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Dues paid for 2015?

*2015 Dues Reminder*

Don't forget to pay your dues for 2015 to be included in the ORC members roster.  You can click on the link in the upper-right corner to renew online.

Grab a copy of the ORC membership form here.

Meeting Program - February 2015

HAMS: Who we were & who we are


Bill, W9MXQ, will discuss the history of ham radio operators for the February program.

ORC members -- The date for the Annual Awards Banquet is April 11, 2015.  Ham and Turkey ballot.  More information TBA.

Welcome 2015 Officers


Congratulations to our newly elected 2015 Officers:

2015 Officers

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 January 2015 newsletter here (538 KB pdf).  Full Year (2014 - 8.61 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.

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Upcoming programs

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Field Day
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Newsletters (pdf)

January (547 KB)

Find all previously published newsletters in our archive.


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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