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Meeting Program - October 2014

The Restoration of Collins Radios

Chuck, W9KR, will be the presenter of the October program.  He will go over his project to restore a KWS-1 transceiver and a 75A-4 receiver aka "The Gold Dust Twins".

Cedarburg Fall Swapfest

September 27th - Cedarburg Fall Swapfest

TIME: 6:00AM-1:00PM
WHERE: Firemen's Park, W65 N796 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI 53012  Map

Outside flea market with covered buildings in case of inclement weather.  Tower Electronics will be attending again this year!

$5 admission at the gate.  Sheltered area available.  Please see flyer for more information.

Equipment For Sale

Equipment For Sale

Please view the following files for a listing of the equipment that the ORC has for sale:

Leon Rediske Estate For Sale

Fred Helmstetter Equipment

Club Inventory

If interested, please contact Tom, W9IPR, for details.


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Grafton Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center, 1665 Seventh Avenue, Grafton, Wisconsin.  Doors open at 7:00pm for meet and greet -  Meeting starts at 7:30pm.  Map


We publish a robust monthly newsletter, edited by Tom (W9IPR), which details the club's activities (past and planned); provides technical information; and usually introduces some new and longstanding ORC members. Please visit our newsletter archive and download the latest!

Get the September 2014 newsletter here (1.85 MB pdf).  Full Year (2013 - 6.31 MB)


Everyone is welcome to join our weekly informal two meter net held every Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM. Members and non-members are encouraged to check in on the 146.970 MHz club repeater.


Not a member? Simply fill out the membership form and send payment to Dave (N9UNR).  Payment can be made via PayPal or by snail mail.

License / Exams

Not licensed? Looking to upgrade? Tom will be teaching a Technician class on Saturday morning Oct. 4th at 9AM. Be sure to contact Tom, W9IPR to get signed up for the class. If not, check out (ARRL website) for information on upcoming exams being held in your area.

Image version of the SWF

Newsletters (pdf)

September (1.85 MB)

Find all previously published newsletters in our archive.


Vacuum tubes for sale

Ed Rate (AA9W) manages the large collection of vintage vacuum tubes for sale that benefit the ORC's scholarship fund.

Current Inventory

(requires MS Excel and/or viewer).

Ham Nation

Ham Nation webcast - Every Wed @ 8pm CT

HAM Nation is the new TWIT show ( about ham radio. Bob Heil (K9EID), with various co-hosts and guests will cover the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters. HAM Nation airs live each Wednesday at 8:00 CT/ 9:00ET on

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