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General Discussion / ORC meeting test
« on: September 11, 2013, 07:04:30 PM »
I'm sending a short message as a test of the system, for the meeting.

General Discussion / Ozaukee Radio Club e-mail re-mailer
« on: August 07, 2013, 03:01:16 PM »
This is a reminder that the Club also supports a re-mailer for our members and friends.  Items of general interest are posted there as well as notifications, such as the Newsletter is posted, etc, and other Club business.

If you aren't on the re-mailer, and would like to be included, please send me a note to that effect, as well as your e-mail address of choice.  I do not add people to the list without their permission, so even though you included your e-mail address on your renewal, it will not be added without a specific permission from you.

Everyone is able to post to the re-mailer, simply by sending an e-mail message to  Everyone on the list will receive a copy.  An exception to 'everyone' is if you use an e-mail service like, you will not be able to post, because you can't send a message from  I will need to enter your real e-mail address.

Just send me a e-mail to to get your e-mail added to the Yahoogroups re-mailer.

73, Nels....

Repeaters / Repeater repairs
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:14:20 AM »
You may be wondering just what happened to the 146.97 repeater.  It had been working just fine, it seemed.  Actually, it wasn't.  Well, the radios were fine, but the main controller, an Scom 7K model, had stopped responding to touch tone commands.  That meant we no longer had remote control of basic functions required by the FCC. 

We are required to have a means of turning the repeater off by remote control, and we weren't able to do so.  We also lost the ability to change WX warnings, or extend time out time for the Tuesday net.

After consulting with Bob Schmid WB9FBO, who manufactured the unit years ago, it was decided to follow his advice, and replace a couple of rather ancient chips, and battery backup.  This was supposed to fix the TT problem and provide more years of service.  After the necessary reset however, the TT's still didn't respond, and we had lost the id's, reset beeps and all other programming after a reboot.

The 7K was sent back to Colorado to be fixed, and I put an old 5K controller of mine into service.  It only offers Morse Code beeps for reset, and id's.  The reset is the letter A, for Alternate?  Well that was inadvertent, but will do until the 7K is returned and replaced.  The 5K has the highs rolled off too, but that will go away with the returning 7K. 

73, Nels....

Field Day / Lazy Days
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:40:53 PM »
Are we squared away with Lazy Days?

Dayton Hamvention / Four weeks to go!
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:36:42 PM »
Tomorrow, Thursday, marks only four weeks before the annual trek to the Dayton Hamvention.  The count in our group is ten.  We are going down in two cars, with Tom W9IPR, pulling his trailer.  He will haul the Scholarship items along with a small table, umbrella, and chairs, to be used in the excellent, traditional spot that we've used since Dave Knaus W9QA (ex WA9POV) acquired it years ago.  You need to understand that with all the hype and excitement at the Hamvention, there are also the gatherings at the Texas Roadhouse, the early morning breakfast sessions in the hotel, the enjoyment of the road trip, and the social gatherings in someone's room, with a friendly cooler, that make these trips memorable.  I'm sorry you will miss this!


ORC Spring Swapfest / Tickets
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:17:28 PM »
Well, I'm bringing the ticket subject to this forum.  The May swapfest tickets were in the boxes we use at the ticket table.  I don't know where those boxes are.  If anyone on here has any suggestions where to look, post it here.  I'm just trying to generate traffic here so we can help Brian make this user friendly.

73, Nels....

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