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General Discussion / New Contest Oct 3 & 4, 2020 - Portable Operations Challenge
« Last post by KC9ONY on October 01, 2020, 02:32:03 PM »

Perhaps you've already heard about this new contest?
The Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge
October 3 & 4, 2020

Home stations competing against portable stations?
You'll have to read the description, but it seems that there is a
handicap type scoring system, kind of like in golf

Be sure to hover the mouse over the POC button on the right of their
website to see the additional links such as the rules.
Final updated rules:

Area Events / Community Appliance & Electronics Recycling Event Sat. 09/26/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on September 01, 2020, 11:45:26 AM »
It appears that a recycling event will again happen in Cedarburg, WI.   :)

Firemen's Park
W65N796 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Enter Main Gate - Gate 1

10:00 am to Noon

Google map:

More information:

The flyer has a list of items accepted and some NOT accepted.   
Some items will cost you money for them to take (for example TV's and monitors).
Prices different than in past years.   
Payment made with CASH ONLY.

Again, see the flyer for details.

Unfortunately,  the Ozaukee Radio Club has decided to
CANCEL the Fall Swapfest.

Hope to see you in 2021.
Area Events / Wisconsin Parks on the Air, 3rd Annual - 09/19/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 06, 2020, 09:10:47 PM »
The 3rd annual Wisconsin Parks on the Air (WIPOTA) will take
place Saturday, September 19, 2020.
11 am - 6 pm local/CDT.

Note: 6m has been added this year!


Rules (as of 07/06/2020):

For more information:
Area Events / International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 08/22 - 8/23/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on July 06, 2020, 09:01:37 PM »
The International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
This year: 00.01 UTC 22nd August to 2400 UTC 23rd August 2020 (48 hours)

Normally, the 3rd full weekend in August.   However, due to the UK
observing the 75th anniversary of VP, (Victory in the Pacific) on
August 15, 2020, they moved ILLW to the 4th full weekend.

*** Please note that ILLW will NOT be cancelled due to COVID-19,
as stated on their website above.   ***

However, as of 07/06/2020, unsure if the ORC and/or LEFROG will be participating.
More information to come.
Area Swapfests / LAARC Free Fest 2020 - Saturday 07/11/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 24, 2020, 10:21:24 PM »
I heard this announced 06/24/2020 on the 513 Repeater's
MAARS Wednesday Night Swap Net at 9 pm.   
Also on the website:

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes southwest of Cedarburg, WI.
Southwest of Burlington just off Highway 36

07/11/2020 Saturday

Lakes Area Amateur Radio Club's Free Fest 2020

7:00 am - 10:30 am

Lyons WI Town Hall
6339 Hospital Road
Lyons, WI 53148

East parking lot

(gps: 42.654225,-88.370140)

Talk in on 146.865, - offset, 127.3PL

Admission: Free
Original posting updated.   Unfortunately, the swapfest is cancelled.
Area Swapfests / Racine Megacycle Free Fest 2020 - Saturday 08/08/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 16, 2020, 07:08:07 AM »
Yet another relatively close hamfest in Racine.
Approximately 50 miles and 55 minutes from Cedarburg.

13th Annual Racine Megacycle Free Fest 2020
Racine Megacycle Club
6:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


ARRL approved Hamfest

Inside and Outside vendors FREE
Exhibitors must bring your own tables and chairs !!
free parking
Rain or Shine!

Talk-in: 147.270 MHz (+), 127.3 Hz PL

Donations welcome!!
Hot food available!  And coffee!!!

more information:
Contact: Dan Miller [email protected]
06/24/2020:  Just checked and their website says the Swapfest is Cancelled.
The ARRL site hasn't not been updated as yet to reflect that cancellation, but that takes time.

The 2020 Circus City Swapfest has been Cancelled

"It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the cancellation of the Circus City Swap-fest.
We hope you all have a safe and happy summer."

8/29/2020 Saturday

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, from Cedarburg, WI.
(according to Google maps).

Circus City Swapfest
24th Annual
Sponsored by the Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

8:00 am - noon

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

Talk-In: 147.315 (PL 123.0)

Public Contact: Thomas Harrison , N9PQJ
Phone: 608-963-0762
Email: [email protected]

Hamfest info:
Area Swapfests / Re: Madison Hamfest Saturday 07/18/2020 *** CANCELLED ***
« Last post by KC9ONY on June 15, 2020, 06:20:57 PM »
Posting updated 06/15/2020.
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