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Area Swapfests / WCRA 51st Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest - Sunday 01/21/2018
« Last post by KC9ONY on January 09, 2018, 09:04:01 PM »
A pretty decent sized hamfest, first big one in Illinois for the year.
Approximately 135 miles SSW, and 2 hours and 25 minutes from Cedarburg.

01/21/2018  Sunday

WCRA 51th Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest
Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs

8:00 am - ? (doors close at 1 pm)
(Vendor Setup starts at 6:00 am)

Kane County Fairgrounds EXPO Center
525 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1533



Talk-In: 145.310 MHz CTCSS 107.2

Public Contact: Kelsey Schroeder , KA9KDC
                        PO Box QSL
                        Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-923-5447
Area Swapfests / West Allis Radio Amateur Club Swapfest - Saturday 01/06/2018
« Last post by KC9ONY on December 11, 2017, 06:08:35 PM »
First big local hamfest of the year.
Approximately 39 miles, 46 minutes from Cedarburg via I-43S to I-94W.

01/06/2018 Saturday

WARAC's 46th Annual Midwinter Swapfest

West Allis Radio Amateur Club
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Seller setup starts at 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

Waukesha County Expo Center - Arena  (this is the round building)
1000 Northview Rd (County Trunk FT)
Waukesha, WI 53188

Talk-In: 147.40 Simplex
Public Contact: Erwin von der , WI9EV
2201 Melody Lane Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-271-0630


more information:

Free Seminars !

    09:00: VHF/UHF Digital Voice & System Fusion (WB9QZB)
    10:00: High Altitude Ballooning (N9UX)
    11:00: Introduction to Ham Radio (W9XA)
Area Swapfests / Milwaukee Repeater Club Swapfest Saturday 11/04/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 29, 2017, 07:30:11 AM »
11/04/2017 Saturday

Milwaukee Repeater Club
33rd annual swapfest

Amateur Radio Fest 2017
sometimes called "Friendlyfest"

Vendor setup 6:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Elks Lodge (across from HRO)
5555 West Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Talk-In: 146.910 minus offset (PL 127.3)

Public Contact: Karen Burris , KC9WQJ
PO Box 170302 Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: 414-578-0492

more information:
Area Swapfests / Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club Swapfest Sunday 11/05/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 23, 2017, 07:37:39 PM »
11/05/2017 Sunday
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, and 89 miles from Cedarburg.

FCARC Swapfest 2017
Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club
(Vendor Setup starts at 6:00 am)
General admission 8:00 am - ?

Monarch Gardens
2311 W. Spencer Street, Appleton, WI
Just off of Hwy. 41 & near the Fox River Mall
Talk-in: 146.76 MHz PL 100 Hz

more information:
Area Swapfests / SEWFARS Swapfest Sunday 10/08/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 23, 2017, 07:25:14 PM »
10/08/2017 Sunday
Another close hamfest.   Approximately 14 miles, and 28 minutes from Cedarburg.

SEWFARS Swapfest
Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

(formerly the Richfield Chalet)
1271 HWY 175
(Intersection of Hwy 175 and Hubertus Road)

Talk-In: 146.820 (PL 127.3)

Public Contact: Darrell Welch , K9ABC
4006 Monches Road Colgate, WI 53017
Phone: 414-899-6010

more information:
Area Swapfests / Radio Expo 2017 09/23/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 23, 2017, 07:23:15 PM »
9/23/2017 Saturday
This is another Illinois hamfest.   It's approximately 110 miles, and 2 hours from Cedarburg.

Radio Expo 2017
Chicago FM Club
Boone County Fairgrounds
8791 IL Route 76
Belvidere, IL 61008

more information:

Talk-In: 146.76- (PL 107.2); 147.255+ (PL 114.8); 444.725+ (PL 107.2);

Echolink to 146.76-
Public Contact: Troy Waicosky , WD9DKE
1633 W. 38th Street Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 773-614-4733
Area Swapfests / Peoria Superfest 09/16 - 09/17/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 23, 2017, 07:20:19 PM »
9/16-9/17/2017 Saturday & Sunday

This is a bit of a trek!   Approximately 240 miles, and 4 hours from

Peoria Superfest 2017
Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club
Exposition Gardens
1601 West Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61601

Talk-In: 147.075+ (PL 103.5)
Public Contact: Deb Suhs , KA4DEB
25857 Longview Road Hopedale, IL 61747
Phone: 309-453-9331

more information:

ORC Fall Swapfest / 2017 Fall Swapfest Saturday 09/23/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 23, 2017, 07:11:52 PM »
Saturday 09/23/2017
ORC Regional Fall Swapfest 2017
12th Annual

Setup 6:00 am - noon
Firemen's Park
W65N796 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Gate entrance just south of the intersection of Fair St. and Washington Avenue.
Same place where Maxwell Street Days is put on.

Admission:  $5.00 for both buyers and sellers
                   Park and sell your stuff or browse other seller's
                   Inside tables $10.00 as available (5 tables for $40.00)
                   Commercial vendors typically inside including Tower Electronics

GPS coordinates:  (43°18.28' N, 87°59.50' W) or (43.304667, -87.991667)
Map links:  Google:

Club website:


Public contact: Tom Ruhlmann , W9IPR
465 Beechwood Drive Cedarburg, WI 53012
Phone: 262-377-6945

Talk-in: 146.97 MHz, PL 127.3
Area Events / Wheeling for Healing bicycle event Saturday 08/12/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 23, 2017, 07:04:09 PM »
8/12/2017 Saturday

Wheeling for Healing - 20th Annual

Another bicycle ride that hams help with communications.
The Wisconsin Amateur Radio Club (WiARC) is one of the sponsors.
This event is with Froedtert and Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Area Events / Total Solar Eclipse over North America Monday 8/21/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 28, 2017, 08:09:20 AM »
"On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun."

General information:

Who,what, where, when, and how?:

Maps, fact sheet:

Amateur Radio related:

There are some amateur radio folks that are going to be measuring the noise using
SDR software.    I have no connection with this group, but thought I would pass it along.
It might be interesting to play or observe.   I believe the software is free, but you would need
to tap off of your radio IF and/or buy one of their kits.   
Again, I have no connection with this group.
I just heard about it from another Yahoo group.

" The Solar Eclipse multi site Measurement using RF-Seismograph

Participants needed! Be part of the big solar eclipse Measurement using your station.

The setup that is planned for the solar eclipse measurement is a multi site noise measurement using the RF_Seismograph. All the participants are using LIF units that connected their shortwave radio to the sound card of their computers. CAT is used to control the frequency of the transceiver.

The RF-Seismograph will be set up to scan JT-65 frequencies on 80m (3576kHz), 40m (7076kHz), 30m (10138kHz), 20m (14076kHz), 15m (21076kHz) and 10m (28076kHz).

All the participating stations are ask to run the MDSR software including the RF-Seismograph with the exact frequencies for the scanner. The FTP site for uploading images containing the graphics display and later the csv data is located in Vancouver, Canada; near the MDSR test station which is located 10 miles north east in Lynn Valley from it.

The RF-Seismograph is set to upload the measurement graphics to the FTP server. This almost gives a real time display of the solar event on Aug 21. Because all the images containing the measurement will be updated every 10 min you will be able to follow it on the web on our website.

All the best;

The MDSR Team
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