Ozaukee Radio Club
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Leon (K9GCF) will discuss field day preparations for the June program. Various duties still need to filled so if you can help out with any of the Field Day activities, be sure to let Leon know.
The Ozaukee Radio Club participates annually in the ARRL sponsored Field Day Weekend. The object of Field Day is to set up and operate amateur radio stations using emergency power and temporary antennas. An emphasis is placed on developing skills to meet the challenge of emergency preparedness. Operators try to contact as many other amateurs radio stations as possible during this period and at the same time having fun with their families in the outdoor camping atmosphere of Field Day. The location for the ORC Field Day event (held each year over the fourth weekend of June) is at Lazy Days Campground on Green Lake just northeast of West Bend, WI. Site map Google Earth Map (detailed info)- Requires Google Earth
Free camping for anyone that participates in Field Day. Stop out on Friday if you can help out with the setup of the tents and equipment. Potluck supper will served along with plenty of refreshements. A good game of sheepshead will provide great entertainment as well. Be sure to check out ARLL's link for more information about Field Day in general.
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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 May 2013 newsletter here (542 KB pdf).
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 licensed? Looking to upgrade? Be sure to contact Tom, W9IPR for possible classes that are available. If not, check out http://HelloRadio.org (ARRL website) for information on upcoming exams being held in your area.
Find all previously published newsletters in our archive.
HAM Nation is the new TWIT show (twit.tv/hn) 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 http://live.twit.tv.