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 Pleasant Valley Nature Park which is northwest of Grafton, WI. Site map
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 refreshments. A good game of sheepshead will provide great entertainment as well. Be sure to check out ARRL'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!
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 the latest class information. If not, check out http://HelloRadio.org (ARRL website) for information on upcoming exams being held in your area.