Dear Members & Friends of the Ozaukee Radio Club,

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 cancellation of our Spring Swapfest.  Although we believe this was the correct thing to do for the safety of all involved, it was substantial loss of income for the Club that created a budget deficit for the current 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

Meetings

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.

Meeting Programs

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):

July - ORC Members' Field Day Reports

August - Home Brew Night??

September - Virtual Ham Shack Tour

If you would like to present a topic at a meeting, contact Pat, W9JI.

Newsletters

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!

Get the June 2020 newsletter here.  2019 Full Year

Nets

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.

Membership

Not a member? Simply download and fill out the membership form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Payment can be made via PayPal or by check made out to 'Ozaukee Radio Club' and mailed to Robert Eskola, Treasurer (K4WTH).

License / Exams

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.

Newsletters (pdf)

June 2020 (1.06 MB)
2019 (Full Year) (18 MB)
2018 (Full Year) (10 MB)

Find all previously published newsletters in our archive.

Archives

Computer Corner

Index file
Entire PDF set (7/1993 - 4/2020) (17.8 MB)

The index file has a listing of all 'Computer Corner' articles that have been published.

Ham Nation

Ham Nation webcast - Every Wed @ 8pm CT

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.

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