Saturday, December 2, 2023

Radio Happenings 11.20.23


CALENDAR* November 20 to December 27, 2023

November 21st  – CQ Tuesday (Threes day) (third Tuesday lunch at Bay Family)
November 21st & 28th-- CQ 2Meter Net 8:45PM
November 23rdThanksgiving
November 24th-  Santa Net begins
**December  2nd ---  Deadline for reservation to the Christmas Party
December 2-4 – Skywarn recognition days
December 13th – Siren Test Net
December 14th – Club Christmas Party – Village Grille
December 19th – CQ Tuesday ..
December 25 – Christmas *
December 31st .. Dues Deadline to stay on the membership list.. 2024

** GBM&K ANNUAL Meeting:

  The Annual Corporation Meeting was held on Nov. 9th.   The election for members of the Executive Board filled the list for having five Board members. The Board now consists of (not in any particular order) Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH – John Wolfe, WØLFE- Dave Ziesmer, KD9HJJ – Todd Clausen, W9GRB- Phil Simila, W3TOS.   This group will meet prior to the Christmas Party to choose which Officer position they will fill. Congratulations !! Wishing you the best to continue the good guidance we have had since 1939…

 ** **Santa Net is back on 3.916 MHz for the 18th year! Starting Friday, November 24th, good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly starting at 7:05 PM (Central). The Santa Net will run every night through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2023.

Prior to each night's Santa Net, pre-net check-ins can be made at Third party rules and regulations apply.

The Santa Net is presented by The 3916 Nets. The Rag Chew Crew, The Tailgaters, 3916 Trivia and The Freewheelers are all amateur radio nets that meet on 3.916 MHz nightly. For more information on The 3916 Nets, go to For more information on The Santa Net go to email KE5GGY at Gmail dot com.

  NWS – The National Weather Service recognizes those that provide weather information especially during storms with a Skywarn Recognition Day. Those that are trained spotters and Ham Radio operators..  To be placed on the National Map in recognition, go to the following link and register…. 

The normal GBM&K  Meeting Zoom will not take place in December because, the Christmas Party will take place..   

Green Bay Mike & Key Club Christmas Party

      The Annual GBM&K Christmas Party will take place on December 14th .. instead of a meeting..    The location will be different than in the past… This year It will be at the Village Grille, 801 Hoffman Road.  A White Elephant  gift exchange will take place again this year… Bring one – get one…  Significant others are more than welcome……

Menu includes: a Pasta Buffet.. with: Fettuccine, Penne, Alfredo Sauce, Marinara, With Grilled Chicken, Salads, Garlic Bread, Soft Drinks- A cash bar is available.

  Reservations MUST be made by December 1st . accompanied by the payment. The Club is paying ½ of the per person cost.. your portion is $12.00 each as long as we have the proper number by December 2nd. If sending a check, payable to GBM&K, sent to >>  GBM&K,  3004 Quarry Park Drive #10, De Pere, Wisconsin 54115    OR Credit card payment can be made by going to K9EAM.ORG.. On the right side column, pick on “Membership/Dues” then pick on “Donate”. You can use any credit card.. be sure to indicate “Party” or similar.

   Payment  must be made to confirm reservations… 

   NOTE:  Dues are due before December 31, 2023 for the 2024 year.  Your payment can be made by Check to : 3004 Quarry Park Road, #10, De Pere, WI 54115   or by Credit Card by going to and on the right side picking on “Membership/Dues” pick on Pay Pal … it will take all credit cards…  dues are still $20 person…  mention Dues..

    Technician Class

The FCC recently approved the change from symbol rate to bandwidth for

digital modes on 160m and HF (also known as Greater Flexibility in

Digital Communications). For more details, visit the news item about

this on the ARRL website. The FCC will also be looking for comments on

bandwidth on 2200m, 630m, and VHF/UHF in a forthcoming comment period. 

     If you do not get QST magazine, you should borrow one and read all the expected changes that are being requested to enlarge the Tech Level operating choices.  Techs.. if you do not have a mentor(Elmer).. let the Club know and assistance should be forthcoming…   Gen’s and Extra.. to keep the new operators, we must give them assistance and keep them active…

 While we’re waiting, get on our bands and enjoy Amateur Radio.  There is a nice new band plan page in the November QST… 

    If you have a FM Dual Band Base radio, that you are looking to sell, let me know – there are some operators wanting to do more but cannot with just a ht… reasonably priced…   TKS 

Helping to keep you
Radio Active….      Come and join in…

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