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Area Events / International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 8/17 - 8/18/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on August 13, 2019, 09:22:57 PM »

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW

   Once again, members of LEFROG and the Ozaukee Radio Club will join together to
participate in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), which started in 1998.
In 2018, there were over 49 countries and 440 lighthouses signed up.   Amateur radio clubs
and amateurs across the globe will be doing the same type of thing as we attempt to contact
other lighthouses.   This is to bring awareness and recognition of the importance of lighthouses,
their restoration, and maritime heritage.   See for more information.

   We are registered as US0114 and will be using the W9CQO call sign.    This will take place
on the property of the 1860 Light Station & Museum located on the top of the hill in
Port Washington, WI (near St. Mary’s Church).

   Friday, August 16, 2019, we will be setting up a 30’ tower and Cushcraft AS4 tri-band beam.
We will operate mainly on 20m depending on band conditions, but are also considering putting
up a 40m dipole.
   The ORC will be setting up one 10' X 10' tent, club banner, and operating table next to the
Lighthouse and LEFROG will be doing the same.   LEFROG will supply an Icom IC-9100 and
possibly an Icom IC-7600, along with a logging computer.   We will also have D-STAR.
We could use your help setting up on Friday afternoon, and tearing down on Sunday as well.
   All are welcome to join us.   If you don’t own HF equipment nor have any experience
operating HF, don’t let that stop you from coming out.   We will get you on the radio to
try it out.   This is not a contest, so there is no pressure!   It’s about having fun and learning!

   Bring your own cooler with drinks, and maybe something to eat.   However there are several
restaurants in the area.   You might consider bringing a chair if you want to ragchew when
not on the air.
   If you need directions or talk-in, someone will be monitoring the ORC 2m repeater,
146.970 MHz,  (- offset), CTCSS 127.3 Hz.

WHO: Ozaukee Radio Club and LEFROG (Local Emergency Field Radio Operating Group)
WHAT: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend special event station
WHERE:    1860 Light Station & Museum
                 311 Johnson Street
                 Port Washington, WI
WHEN:     Friday, August 16th    1pm - 5pm? (until tower is set up, radios tested)
                Saturday, August 17th  9:00 am - 5 pm operating
                Sunday, August 18th    9:00 am - noon operating
                Sunday, August 18th    noon - 5pm break down equipment
If band conditions are good, we might continue operating past those times.
If you do come out, please do NOT park in front of the 1860 Light Station Museum,
as that is where visitors to the museum park.   We want to maintain a good relationship
with the folks at the Port Washington Historical Society.
Area Events / EAA AirVenture and ARRL special event station 07/22 - 07/28/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on April 17, 2019, 11:01:19 AM »
From the fine folks up at the Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club W9ZL:

EAA Airventure 2019 Special Event Station
The sign-up for this years EAA Special Event Station is now open to
all ARRL members. Sign up will be drawing to a close on May 06, 2019.
This has to be done so the EAA can finalize their planning to
accommodate us during the event.
This year we will operate on 7 days -- Monday through Sunday,
during the show (July 22 thru July 28,2019).
This operating event is open to all license classes.
We will operate 2 HF stations, one on 20m, one on 40m,
6-meter SSB, plus local communications on 2-meters.
The club call, W9ZL, will be used throughout the event.
We are looking for both "AM" and "PM" operators covering each of the 7 days,
(please note- some shifts are already filled and are no longer available).
You can sign up for one shift or more if you so desire.
The event is open to all of the amateur community.
If operators sign up for a 4 hour shift, they will be given a daily wristband
that will allow them to go and wonder around the Fly-in.
For further information and to sign up to operate the event go to:
The sign up form is available at the Event Sign-ups tab on the W9ZL website home page.
Or you may contact Jon Oldenburg AB9AH at:
Hope to see you all soon!
Jon Oldenburg AB9AH
W9ZL Special Event Coordinator
EAA AirVenture 2019
Area Events / Re: Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week 4/08 - 4/12/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on April 10, 2019, 05:34:27 PM »
Due to the real possibility of severe weather on Thursday,
the mock Tornado Drill is now postponed until Friday, April 12th.

Area Events / Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week 4/08 - 4/12/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on April 03, 2019, 10:04:22 PM »
Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 8 - 12 as
Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Wisconsin Emergency Management,
and the National Weather Service are all teamed together to sponsor this
mock tornado drill.

Drill Schedule:  (Statewide)
Thursday, April 11 at:
1:00 pm - National Weather Service issues a Mock Tornado Watch
1:45 pm - National Weather Service issues a Mock Tornado Warning
2:00 pm - End of 1:45 pm Mock Tornado Warning drill

6:45 pm - National Weather Service issues a Mock Tornado Warning
7:00 pm - End of 6:45 pm Mock Tornado Warning drill

This would be a good time to check your amateur radios that have the
Weather Alert feature, to see if it receives the mock watch and warning
signals.    Also check your commercial weather radios to ensure that they
operate as intended, too.

Media Packet has more information and answers to FAQs:

Stay safe.
ORC Spring Swapfest / 2019 ORC Spring Swapfest - Saturday 05/04/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on March 29, 2019, 09:21:57 AM »

Ozaukee Radio Club
41st Annual Spring Swapfest

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
(vendor setup at 6:00 am)

Columbia St. Mary's Center
W67N866 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Talk-In: 146.97 (PL 127.3)


                  (in the same building as the Milwaukee Curling Club)


Double ticket stubs for advanced ticket and table orders:
See flyer for mailing address or

Contact: Kristian Moberg

Phone: 262-385-6027

See you at the Spring Swapfest!!
Area Events / USS Cobia Special Event 11/09-11/10/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on February 28, 2019, 10:21:50 PM »
Veterans Day Weekend
Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10, 2019.

