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Area Events / International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 08/18 - 08/20/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 09:40:14 AM »
8/18 - 8/20/2017  Friday - Sunday

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

Friday afternoon/evening, August 18th, members of LeFrog and the Ozaukee Radio Club
will be setting up a 30' Tower and a Tri-Band Beam on the property adjacent to the
1860 Light Station & Museum on top of the hill in Port Washington (near
St. Mary's Church).   This is in preparation for the annual International Lighthouse
Lightship Weekend event.    Amateur radio clubs and amateurs around 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.
We are registered as US0114 and will be using the W9CQO call sign.
See for more information about the weekend event.

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. We will be
operating, basically on 20m depending on band conditions.

LeFrog will supply the Icom IC-9100.    We'll also have D-Star
running along with a dedicated computer for logging.     

If you're interested in helping out (setting up and/or operating) we are
asking that you contact Loren N9ENR or myself Tom KC9ONY so we
have an idea of who will be joining us.   
You're all welcome to join us at the 1860 Light Station & Museum.
Bring your own little cooler with drinks of your choice to the Light Station
and even a sandwich for lunch, although there are plenty of restaurants in
the Port Washington area. 
If you are like me and do not own HF equipment nor have any experience
with HF, don't let that stop you from coming out.    We will get you on the
radio to try it out.    It's all about having fun and learning.   If you need
directions or talk-in, someone will be monitoring the ORC 2m repeater,
146.970 MHz,  (- offset), PL 127.3
This is a non-pressure, non-contest event, so be prepared to just have fun!
WHO: Ozaukee Radio Club and LeFrog
WHAT: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend special event station
WHERE:    1860 Light Station & Museum
                 311 Johnson Street
                 Port Washington, WI

WHEN:     Friday, August 18th      1pm - 5pm? (until tower is set up)
                Saturday, August 19th  7:30 am - 5 pm operating
                Sunday, August 20th    8:30 am - noon operating
                Sunday, August 20th    noon - 5pm break down equipment

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 Historical Society.

Area Swapfests / Circus City 21st Annual Swapfest Saturday 8/26/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 09:32:33 AM »

A bit of a drive, and  north of Madison.    Approximately 140 miles, 2 hours and 15 minutes by I-94.
If taking Hwy 60 over, it's about 109 miles, 2 hours and 22 minutes
(according to Google maps).

Circus City Swapfest
21st annual

Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club
8:00 am - noon
(setup starts at 6:00 am)

Badger Steam & Gas Engine Property
E3347 Sand Road
Baraboo, WI 53913

Public contact: Tom N9PQJ

more information:
Area Swapfests / Racine Megacycle Club Free Fest 2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 09:23:40 AM »
8/12/2017 Saturday

Yet another relatively close hamfest in Racine.
Approximately 50 miles and 55 minutes from Cedarburg.

10th Annual Racine Megacycle Freefest 2017
Racine Megacycle Club
6:00 am - 1:00 pm

*** NEW Venue LOCATION for 2017 ***

Greater Racine Kennel Club
6320 6 Mile Road
Racine, WI 53402
GPS: N 42-48-52, W 87-51-24


ARRL approved ham fest

Inside and Outside vendors FREE
bring your own tables and chairs !!
free parking

more information:
Contact: Dan Miller
Corn Roast / Corn Roast 2017 -- CANCELLED --
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 09:09:36 AM »
Sadly, due to lack of participation, the ORC Board voted to cancel the event for this year.
Let's hope that next year will happen.


I believe the ORC Board has picked this date, but will need to confirm.

Mark your calendars now!

Ozaukee Radio Club Corn Roast 2017
Saturday August 12, 2017
11 am - ?

Pleasant Valley Nature Park

This is the same place that the ORC operated the ARRL Field Day 2017.

