of the Hill Top CafĂ© (BP Gas Station) The bands were pretty clear and busy.. Colorado was having their QSO Party also. 
     We set up an Off Center Fed dipole. Our elevation there is about 610 feet. The calls were coming in from all over the state. We may not have made as many contacts as AB9GK, Gene, with his 319.. but had fun. Contacted other members of the Club during this event as well.. cannot wait to see the  results.. I see that others have posted  their count on the Club Facebook page..


A big thanks to Scott, KD9LHY’s sons that helped dig us out. Yes, the coats had to stay on.. No tubes in the radio to keep us warm..   

  Fund Raisers – Brat barns Schedule
 Sunday  May 7 @ GB East                                                             Saturday June 17 @ GB East                                                       Saturday July 15th @ De Pere

GreenBay Mike&Key Club Meetings:

April 13th –The Tower Room, 4th floor of the G-M Science Bldg. (elevator) 7PM. (sometimes a Tech Talk at 6:30)

   Remember the old saying ”Don’t shoot the messenger” – Zoom – The equipment was there this time but there was a problem with the right password.  

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 As some of you know, WBAY is celebrating their 70th Anniversary. But did you know that Ham Radio had a big part in putting it into existence?? And at St. Norbert!!  Here is a link to the article in the Press Times  that explains it.. Oh, some of the Club members are thinking about having a Special Event to coumarate this.. what do you think? Willing to participate?


   With the advent of the SDR (software defined radio) there has been a large range of new applications available.. like remote control of your radio with your phone.. supposedly operate from anywhere even do FT8.. check out SDR-Control Mobile!!

One of our members has used it with success. 

73... Stay Radio Active

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Radio Happenings February 27th, 2023


March 9th- Ham of the Year deadline
March 9th – M&K Club Meeting
March 12th - Daylight Savings Begins
March 12th - Wis. QSO Party
March 18th - Club Awards Banquet

Things YOU have to do soon – (now would be better) 
**Banquet Reservations - Get your reservations in to to Dave KD9HJJ

*** Ham of the Year Nominations 
.. Do not just submit a name and call. But why that person should be awarded.. Submit your nomination to Robert, KA9BXG at  before March 9th

****WIS QSO Party… Get your crew together and make plans.

Banquet. To submit your RSVP reservation to this event.. send to Dave KD9HJJ  Let him know the number of people in your group.. Time; Attitude adjustment at 5 .. Dinner at 6pm -- The Woods Banquet Hall- 530 Erie Road, East GB off of Finger Road. 

March 12th Wis. QSO Party. Time to get your crew together and make plans. This event gives Techs a good chance to team up with the other classes to get up and on the air.. Update your logging software now.  Might be a good chance to check out the Field Day Site??

Fund Raiser – Brat barns Schedule
 Sunday  May 7 @ GB East                                                         Saturday June 17 @ GB East                                                         Saturday July 15th @ De Pere

The annual Field Day will be June 24th – 25th at our new location of Four Seasons Park in Hobart. To be involved with that event contact Wes, W9WES or Gene AB9GK.
GreenBay Mike&Key Club Meetings:
March 9th – (There will be laptop present to make the Zoom possible this time ) The Tower Room, 4th floor of the G-M Science Bldg. (elevator) 7PM. (sometimes a Tech Talk at 6:30)
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Minutes of the last meeting .. Attached to the email.. 
Siren Test Net Log: Attached to the email. Join us on the second Wednesday on the repeater.. 

 As we get ready for group radio events like the WI QSO, Special Events and Field Day, we concern ourselves with possible interference from a nearby  antenna that is on a different band. There are band pass filters and tuning stubs. There is a good article explaining tuning stubs and showing how to use them. According to the article, with two of  them and a switch, they a can help on most bands. Before the events, there is still time to make some.. 
“A stub is just a length of transmission line terminated in a fixed impedance, usually a short or open-circuit. “

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