The WWII Submarine USS Cobia will be on the air Veterans Day Weekend,
thanks to the USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club using callsign NB9QV.

The USS Cobia is at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum at Manitowoc, WI.

Nov 9 - Nov 10
1400 UTC - 2100 UTC
Callsign NB9QV
7.250 and 14.240 MHz

QSL information:
W6BSF is the QSL manager for NB9QV, the USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club.
Send a SASE #10 envelope along with your QSL card to:

4932 S. 10TH ST.
MANITOWOC, WI 54220-9121

Obviously, they used a lot of vacuum tubes back in the day, and they need tubes for
their restoration project.   If you have any vacuum tubes you'd like to donate,
see the list here:

This would also be a good time to remember and thank all of the veterans you know!

Area Events / USS Cobia Special Event 06/01-06/02/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on February 28, 2019, 10:17:38 PM »
WWII USS Cobia Special Event Station

Thanks to the USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club call sign NB9QV
More information about the club:

Saturday June 1st, and Sunday June 2nd
Call sign: NB9QV
7.250 MHz and 14.240 MHz

QSL information:
W6BSF is the QSL manager for NB9QV, the USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club.
Send a SASE #10 envelope along with your QSL card to:

4932 S. 10TH ST.
MANITOWOC, WI 54220-9121

The USS Cobia is at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum at Manitowoc, WI.
From website:

"Local amateur radio operators will set up and operate radio
equipment in the crew's mess aboard Cobia and talk to people
around the world as part of the International Museum Ship's
Afloat weekend. Members of the Museum and the Radio Club
consider it a distinct honor and a privilege to participate in this
annual event.  Visitors can see and talk with Amateur Radio Club
NB9QV members on board the submarine this weekend!"
General Discussion / WWV Centennial Celebration Special Event 09/28 - 10/02/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on February 28, 2019, 09:39:54 PM »
Did you know that WWV had an Amateur Radio Club?
Yes, it's now official  WW0WWV granted February 23, 2019.

WWV Amateur Radio Club, organized to help celebrate the
100th anniversary of WWV, the world's oldest continuously
broadcasting radio station.

The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) and
the WWV ARC, along with the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) and radio station WWV, will host a
WWV Centennial Celebration on October 1, 2019.

"NCARC will operate a special event amateur radio station,
call sign WW0WWV, on the WWV property starting
September 28 and going 24-hours a day through October 2. 
The goal is to make as many U.S. and world-wide contacts
during the 120-hour period as possible, using multiple bands
and multiple modes on at least 4 simultaneous transmitters. 
The effort will require hundreds of volunteer operators.

The 100th anniversary is an occasion to celebrate radio and our
understanding of the EM spectrum, and an opportunity to help
people everywhere appreciate what radio does in their everyday lives."

More details will be coming as the event gets closer.
It will be interesting to see what bands and modes they use.

Check their website for current information:
Area Swapfests / Madison Hamfest Saturday 04/13/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on February 16, 2019, 03:26:06 PM »
Approximately 108 miles, 1 hr and 50 minutes WSW from Cedarburg, WI
(Actually located in Stoughton, WI)

04/13/2019 Saturday
Madison Hamfest
Madison Area Repeater Association (MARA)

Mandt Community Center
400 Mandt Parkway
Stoughton, WI 53589

GPS:  North 42.91157  West 89.21647


Vendor setup starts at 6:00 am
Event runs 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talk In:  MARA's Wide Area Repeater   147.150 MHz (+600) PL 123.0 Hz

*** Dano's Chef Service ***
will be providing breakfast and lunch again this year! ***

more information:


Area Events / Community Appliance & Electronics Recycling Event Sat. 10/26/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on February 13, 2019, 02:56:02 PM »
Last recycling event in Cedarburg for 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am - Noon

Some information from their Bill insert:

Cedarburg Light & Water is once again hosting the Community Appliances & Electronics Recycling
Events in 2019. Whether you’re looking to clean out your garage, the basement, or free up the junk
drawer, bring your items here to be recycled safely and responsibly. Residents and businesses from   
Cedarburg and other communities are welcome. 

Cedarburg Light & Water Utility
N30 W5926 Lincoln Blvd.
Cedarburg, WI 53012


Map of location:,-87.9841,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8804e511c081e64f:0xb24e236c9abdf8ec


Refrigerant Depot will be on site collecting all major household appliances (with or without freon)
Examples of appliances being collected include:

Water Heaters
Car Batteries
Gas Grills
Lawn Mowers**
Snow Blowers**
Air Conditioners

*Visit for details on picking up working refrigerators/freezers.
**Oil and gas must be removed from outdoor equipment before drop off.


United Milwaukee Scrap will be onsite collecting most electronics and small appliances for
NO CHARGE (see exceptions listed below).
Items with missing components may be rejected.

Examples of electronics being collected include:

Desktop PCs/Laptops
Fax Machines
Power Tools/Batteries
Cell/Cordless Phones
Stereos/CD Players
VCR/DVD Players
Small Appliances

TVs and computer monitors must be complete and will be accepted as follows:
Flat screen TVs and monitors free
Plasma, tube, CRT, projection, wood case:
32” and under $25 charge
Larger than 32: $50 charge 
Printers $5 charge  <--- change from last year, used to be free.

Cash only please.

Event details and pricing subject to change.
Some items may not be accepted by the vendors
(examples include lightbulbs, water softeners, speakers)

Contact Cedarburg Light & Water with questions at 262-375-7650
or visit


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