Town of Cedarburg puts the address as:
5100 Pleasant Valley Road

Google maps puts the address as:
4301 Pleasant Valley Road
Grafton, WI 53024

Bing maps puts the address as:
5100 Pleasant Valley Road
Grafton, WI 53024

Hope to see you there!
Area Swapfests / Hamfester's 83rd annual hamfest Sunday 8/06/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 08:44:26 AM »
8/06/2017 Sunday

Hamfester's 83rd annual hamfest

Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours south of Cedarburg, WI.

Will County Fairgrounds
710 South West Street
Peotone, IL 60468

Sponsor: Hamfesters Radio Club (W9AA)
Talk-In: 146.52
Public Contact: Kurt Pawlikowski , WB9FMC
PO Box 992 Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 773-284-9500

Area Events / Tour de Cure 2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 08:36:25 AM »
Tour de Cure  (no longer in Grafton, WI)

Unsure of who is organizing the amateur radio operators if needed for communications.

Hoyt Park
1800 N. Swan Blvd
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Registration Fee: $15
Fundraising Minimum : $200
Route Distances: 20M, 38M, 50M, 75M

Your Event Coordinator: Sam Brandt
Phone: 414-778-5500 x6502

Area Swapfests / Kankakee Area Radio Society KARSFEST 2017 Sunday 7/16/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 08:31:37 AM »
7/16/2017 Sunday

Approximately 154 miles S, 2 hours and 45 minutes from Cedarburg, WI.

34th Annual hamfest
Kankakee Area Radio Society

6:00 am outdoor flea market and gates open
8:00 am buildings open
(Setup at 6:00 am)

Will County Fairgrounds
710 South West Street PO Box 578
Peotone, IL 60468

more information:

Talk-In: 146.940 (PL 107.2)
Public Contact: Arthur Reis , K9XI
308 Eastgate Court New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone: 815-348-7752
Area Swapfests / Fox River Radio League hamfest Sunday 7/09/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 08:28:51 AM »
7/09/2017 Sunday

Another Illinois adventure.
Approximately 135 miles SSW, 2.5 hours from Cedarburg, WI.

FRRL Hamfest
Fox River Radio League
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Setup at 6:00 am)

Aurora Central Catholic High School
1255 North Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, IL 60504

Talk-In: 147.21 (PL 103.5)

Public Contact: Dan Taddei , W9STS
720 Stewart Avenue North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone: 630-301-8378


Grand prize: $250.00
Outdoor flea market
Area Swapfests / South Milwaukee ARC Inc. Swapfest '17 Saturday 7/08/2017
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 26, 2017, 08:22:25 AM »
Approximately 34 miles S, 43 minutes from Cedarburg, WI.

7/08/2017 Saturday
South Milwaukee ARC Inc. 
Swapfest '17
52nd Annual
6:30 am - ??

American Legion Post #434
9327 South Shepard Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154

Talk-in Freq: 146.91 MRC Repeater And Local Repeaters

more information:
For More Info e-mail:    
Or Call: 1-414-578-0492 Ask for Karen

Grand prize: $100 @ noon
Food and beverages available after 6:30 am

"This is an outdoor event - Come prepared for ANY weather"
If the weather is nice, it can be a pretty good hamfest.

Area Events / EAA Special Event Station 07/24 - 07/30/17
« Last post by KC9ONY on May 08, 2017, 08:37:51 PM »
Posted for Jon AB9AH

7/24 - 7/30/2017

EAA Special Event Station

Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club

We will operate 5 days -- Wednesday through Sunday, during the show
(July 26 thru July 30, 2017). This operating event is open to all license classes.
We will operate 2 HF stations, one on 20m and one on 40m, 6-meter SSB,
plus local communications on 2-meters.
The club call, W9ZL, will be used throughout the event.

As of 05/08/17, Operators are still needed for Wednesday and Saturday afternoon shifts.


             (Sign up closes in May)
to sign up:

The sign up form is also available on the event sign-up link on the Website home page.
Or you may contact Jon Oldenburg AB9AH at:

Hope to see you all soon!

Jon Oldenburg AB9AH
Special Event Coordinator
EAA AirVenture 2017
EAA #1025447

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