The Board of Directors of the ORC hope that you and yours haven't been adversely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
One significant effect to the ORC by the pandemic has been the cancellations of our Spring and Fall Swapfests. Although we believe this was the correct thing to do for the safety of all involved, it was a substantial loss of income for the Club that created a budget deficit for the current and next fiscal year. Furthermore, before the pandemic hit, the Club purchased and installed a sorely-needed new power amplifier for our 2-meter repeater.
We have therefore created a way for those who wish to donate funds towards the new amp and to reduce our budget deficit. Those who wish to donate will find a special donation page on the PayPal website at the link HERE. We have set a goal of $1,250.00, which was the cost of the new amp. If you'd rather send a check (made out to Ozaukee Radio Club), you may hand-deliver or mail it to the Club Treasurer, Gary N9UUR.
Thank you for your consideration.
The ORC Board of Directors
UPDATE: WE'VE MET OUR GOAL OF $1,250 IN DONATIONS AND COMMITMENTS!! A big "thank you" goes to our members and friends who donated, but also to those who had paid for tables at our cancelled Spring Swapfest and, rather than requesting refunds, donated that money to the club. Thank you!!
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
During the pandemic, the meetings will be taking place at the usual meeting date and time via Zoom web conferencing until it is deemed safe to hold the meeting in person.
A technical program is presented by one of our members or a guest presenter at our monthly meeting (except in January, when we hold elections, and June, when we discuss our club's upcoming Field Day activities). The topics range from ham radio to personal computing to anything that would be of interest to our members. The presentations may be formal or informal and always generate lively discussions.
Here are the programs scheduled for upcoming meetings (meeting will be via Zoom until further notice):
October - OPEN
November - YU7EF 6M Beam Construction & 6M DXing, Ken W9GA
December - OPEN
If you would like to present a topic at a meeting, contact Pat, W9JI.
We publish a robust monthly newsletter, edited by Ben Evans (K9UZ), 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 or click below to 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.